Gerard Schmitter
Gerard Schmitter, (ADA) Charms of Holland & Romantic Rhine ex Amsterdam Return
Cruise Line: CroisiEurope
Selected Sailing Date: 20 May 2018
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Outside Cabin: AU $2,230.00
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Cruise Itinerary
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Special Inclusions

NOW from $2230*pp twin share
Was from $2599*pp twin share

- 7 night cruise aboard MS Gerard Schmitter roundtrip from Amsterdam
- INCLUDED all meals prepared by a team of French Chefs
- INCLUDED Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea.^
- INCLUDED welcome on board cocktail reception
- INCLUDED onboard entertainment
- INCLUDED Port charges
- INCLUDED tipping

Special Conditions

Offer correct at 13Mar18 and is subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare. Offer is inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices based on lead category outside cabin. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Offer valid to 06Apr18 unless sold out prior. Prices do not include airfares, transfers, or hotel accommodation. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. ^Drinks on board do not include Champagne and wines on the exclusive wine list.

Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam roundtrip aboard Gerard Schmitter.


We board in Amsterdam between 5pm and 6pm and we settle into our cabins. We are introduced to the crew over a welcome cocktail. Dinner on board is followed by an optional tour of the old town of Amsterdam by river boat. On our return, we set sail through the night, heading for Kinderdijk.


We arrive in Kinderdijk early this morning and have buffet breakfast on board. Our optional excursion today is to visit the windmills of Kinderdijk. Kinderdijk has the largest concentration of windmills in the world together in the same place, which is one of the reasons why the windmills have been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1997. We return on board and continue our cruise, heading for Nijmegen. Depending on the tide, we will head for the port of Rotterdam, sailing past Europe’s largest port before we see the towns of Oude Maas and Spijkenisse. Dinner on board is followed by an evening’s entertainment as we continue our cruise. We arrive in Nijmegen during the night.


After buffet breakfast on board this morning, we have free time for independent exploration or join the optional visit to the Kröller Müller Museum: set in the Hoge Veluwe National Park, the museum has a fine collection of paintings and sculptures mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. A large collection of Van Gogh’s works is displayed alongside works by Picasso and the Impressionists. We return on board for lunch and continue on our cruise towards Cologne. We have a relaxing afternoon on board, passing many towns and cities, including the fortified Hanseatic town of Wesel; Duisburg, with Europe’s largest inland harbour; Krefeld, known as the “Velvet and Silk City” and many others. Dinner on board is followed by an evening of dancing as we continue our cruise through the night.


We arrive early morning in Cologne and have buffet breakfast on board before our optional guided visit of Cologne. Capital of the Rhine region, Cologne is located between the “seven mountains” (Siebengenbirge) and the Eifel and has been a vibrant city for over 2000 years. The magnificent Gothic cathedral, with its famous twin spires, dominates the town in a quite unique fashion. We visit the old town, the Town Hall, Jewish quarter, the Romanesque Great St Martin Church and the fish market. We return on board at the end of the morning for lunch and spend the afternoon cruising in the direction of Koblenz. As we cruise, we pass the city of Bonn, Beethoven’s birthplace, Königswinter and Drachenburg Castle and Rolandsbogen Castle at Remagen. We have dinner as we cruise and arrive in Koblenz during the evening. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers, Koblenz is a city over 2000 years old and has retained many of its ancient monuments and historic buildings. The evening is free as we moor for the night.

DAY 5 : KOBLENZ – the romantic valley of the Rhine - RÜDESHEIM - BOPPARD

We set sail again this morning over breakfast, continuing our journey towards Rüdesheim. The journey along the river through the romantic Rhine Valley has been listed by UNESCO as part of World Heritage since 2002. All along the banks of the river, we see fortified castle after castle and medieval village after medieval village, set amidst the renowned Rhine vineyards – arguably the most beautiful in all Germany. We also pass the legendary Loreley Rock, named after a beautiful young maiden who, according to German legend, threw herself into the river in despair over a faithless lover and was transformed into a siren. Legend has it that over the years, her hypnotic song has lured many a sailor to his death. We have lunch as we cruise and arrive in Rüdesheim early afternoon. Here we are free to wander or join our optional excursion where we set off by tourist train, enjoy some tasting of the famous wines of the region and have a guided tour of the Museum of Mechanical Music, housing one of the largest collections of mechanical musical instruments. We return on board mid-afternoon and continue our cruise. After dinner on board, we arrive in Boppard. An old Imperial town, there is much to see in Boppard which bears testimony to its past. After dinner, the evening is free, so why not join our on-board hostess on a guided visit of the town.


An early start to our cruise today as we continue our journey, Breakfast and lunch are taken on board and the morning is spent either relaxing on board or joining in the entertainment and activities. Shortly after lunch, we arrive in Düsseldorf, a town of culture on the banks of the Rhine renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. We have an optional guided visit on foot of Düsseldorf. The capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia was originally situated on just one bank of the Rhine. As it became an economic centre of power in the region, the town expanded to straddle both banks of the river. This lively and vibrant town – modern, elegant, cosmopolitan and typical of the region welcomes visitors with open arms. Discover the upmarket Königsallee with its many shops, the “Altstadt” or Old Town district where in the evening and at weekends it is known as the “longest bar in the world” because of the incredible number of bars inviting visitors to try the beers of the town. We return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.


We set sail from Düsseldorf during the night as we sleep. Breakfast and lunch are again taken on board as we spend the morning gently cruising towards Amsterdam, where we arrive in the early afternoon. We have an optional guided visit of Amsterdam, a truly charming city, where we can admire some of the most wonderful architectural masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries. Amsterdam is also known as the “Venice of the North”, thanks to its network of canals, and we have the opportunity to learn a little about the true character of the town, an eclectic and pleasurable mix of ancient and modern. We return on board for the Gala dinner and an evening of entertainment. We moor for the night in Amsterdam.


After breakfast on board, we disembark around 9am. End of CroisiEurope’s services.