Along the Rhine to Breisach, with a day excursion to Switzerland

This holiday on the Rhine brings together all the highlights of the countryside. From picturesque towns such as Speyer and Boppard in Germany to the Jungfrau in Switzerland. Time after time you will be moved by the wonderful ambiance and the majestic panoramas. Highly recommended!

Friday/Monday: Arnhem - Krefeld

We will depart from Arnhem at 09:30 as usual. We set sail for Krefeld where we will arrive early in the evening. The crew will introduce themselves to you on the way and you can get to know your fellow passengers.

Saturday/Tuesday: Krefeld - Cologne

Cologne is one of the best-known cities on the Rhine. A city full of variety which has something to offer every tourist. The beautifully decorated medieval churches such as the Dom (Cathedral) are the highlights but there is also some excellent shopping or you can enjoy one of the terrace cafes beside the Rhine. As far as museums go, it’s not only art that’s on show, you can for example visit a chocolate museum.

Sunday/Wednesday: Cologne - Koblenz

The first wooded hillsides will appear on the banks in the morning, with the occasional fortress or ruin. We will arrive in Koblenz during lunch. The lively squares and alleyways in the inner town invite you to discover the centre. In addition to beautiful buildings and monuments there are many wineries with outdoor cafes and modern shopping streets.

Monday/Thursday: Koblenz - Rüdesheim

The panorama you will see this morning is fantastic. One fortress after another, and the morning finishes with the impressive Lorely. We will arrive in Rüdesheim after lunch. This town is famous for its wines which you can of course sample in the Drosselgasse, the well-known street with many cafes and wine cellars. You can take the cable car up to the Niederwald monument where you will have wonderful views of the Rhineland-Palatinate area.

Tuesday/Friday: Rüdesheim - Speyer - Iffezheim

Speyer is one of the most beautiful towns on the Rhine. The townscape of this Imperial Town is dominated by the centuries’ old Roman cathedral. The Technisch Museum is close to the centre of Speyer. For those passengers interested in things technical, this is a unique chance to spend the afternoon among trains, antique cars, planes, submarines and motorbikes. We will sail to Iffezheim during dinner and will stay overnight near the lock.

Wednesday/Saturday: Iffezheim - Strassbourg

As soon as we moor in Strasbourg we are on French soil. You will have a chance to explore the inner town after lunch. You can sign up on board for a shuttle bus to the centre of Strasbourg. In this lively town you can see a beautiful gothic cathedral, the old town district of La Petite France and interesting museums.

Thursday/Sunday: Strassbourg - Breisach

Very soon the first foothills of the Black Forest will come into view. To get you into the mood we will serve you a delicious slice of Black Forest gateau with afternoon tea. We will arrive in Breisach towards the end of the afternoon.

Friday/Monday: Breisach (whole day)

After breakfast the coaches will be waiting to take you on a free day excursion through the beautiful Swiss countryside. This coach tour is one of the highlights of this holiday. We will show you the loveliest of Switzerland. And of course it’s not complete without a visit to Lucerne. At the end of the afternoon you will be back on board with lovely photos and fully satisfied by all the beautiful things you have seen.

Saturday/Tuesday: Breisach - Kehl

We leave Breisach early for Kehl. The Rhine here forms the border between Germany and France. Just opposite the French town of Strasbourg is the small German town of Kehl where we arrive during the afternoon.

Sunday/Wednesday: Kehl - Mannheim

Further upstream we leave the Rhine at Mannheim and turn into the Neckar where we will immediately moor. You can walk into the inner town from the landing stage. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the university town of Heidelberg(*). Here you can visit the castle or walk around the centre of this town.

Monday/Thursday: Mannheim - Boppard

We continue our voyage on the Rhine to the picturesque wine town of Boppard, positioned among the vineyards of the Bopparder Hamm. We certainly recommend a ride by cable car to the Gedeons Eck where you will have splendid views. You can of course enjoy the floral town.

Tuesday/Friday: Boppard - Düsseldorf

It’s only a short walk from the landing stage in Düsseldorf to the inner town. After lunch you can take a pleasant walk past beautiful buildings and monuments interspersed with lively outdoor cafes. Shopping enthusiasts can also indulge themselves here. There are shops in abundance in the Altstadt

Wednesday/Saturday: Düsseldorf - Arnhem

This lovely holiday is almost at an end. We leave Düsseldorf early and set sail for the Netherlands. We will arrive in Arnhem at 14:00 and say goodbye to you.

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Several opportunities for excursions (not included in the price)
  • Incl. Bus shuttle Strasbourg city center and day excursion 'Switzerland'
  • Live entertainment on four evenings
  • Captains Dinner

Statendam

The m.p.s ‘Statendam’ has four decks.On the Sun Deck ample chairs and deck chairs are lined up around the heated swimming pool at the stern of the vessel. The Sun Deck is partially covered by a heated awning. The public areas are situated on the upper Lounge Deck and offer beautiful panoramic views. Here, the pleasant lounge, with a spacious dance floor, is situated. The bar is slightly separated from the lounge and therefore offers splendid intimacy. All public areas such as the lounge, the bar and the restaurant have been tastefully decorated in warm tones and rich materials. In the centrally situated hall on the Promenade Deck you will find the reception and the souvenir shop. Given the size of the vessel, the m.p.s. ‘Statendam’ offers many possibilities for incentives, product presentations, etc.

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