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.

Rolling on the Rhine

The Goods

  • 14 meals onboard
  • Welcome party
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • 11 included excursions
  • 11 U Time optional excursions
  • Local celebrity DJ Party
  • Included onboard wine tasting

2018 Cruise DatesChoose a date below to view pricing

August
25
September
01
08
15
This sailing operates in reverse direction.
Ship: The A Rhine River
From
$1,499*per person
$187*per day
Get a Quote
Book Now

Rolling on the Rhine

8

Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Days
  • Frankfurt to Amsterdam
This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • DAY 1 - Amsterdam

    Included Night Out - Amsterdam After Dark

    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-center party bars. Dance yourself dizzy to rock or techno at Melkweg. Then explore Amsterdam’s cultural hot spots, like Rembrandtplein square, Leidseplen, Jordaan and the Red Light District. The fun won’t stop until you realize it’s tomorrow.

  • DAY 2 - Haarlem & Amsterdam

    Included - Hip Haarlem Vibes

    Haarlem is a city outside 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.

    Included Night Out - Amsterdam Adventure Time

    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.

    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.

    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).

  • DAY 3 - Amsterdam

    Included - 24 Hours in Amsterdam

    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 Prins en Keizer and Herengracht on your way to Prinsengracht. From there, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from Jordaan, Damrak and Kaiserstraat. Take a tram to the Van Gogh Museum or the 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.

    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 Mixologist's Dream

    Embark on a mixology odyssey in the heart of Amsterdam at the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience, “the world’s largest cocktail experience.” The operative word here is cocktail—need we say more?

    U Time - Six Senses Amsterdam

    An educational, six-stop foodie tour of the hip and historic Jordaan district, plus a one-hour VIP cruise on a historic saloon boat. Our guides love to tell their own Amsterdam stories and enhance your experience while you eat, drink and walk (and boat) along our canals with friends.

    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

    Included Night Out - Bottoms Up

    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 Dom Platte. As the epicenter of the city’s night time 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.

  • DAY 5 - Cologne, Bonn, & Koblenz

    Included - Cologne Cathedral Through the Ages

    Calling all architecture buffs—this one’s for you. Behold the Cologne Cathedral, 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.

    Included - Rhine Rider

    Grab your helmet and get ready for romance; this sentimental bike ride will trace the beautiful Rhine River. Roll from Cologne to Bonn, or from Bonn to Remagen. Stop for pictures whenever you please, and take in the sights of historical Germany. The journey will conclude at the Bridge of Remagen, famous for its role in World War II.

    Included Night Out - German Corners

    Follow your host on an evening walk through 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.

    U Time - Night at the Castle

    Get ready to hike up and explore Rheinstein Castle and its beautiful Burgundy Garden. Toast with the owners and then explore this fascinating castle on your own. When you roam around in the crypt, banquet halls, private quarters and spectacular towers, you’ll get the spookiest up-close insights into what castle life was all about. Afterwards, return to Koblenz and hit one of the local pubs!

  • DAY 6 - Rüdesheim & Frankfurt

    U Time - Cheese Academy

    Learn how to make traditional hand-crafted cheese in small copper vats with a master cheese affineur, and pair it with the finest Rieslings in the industrial-chic setting of a historic brandy factory.

    Included Night Out - Germany's Melting Pot

    Arrive in the heart of Frankfurt and experience a cosmopolitan city built upon contrasts. Eat, drink and be merry in the traditional Ebbelwoi bars in Sachsenhausen. Then dance through the posh clubs in the banking district. All walks of life coexist in a city home to some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers in all of Europe.

    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, but you can taste the abbey’s Rieslings and enjoy a scenic bike ride, too.

    U Time - Dragon Boat on the Rhine

    Discover the wild side of the Rhine in a dragon boat. Paddle through jungle-like forests on the biggest island on the river— a great team sport for nature lovers.

  • DAY 7 - Frankfurt

    Included - Frankfurt Foodie Call

    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. Cap it all off with shopping in the city’s huge Sunday flea market.

    Included Night Out - Sun Down in Frankfurt

    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.

