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Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland

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Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland

From £2,639 pp

Explore Europe’s rich history and Jewish heritage on an incredible discovery of The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Dive deep into the region’s culture, natural wonders, traditions and historical significance in a one-of-a-kind experience along the Rhine. Delve into the region’s world-renowned museums in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Cologne, Basel and Arnhem. Along the way, indulge in Central Europe’s delicious cuisine—Dutch cheese and fries, Alsatian choux-croute, Swiss-style sausages, Kölsch beer, unique wine vinegar aperitifs and Germany’s famous white wines. Oh, and did we mention the scenery? Standing on the top deck of your ship, watching the ever-changing landscape turn increasingly dramatic, you’ll understand why people have been raving about the Rhine River Valley for centuries – and there’s definitely no cause to stop.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, boutique 10 night cruise in a riverview stateroom on River Empress
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 10 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Flights or Eurostar rail from the UK
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Day 1 - Amsterdam (Embark)

Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and be transferred to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam, Zaadam

Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Amsterdam Hermitage. Afterwards, visit significant Jewish Heritage sites or explore the city on foot or by bike. At your private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Amsterdam Hermitage, you’ll have the museum’s extraordinary collection of Dutch Masters all to yourself, as an art historian shows you Portrait Gallery highlights. Afterwards, choose from a trio of enticing excursions: Admire the city’s narrow, gabled homes lining the canals on a “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour; explore the hip and trendy Jordaan district on two wheels, the quintessential way to experience this bike-obsessed city; or opt for our Jewish Heritage tour, with stops at the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum.

Day 2 - Amsterdam, Zaadam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Rotterdam

You’ll spend your day exploring Rotterdam’s historic splendor, vibrant culture, varied architectural landscape and maritime heritage. Embark on a stroll around the port city’s most enticing spots, like Market Hall. The impressive residential and office building is adorned with a futuristic, all-glass façade, doubling as an art installation of sorts. While you’re in the heart of the city, you’ll stop along the way to sample mouthwatering Dutch pastries. Venture to the nearby village of Kinderjik and marvel at a group of 19 towering windmills. The World Heritage Site holds the largest concentration of old windmills in The Netherlands and its entire vicinity is a protected village view. Rotterdam is the “Gateway to Europe” and you’ll want to discover why. Upon your arrival in Arnhem that evening, choose to explore the Genealogy Museum of Jewish People.

Day 3 - Rotterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Arnhem

Arnhem, once almost completely destroyed by WWII, has blossomed into a burgeoning Dutch city, with several wonderful museums, charming shop-lined streets and historically significant landmarks. Get a glimpse into Arnhem’s WWII-era past at the Airborne Museum. It’s dedicated to the Battle of Arnhem, where Allied Airborne Forces (paratroopers) attempted to secure bridges in the surrounding areas to prevent further invasion. Learn the history of the infamous battle from enemy, ally and civilian perspective and explore an extensive collection of equipment and weaponry. Opt for more active exploration on the Arnhem Airborne Cycle route. Bike past major battle landmarks such as John Frost Bridge, Doorwerth Castle and the Airborne Cemetery as you travel along the river banks.

Day 4 - Arnhem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Cologne

You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing and Magi-cal secrets with you. Afterwards, you have a choice of three enticing excursions highlighting beer, contemporary art or Jewish history. Our first stop today is Cologne’s massive cathedral, a UNESCO-designated Gothic masterpiece with a shrine to the Three Magi that has drawn religious pilgrims for centuries. From there, beer aficionados can visit an Old Town pub for a taste of Kölsch, a brew made only in Cologne. Art lovers can see Europe’s most significant collection of contemporary art at Museum Ludwig. And guests interested in the city’s Jewish past are welcome to explore the centuries-old mikveh and other notable sites in Cologne’s Jewish quarter, once home to Europe’s first Jewish settlement north of the Alps. No matter which excursion you choose, you’ll also have ample free time to explore the city on your own.

Day 5 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Oberwesel

Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region. Alternatively, join a “Go Active” hike that will take you past the old town walls and up to a fortified 12th-century castle. Featured Excursion: Bacharach: storybook wine village walk & Riesling tasting Choice of “Let’s Go” romantic Castle Stahleck hike on the old town walls

Day 6 - Oberwesel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Frankfurt

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture. Experience the city with your choice of adventures today—visit Germany’s oldest museum, take a guided “Go Active” bike ride or learn about the Rothschild family’s rags-to-riches saga. Step ashore and walk a short distance to the Old Town for our “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour. This part of the city has charming old homes, stately churches and a lively covered market where you can sample all sorts of local delicacies. Later, you can visit Germany’s oldest museum, the Städel, with 700 years of European art housed under a single roof. If you prefer, opt for a guided “Go Active” bike ride that takes you through the Old Town, along the Main River promenade and down the city’s world-famous “Museum Mile”—which boasts no fewer than 13 acclaimed institutions. For something completely different, you can spend your time in Frankfurt delving into the city’s fascinating Jewish legacy.

Day 7 - Frankfurt

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Speyer (Worms)

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. Take it all in during a walk with a local expert, or—for something really unexpected—venture into a spooky, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and (surprisingly) delicious! A third option is our Jewish Heritage excursion to Worms, an ancient center of learning and religion. Join a local expert for a guided stroll through the historic small town of Speyer, famous for its vast Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also have some free time to wander on your own, perhaps to have a coffee at a sidewalk café on the town’s bustling central plaza.

