About the tour: Rhine & Moselle Cruise: Amsterdam to Basel by Air

Wind down the impressive Rhine and Moselle valleys on our exciting new River Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel. Fly into the Dutch capital and join your ship, the 4-star Superior MS Select Bellejour, where we’ll embark on a voyage of discovery, docking in magnificent locations such as Cologne, Rüdesheim, and Strasbourg before ending your river tour in beautiful Basel. From there, you will disembark and bring your holiday to a spectacular close by spending three days enjoying the delights of Switzerland before flying home from Zurich. What better way to see more of three glorious countries in the heart of Europe?

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • 3 nights hotel with 3 evening meals
  • Flights to Amsterdam returning from Zurich
  • Airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned coach travel

DATES & PRICES

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Please note for navigational and passenger safety, the cruise company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary. Sailing times are dependant on how busy the numerous locks are. At some ports of call, a degree of walking will be involved to join our coach. Due to limited docking facilities, it may be necessary to dock alongside another ship to access the shore.

    We fly to Amsterdam where we are met and transferred to join our cruise ship, the MS Select Bellejour. The ship is moored in Amsterdam tonight, allowing you the chance to explore the city at night. The unique mix of historic sites, cultural diversity and tradition, has helped to create one of Europe’s true jewels.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Explore more of the city, perhaps with a visit to one of the many museums. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Zaanse Schans with its typical old Dutch town and windmills. We depart this afternoon and begin our cruise along the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal, passing Utrecht. We cruise upstream and into Germany, along the mighty Rhine.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We cruise into Cologne around lunchtime. Capital of the Rhineland and dominated by the Dom – the magnificent cathedral, Cologne is a joy to explore. Watch the world go by from one of the open terraces and bars along the river. Alternatively, spend time shopping in the old centre. We leave Cologne this evening and cruise through the night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    At Koblenz we join the Moselle and cruise to Cochem, passing pretty wine villages that dot the riverbank. We arrive in Cochem, where you will have free time to explore the pretty streets lined with welcoming bars and half-timbered buildings. The stunning Reichsburg Castle towers above the town and is well worth a visit.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This morning we rejoin the Rhine, as we cruise the most impressive section of the river, known as the Rhine Gorge. Castles appear at every turn of the river and we pass the famous Loreley Rock, steeped in myth and legend, soaring some 120 metres above the river. After lunch, we berth in Rüdesheim, a bustling wine town, famed for the Drosselgasse, a narrow street lined on both side with wine taverns and quaint half-timbered cottages. During the day we offer an optional Rüdesheim tour and winetasting.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    A gentle overnight cruise upstream brings us early morning into Mannheim. Join our included excursion by coach to Heidelberg. Picturesquely situated on the banks of the River Neckar, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and boasts an historical town centre and beautiful castle. Enjoy a stroll around the old town and across the Alte Brucke, an ancient bridge which spans the Neckar. We meet our ship back in Speyer, with its impressive cathedral and churches, where we offer an optional city tour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This morning we cruise into Kehl. Join our included excursion by coach to Strasbourg, the capital of the French-Alsace region. The city is renowned for its enchanting medieval quarter with many quaint buildings, an impressive Gothic cathedral and the Baroque palace at its heart. Make the most of your time here on our optional city tour taking in the highlights, including a visit to Petit France. We moor overnight in Kehl.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We arrive this morning in Switzerland and the city of Basel, where sadly it is time to bid farewell to our cruise ship and crew. We disembark and head by coach to Seelisberg where we stay for three-nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Spend a leisurely day in our lakeside resort.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included full-day excursion to Lake Brienz, with its crystal clear green-blue waters. We spend time in the famous holiday resort of Interlaken. Situated between the lakes of Thun and Breinz and at the foot of the famous trio of peaks, the Eiger, Monch and the Jungfrau, the resort is rich in tradition.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to Zurich for our return flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Amsterdam
    • Cologne
    • Cochem
    • Rüdesheim
    • Heidelberg
    • Strasbourg
    • Lake Brienz & Interlaken

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Zaanse Schans
    • Highlights of Rüdesheim
    • Strasbourg Sightseeing Tour

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)TwinSingle
    Lower Deck CabinIncluded£400 
    Middle Deck Cabin £200£500
    Upper Deck Cabin£400N/A

     

    Rhine & Moselle Cruise: Amsterdam to Basel by Air

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for seven nights on the 4-star Superior MS Select Bellejour. Offering excellent facilities, designed for a relaxing cruise, the ship boasts a lounge and bar, restaurant and shop. Watch the passing scenery from the comfort of a lounger on the Sundeck or enjoy the ship's sauna and whirlpool. Cabins are divided across three decks and are the same in size of approximately 14.5m2. All cabins are very spacious and equipped with separable twin beds, satellite T.V., safety deposit box, phone, hairdryer and air-conditioning. Standard cabins on the lower deck are fitted with two fixed picture windows with superior cabins on the middle deck and deluxe cabins on the upper deck all enjoying opening French balconies.

    You will then stay for three nights at the 3-star Bellevue Hotel in Seelisberg.

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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      Rhine & Moselle Cruise: Amsterdam to Basel by Air

      Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
      01709 787 463