  • DAY 8 - Frankfurt

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • DAY 1 - Frankfurt

    Included Night Out - Germany's Melting Pot

    Arrive in the heart of Frankfurt and experience this cosmopolitan city. Eat, drink and be merry in the traditional Ebbelwoi bars in Sachsenhausen. Head to the world-famous Gibson Club with your U Host to feel the unique pulse of Germany’s most international city. Enjoy live music from world-renowned club acts and firstrate DJs. All walks of life coexist in a city home to some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers in all of Europe.

  • DAY 2 - Frankfurt

    Included - Frankfurt Foodie Call

    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. Cap it all off with shopping in the city’s huge Sunday flea market.

    Included Night Out - Sun Down in Frankfurt

    Frankfurt may have a reputation as a world financial hub, but there’s plenty to do after the sun sets. 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.

  • DAY 3 - Rüdesheim & Koblenz

    Included Night Out - German Corners

    Follow your host on an evening walk through 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.

    U Time - Night at the Castle

    Get ready to hike up and explore Rheinstein Castle and its beautiful Burgundy Garden. Toast with the owners and then explore this fascinating castle on your own. When you roam around in the crypt, banquet halls, private quarters and spectacular towers, you’ll get the spookiest up-close insights into what castle life was all about. Afterwards, return to Koblenz and hit one of the local pubs!

    U Time - Cheese Academy

    Learn how to make traditional hand-crafted cheese in small copper vats with a master cheese affineur, and pair it with the finest Rieslings in the industrial-chic setting of a historic brandy factory.

    Included - Biking in Rüdesheim

    Join your host for a hike through Rüdesheim vineyards up to Germania Monument for a bird’s-eye view of the Rhine Valley.

    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, but you can taste the abbey’s Rieslings and enjoy a scenic bike ride, too.

  • DAY 4 - Koblenz, Remagen, Bonn & Cologne

    Included - Cologne Cathedral Through the Ages

    Calling all architecture buffs—this one’s for you. Behold the Cologne Cathedral, 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.

    Included - Rhine Rider

    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.

    Included Night Out - Bottoms Up

    Two words: German beer. It’s world-famous for a reason, and part of that reason is here. Step off the A gangplank with your U Host and take a gander at the amazing spires of Cologne Cathedral on your way to Dom Platte. 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.

  • DAY 5 - Cologne & Duisburg

  • DAY 6 - Amsterdam

    Included - 24 Hours in Amsterdam

    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 to explore some of the most intimate parts of the city. From there, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from Jordaan, Damrak and Kaiserstraat. Take a tram to the Van Gogh Museum or the 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.

    Included Night Out - Amsterdam After Dark

    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-center party bars. Dance yourself dizzy to rock or techno at Melkweg. Then explore Amsterdam’s cultural hot spots, like Rembrandtplein square, Leidseplen, Jordaan and the Red Light District. The fun won’t stop until you realize it’s tomorrow.

    U Time - A Mixologist's Dream

    Embark on a mixology odyssey in the heart of Amsterdam at the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience, “the world’s largest cocktail experience.” The operative word here is cocktail—need we say more?

    U Time - Six Senses Amsterdam

    An educational, six-stop foodie tour of the hip and historic Jordaan district, plus a one-hour VIP cruise on a historic saloon boat. Our guides love to tell their own Amsterdam stories and enhance your experience while you eat, drink and walk (and boat) along our canals with friends.

    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 7 - Haarlem & Amsterdam

    Included - Hip Haarlem Vibes

    Haarlem is a city outside 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.

    Included Night Out - Amsterdam Adventure Time

    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.

    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 - 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 - Red Light Special

    This is not your average Red-Light tour! You’ll float through intimate canals sipping your drink and taking in all this thrilling district has to offer. We stop at a famous “coffee shop” and the world’s only prostitution museum, and explore the naughty nightlife of this ancient but happening area. This night out is not just about looking at and hearing about the secrets of Amsterdam; it’s all about experiencing Amsterdam to the fullest—heart, body and soul!

