The Rhine River in Amsterdam

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, Koblenz and Frankfurt. You’ll spend several nights out on the town—Amsterdam After Dark 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

8

Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Days

Rolling on the Rhine

8

Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Days

The Goods

  • 14 meals onboard
  • Welcome party
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • Included excursions
  • U Time optional excursions
  • Local DJ set
  • Included onboard wine tasting

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April
20
27
May
04
July
13
20
This sailing operates in reverse direction.
Ship: The A Rhine River
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  • 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 (PM)

    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 - Amsterdam

    Included - 24 Hours in Amsterdam (AM)

    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. 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 - Canals and Cafés (PM)

    What better way to explore Amsterdam’s canals than by water? Hop aboard an electric canal boat where, on top of the hundreds of bridges, bicycles, towers and waterways, you will sail along world famous sites like the Red Light District and the Dancing Houses. Stop off at a waterside café for an included drink to top off your introduction to Amsterdam.

    U Time - Six Senses Amsterdam (PM)

    Today's agenda: an educational, six-stop foodie tour of the hip and historic Jordaan district. Our guides love to tell their own Amsterdam stories and enhance your experience while you eat, drink and walk along our canals with friends.

    U Time - Amsterdam Old and New (PM)

    Amsterdam is so much more than red lights! Explore this amazing city like a true local, on two wheels. Pedal your bike along canals past 17th century Dutch homes, stopping at a local café for an included drink. Top off your experience by taking in the sights at Amsterdam tower observation deck where you have the option to take a ride on Europe’s highest swing!

    U Time - Red Light Special (PM)

    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 on foot and via a canal cruise.

  • DAY 3 - Amsterdam & Haarlem

    Included - Hip Haarlem Vibes (AM)

    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.

    U Time - Feel The Rush (AM)

    Adrenaline junkies can 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!

  • DAY 4 - Düsseldorf & Cologne

    Included - Düsseldorf City Walk (PM)

    Join your U Host on a walk through historic Düsseldorf! See some of the city’s most famous pieces of architecture like Ehra oder Kind mit Ball and the Statue of Our Lady, then stop at the gorgeous Konigsalee. Grab a bite at Latz’scher Park afterwards and keep exploring if you feel so inclined! Düsseldorf is an inspiringly beautiful city so don’t miss your chance to soak in everything it offers!

    Included Night Out - Bottoms Up Cologne (PM)

    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. Afterwards, take an evening stroll into downtown Cologne for a pint of delicious Kölsch beer! You’ll then continue on to the Rudolf & Brusseler Platz area where the hipper bars, cafes, shops and restaurants are. Feel free to disperse on your own or continue with your Host to the next phase of this adventure! You’ll head off to a combination of unique sites, emphasizing Cologne’s Roman, medieval, and modern history. If you have room after that Kölsch beer, drink in the unique Gothic architecture!

  • DAY 5 - Cologne, Bonn & Koblenz

    Included - Rhine Rider (PM)

    Grab your helmet and get ready for romance; this sentimental bike ride will trace the beautiful Rhine River. Stop for pictures whenever you please, and take in the sights of historical Germany.

    Included Night Out - German Corners (PM)

    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.

  • DAY 6 - Rüdesheim

    Included - Hiking Germania Monument & Forest (PM)

    Fresh air and beautiful views are guaranteed on this walk as we head to the cutest of German towns set in a gorgeous backdrop of vineyards. First, explore Rüdesheim and the famous Drosselgasse, then hike through the hilly vineyards to the Niederwald Memorial. There you’ll have one of the most stunning views of the Rhine!

    Included - Intro to Drosselgasse (PM)

    Follow your U Host into this quaint German town that is sure to steal your heart. Enjoy scenic views of the Rhine from the rolling hills of this riverside city. Stop in for a beer at one of the many local dives or head to Siegfried’s Mechanishes Musikkabinett for a taste of gorgeously authentic German architecture. Drosselgasse never disappoints.

    U Time - Abbey Wine (PM)

    “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.

  • DAY 7 - Frankfurt

    Included - Intro to Frankfurt (AM)

    Take to the streets of Frankfurt to explore this dynamic city with your U Host! You’ll see some of the city’s hotspots like the Eiserner Steg, a bridge covered with famous love locks, then Römerberg, the quaint town square walled with photogenic medieval houses. Grab a bite, shop and soak in the local experience before heading to the Frankfurt cathedral. Take pictures and brush up on your history; this iconic landmark is where ten kings were crowned from 1562 to 1792.

