The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam-Southbound

10 April - 17 April 2018

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Netherlands

Ports

7 Ports

10-11 April

Setting sail from 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.

12 April

Netherlands: Dordrecht

13 April

Germany: Cologne

14 April

Germany: Rüdesheim

15 April

Germany: Karlsruhe

16 April

Germany: Breisach

17 April

Arriving in 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.

Don't miss

Explore the medieval Old Town on foot for a true feel of life in Basel 500 years ago.

The Ship

Your home from home

Tauck - ms Inspire
Tauck - Inspiration Class lobby
Tauck - Inspiration Class cabin

Tauck’s most modern design, the Inspiration Class, offers the most space per guest of all European river vessels.

What we love

Rich woods are complimented by muted tones, giving these ships an airy and luxurious feel. The alternative restaurant with outside seating at the rear is an idyllic place for a relaxed lunch as you cruise to your next call and the regional cuisine served in the Dining Room is excellent.

Capacity 130 Guests
Staff 43 International Staff
Style

Active days followed by sophisticated evenings.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Bicycles and fitness center
  • WiFi onboard
  • Gratuities
Length 443 feet
More about ms Inspire

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
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.

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.

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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