  • DAY 8 - Amsterdam

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

*The displayed pricing is in USD. Standard pricing is per person based on double occupancy. Pricing does not include port charges of $160. Gratuities are included. For complete details view our terms and conditions.
Rolling on the Rhine

The Goods

  • 14 meals onboard
  • Welcome party
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • 11 included excursions
  • 11 U Time optional excursions
  • Local celebrity DJ Party
  • Included onboard wine tasting

2019 Cruise DatesChoose a date below to view pricing

April
20
27
May
04
July
13
20
27
This sailing operates in reverse direction.
Ship: The A Rhine River
From
$1,499*per person
$187*per day
Get a Quote
Book Now

Rolling on the Rhine

8

Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Days
  • Frankfurt to Amsterdam
This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • DAY 1 - Amsterdam

    Included Night Out - Amsterdam After Dark

    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-center party bars. Dance yourself dizzy to rock or techno at Melkweg. Then explore Amsterdam’s cultural hot spots, like Rembrandtplein square, Leidseplen, Jordaan and the Red Light District. The fun won’t stop until you realize it’s tomorrow.

  • DAY 2 - Haarlem & Amsterdam

    Included - Hip Haarlem Vibes

    Haarlem is a city outside 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.

    Included Night Out - Amsterdam Adventure Time

    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.

    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.

    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).

  • DAY 3 - Amsterdam

    Included - 24 Hours in Amsterdam

    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 Prins en Keizer and Herengracht on your way to Prinsengracht. From there, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from Jordaan, Damrak and Kaiserstraat. Take a tram to the Van Gogh Museum or the 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.

    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 Mixologist's Dream

    Embark on a mixology odyssey in the heart of Amsterdam at the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience, “the world’s largest cocktail experience.” The operative word here is cocktail—need we say more?

    U Time - Six Senses Amsterdam

    An educational, six-stop foodie tour of the hip and historic Jordaan district, plus a one-hour VIP cruise on a historic saloon boat. Our guides love to tell their own Amsterdam stories and enhance your experience while you eat, drink and walk (and boat) along our canals with friends.

    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

    Included Night Out - Bottoms Up

    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 Dom Platte. As the epicenter of the city’s night time 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.

  • DAY 5 - Cologne, Bonn, & Koblenz

    Included - Cologne Cathedral Through the Ages

    Calling all architecture buffs—this one’s for you. Behold the Cologne Cathedral, 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.

    Included - Rhine Rider

    Grab your helmet and get ready for romance; this sentimental bike ride will trace the beautiful Rhine River. Roll from Cologne to Bonn, or from Bonn to Remagen. Stop for pictures whenever you please, and take in the sights of historical Germany. The journey will conclude at the Bridge of Remagen, famous for its role in World War II.

    Included Night Out - German Corners

    Follow your host on an evening walk through 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.

    U Time - Night at the Castle

    Get ready to hike up and explore Rheinstein Castle and its beautiful Burgundy Garden. Toast with the owners and then explore this fascinating castle on your own. When you roam around in the crypt, banquet halls, private quarters and spectacular towers, you’ll get the spookiest up-close insights into what castle life was all about. Afterwards, return to Koblenz and hit one of the local pubs!

  • DAY 6 - Rüdesheim & Frankfurt

    Included Night Out - Germany's Melting Pot

    Arrive in the heart of Frankfurt and experience a cosmopolitan city built upon contrasts. Eat, drink and be merry in the traditional Ebbelwoi bars in Sachsenhausen. Then dance through the posh clubs in the banking district. All walks of life coexist in a city home to some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers in all of Europe.

    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, but you can taste the abbey’s Rieslings and enjoy a scenic bike ride, too.

    U Time - Cheese Academy

    Learn how to make traditional hand-crafted cheese in small copper vats with a master cheese affineur, and pair it with the finest Rieslings in the industrial-chic setting of a historic brandy factory.

    U Time - Dragon Boat on the Rhine

    Discover the wild side of the Rhine in a dragon boat. Paddle through jungle-like forests on the biggest island on the river— a great team sport for nature lovers.

  • DAY 7 - Frankfurt

    Included - Frankfurt Foodie Call

    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. Cap it all off with shopping in the city’s huge Sunday flea market.

    Included Night Out - Sun Down in Frankfurt

    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.

