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Home Cruises Rhine Highlights – Basel to Amsterdam Scenic Pearl 2024-07-24

Rhine Highlights – Basel to Amsterdam Scenic Pearl departing 24 Jul 2024

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Transporting you from the dramatic landscapes of the Swiss Alps to the elegant, canal-lined streets of Amsterdam; our Highlights of the Rhine river cruise introduces you to the unforgettable highlights of northern Europe with a flourish. Over the course of this 8-day itinerary, you’ll explore charming Strasbourg, with its iconic Alsatian wine lounges (known locally as winstubs). You’ll take a tour of wonderful Heidelberg, whose Renaissance castle is one of the finest in Germany. After passing through the exquisite Rhine Gorge, you’ll savour the medieval marvels of Cochem and Rüdesheim, before gazing in wonder at the intricate steeples of Cologne’s mighty cathedral. The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is your final call, and here, you’ll be immersed in the highlights of the city — from the Rijksmuseum to the Portuguese Synagogue.

Scenic Pearl
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Embark
24 Jul 2024
Duration
7 Nights
From / To
Basel / Amsterdam
Ports of call
Basel - Kehl - Strasbourg - Baden-Baden - Rastatt See full itinerary

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Date 24/07/2024
Location Basel
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Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, close to the country’s borders with France and Germany. Its medieval old town centers around Marktplatz, dominated by the 16th-century, red-sandstone Town Hall. Its 12th-century Gothic cathedral has city views, and contains the tomb of the 16th-century Dutch scholar, Erasmus. The city’s university houses some of Erasmus’ works.

Date 25/07/2024
Location Kehl
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Kehl is a town in southwestern Germany in the Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the river Rhine, directly opposite the French city of Strasbourg.

Date 25/07/2024
Location Strasbourg
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Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences. Its Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its 142m spire.

Date 26/07/2024
Location Baden-Baden
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Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. It is the seat of the district of Baden in the canton of Aargau.

Date 26/07/2024
Location Rastatt
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Rastatt is a town with a baroque core, District of Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located in the Upper Rhine Plain on the Murg river, 6 km above its junction with the Rhine and has a population of around 50,000.

Date 27/07/2024
Location Mannheim
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Mannheim is a city in southwest Germany, on the Rhine and Neckar rivers. The baroque 18th-century Mannheim Palace houses historical exhibits, plus the University of Mannheim. In the grid-like center, called the Quadrate, Marktplatz Square features a baroque fountain with statues. Planken shopping street leads southeast to the Romanesque Water Tower, in the art nouveau gardens of Friedrichsplatz.

Date 28/07/2024
Location Koblenz
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Koblenz, spelled Coblenz before 1926, is a German city on the banks of the Rhine and of the Moselle, a multi-nation tributary. Koblenz was established as a Roman military post by Drusus around 8 B.C. Its name originates from the Latin cōnfluentēs, meaning ” confluence”.

Date 29/07/2024
Location Cologne
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Eau de Cologne, or simply cologne, is a perfume originating from Cologne, Germany. Originally mixed by Johann Maria Farina in 1709, it has since come to be a generic term for scented formulations in

Date 30/07/2024
Location Amsterdam
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Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Date 31/07/2024
Location Amsterdam
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Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

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