Jamieson Travel & Tours
Cancellation Waiver and Medical Insurance flat rate of $400 per person (regardless of age). Cancellation Waiver only of $330 per person (regardless of age). Insurance must be purchased at the time of booking.
Set sail on a cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers that will take you to Netherlands, Germany and France. Sit back and relax in your outside stateroom and enjoy the luxury of unlimited wine or beer with every dinner and daily on board musical performances.
Highlights Include: Amsterdam, Cologne, Moselle River, Wine Tasting, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Basel
Day 1 - Friday, September 8, 2017
Fly to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Today is a travel day. After our pickups along Hwy 17 (Pembroke to Ottawa), we take our overnight flight from the Ottawa airport to Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Board Ship - Tour Begins. Your tour opens in Amsterdam where you will board your cruise ship for a 7-night cruise along the Rhine River. Your ship offers an array of amenities including outside staterooms, unlimited wine with every dinner, and daily onboard musical performances. This evening, meet in the lounge for a cocktail reception followed by a "welcome aboard" dinner. (D)
Amsterdam. Today, join a local expert for a city tour of Amsterdam including a cruise along the city's centuries-old canal system. Board your canal boat and cruise by charming cafés and famous 16th-century row houses stacked side-by-side. (B, L, D)
Cologne, Germany. As you glide down the river this morning, pass through the picturesque German landscape dotted with the medieval towns. Your journey brings you to Cologne where you will join a guide for a walking tour of the city's Old Town with its narrow, cobbled streets. Admire the Cologne Cathedral, as well as the Roman Dionysus mosaic and the Romensque church of St. Martin. (B, L, D)
Moselle River - Cochem. Set sail on the Moselle River to Cochem where you will join a guided tour through this lovely town and Reichsburg Castle. The castle is set on a precipitous rock high above the town and offers breathtaking views of the Moselle Valley. End your tour of Cochem with a visit and introduction by a local winemaker to one of Cochem's wine cellars where you will taste regional Mosel wines. (B, L, D).
Koblenz - Rüdesheim. Continue on to Koblenz and get to know this 2,000-year-old city on a walking tour. See such sights as the town's old quarter, which was badly damaged during World War 2 and then rebuilt, as well as the Schaengel Fountain at the town hall. Your next stop is Rüdesheim. Set out on a tour of the city and its famous Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett (or Mechanical Music Museum) where you will be treated to the music of barrel organs and medieval mechanical instruments. (B, L, D)
Mannheim - Speyer. The river takes you to Mannheim where you will have free time to explore the city on your own. Or, perhaps, you will join an optional excursion to the town of Heidelberg. Later, sail to Speyer, one of Germany's oldest cities, and step back in time on a walking tour to explore such places as the Old Gate and the Jewish baths. A wonderful evening of food, music and entertainment awaits you t the Captain's Gala Dinner. (B, L, D)
Strasbourg, France. Your journey takes you to Stratsbourg, a provincial capital of France that blends centuries of Roman, French, German and Alsatian influences together, creating a unique character. Discover the history of the city on a guided tour of the old quarter, "Petite France," featuring the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Highlights also include Place de la République and Place D'Austerlitz. You will have free time to explore this perfectly preserved town before returning to your cruise ship. (B, L, D)
Disembark Basel, Switzerland - Colmar, FR - Black Forest, Germany - Basel. Today is filled with exploration! Disembark your ship in Basel and travel to the Alsace wine region to spend time in beautiful Colmar. Step back in time with a local guide on a walking tour of the Old Town highlighting its many architectural landmarks. Enjoy some free time to explore this charming city on your own. Next, drive to Titisee, a German resort town nestled alongside its picturesque lake hidden deep in the Black Forest. Savour some leisure time to browse the shops for the region's famous cuckoo clocks. Prior to dinner you'll have an opportunity to meet a local artisan who demonstrates how these cuckoo clocks are made with traditional techniques. Then, enjoy a dinner of Black Forest regionally specialties before returning to your hotel in Basel. (B, D)
Basel - Tour Ends. This morning transfer to the Zurich airport for your flight home. Drop offs will occur along the Hwy17 corridor in the reverse order as the pickups.
Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Day 2 Board Ship - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 4 Cologne, Germany
Day 5 Moselle River - Cochem
Day 6 Koblenz - Rüdesheim
Day 7 Mannheim - Speyer
Day 8 Strasbourg, France
Day 9 Disembark Basel, Switzerland- Colmar, FR- Black Forest, Germany- Basel
Day 10 Basel - Tour Ends
Lower Outside Double Rate - $6,239 per person
Middle Outside Double Rate - $7,104 per person
Upper Outside Double Rate - $7,589 per person
Suite Double Rate - $10,694 per person
*All prices are in Canadian $ and based on Double Occupancy*
To book this tour, please call our office at 1-888-582-7011 (local 613-582-7011).
A deposit of $250 per person plus insurance (if purchasing) must be provided by October 09, 2016. Bookings made after this date are subject to availability and change in price.
Names as they appear on passports along with date of birth, passport number and expiry date are required.
Balances are due May 11, 2017.