  • DAY 8 - Frankfurt

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • DAY 1 - Frankfurt

    Included Night Out - Germany's Melting Pot

    Arrive in the heart of Frankfurt and experience this cosmopolitan city. Eat, drink and be merry in the traditional Ebbelwoi bars in Sachsenhausen. Head to the world-famous Gibson Club with your U Host to feel the unique pulse of Germany’s most international city. Enjoy live music from world-renowned club acts and firstrate DJs. All walks of life coexist in a city home to some of the highest, most avant-garde skyscrapers in all of Europe.

  • DAY 2 - Frankfurt

    Included - Frankfurt Foodie Call

    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. Cap it all off with shopping in the city’s huge Sunday flea market.

    Included Night Out - Sun Down in Frankfurt

    Frankfurt may have a reputation as a world financial hub, but there’s plenty to do after the sun sets. 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.

  • DAY 3 - Rüdesheim & Koblenz

    Included Night Out - German Corners

    Follow your host on an evening walk through 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.

    U Time - Night at the Castle

    Get ready to hike up and explore Rheinstein Castle and its beautiful Burgundy Garden. Toast with the owners and then explore this fascinating castle on your own. When you roam around in the crypt, banquet halls, private quarters and spectacular towers, you’ll get the spookiest up-close insights into what castle life was all about. Afterwards, return to Koblenz and hit one of the local pubs!

    U Time - Cheese Academy

    Learn how to make traditional hand-crafted cheese in small copper vats with a master cheese affineur, and pair it with the finest Rieslings in the industrial-chic setting of a historic brandy factory.

    Included - Biking in Rüdesheim

    Join your host for a hike through Rüdesheim vineyards up to Germania Monument for a bird’s-eye view of the Rhine Valley.

    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, but you can taste the abbey’s Rieslings and enjoy a scenic bike ride, too.

  • DAY 4 - Koblenz, Remagen, Bonn & Cologne

    Included - Cologne Cathedral Through the Ages

    Calling all architecture buffs—this one’s for you. Behold the Cologne Cathedral, 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.

    Included - Rhine Rider

    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.

    Included Night Out - Bottoms Up

    Two words: German beer. It’s world-famous for a reason, and part of that reason is here. Step off the A gangplank with your U Host and take a gander at the amazing spires of Cologne Cathedral on your way to Dom Platte. 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.

  • DAY 5 - Cologne & Duisburg

  • DAY 6 - Amsterdam

    Included - 24 Hours in Amsterdam

    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 to explore some of the most intimate parts of the city. From there, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from Jordaan, Damrak and Kaiserstraat. Take a tram to the Van Gogh Museum or the 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.

    Included Night Out - Amsterdam After Dark

    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-center party bars. Dance yourself dizzy to rock or techno at Melkweg. Then explore Amsterdam’s cultural hot spots, like Rembrandtplein square, Leidseplen, Jordaan and the Red Light District. The fun won’t stop until you realize it’s tomorrow.

    U Time - A Mixologist's Dream

    Embark on a mixology odyssey in the heart of Amsterdam at the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience, “the world’s largest cocktail experience.” The operative word here is cocktail—need we say more?

    U Time - Six Senses Amsterdam

    An educational, six-stop foodie tour of the hip and historic Jordaan district, plus a one-hour VIP cruise on a historic saloon boat. Our guides love to tell their own Amsterdam stories and enhance your experience while you eat, drink and walk (and boat) along our canals with friends.

    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 7 - Haarlem & Amsterdam

    Included - Hip Haarlem Vibes

    Haarlem is a city outside 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.

    Included Night Out - Amsterdam Adventure Time

    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.

    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 - 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 - Red Light Special

    This is not your average Red-Light tour! You’ll float through intimate canals sipping your drink and taking in all this thrilling district has to offer. We stop at a famous “coffee shop” and the world’s only prostitution museum, and explore the naughty nightlife of this ancient but happening area. This night out is not just about looking at and hearing about the secrets of Amsterdam; it’s all about experiencing Amsterdam to the fullest—heart, body and soul!

  • DAY 8 - Amsterdam

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.