Basel, Pearl on the Rhine

This cruise on the Rhine strings together all the highlights. From picturesque places like Speyer and Boppard in Germany to Basel in Switzerland. Time and again you will be touched by the wonderful atmosphere and the majestic panorama.

Thursday, July 8: Arnhem - Krefeld

As usual we will leave Arnhem at 09:30. We set course for Krefeld where we arrive at the beginning of the evening. Along the way, the crew will be introduced to you and you can meet your fellow passengers.

Friday, July 9: Krefeld - Cologne

One of the most famous places along the Rhine is Cologne. This varied city offers something for every tourist. You will find beautifully decorated medieval churches with the cathedral as a highlight, but you can also go shopping or enjoy a terrace along the Rhine. When it comes to museums, there is not only art to see, for example you can also visit the Chocolate Museum.

Saturday July 10: Cologne - Koblenz

In the morning the first wooded hills appear on the banks, with a castle or ruin here and there. We will arrive in Koblenz during lunch. The cozy squares and alleys in the city center invite you to explore the city. You will find beautiful buildings and monuments, many wine taverns and modern shopping streets.

Sunday July 11: Koblenz - Rüdesheim

The panorama that passes you this morning is fantastic. One castle after another comes into view and at the end of the morning we pass the impressive Lorelei. We arrive in Rüdesheim after lunch. This place is known for its wines that you can of course taste in one of the many cafes in the famous Drosselgasse. With the cable car you can go to the Niederwald monument from where you have a beautiful view over the region of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Monday, July 12: Rüdesheim - Speyer - Iffezheim

Speyer is one of the most beautiful towns on the Rhine. The cityscape of this imperial city is determined by the centuries-old Romanesque cathedral. The technology museum is located near the center of Speyer. For those passengers who are interested in technology, this is a unique opportunity to spend the afternoon between trains, antique cars, planes, submarines and engines. During dinner we sail on to Iffezheim where we will spend the night at the lock.

Tuesday, July 13: Iffezheim - Strasbourg

As soon as we dock in Strasbourg, we will be on French territory. After lunch you have the opportunity to explore the city center. On board you can sign up for a free bus shuttle to the center of Strasbourg. In this lively city you will find, among other things, a beautiful Gothic cathedral, the old city district of La Petite France and interesting museums.

Wednesday, July 14: Strasbourg - Basel

When we are on the canalized Rhine: the "Grand Canal d'Alsace", the peaks of the Black Forest rise on the horizon on the port side. On the starboard side you can see the foothills of the Vosges. After a wonderful sailing day we will arrive after dinner at our final destination Basel.

Thursday, July 15: Basel - Breisach

Basel is located on both sides of the Rhine in the Dreiländereck, where the countries Switzerland, Germany and France border each other. It is a true center of art and modern architecture, with a beautiful historic city center with its churches, town hall and city gates. During a walk through the city center, it is certainly worthwhile to try the traditional Basler honey cake at the “Läckerli Huus”. If you want to see more of Switzerland, you can join a beautiful bus tour through Switzerland today (*). This beautiful tour is one of the highlights of the trip and shows you the most beautiful parts of Switzerland. You can register for this on board. During dinner we depart from Basel and set sail for the idyllic town of Breisach.

Friday, July 16: Breisach - Kehl

We will spend the entire morning in Breisach. The "Altstadt" is located on top of a hill and it is definitely worth taking a look. At the beginning of the afternoon we lift anchor and sail on the Rhine, which here forms the border between Germany and France. In Kehl, where we arrive at the end of the afternoon, it is only a short walk to the pleasant city center.

Saturday, July 17: Kehl - Mannheim

Following the current we leave the Rhine at Mannheim and moor at the mouth of the Neckar. From our berth you can walk straight into the center of Mannheim. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the university city of Heidelberg (*). Here you can visit the castle or take a walk through the center of this city.

Sunday July 18: Mannheim – Boppard

We continue our journey across the Rhine to the picturesque wine town of Boppard, nestled among the vineyards of the Bopparder Hamm. We certainly recommend a ride with the cable car to the Gedeons Eck, from where you have a magnificent view. Of course you can also simply enjoy the flowery Boppard.

Monday, July 19: Boppard - Düsseldorf

It is a short walk from the berth in Düsseldorf to the city center. After lunch, you can take a lovely stroll here along beautiful buildings and monuments that are interspersed with cozy terraces. Shoppers can also indulge themselves here. Shops and department stores abound in and around the Altstadt.

Tuesday, July 20: Düsseldorf - Arnhem

This wonderful journey is almost over. We leave Düsseldorf early and set course for the Netherlands. At 14:00 we moor in Arnhem and say goodbye to you.

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Various excursion opportunities
  • Three evenings with live entertainment
  • Captains Dinner
  • Farewell cocktail
  • Shuttle bus in Strasbourg included

Statendam

The Sun Deck has three covered areas and many cosy seats. There is also a large chessboard. Around the pool, heated to 29 ° C, you will find lovely sunbeds. From the Lounge Deck you have a beautiful view of your surroundings. Take a seat in the cosy lounge or have a drink in the tastefully decorated bar. In the restaurant on the Lounge Deck you can enjoy the panorama during your meals. On the heated covered terrace at the back of the Lounge Deck you can sit comfortably or use the fitness equipment. In the central hall you will find the reception with a cosy seating area.

More information about the Statendam can be found below. If you still have questions after reading this information, please let us know. Our employees are there for you six days a week!

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