Day 8 - Speyer (Worms)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Strasbourg

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. Whether you see it by bicycle, on foot with an insightful local expert or opt to delve into the town’s Jewish past, Strasbourg’s cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. After docking in town, you’ll have a chance to discover Strasbourg’s many charms with a choice of excursions: A guided “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour of the Petit France district, stopping to try traditional Alsatian treats along the way; a “Go Active” bike tour that covers a bit more ground, including the European district; or an in-depth look at the city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years. After lunch onboard, spend the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps shopping for handcrafted souvenirs bearing images of white storks—a beloved symbol of the city.

Day 9 - Strasbourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Basel

Basel historically has been divided by the Rhine into two sections: Greater Basel, on the south bank, and Lesser Basel, on the north bank—and the Lällekönig has been sticking his long red tongue out at Lesser Basel since 1640. Though the original beaten-copper head with its crown and clockwork mechanism now resides in a museum, a replica still reigns near the Middle Bridge, insulting the grittier side of the city in its time-honored way. It’s on your itinerary today as you explore both sides of this most walkable of cities, crossing between them via a traditional ferry that is powered solely by the Rhine’s current. Ramble with your guide through the historic heart of Basel, stopping to nibble some of the city’s delectable specialties, including its celebrated honey-almond cookies, and getting a glimpse of the remarkable range of shops, which display everything from designer fabrics, antique books, quirky figurines and, of course, timepieces.

Day 10 - Basel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11- Basel (Disembark)

Disembark the ship and be transferred to Basel airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

The cosmopolitan style of River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere, is certain to captivate you. Whether you’re dining in the ship’s sleek restaurant—reminiscent of a New York jazz and supper club—or relaxing over a cup of tea on the Sun Deck as you gaze out at the 360-degree view, there is no better or more relaxing way to travel through the scenic heartland of Europe.

Carrying no more than 130 passengers, this intimate ship is a wonderful place to savor the scenery, dine on exquisite cuisine, and relax with friends over drinks in the Salon Bar and other richly appointed public areas.

The signature touches for which Uniworld has become known-inspiring original hand-selected art, classic furnishings, old world antiques, marble, and clever use of mirrors can be found in the various public areas along with different hues of green, brown, beige, and gold adorning the walls and floors throughout.

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices.

Uniworld River Empress Lobby
  • 61 lavishly decorated outside staterooms many with French Balconies
  • 4 individually decorated suites with French Balcony
  • Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • Salon Sky Lounge
  • Captain’s Lounge & Library
  • Elegant Le Bordelais Restaurant
  • Fitness center & Serenity River Spa
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

World Class Staterooms

After one night in your magnificent riverview stateroom, you’ll understand why sailing with Uniworld is truly the best way to see the world. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld – as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

All Staterooms Feature

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with Asprey, Hermes or L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Suite

214 ft² –  Rhine (Upper) Deck

  • French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • In-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack
  • Fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service
French Balcony Stateroom

151 ft² – Rhine (Upper) Deck

  • French Balconies (floor to ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers

Deluxe Staterooms

151 ft² – Danube (Middle) Deck

  • Panoramic picture window (does not open)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers
Uniworld - River Empress - Deluxe Stateroom
Uniworld - River Empress - Classic Stateroom
Classic Staterooms

 151ft² – Moselle (Lower) Deck

  • High level window (does not open)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers
please call for 2021 prices
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 30River EmpressAmsterdam£2639SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£2639 Was £2999  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3079 Was £3499  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£3519 Was £3999  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£5191 Was £5899  
Apr 9River EmpressBasel£2639SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£2639 Was £2999  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3079 Was £3499  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£3519 Was £3999  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£5191 Was £5899  
Apr 19River EmpressAmsterdam£3431SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3431 Was £3899  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3871 Was £4399  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4311 Was £4899  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£5983 Was £6799  
Apr 29River EmpressBasel£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4223 Was £4799  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
May 9River EmpressAmsterdam£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4047 Was £4599  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
May 19River EmpressBasel£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4223 Was £4799  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
May 29River EmpressAmsterdam£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4223 Was £4799  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
Jun 8River EmpressBasel£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4223 Was £4799  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
Sep 3River EmpressBasel£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4223 Was £4799  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
Sep 13River EmpressBasel£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4223 Was £4799  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
Sep 23River EmpressAmsterdam£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4223 Was £4799  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
Oct 3River EmpressBasel£3783SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3783 Was £4299  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£4223 Was £4799  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4663 Was £5299  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£6335 Was £7199  
Oct 13River EmpressAmsterdam£3431SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£3431 Was £3899  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3871 Was £4399  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£4311 Was £4899  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£5983 Was £6799  
Oct 23River EmpressBasel£2639SAVE 12%Cabin Upgrades
ClassicLower Deck151 ft², Fixed Windows£2639 Was £2999  
DeluxeMiddle Deck151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3079 Was £3499  
French BalconyUpper Deck151 ft², French Balcony£3519 Was £3999  
SuiteUpper Deck214 ft², French Balcony£5191 Was £5899  


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