Uniworld SS Antoinette
UNIWORLD S.S ANTOINETTE

CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE
8 DAYS FROM BASEL TO AMSTERDAM


Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine.

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.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

Romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers alike.

Generations Family Program (select sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

INCLUSIONS

DINING

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

 

EXCURSIONS

  • 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette, the regal River Queen or the elegant River Empress
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

EXPERIENCES

  • 4 countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

AMSTERDAM TO BASEL
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

 

DAY 1: Amsterdam (Embark)
Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. 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.

Note: For Arrival, Departure, Transfer and Port Location details, please contact us for details. 

 

DAY 2: Cologne
History buffs will enjoy an expertly led tour through Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance façade. Wander through the city’s historical center and take in its charming atmosphere, narrow alleyways flanked by old houses and countless breweries. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore on your own.

Featured Excursion:
Cologne walking tour
Gothic cathedrals, gargoyles and chocolate (Generations)*
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

 

DAY 3: Koblenz, Boppard
Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle.

Featured Excursion:
“Let's Go” bike the castles
Medieval Marksburg (Generations)*
Koblenz scavenger hunt (Generations)*
Boppard stroll with ice cream stop (Generations)*
Choice of Koblenz walking tour or Marksburg Castle visit or Boppard village stroll or "Let's Go" Rhine hiking
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

 

DAY 4: Boppard, Rüdesheim
Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in beautiful Rüdesheim. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or explore Rüdesheim and the impressive Niederwald monument.

Featured Excursion:
Cable car climb to Niederwald Heights (Generations)*
Fairytale Rheinstein Castle (Generations)*
Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument (mid-May through late October) or Rüdesheim walk with local treats (March through mid-May; and late October through November)
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

 

DAY 5: Germersheim (Speyer)
Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.

Featured Excursion:
Speyer climbing forest (Generations)*
Submarines & space shuttles (Generations)*
Choice of Mannheim vineyard tour and tasting or Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences)*
*Our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences support sustainable tourism, offering our guests opportunities to directly impact the communities we explore in a positive way.
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.

 

DAY 6: Kehl (Strasbourg)
See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where 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. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

Featured Excursion:
Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk
Canals, cobblestones and cathedrals (Generations)*
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
You have the entire afternoon to see more of Strasbourg on your own.

 


DAY 7: Breisach (Freiburg)
Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for an excursion along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range, or a city tour of Freiburg.

Featured Excursion:
Alsatian villages
Alsatian villages (Generations)*
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

 

DAY 8: Basel (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 Lake Lucerne).

 

8 DAYS CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE

 

Cruise: S.S. Antoinette
Port of Call: 
The Netherlands - Germany - France - Switzerland
Sailing Date: 30 October 2022
Excludes port tax: RM 900 per person

FROM RM
8,770
PER PERSON
(NP FROM RM 14,395)

Terms & Conditions:

  • Offers are valid for new bookings made by 10 June 2022.
  • Rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia based on per person twin sharing.
  • Prices shown above are after discount, applicable to sailins in 2022.
  • Ringgit Malaysia prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation. 
  • Non-refundable deposit RM 1000 per person is required upon booking and full payment by 30 June 202 or 4-months before sailing, whichever is earlier. 
  • The offers are not combinable with any other saving offers, except Uniworld & TTC Past Guests (USD100 per/person). 
  • Offers do not apply to Solo Travellers, Single-supplement applies at 80% for all staterooms and at 100% for all Suites. 
  • Uniworld brochure booking conditions apply. 
  • Confirmation is subject to cabin availability. 
  • Uniworld reserves the rights to withdraw or change offers at any time. 
  • Other Leisure Holidays, Holiday Tours and TTC's conditions may apply. 

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TRAVEL NOTE

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