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Five Star Rhine Cruise

From £1,395 pp

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river.

Over the course of four different countries, discover some of the finest experiences these nations have to offer including a German heritage rail journey, a French city tour and Dutch steam trains, along with daytime cruising on some of the finest stretches of the Rhine.

Whats Included:

  • Escorted throughout your tour by an on board Tour Manager and Cruise Director
  • 7 Nights cruise on board the Amadeus Silver II
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner every day of your cruise
  • Excursion to the The Drachenfelsbahn
  • Excursion to Strasbourg, Speyer, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim and the Rhine Gorge
    The Upper Rhine
  • Unique flexible excursions , you choose how to spend your day with options including A tour of Amsterdam and Strasbourg, A visit to the Black Forest and a journey on the Medemblik Stream Train
  • On board entertainment
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities in every cabin
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • The Amadeus Club, with Library, games & bar
  • Gym
  • Bicycles available for you to use and explore
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

Travel options…..Its all included in the price… and exclusive to Great Rail Journeys
Fly & Cruise
For those who prefer to travel by air, Great Rail Journeys are excited to offer the option of flying to your destination from airports across the UK. On arrival in Basel you will be met by our representative and transferred to your 5*-star ship. On departure we included a transfer to the airport for your flight home

Rail & Cruise

Travel by rail to Basel in Standard Class, departing from our departure office in London St Pancras. For those wishing for that little extra touch of luxury, we also offer a First Class Upgrade from only £200 per person which sees you travel in Standard |Premier Class on Eurostar service with light meals and drinks. Passengers are escorted by one of our tour managers.

Rhine - Black Forest in Germany
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Rhine Gorge
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Day 1 - Basel

Today, meet your Tour Manager and the rest of your group at London St Pancras before travelling on the Eurostar service to Paris. From here, we continue to the Swiss city of Basel, where you’ll be escorted to the ship.

OR

Fly from your choice of airport to Basel where you’ll be met by a Great Rail Journeys representative who will escort you to the ship.

This evening, we enjoy a welcome cocktail before a delicious Swiss themed first meal.

Dinner

Day 2 - Strasbourg

Our vessel sails into the charming German town of Kehl today. Sat across the Rhine from Kehl is the beautiful city of Strasbourg, whose position on the German-French border has seen it change hands between the two nations frequently throughout history. Because of this, Strasbourg represents the best of both cultures, with colourful half-timbered houses and cobbled streets.

You have two choices here. Your first option is a city tour of Strasbourg, uncovering its charm and history. Your second alternative sees you travel along the Schwarzwaldhochstraße into the famous Black Forest of Germany, passing through stunning fairytale panoramas and enjoying free time in the charming spa town of Baden Baden.

Day 2 - Strasbourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Speyer and Heidelberg

We arrive into Speyer this morning, where you have free time to explore. This town is home to one of the largest privately owned collections of vehicles in the world, the Technik Museum Speyer. Featuring an entire jumbo jet, army vehicles, emergency vehicles, a submarine and much more, this museum is a treasure trove of vehicular delights and is well worth a visit.

Later in the afternoon, we have an excursion to the delightful academic town of Heidelberg where we are treated to a guided tour.

Heidelberg is famous for a magnificent ruined castle, proudly stood high above the town below, gazing down onto the river and the attractive town houses.

Day 3 - Speyer and Heidelberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Rüdesheim and the Rhine Gorge

We sail into the classic German town of Rüdesheim am Rhein, known for its formidable wine production especially of the dry Riesling variety. Perhaps walk along the river during your free time here this morning, before our ship departs for Koblenz.

This afternoon includes one of the highlights of the tour as we pass through the glorious Rhine Gorge, one of the most beautiful sections of the river and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sheer river banks rise up, towering over the river below, covered in deep forests and miles of green vineyards, lending an almost ethereal feel to the waterway. We enjoy a commentary from our knowledgeable Cruise Director during this passage.

Our lunch today sees us tuck into a wonderful themed buffet with a suckling pig as the striking centrepiece, and several smaller dishes from this part of the world making up the rest of the offerings. Weather permitting we’ll enjoy our lunch on the sun deck as we take in the majesty of the glorious Rhine Gorge. We sail this evening into the enchanting city of Koblenz, you may wish to visit one of the famous wine taverns here.

Day 4 - Rüdesheim and the Rhine Gorge

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - The Upper Rhine and the Drachenfelsbahn

We depart from Koblenz this morning and discover the marvellous Upper Rhine, a stretch of river characterised by lush green meadows and postcard villages. Our Cruise Director provides us with the history of this area, and highlights points of interest.

In the afternoon, we dock in Koenigswinter, where we embark on a journey on the Drachensfelbahn railway. This rack railway rises into the mountains and high into the forests for wonderful views across the Rhine- Westphalia region of Germany.

In the evening, we indulge with a traditional gourmet dinner which features Spargelzeit, a kind of white asparagus which is famous in this area. (Please note, Spargelzeit depends on seasonal availability).

Day 5 - The Upper Rhine and the Drachenfelsbahn

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Cologne

Arriving into Cologne this morning, we venture forth into this vibrant German city on a walking tour. We visit the resplendent cathedral, a centuries-year-old building which survived 14 aerial hits during bombing across the Second World War. We also wander through the many bustling squares, labyrinthine streets and see Romanesque town-houses.

Tonight is an opportunity to dress up in our finest as we enjoy a Gala dinner with the captain and crew.

