Castles Along the Rhine

8 days from only
R35 000
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 3036
Valid: 30 Oct 22 to 06 Nov 22
Duration: 8 Days
ENQUIRE TODAY ADDED BONUS
R15,000 savings pp included! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7-night cruise in a Classic riverview stateroom on the S.S. Antoinette
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Compulsory port charges of R3,000 per person
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Standard Uniworld booking conditions apply. Savings featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person, and does not apply to airfare or other optional holiday add-ons. Package Excludes flights. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Reduced pricing for select departures only. Reduced pricing for select departures only. Book by 31 May'22 and pay in full at time of booking, subject to availability. May be modified or withdrawn at any time. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

Vaccination Requirement: ALL guests on Uniworld cruises or cruise/tours through 31 December 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel.Uniworld requires our guests to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 at the time of embarkation. Young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated based on their age will be exempt from this vaccination requirement, however they will be asked to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation. With the situation changing rapidly, guests will also need to comply with any specific requirements imposed by governments, airlines, tour suppliers and venues which may differ from the above. Requirements may change without prior notice, please enquire with one of our consultants.

SHIP DETAILS

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CRUISE ITINERARY

DAY 1: Amsterdam (Embark)

This cruise itinerary may run in reverse order depending on departure date, please ask you consultant for more info. 

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.


Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. 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.

DAY 2: Germersheim (Speyer)

Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.

Featured Excursion:
Speyer climbing forest (Generations)*
Submarines & space shuttles (Generations)*
Choice of Mannheim vineyard tour and tasting or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences)*
*Our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences support sustainable tourism, offering our guests opportunities to directly impact the communities we explore in a positive way.
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

DAY 3: Koblenz, Boppard

Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle.

Featured Excursion:
“Let's Go” bike the castles
Medieval Marksburg (Generations)*
Koblenz scavenger hunt (Generations)*
Boppard stroll with ice cream stop (Generations)*
Choice of Koblenz walking tour or Marksburg Castle visit or Boppard village stroll or "Let's Go" Rhine hiking
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

DAY 4: Boppard, Rüdesheim

Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in beautiful Rüdesheim. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or explore Rüdesheim and the impressive Niederwald monument.

Featured Excursion:
Cable car climb to Niederwald Heights (Generations)*
Fairytale Rheinstein Castle (Generations)*
Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument (mid-May through late October) or Rüdesheim walk with local treats (March through mid-May; and late October through November)
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

DAY 5: Cologne

History buffs will enjoy an expertly led tour through Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance façade. Wander through the city’s historical center and take in its charming atmosphere, narrow alleyways flanked by old houses and countless breweries. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore on your own.

Featured Excursion:
Cologne walking tour
Gothic cathedrals, gargoyles and chocolate (Generations)*
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 6: Kehl (Strasbourg)

See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

Featured Excursion:
Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk
Canals, cobblestones and cathedrals (Generations)*
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
You have the entire afternoon to see more of Strasbourg on your own.

DAY 7: Basel (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home (unless, of course, you’ve decided to extend your trip with the post-cruise extension to lovely Lake Lucerne).

DAY 8: Breisach (Freiburg)

Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for an excursion along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range, or a city tour of Freiburg.

Featured Excursion:
Alsatian villages
Alsatian villages (Generations)*
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.