    Included Night Out - Germany's Melting Pot (PM)

    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 - Frankfurt on Foot (AM)

    Follow your U Host into the heart of Frankfurt, a dynamic financial trade city with the most imposing skyline in all of Germany. You’ll head into the heart of the bustling city to catch Kleinmarkthalle, an amazing market hall welcoming 63 vendors in 156 stalls that offer all kinds of fresh food, regional specialties and imported foods. Before hopping over to the Main Tower for a breathtaking view, don’t forget to sample some Ebbelwoi, Frankfurt’s famous cider. It will blow your taste buds away!

  • 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 (PM)

    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 - Frankly Frankfurt (AM)

    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.

    Included - Bike the Main (PM)

    Head down to the bank of the Main River and pick up a bicycle! You’ll follow your guide along this gorgeous river tour to see some of Frankfurt’s coolest attractions like the Museumsufer! Stop at some of the Sachsenhausen side’s low-key places to grab snacks and drinks and hang for a few, you’re on vacation time after all!

    U Time - Frankfurt on Foot (AM)

    Follow your U Host into the heart of Frankfurt, a dynamic financial trade city with the most imposing skyline in all of Germany. You’ll head into the heart of the bustling city to catch Kleinmarkthalle, an amazing market hall welcoming 63 vendors in 156 stalls that offer all kinds of fresh food, regional specialties and imported foods. Before hopping over to the Main Tower for a breathtaking view, don’t forget to sample some Ebbelwoi, Frankfurt’s famous cider. It will blow your taste buds away!

  • DAY 3 - Rüdesheim & Koblenz

    Included - Hiking Germania Monument & Forest (AM)

    Fresh air and beautiful views are guaranteed on this walk as we head to the cutest of German towns set in a gorgeous backdrop of vineyards. First, explore Rüdesheim and the famous Drosselgasse, then hike through the hilly vineyards to the Niederwald Memorial. There you’ll have one of the most stunning views of the Rhine!

    Included Night Out - German Corners (PM)

    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.

    U Time - Abbey Wine (AM)

    “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.

    U Time - Night at the Castle (PM)

    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 4 - Koblenz, Remagen, Bonn & Cologne

    Included - Rhine Rider (AM)

    Grab your helmet and get ready for romance; this sentimental bike ride will trace the beautiful Rhine River. Stop for pictures whenever you please, and take in the sights of historical Germany.

    Included - Intro to Cologne (PM)

    You’ll see so much of Cologne in just a short afternoon stroll with your U Host! You’ll head to the infamous Cologne Cathedral, an Instagram must post, then make your way to Old Town. This historic city center is where locals hangout, shop, eat and socialize so get your bearings and mingle with some of Cologne’s finest residents.

    Included Night Out - Bottoms Up Cologne (PM)

    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. Afterwards, take an evening stroll into downtown Cologne for a pint of delicious Kölsch beer! You’ll then continue on to the Rudolf & Brusseler Platz area where the hipper bars, cafes, shops and restaurants are. Feel free to disperse on your own or continue with your Host to the next phase of this adventure! You’ll head off to a combination of unique sites, emphasizing Cologne’s Roman, medieval, and modern history. If you have room after that Kölsch beer, drink in the unique Gothic architecture!

  • DAY 5 - Cologne & Düsseldorf

    Included - Düsseldorf City Walk (AM)

    Join your U Host on a walk through historic Düsseldorf! See some of the city’s most famous pieces of architecture like Ehra oder Kind mit Ball and the Statue of Our Lady, then stop at the gorgeous Konigsalee. Grab a bite at Latz’scher Park afterwards and keep exploring if you feel so inclined! Düsseldorf is an inspiringly beautiful city so don’t miss your chance to soak in everything it offers!

  • DAY 6 - Haarlem & Amsterdam

    Included - Hip Haarlem Vibes (AM)

    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 After Dark (PM)

    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 - Feel The Rush (AM)

    Adrenaline junkies can 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 (PM)

    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 7 - Amsterdam

    Included - 24 Hours in Amsterdam (AM)

    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. 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 - Canals and Cafés (AM)

    What better way to explore Amsterdam’s canals than by water? Hop aboard an electric canal boat where, on top of the hundreds of bridges, bicycles, towers and waterways, you will sail along world famous sites like the Red Light District and the Dancing Houses. Stop off at a waterside café for an included drink to top off your introduction to Amsterdam.

    U Time - Six Senses Amsterdam (AM)

    Today's agenda: an educational, six-stop foodie tour of the hip and historic Jordaan district. Our guides love to tell their own Amsterdam stories and enhance your experience while you eat, drink and walk along our canals with friends.

    U Time - Amsterdam Old and New (PM)

    Amsterdam is so much more than red lights! Explore this amazing city like a true local, on two wheels. Pedal your bike along canals past 17th century Dutch homes, stopping at a local café for an included drink. Top off your experience by taking in the sights at Amsterdam tower observation deck where you have the option to take a ride on Europe’s highest swing!

  • DAY 8 - Amsterdam

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

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