Rolling on the Rhine Delightfully Quirky. Amsterdam pulls it off.
Amsterdam is just the beginning. On this cruise along the Rhine river, you’ll have three days to spend in this laid-back and forward-thinking Dutch hotspot, along with stops in Haarlem, Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz and Frankfurt. All in all, you’ll dine on local specialties during a U Time Dutch cheese tasting. You’ll spend several nights out on the town—Cologne’s Gothic Evening adventure is a prime example. And you’ll get your fix of famous artwork, incredible scenery and a look into Europe’s history and culture. Whatever your travel personality, this cruise is sure to please.
Amsterdam to Frankfurt
- 14 meals onboard
- Welcome party
- 2 dedicated U Hosts
- 13 included excursions
- 12 U Time optional excursions
- Local celebrity DJ Party
- Included onboard wine tasting
2018 Cruise Dates
- Amsterdam to Frankfurt
- 14, 28;
- 01, 15
- Frankfurt to Amsterdam
- 16, 30;
Rolling on the Rhine
DAY 1 - Amsterdam
Where to find the hottest nightlife in Europe? Look no further than Amsterdam, with its anything goes attitude, vibrant bar and club scene and legendary coffeehouses. Your dialed-in U Host will be on hand to steer you in the right direction.
DAY 2 - Haarlem & Amsterdam
The quintessentially Dutch city of Haarlem may be the most bon vivant city of the North, with a hip and trendy vibe and fabulous shopping. Get a taste of the best of Haarlem today—its culture as well as its unique flavors—at the lively downtown market.
U Time - Church of Beer
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.
U Time - Feel The Rush
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!
U Time - Red Light Special
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.
DAY 3 - Amsterdam
You can’t visit the “Venice of the North” and not do a canal cruise. We won’t let you! Seeing the city from its iconic waterways is simply a must. Afterwards, the day is yours to relax or perhaps check out Amsterdam’s amazing art.
U Time - A Secret Place
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.
U Time - Smell The Flowers
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).
U Time - A Mixologists Dream
Embark on a mixology odyssey in the heart of Amsterdam at the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever, “the world’s largest cocktail experience.” The operative word here is cocktail—need we say more?
U Time - Say Cheese
This delicious crash course on Dutch cheese takes place in a wonderfully atmospheric tasting room inspired by Holland’s Golden Age.
DAY 4 - Cologne
Relax onboard, bike along the Rhine or hop on a motorcoach to Dusseldorf, Germany’s most elegant shopping city and a favorite of fashionistas.
U Time - Mine Biking
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.
Make a Gothic evening of it in Cologne’s charming Old Town, visiting local pubs and tasting Kölsch—a beer found only in Cologne.
DAY 5 - Cologne, Bonn, & Koblenz
Even people who aren’t into cathedrals are awed by Cologne Cathedral, a hulking Gothic structure that looms over the city. Your U Host will share stories of the site’s colorful history and show you the shrine containing relics of the Three Magi.
U Time - German History
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.
U Time - Castle Dining
Go medieval tonight at a grand banquet at a bona fide castle, featuring rustic food, Rhine wines, lute-strumming bards and saucy serving wenches.
Your guided evening stroll in Koblenz starts at the locals’ favorite gathering place, the German Corner, where the Rhine and the Moselle rivers meet.
DAY 6 - Rüdesheim & Frankfurt
You'll want to be up on deck as we cruise through the fabled Rhine Gorge, lined with fairytale castles and ruined fortresses. Later, you can head ashore in Rüdesheim for a scenic hike that offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
U Time - Abbey Wine
“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.
Cosmopolitan Frankfurt is a city of contrasts, home to bankers and hipsters, avant-garde skyscrapers and ancient abodes. After dark, delve into its vibrant nightlife scene, visiting bars, clubs and under-the-radar hot spots with your U Host.
DAY 7 - Frankfurt
In the “Mainhattan” of Germany—Europe’s largest financial center—you can explore the Old Town on foot or on two wheels, stopping at the Kleine Markthall to do some shopping for tonight’s cooking class or visiting the city’s Sunday flea market.
U Time - Life Of The Rothschilds
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 8 - Frankfurt
Disembark and head off to your next adventure.