Day 6 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Amsterdam and the Medemblik Steam Train

We arrive into Amsterdam this morning, the Dutch capital, where we have a choice of two excursions, the first of which is a city tour of Amsterdam.

One of the most popular of all the European cities, Amsterdam is as modern as it is historic, as young as it is old. From idyllic canals and large parks, to contemporary art galleries and futuristic architecture, this is a city that boasts something for everyone.

The second option is an excursion to Hoorn where we board the splendid Medemblik Steam Train and enjoy a nostalgic trip through splendid Dutch scenery.

Day 7 - Amsterdam and the Medemblik Steam Train

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Homeward Bound

After a buffet breakfast, we transfer you to Amsterdam airport for your flight home.

OR

After a buffet breakfast, we disembark the ship and here your cruise concludes. Make your way back to the railway station with your Tour Manager to board your train back to London St Pancras.

Breakfast

Amadeus Silver III Exterior

A trip on board the elegant AMADEUS Silver III combines the luxuries of a 5-star hotel with innovative design and the first-class service.  This, the latest ship in the AMADEUS Silver line, includes all the amenities of its sister ships.

The ship accommodates a maximum of 168 passengers, with a choice of comfortable cabins with automatically lowerable french panorama windows or generous suites with private, accessible balconies.

The glass-shielded River Terrace invites you to relax outdoors, while offering a breathtaking view of your surroundings. Enjoy the highest standards of cuisine aboard the AMADEUS Silver III in the stylish Panorama Restaurant, which offers sufficient room for all passengers at one sitting, and where our kitchen crew will ensure that you are spoilt beyond your expectations.  Coffee-lovers will enjoy the on-board Café Vienna, which offers a wide variety of authentic Viennese coffee-time specialties.

Amadeus Silver III Panorama Lounge

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• Amadeus-Club
• “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles on board
• Wi-Fi available
• Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 72 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed.

Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.

Balcony Suites

These 12 deliberately designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries that have earned the Amadeus Silver Series the “2013 River Ship of the Year” award as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

 

Balcony Suites

284 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Luxurious bathroom en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe & hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
Amadeus Silver III Suite
Amadeus Silver III Cabin

A-1 Stateroom

188 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1  & B-4 Staterooms

188 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Silver III Cabin
Amadeus Silver III Lower Deck Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

172 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Panoramic window (cannot be opened)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

 

Amadeus Silver III Deck Plan
Amadeus Silver II on the River Rhine

Designed in stylish greys and berry tones, AMADEUS SILVER II combines modern innovation with comfort, ensuring that you feel at home on board. The ship accommodates a maximum of 168 passengers, with a choice of comfortable cabins with automatically lowerable french panorama windows or generous suites with private, accessible balconies.

The extensive Sun Deck and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace offer plenty of room for mental and spiritual relaxation. Your culinary needs and desires will be taken care of by the elegant Panorama Bar, the Panorama Restaurant and the relaxed Café Vienna, which offer refreshing drinks and lovingly crafted culinary delights from the kitchen, and which will ensure that your every wish is met, around the clock.

Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

Amadeus Silver II Reception

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• Amadeus-Club
• “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles on board
• Wi-Fi available
• Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 72 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed.

Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.

Balcony Suites

These 12 deliberately designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries that have earned the Amadeus Silver Series the “2013 River Ship of the Year” award as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

 

Balcony Suites

284 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Luxurious bathroom en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe & hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
Amadeus Silver II Suite
Amadeus Silver II French Balcony Cabin Cat A-1, B-1 & B-2

A-1 Stateroom

188 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1  & B-4 Staterooms

188 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Silver II French Balcony Cabin Cat A-1, B-1 & B-2
Amadeus Silver II Lower Deck Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

172 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Panoramic window (cannot be opened)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Amadeus Silver II Deck Plan

Glacier or Jungfrau Express Tour & Cruise Option

Why not take the Tour and cruise option and experience one of Switzerland’s iconic rail journeys as well as your Luxury river cruise?

Tour & Cruise option 1 – The Glacier Express

Embrace the glamour of Switzerland with a journey on one of the most beautiful rail routes in the world, the spectacular Glacier Express. Take three days to discover the sublime charm of the part of the world. This option begins with a rail journey to Chur for an overnight stay before you board the Glacier Express for a glorious journey through the soaring peaks to Zermatt. The following day, experience more Alpine beauty on the Gornegrat Mountain Railway before boarding your rail transfer to Basel.

Tour & Cruise option 2 – The Jungfrau Express

You may wish also to consider another of Switzerland’s iconic rail journeys, the magnificent Jungfrau Express. Winding its way, higher and higher into the mountains and clouds, the Jungfrau Express travels to the highest railway station in Europe. Journey from London to Interlaken where you spend two nights. On the second day venture up the Jungfrau on the Jungfrau Express, and on your final day, you are escorted by your Tour Manager by rail to Basel.

See Day By Day for Full Itinerary Details

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 17Amadeus Silver IIBasel£1395Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1395  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1495  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1795  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1995  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2095  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2595  
May 31Amadeus Silver IIBasel£1395Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1395  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1495  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1795  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1995  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2095  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2595  
Jun 4Amadeus Silver IIIBasel£1395Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1395  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1495  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1795  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1995  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2095  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2595  
Jun 18Amadeus Silver IIIBasel£1395Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1395  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1495  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1795  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1995  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2095  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2595  
Sep 10Amadeus Silver IIIBasel£1395Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1395  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1495  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1795  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1995  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2095  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2595  
Sep 24Amadeus Silver IIIBasel£1395Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1395  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1495  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1795  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1995  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2095  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2595  

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