CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE - SS ANTOINETTE

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Inclusions

PRICE BASED EX SYDNEY/BRISBANE/MELBOURNE

CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Amsterdam, returning from Basel
- Private Transfer in Amsterdam from Airport to Hotel
- 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Amsterdam+
- Private Transfer in Amsterdam from Hotel to Port
- 7 night Castles Along the Rhine cruise onboard Uniworld's SS Antoinette from Amsterdam to Basel including:
- 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, 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
- Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
- State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
- Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
- Free Internet and WiFi access
- Captivating onboard local entertainment
- All gratuities, both onboard and onshore (Uniworld segment only)
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Basel+
- Private Transfer in Basel from Hotel to Airport
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees

Details

11 Night Fly, Cruise & Stay Castles Along the Rhine Cruise onboard Uniworld's SS Antoinette from Amsterdam to Basel including 5-star stay in Amsterdam and 4-star stay in Basel!

7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard SS Antoinette.

Day 1: Amsterdam (Embark)
Embark the ship. The ship will set sail in the afternoon for your first port of call, Cologne.

Day 2: 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. Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries. A congenial atmosphere and a mix of ancient, modern and reconstructed buildings characterize the heart of the city.

Featured Excursion:
Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral

Generations Excursion:
Cologne walking tour for kids with ice cream stop
This excursion is 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 3: Koblenz, Boppard
No other river valley on earth boasts more castles than the Rhine, and today you’ll have an opportunity to experience real-life “Game of Thrones” ambiance deep within the medieval walls of Marksburg Castle. Not into dungeons and dragons? Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a walking discovery tour. Today brings you a plethora of Rhine delights. You begin in Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old town at the northern end of the most scenic section of the Rhine, where you’ll decide between two very different experiences, a walking tour of medieval Koblenz or explore one of the most extraordinary castles on the banks of the river—followed by yet another choice: You see a close up view of the beautiful region via bicycle, or once you arrive in Boppard, you can opt to take a leisurely stroll through the fascinating village.

Featured Excursion:
Boppard village stroll
Choice of Koblenz walking tour or “Let's Go” biking the castles or Marksburg Castle visit

Generations Excursion:
Koblenz Scavenger Hunt
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 4: Boppard, cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim
Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollards or an invigorating vineyard hike. Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument, built to celebrate the re-establishment of the German empire in the late 19th century. You may opt to visit a renowned vineyard or, for a more active jaunt, take the long way shoreward from Niederwald with a vineyard hike that includes a stop at a unique museum.

Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or “Let's Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen

Generations Excursion:
Vineyard trek & Rheinstein Castle
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 5: Germersheim (Speyer)
Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a spooky, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious, and something you’ll experience with no other river cruise line. The ship docks in Germersheim, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach to the nearby town of Speyer for a guided walking tour or taking in an exclusive tasting at a local vinegar estate.

Choice of Speyer walking tour or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting

Generations Excursions:
Climbing Forest
Technic Museum
These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 6: Kehl (Strasbourg)
Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. Whether you see it via a canal boat or on foot with an insightful local expert, 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, which is known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. You may choose to see Strasbourg, which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

Choice of Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk or “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour

Generations Excursion:
Canals, cobblestones and cathedrals
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 7: Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)
Look up “charming and “picturesque” in the dictionary and it could very well show images of today’s choice of destinations—two of Alsace’s best-known wine villages or a town some have hailed as the prettiest in the world. Is it really? See for yourself from our uniquely Uniworld perspective. A charming town dominated by a 17th-century hilltop cathedral, Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road. This is your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated route des vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road and the capital of Alsatian wines. If you’re interested in doing something a bit more physically challenging, you could stay in Breisach and walk or bike through the surrounding vineyards.

Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar city tour

Generations Excursion:
Breisach town walk with your family host
This excursion is 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.

Day 8: Basel (Disembark)
Disembark the ship.

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Pricing (per person)

  • All (4)
Twin

Classic (From 2019)

AU $7,699

French Balcony (From 2019)

AU $8,999

Deluxe Balcony (From 2019)

AU $9,799

Suite

AU $13,199

Terms & Conditions

*Conditions Apply: Prices are per person, capacity controlled and listed in Australian dollars twin share including port taxes. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Offer correct as at 08Jul19 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Air taxes are included in package price and are subject to change depending on departure city. Onboard gratuities are included and may not be removed from pricing. +Hotels in certain cities must charge local government tax directly to guests upon checkout which cannot be collected in advance by our agency. Some transfers have local speaking drivers only. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees not included. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Offer ends 13Aug19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. This cruise package is provided by Seven Oceans Cruising, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information.

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