The Classic Rhine

19 August - 2 September 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Germany

Ports

13 Ports

19 August

Setting sail from Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the financial heart of Germany, a forest of silver skyscrapers that's home to both the German and European Central Banks. This focus on commerce has led some to dismiss the city as a dull, soulless sort of place, but in fact Frankfurt buzzes with a real cultural vibrancy; don't miss the Städel Museum, home to works by the likes of Picasso and Rembrandt, or the excellent MMK Museum of Modern Art. Frankfurt is also great fun after dark, and we recommend sampling the lively restaurants and Apfelwein bars of Sachsenhausen.

Don't miss

Sachsenhausen for the relaxed vibe and the best cider.

20 August

Scenic river cruising

21 August

Germany: Breisach

22-23 August

Switzerland: Basel

24 August

Germany: Kiel

25 August

Germany: Speyer

26 August

Germany: Mainz

26-27 August

Germany: Rüdesheim

27 August

Germany: Koblenz

28 August

Germany: Cochem

29 August

Germany: Cologne

30 August

Netherlands: Nijmegen

31 August

Belgium: Antwerp

1-2 September

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.

Don't miss

The quaint cobbled streets that straddle Amsterdam’s grandest canals, known as De Negen Straatjes, are awash with history and contain some of the most unique shops in the city.

The Ship

Your home from home

Crystal River Cruises - Crystal Bach, Mahler, Debussy & Ravel
Crystal River Cruises suite
Crystal Bach pool

The intimate Crystal Mahler and Crystal Bach launch in 2017, with sister ships Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel to follow in 2018. Each has a welcoming range of lounges and facilities, whilst staterooms are spacious and beautifully decorated.

What we love

The Crystal River Yacht difference is all in the pace of life - slowed down itineraries, plenty of overnights in port, and leisurely hours on board to make the most of the captivating scenery. Add to that the highest crew to passenger ratio on any European river cruise vessel, with crew trained to Crystal's usual high standards, and you have a winner.

Capacity 110 Guests
Crew 85 Crystal-trained European Staff
Style A relaxed pace with specially curated shore excursions, and Crystal's usual high standards on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages including premium spirits
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • WiFi and on-demand entertainment
  • Bicycles and fitness centre
  • Guest Laundry
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt

Extend your stay in Frankfurt

We think that the historic Villa Kennedy is an interesting place to stay.

Bad Homburg, Germany

Excursions from Frankfurt

Go and take the waters at Bad Homburg.

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

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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