Rolling on The Rhine (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Ship: The A
Frankfurt, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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DAY 1
Frankfurt, Germany

Germany's Melting Pot / Included Night Out: Arrive in the heart of the city and follow your host on a short orientation walk. Afterward, it's off to the races. Experience Frankfurt, a cosmopolitan city built upon contrasts. Eat, drink, and be merry in the traditional Ebbelwoi bars in Sachsenhausen. Then class it up and dance through the posh clubs in the banking district. Frankfurt is made up of people from 180 different nations. Wealthy bankers, college students, and granola drop-outs coexist in a city home to some of the highest most avant-garde skyscrapers in all of Europe. Everybody belongs, and there's plenty of fun to go around.

DAY 2
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Foodie Call / Included: As continental Europe's largest financial center and home to the world's biggest book fair and auto show, Frankfurt attracts every kind of traveler. Head for downtown and immerse yourself in the world's cultures. Check out the historical Römerberg in Old Town. Some of the buildings date back to the 14th and 15th centuries, but many were rebuilt after they were destroyed in World War II. Then head for the Kleinmarkthalle to shop for ingredients needed for a host-escorted cooking class. Work up an appetite, because you eat what you make. Cap it all off with shopping in the city's huge Sunday flea market.; Sun Down in Frankfurt / Included Night Out: Frankfurt may have a reputation as a world financial hub, but there's plenty to do after the sun sets. Head to the world-famous Gibson Club to feel the unique pulse of Germany's most international city. Guests can enjoy live music from world-renowned club acts and first-rate DJs. Looking for something more low-key? Go to the Galileo high-rise building near the central station and enjoy a classical theatre production at the English Theatre. Since 1979, its productions have inspired lovers of English-language plays, and they likely will inspire you.; Life Of The Rothschilds / U Time: The Jewish people have played a key role in Frankfurt's success, most notably the Rothschilds—their incredible rags-to-riches story has all the elements of a Hollywood movie. Learn more at the Jewish Museum and visit the Jewish cemetery and its Wall of Remembrance.

DAY 3
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Koblenz, Germany

German Corners / Included Night Out: Follow your host on an evening walk through German Corner, a.k.a. Koblenz, one of the country's oldest and most beautiful towns. Vineyards, forests, and exotic mountain ranges form the backdrop to a town with over 2,000 years of storied history. Whether you wind up along the Rhine shores or inside one of many cozy taverns under the stars, you'll be eating, drinking, and lounging like you live there.; Castle Dining / U Time: Go medieval tonight at a grand banquet at a bona fide castle, featuring rustic food, Rhine wines, lute-strumming bards, and saucy serving wenches.; Abbey Wine / U Time: "Game of Thrones" fans will love Eberbach Monastery—its ethereal 12th-century architecture made it an ideal film location for the show. There are no dragons here today, but you can taste the abbey's Rieslings and enjoy a scenic bike ride, too.

DAY 4
Koblenz, Germany
Remagen, Germany
Bonn, Germany
Cologne, Germany

Cologne Cathedral Through the Ages / Included: Calling all architecture buffs—this one's for you. Behold the Cologne Cathedral, a striking example of heaven-pointing building design. As a world-renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture, it was officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Over 20,000 people walk its corridors every day, making it the most visited landmark in Germany. Questions? Our local expert will share details of its construction, history, and religious importance.; Rhine Rider / Included: Grab your helmet and get ready for romance. This sentimental bike ride will trace the beautiful Rhine River. Roll from Bonn to Cologne, or from Remagen to Bonn. Stop for pictures whenever you please and take in the sights of historical Germany.; Bottoms Up / Included Night Out: Two words: German beer. It's world-famous for a reason, and part of that reason is here. Step off the A gangplank and take a gander at the amazing spires of Cologne Cathedral on your way to Domplatte. As the epicenter of the city's nighttime pub scene, it's a perfect place to drink Kölsch beer and mingle. What's so special about Kölsch beer? It's brewed from mainly Pilsner salts right there in Cologne, Germany, and served in a fancy glass. Save room and come thirsty.; German History / U Time: Despite its rather stiff sounding name, the German National Museum of Contemporary History in Bonn is home to an extraordinary collection spanning German history from the Cold War to the present day.

DAY 5
Cologne, Germany
Duisburg, Germany

Mine Biking / U Time: Our Iron Age bike tour offers an intriguing perspective on Germany's heavy industry heritage (yes, really), with a stop at the Zollverein coal mine industrial complex. Considered an architectural and technical masterpiece, this UNESCO site now serves as a dynamic center for German arts and culture.

