There is no denying it. A cruise along the Rhine River is not only a breathtaking bucket-list experience but also a transformative one. On our Remarkable Rhine and Historic Holland river cruise, you'll have the chance to experience Central Europe's rich history and culture.
Visit charming towns, take Instagram-worthy photos of majestic castles and picturesque landscapes, and immerse yourself in the historical and cultural significance of the region. Want to get a peek at some of the destinations we will be visiting along the way and see how you can be part of a special immersive group? Keep reading!
Special Guest Artist and Educator
Join Seymour & Associates as we cruise down the Rhine River with John Paul Thornton. John Paul Thornton is a passionate speaker who brings art history to life. Dedicated to creating internationally recognized art projects which shine light on humanity, he has received honors from the United Nations Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Congress for his work as an artist, educator and speaker.
John Paul will be lecturing on two topics that pair perfectly with this itinerary: Castles and Legends of the Rhine and "Jerusalem on the Rhine" – Art of the Jewish Enlightenment.
Cultural Immersion in Basel
Our cruise will start in the cultural hub of Basel, a city known for its love of art and museums. We will embark on our luxurious Uniworld ship, the epitome of elegance and comfort, setting the tone for the magical voyage ahead. As we sip on welcome cocktails and marvel at the sunset, we'll soon realize that this cruise is a cut above the rest.
The city has the highest concentration of museums in the country and is centered around a market square, making it perfectly easy to tour. Basel is a fantastic representation of Switzerland as it's between France and Germany, two countries that have significantly influenced Swiss culture.
Decadent Delights in Strasbourg
As we cross over to the French side, we'll arrive in the charming city of Strasbourg, where the blend of French and German influences creates a unique atmosphere. The tantalizing aromas of Alsatian cuisine will tempt your taste buds, and the enchanting half-timbered houses will delight your eyes.
You will have the opportunity to see Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town, with its cobbled lanes, giant stork nests, and impossible-to-resist pastry shops, will win your heart. Or take an in-depth look at the city's rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years.
Unraveling the Charms of Cologne
Even though the city of Cologne is around 2,000 years old… it's still bustling with life. It is a place where history meets modernity in a seamless blend. The awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral, an architectural marvel, stands tall amidst a cityscape dotted with hip cafes and eclectic shops.
On our excursion, you have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne's many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll through the Old Town, featuring 12 stunning Romanesque churches. Guests interested in the city's Jewish past are also welcome to explore the centuries-old mikveh and Cologne's Jewish quarter.
Exploring Enchanting Amsterdam
Take in the sights of the enchanting city of Amsterdam, where the cobblestone streets and historic canals beckon you to explore their beauty. A city known for its overall carefree way of life, Amsterdam offers an incredible array of cultural experiences. Cruising one of the world's most elaborate canal systems will show you much of the wonder this city has to offer.
In addition to the warm and welcoming residents, the city also offers a buzz of creativity. You will find more peculiar shops and art displays in Amsterdam than almost anywhere else in the world. From stores with cows on the ceiling to mouse mansions and displays dedicated entirely to tulips, entertainment in Amsterdam lies around every corner.
Why Choose Uniworld
Uniworld's river cruises are renowned for their exceptional service, attention to detail, and curated itineraries that take you off the beaten path. With an all-inclusive experience that includes gourmet dining, captivating shore excursions, and luxurious accommodations, Uniworld ensures that every moment of your journey is filled with joy and wonder.
Don't miss the opportunity to create memories that will stay with you forever. Click here to schedule your free planning call and reserve your spot before September 30th to take advantage of our "early booking savings." We can't wait to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime together.