Rhine River Cruise 2020

  • All-inclusive, 12-day Rhine River cruise sailing River Empress through four countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland
  • Stops include Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Strasbourg, and Basel
  • Voted “#1 River Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure in 2018

Itinerary at a Glance

Travel Day
September 12, 2020 | Travel

• Depart United States

• Overnight flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meals included: None

Day 1
September 13, 2020 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

• Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands

• Overnight at Hotel De L’Europe (included in cruise fare)

Meals included: None
Accommodations: Hotel De L’Europe

Day 2
September 14, 2020 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

• Embark River Empress

• Overnight in Amsterdam on River Empress

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 3
September 15, 2020 | Amsterdam, Netherlands to Zaandam, Netherlands

• Private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Amsterdam Hermitage

• Depart Amsterdam in the afternoon and sail for Zaandam

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 4
September 16, 2020 | Rotterdam, Netherlands

• Explore Rotterdam’s historic splendor, vibrant culture, varied architectural landscape, and maritime heritage

• Venture to the nearby village of Kinderdijk and marvel at a group of 19 towering windmills

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 5
September 17, 2020 | Arnhem, Netherlands

• Tour Arnhem, a burgeoning Dutch city with several museums, shop-lined streets, and historic landmarks

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 6
September 18, 2020 | Cologne, Germany

• Walking tour of Cologne and the city’s cathedral

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 7
September 19, 2020 | Oberwesel, Germany

• Guided walk through town

• Taste locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 8
September 20, 2020 | Frankfurt, Germany

• Explore Frankfurt, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 9
September 21, 2020 | Speyer (Worms), Germany

• Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern-day innovation

• Join a local expert for a guided walk through this historic small town, famous for its vast Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Meals included:All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 10
September 22, 2020 | Strasbourg, France

• Choice of excursions, including shopping, a bike tour, and more

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 11
September 23, 2020 | Basel, Switzerland

• Guided walk through the historic heart of Basel

Meals included: All meals included aboard River Empress

Day 12
September 24, 2020 | Basel, Switzerland

• Disembark River Empress

• International flight home

Meals included: Breakfast

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