Cruise
Gerard Schmitter
CroisiEurope
Gerard Schmitter, (AST) Holland and Romantic Rhine ex Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Cruise Line: CroisiEurope
Selected Sailing Date: 28 Apr 2018

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Cruise Description

6 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Strasbourg aboard Gerard Schmitter.

CroisiEurope has a fleet of 27 Prestige category boats with cabins, which ply the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Spacious and light, they offer a welcoming and refined setting. Accommodation capacity varies from 100 to 180 passengers depending on the boat's design. At the cutting edge of technology, their facilities offer comfort and safety.

Carefully maintained and partially renovated each year, the CroisiEurope fleet is largely made up of recently built vessels, less than five years old, all with Veritas certification. The leading European river tour operator, our company owes its international reputation to its seriousness, its dynamism, its sense of innovation and its recognised value for money of long standing.

On board, you will find all of the amenities and comfort which guarantee the quality and seriousness of the CroisiEurope fleet.

Holland and the romantic Rhine

6 nights

AMSTERDAM - COLOGNE - RUDESHEIM - STRASBOURG

1st Day: AMSTERDAM Boarding around 13h in Amsterdam. Lunch on board. Settling into your cabin. Set out to explore the Dam with our hostess. Back to the boat by 18h. Welcome cocktail, presentation of the crew. Dinner on board. Optional tour of the old city in a motor launch.

2nd Day: AMSTERDAM Breakfast on board. In the morning, optional guided tour of Amsterdam in the historic heart of this beautiful capital city, full of historic and architectural treasures. You will discover the striking contrast between monuments heavy with Dutch memories. Back to the boat for lunch. The afternoon will be devoted to the optional visit to the Keukenhof Gardens (open from 22/03 to 20/05). You will see the harmonious disposition of the flower beds: tulips, narcissi and hyacinths amid trees hundreds of year old. In the other months, optional excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. Back to the boat for dinner. Free evening or optional trip to the city centre for a stroll around the Red Light District. Overnight stopover.

3rd Day: AMSTERDAM – NIJMEGEN – KREFELD Departure of the boat in the early morning heading for Nijmegen. Breakfast on board. Stopover in Nijmegen. Free time or optional guided tour of the Kröller Müller museum (except Mondays): set in the Hoge Veluwe National Park, this museum houses a collection of works by the great names of modern painting and sculpture. A large collection of Van Goghs rubs shoulders with works by Picasso and the Impressionists. (On Mondays, optional tour of the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem). Back on board for lunch and continuation of the cruise to Krefeld. We will pass by the towns of Wesel and Duisburg. Lunch and dinner during the cruise. Arrival late in the evening. Stopover.

4th Day: KREFELD – COLOGNE – KOENIGSWINTER Departure around 8h. Breakfast on board. We will pass Düsseldorf (the capital of Rhineland–Westphalia) – Zons (a medieval town) to reach Cologne around 15h. 2-hour stop when you will be free to explore the old town in the company of our hostess. Departure of the cruise around 18h. We will pass Bonn, an old university city. Lunch and dinner on board. Arrival in Koenigswinter towards the end of the evening. Overnight stopover. Free evening.

5th Day: KOENIGSWINTER – RUDESHEIM Breakfast on board. We will pass by the city of Koblenz. Sailing along the most beautiful section of the Romantic Rhine. Throughout this cruise, you will be able to see numerous castles amid the famous vineyards and the celebrated Rock of the Lorelei. Lunch on board. Arrival at Rudesheim. Free time or optional excursion. Dinner on board. Free evening in the celebrated Drosselgasse, known throughout the world for its restaurants and bands. Overnight stopover.

6th Day: RUDESHEIM – SPIRE or MANNHEIM or KARLSRUHE Breakfast on board. Departure of the boat early in the morning to cruise up the Rhine to Spire. We will pass the towns of Wiesbaden, Nierstein and Worms. Arrival in Mannheim around 13h. After lunch, optional excursion to Heidelberg. Back on board at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and gala evening on board. Stopover in Mannheim – Spire or Karlsruhe depending on berths available at the wharf.

7th Day: STRASBOURG Breakfast on board. Arrival in Strasbourg around 09.00am. End of our journey.

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