1. Castles Along the Rhine - 8 Days from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland
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    Castles Along the Rhine - 8 Days from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland
  2. A Customized Trip for Rotarians
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    A Customized Trip for Rotarians
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  5. Complimentary Bicycles
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    Complimentary Bicycles
  6. Wine Tastings
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    Wine Tastings
  7. Local beers
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    Local beers
  8. What do you want to do today?
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    What do you want to do today?
  9. Amazing views
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    Amazing views
  10. Complimentary hand-crafted cocktails
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    Complimentary hand-crafted cocktails

Cost from
$3,699
per person
double occupancy

7 Nights Cruising
4 Countries 
​4  UNESCO Sites

May 21 - 28, 2019
Pre and Post Extensions Available

Amsterdam 
to 
​Basel, Switzerland


10%  ​Deposit
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​​Towns Visited
Amsterdam (Embark), Cologne, Koblenz, Boppard, Rudesheim, Mannheim (Speyer), Kehl (Stasbourg), Breisach, Basel (Disembark)

Trip Dates
Arrive in Amsterdam of The Netherlands on or before May 21,  2019 and depart from Basel, Switzerland on May 28,  2019

Ship Details
3 Decks          Maximum of 128 Guests           41 Staff             4 Suites             60 Staterooms         341 Feet  Long             37.5 Feet Wide 

Uniworld's River Queen, one of the most unique, luxury ships cruising Europe’s waterways, it has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics—with marble bathrooms and inspiring artwork—River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind. In  2018 Uniworld was awarded World's Best River Cruise by Travel and Leisure! River Queen was rated the #1 ship in the entire cruise industry (both river and ocean) in the 2012 Conde´ Nast Traveler Readers' Cruise Poll
 
Overview:
Join your fellow Rotarians  from several different Rotary clubs and find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine River.

Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.

Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle.

Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.

Prior to the trip rely on us to handle reservations for museums, restaurants, or a private tour guide. 


Trip Highlights and Experiences:
  • Savor craft cocktails, fine wines from the world's best vineyards in the places you'll visit, and premium spirits and unique lagers, ales, and stouts from small specialty brewers.
  • Discover exceptional farm-to-table culinary experiences with five star caliber meals carefully crafted with a mix of classic, modern and international dishes.
  • Enjoy live performances by the locals from the places you'll visit with dance performances, local musicians, and lectures by noteworthy historians.
  • Take part in a selection of inclusive shoreside experiences.
  • Cobblestone villages, walking tours, cooking class, wine tastings, castles and so much more!
  • Visit: The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland
  • Services of an experienced English speaking Cruise Manager
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
  • All transfers on arrival and departue days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore

ALL INCLUSIVE

ACCOMMODATIONS

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queens lavishly  appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options.
EXCURSIONS

Every itinerary is infused with amazing included excursions, designed to showcase the authentic culture, sights and cuisine of the places you'll visit.
The most all-inclusive amenities, finely tailored to your tastes. Guests have access to unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water.

The culinary team brings unsurpassed passion to the table, and goes to great lengths to use ingredients that were sourced just miles down the road from where you're docked to create dishes that mirror the finest local restaurants. 

Enjoy endless pours of fine wines curated by sommeliers and sourced from the world's best vineyards in the places you'll visit. Or relax with a top-shelf cocktail, prepared with your favorite ultra-premium liquor. The bars are stocked with over 11 vodkas, including Grey Goose and Chopin. There is a collection of 28 different whiskeys and bourbons. For the beer enthusiast there are unique lagers, ales and stouts crafted by small specialty brewers in Europe.

DINING

Wine, dine and repeat all cruise long, with five-star-caliber meals, carefully crafted to appeal to a distinguished international palette. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, you'll be treated to exquisite cuisine around the clock, including specially prepared Welcome and Farewell dinners.

PRICING

Classic $3,699/PP
Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m).  Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
Deluxe $4,299/​PP
Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m). Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
May 21 - 28, 2019
All rooms have Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water


Fr. Balcony $4,699/​PP
A deposit of 10% of the cruise-tour fare (cruise-tour plus port charges plus pre/post land extensions, less applicable discounts) per person is required within 72 hours of reservation.

Port fees are not included and are an additional $170 per person.
Virtuoso amenity is $200 per person credit to be used on board the ship. Returning Uniworld guests will receive an additional $100 credit.

Quoted rates are in USD  and are based on double occupancy, per person and subject to availability. Quoted rate reflects a $300 per person discount.  Rates are subject to change without notice.


Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony. Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
Suite $7,099/PP
Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) complete with your personal butler, original artwork and a French balcony.  Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers. 
River Queen Ship Details
Your Day to Day Itinerary
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Your Daily Itinerary
DAY 1 - TUESDAY - Arrival day in Amsterdam (Embark)
Arrive at Amsterdam Schipol Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. The ship will set sail in the afternoon for your first port of call, Cologne.

INCLUDES: Transfer from Airport to the Ship 

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY - Cologne
You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most famous site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing and Magi-cal secrets with you.   Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries. A congenial atmosphere and a mix of ancient, modern and reconstructed buildings characterize the heart of the city. A special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner is planned for this evening.

INCLUDES: Walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral - 

DAY 3 - THURSDAY - Koblenz, Boppard
No other river valley on earth boasts more castles than the Rhine, and today you’ll have an opportunity to experience real-life “Game of Thrones” ambiance deep within the medieval walls of Marksburg Castle. Not into dungeons and dragons? Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a walking discovery tour.   Today brings you a plethora of Rhine delights. You begin in Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old town at the northern end of the most scenic section of the Rhine, where you’ll decide between two very different experiences, a walking tour of medieval Koblenz or explore one of the most extraordinary castles on the banks of the river—followed by yet another choice: You see a close up view of the beautiful region via bicycle, or once you arrive in Boppard, you can opt to take a leisurely stroll through the fascinating village.

​INCLUDES : Choice of: Koblenz walking dicovery tour or Marksburg Castle or "Let's Go" bike ride from Koblenz to Boppard or Boppard village stroll

DAY 4 - FRIDAY - Boppard, cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim
Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollards or an invigorating vineyard hike.   Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument, built to celebrate the re-establishment of the German empire in the late 19th century. You may opt to visit a renowned vineyard or, for a more active jaunt, take the long way shoreward from Niederwald with a vineyard hike that includes a stop at a unique museum.

​INCLUDES:  Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or “Let's Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen

DAY 5 - SATURDAY -​ Germersheim (Speyer)
Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a spooky, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious, and something you’ll experience with no other river cruise line.   The ship docks in Germersheim, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach to the nearby town of Speyer for a guided walking tour or taking in an exclusive tasting at a local vinegar estate.

INCLUDES: Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour or Exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting


DAY 6 - SUNDAY - Kehl (Strasbourg)
Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. Whether you see it via a canal boat or on foot with an insightful local expert, this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital, which is known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. You may choose to see Strasbourg, which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

INCLUDES: Choice of Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town or “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour


DAY 7 - MONDAY -  Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)
Look up “charming and “picturesque” in the dictionary and it could very well show images of today’s choice of destinations—two of Alsace’s best-known wine villages or a town some have hailed as the prettiest in the world. Is it really? See for yourself from our uniquely Uniworld perspective. A charming town dominated by a 17th-century hilltop cathedral, Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road. This is your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated route des vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road and the capital of Alsatian wines. If you’re interested in doing something a bit more physically challenging, you could stay in Breisach and walk or bike through the surrounding vineyards. A special Captain's Farewell Dinner is planned for this evening.

INCLUDES: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar city tour

DAY 8 - TUESDAY - Basel, Switzerland (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home (unless, of course, you’ve decided to extend your trip with the post-cruise extension to lovely Basel and Lake Lucerne).





What's Included in the Trip Price 
  • Assistance with travel planning before and during the trip 
  • 7 Nights aboard Uniworld's River Queen Ship 
  • 20 Meals including a Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner (7 breakfasts,  6 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • 12 Included excursions
  • 1 Exclusive experience
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Gratuities for all included meals
  • Gratuities for all shore excursions
  • $200 Ship credit per person
  • $100 Ship credit in addition to the $200 credit for previous guests of Uniworld
  • Unlimited beverages on board,  including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
    Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
    State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
What's Not Included in the Trip Price
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • All transportation not expressed as included is not included
  • Cab fare(s)
  • Excess baggage, baggage loss and/or forwarding of baggage
  • Travel insurance  
  • Gratuities other than what is specifically mentioned as being included
  • Beverages and meals other than what is not specifically mentioned as included in the price
  • Medical expenses
  • All personal expenditures
  • Extra charges onboard the ship laundry, spa, or other incidental charges
  • Expenses related to unforeseen travel conditions, weather conditions, flight delays, train delays, airport blockages, terrorism and strikes.
  • Any travel expense not specified to be included is not included
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