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Amadeus Silver III

Classical Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Days

The new Amadeus Silver III launches in 2016 and offers the same high level of comfort and style of its sister vessels. Guests can enjoy spacious public areas including the outdoor glass-shielded ‘River Terrace’ and Cafe Vienna. Measuring 135 feet in length, the ship is substantially larger than the rest of the fleet allowing for more spacious cabins and innovative new facilities. There are 84 spacious cabins furnished to a very high standard and a range of amenities including fitness room, hairdressers, sun deck with Lido bar, golf putting green, giant chess and shuffleboard.

 

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Embark

Embark in Basel at 16.00hrs.

Day 1: Basel

Arrive in Basel and check in from 4pm this afternoon. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as you settle into your cabin and explore the range of amenities on board. This evening the captain invites you to join the Welcome Dinner on board.

Day 2: Strasbourg

The ship arrives into France today. This morning you may wish to join an optional tour of the fascinating city of Strasbourg. In the afternoon there is an optional tour of the Alsace wine region, complete with the chance to sample some of the fine local wines.

Day 3: Speyer - Mannheim

You will wake in the German river city walk of Speyer this morning and here you may choose to join an optional city walk of the historic centre. Continue your cruise towards Mannheim in the afternoon, where you can explore the city at leisure or take an optional excursion to the ancient university city of Heidelberg, returning to the ship in time for dinner.

Day 4: Ruedesheim - Koblenz

Arrive in Ruedesheim early today. Here you can take an optional tour of the city, incorporating a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum. Return to the ship and take a leisurely cruise towards your next stop of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. There is a chance to join a walking tour of the city before heading back to the ship for dinner.

Day 5: Cochem

Arrive into the pretty German wine-producing town of Cochem early this morning. Here you may choose to join the organised walk around the town, including a wine tasting. Alternatively, spend some free time exploring on your own. The ship departs from here late afternoon, continuing north along the Rhine.

Day 6: Cologne

This morning you will arrive in historic Cologne, where you can join an optional walking tour, taking in the magnificent gothic cathedral and the numerous museums and galleries. Leave Cologne at lunchtime and continue towards your next stop of Vollendam. This evening the Captain requests your company at the Gala Dinner.

Day 7: Hoorn - Amsterdam

Sail into Holland and arrive in Hoorn this morning. Today's optional tour takes you around the “Holland Waterland” before continuing to Amsterdam for a city tour and canal cruise. Later this evening you may enjoy some free time in the city as she remains moored in Amsterdam overnight.

Day 8: Amsterdam

Disembark in Amsterdam this morning after enjoying your final breakfast on board.

Disembark

Disembark in Amsterdam after breakfast on the last day.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the ship
  • Full board, including buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late night snack
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Quality red and white wines served with dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Daily music performances by the onboard musicans
  • Evening cruise “Budapest by Night” and folklore show
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual cruise director
  • Port taxes and local taxes
  • Modern wireless audiosystem for all excursions during the cruise

Excludes

  • International travel and transfers
  • Optional excursions (please ask for details of our optional excursion packages to complement your cruise itinerary)
  • Gratuities
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Insurance and medical expenses
  • Personal expenses and onboard purchases
  • Beverages other than those already mentioned
 

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