Rhine Getaway

22 December - 29 December 2017

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Switzerland

Ports

10 Ports

22 December

Setting sail from Basel

Basel lies where Switzerland, France and Germany meet, a sophisticated and multicultural city with a picturesque setting astride the river Rhine. The medieval Old Town is exceptionally well preserved, best appreciated from the summit of the hilltop cathedral, which offers incredible views across the city. Basel boasts a wealth of museums and galleries, and plays host to events including the renowned Art Basel contemporary art fair, held during the summer, and Fasnacht, Switzerland's most famous winter carnival.

Our tip

The food here is great, with so many different influences. Try salmon ‘nach Basler Art’ (in a white wine marinade with fried onions), and wash it down with the local Riesling.

23 December

Germany: Breisach

24 December

France: Strasbourg

25 December

Germany: Speyer

25 December

Germany: Mannheim

26 December

Germany: Koblenz

26 December

Germany: Rüdesheim

27 December

Germany: Cologne

28 December

Netherlands: Kinderdijk

29 December

Arriving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Our tip

Explore by water, or by bicycle to get a feel for the city – a hop on hop off canal boat, or rented bike or pedalo will do the trick.

The Ship

Your home from home

Viking Freya in Budapest
Viking Aegir Veranda State Room
Viking Longship - Aquavit Terrace

Viking’s award winning Longships are the success story of river cruising with sleek Scandinavian design and innovative engineering.

What we love

Viking Longships have led the way in the expansion of the river cruise industry. With understated interiors, comfortable staterooms and suites, a great main restaurant and excellent terrace offering a lovely spot for a casual meal al fresco, they operate on Viking's most popular itineraries and consistently deliver to Viking's ever increasing clientele.

Capacity 190 Guests
Crew 45 Staff
Style Understated, elegant on board environment where you can relax after an enriching day of sightseeing.
Inclusions
  • All meals with wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • WiFi on board
  • In-room movies on demand
Length 443 feet
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel

Where to stay in Basel

The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois (three kings) is one of Europe’s oldest city hotels.

Augusta Raurica, Switzerland

Excursions from Basel

If the Romans are your thing then you'll enjoy Switzerland’s largest Roman ruins at Augusta Raurica, with the excellent Römermuseum alongside.

The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

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