DAY 6
Amsterdam, Netherlands

24 hrs in Amsterdam / Included: Get acquainted with the Netherlands' capital city in just 24 hours. Your host will help you get the lay of the land. From then on, Amsterdam is yours to discover. Experience the city's charm and beauty on a pleasant canal cruise through Keizersgracht and Herengracht on your way to Prinsengracht. From there, you'll be just a stone's throw away from Jordaan, Damrak, and Keizersstraat. Take a tram to the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum to discover the city's history. Your host will give you a 24-hour public transportation ticket so you can explore at your own pace.; Amsterdam After Dark / Included Night Out: Step off the ship and you're in downtown Amsterdam. Embark on a host-escorted walk to get your bearings, then take off to take on some of the best nightlife in all of Europe. Enjoy local beer and fare in city centre party bars. Dance yourself dizzy to rock or techno at Melkweg. Then explore Amsterdam's cultural hot spots like Rembrandtplein square, Leidseplein, Jordaan, and the Red Light District. The fun won't stop until you realize it's tomorrow.; A Mixologist's Dream / U Time: Embark on a mixology odyssey in the heart of Amsterdam at the House of Bols, "the world's largest cocktail experience". The operative word here is cocktail—need we say more?; Smell The Flowers / U Time: With its acres of tulips in eye-popping colors, Keukenhof Gardens is a floral extravaganza that definitely lives up to the hype (open April and May only).; A Secret Place / U Time: For anyone who has ever read Anne Frank's famous diary, an opportunity to climb up to the "Secret Annex"—the attic rooms where her family once hid from the Nazis—is a profoundly moving experience.; Say Cheese / U Time: This delicious crash course on Dutch cheese takes place in a wonderfully atmospheric tasting room inspired by Holland's Golden Age.

DAY 7
Haarlem, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hip Haarlem vibes / Included: Haarlem is a city outside of Amsterdam in the northwest Netherlands. Huffington Post once called it one of the "10 Secret European Spots You'll Want to Visit". We second that, and you will too. Explore the cobbled streets and gabled homes on a host-escorted walk. Experience the medieval charm of a city that was once a major North Sea trading port. Discover its poppin' pub, food, and shopping scenes before making your way downtown to experience the lively local market. The locals adore Haarlem, and today, you'll do as they do.; Amsterdam Adventure Time / Included Night Out: Spoiler alert: Amsterdam lives up to the hype. But don't just take our word for it. This is your chance to experience the city for yourself. Hop on a bike and glide through the Jordaan. Take a stroll into the famous Red Light District. If you're feeling overwhelmed with options (it happens), check out the free events section in "I Amsterdam". Variety is the spice of life.; Feel The Rush / U Time: Adrenaline junkies can have a go at sea kayaking or test drive the latest extreme sport craze—blokarting on the beach. These custom-built karts are equipped with sails and can reach speeds of 60 miles per hour. Not for the faint of heart!; Red Light Special / U Time: What do you get when you pair the world's oldest profession with Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood? The notorious Red Light District. You could visit on your own, of course, but it's much more fun with a local expert to show you around.; Church of Beer / U Time: Visit a sinfully good brewery housed in a former church in the center of Haarlem, where you can dine on delicious pub grub and try three kinds of beer.

DAY 8
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

Rolling on The Rhine map

About the Ship

Uniworld S.S. Catherine
The A

Cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Common Spaces: The Rooftop(top desk glass room for hanging out), The Gym, Two Bars (signature U cocktails, local beers/wines), Mugs (24-hour coffee bar), The U Lounge. Accommodations: Three different room styles, called bedroom – Studios, Balconies and Suites.

What's Included

Included

  • Two meals per day. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Silent Disco, Yoga & TRX, Paint and Wine, Chef's Table Cooking Class, & Mixology Class. Welcome party, 2 dedicated U Hosts, Local celebrity DJ party, & Mixology class.

Not Included

  • Port Charges

  • Alcohol (pay as you go)

  • Optional U Time Excursions (pay as you go)

About Us

The moment you step onboard any of Uniworld's luxurious, one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, you’ll experience the care that went into the beautiful design. With outstanding service that comes from the heart, a choice of personalized and exclusive excursions, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, and a choice of inspiring destinations throughout world—every element is included, and is as unique and special as each guest. U by Uniworld is innovating the travel industry with a fresh approach to river cruising. Our sleek ships give you access to the heart of the city, local food, lively onboard atmosphere, and immersive activities.

Insider Tip

As the most all-inclusive cruise line on the rivers, Uniworld elevates all-inclusive luxury river cruising to an entirely new level.

Terms & Conditions

All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise-tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment.

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