Legendary Rhine (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Ship: Crystal Bach  |  13 Reviews
Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates: 17 Apr 2019 - 24 Apr 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
17 Apr 2019
Basel, Switzerland
8:00 PM
DAY 2
18 Apr 2019
Strasbourg, France
9:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 3
19 Apr 2019
Karlsruhe, Germany
7:00 AM 10:00 AM
Mannheim, Germany
2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
9:30 PM
DAY 4
20 Apr 2019
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
3:00 PM
Koblenz, Germany
7:00 PM
DAY 5
21 Apr 2019
Koblenz, Germany
2:00 PM
Cologne, Germany
8:00 PM
DAY 6
22 Apr 2019
Cologne, Germany
3:00 PM
DAY 7
23 Apr 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands
9:00 AM
DAY 8
24 Apr 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Legendary Rhine map

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A Contested Countryside Castle - Strasbourg - 2019 ( 6 Hours )
Strasbourg, France | 18 Apr 2019

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing • Food & Wine

A bridge between France and Germany, Alsace has been a region in flux for centuries, and the Alsatian city of Strasbourg shows a proud and complex history. We’ll get to the heart of the matter in one of the area’s most famous monuments, the 12th-century Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, a constant witness to both European conflicts and noble rivalries. On the signature of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, the Haut-Koenigsbourg was handed over to the French government, but its restoration nevertheless became a source of Franco-German disagreement, as the completed edifice has been restored largely according to the tastes of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The current castle has the fairy-tale look of a typical mountain fortress; inside, we’ll see a rich medieval style. The castle also has an exceptional collection of weapons and furniture, mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries, and the ramparts offer incredible views over the landscape, sometimes reaching all the way to the Alps.

After our tour, we’ll transfer to lunch at a local restaurant, before returning to our ship.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes.

Virtuoso Voyages shore experience arranged by: Decouvertes

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Voyages Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Voyages Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

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Welcome Reception

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Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

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About the Ship

Crystal Bach
Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises was voted “Best River Cruise Line” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in 2017. Step aboard one of our exceptional river yachts and discover the exacting attention to detail and gracious hospitality that defines our reputation for excellence.

What's Included

Included

  • Crystal River Cruises™ All-inclusive cruise-only fare includes: complimentary airport transfers on days of embarkation and disembarkation, beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; Butler service; and choice of guided Crystal Adventures® shore excursion in every port.


    Complimentary All-Inclusive Luxuries aboard Crystal River Cruises


    Gratuities included for all shipboard staff throughout the River Yacht including housekeeping, bar, dining staff and butlers.

    All meals included, featuring Crystal’s innovative and acclaimed six-star cuisine, highlighted by regional specialties

    Unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages including champagne, fine wine and spirits throughout the River Yacht

    All soft drinks, beer and bottled water in-suite

    24-hour self-service pantry featuring specialty coffees, teas, wines and nonalcoholic beverages

    24-hour room service

    24-hour Wi-Fi access (via satellite) including free Wi-Fi/Internet usage of 60 minutes per person, per day.  

    State-of-the-art interactive TV system including in-suite movies on demand, extensive music library

     

    Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs


    Daily yoga and fitness classes

    Daily choice of electronic international newspapers

    Self-service guest laundry

    Choice of complimentary curated Crystal Adventures shore excursions in every port

    Complimentary culinary experience at highly renowned local establishments on many sailings

    Complimentary Nordic walking poles

    Complimentary audio headphones on all organized Crystal Adventures

    Complimentary airport transfers to/from river yacht to airport

    All transfers will be group transfers by motor coach on embarkation and debark days only.

    Airport/River Yacht - Motor coaches will leave the main international arrival airport every hour between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm. (Times will be dependent on local traffic conditions.)

    River Yacht /Airport - Transfers will run until 10:00 am on the day of debarkation

     


    Dining


    A la carte, buffet and early risers breakfast offerings

    Multiple dining venues

    Open seating dining

    Crystal Casual dress code

    European sourced and trained chefs and hotel staff

     


    Shipboard Public Spaces


    Hydraulic Sun-Deck Bar (available on Bach, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel only)

    Fitness Center with state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment and dedicated yoga area

    Massage services

    Library

    Non-smoking environment in all indoor spaces (Except Connoisseur Club on Crystal Mozart)

    Onboard currency exchange – shipboard currency Euros

     


    Onboard Entertainment & Enrichment


    Destination-focused entertainment and enrichment program, including onboard lecture series

    Destination expert on each voyage

    Regional affairs experts on many voyages

     


    Suites


    Twice daily housekeeping services including evening turndown service

    In-suite hors d'oeuvres

    Individual climate control

    Flat-screen TV in each suite

    English-speaking and international TV stations

    Butler service for each suite


Not Included

  • Air fare, some Crystal Adventure Shore Excursions, Casino

About Us

For the past 26 years, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury ocean travel by providing the finest travel experience. Building upon its unrivaled reputation, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ has now embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality: over the next three years, Crystal will introduce three brand-new classes of cruising and even its own luxury aircraft. Winner of the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016).

Insider Tip

“World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy, include all promotional saving and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Promotional Book Now Cruise-Only Fares are per person for new bookings only. Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada and include all government taxes and fees. Shipboard spending credit is not redeemable for cash and cannot be used in the casino, for bingo or toward future cruise booking deposits. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All itineraries, fares, programs and policies are subject to change. Other restrictions apply. ©Crystal Cruises, Inc. Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas.

An initial deposit of 20% of the total booking amount (including land packages and air add-ons) for all categories is required. Deposits are due within 7 days of booking. Staterooms (all categories) are subject to cancellation if required deposits are not received within the specific option period.

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to review and adjust deposit and final payment dates based on inventory for each individual cruise. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to cancel any bookings not fully paid by the due date.



Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits and the Crystal European Shore Excursion Credit Promotion are not combinable with Virtuoso benefits. The Virtuoso benefit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. Your participation serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. Virtuoso amenities are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event if offered. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso.

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Shore Excursions

Strasbourg, France - 18 Apr 2019

Cologne, Germany - 22 Apr 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands - 24 Apr 2019

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