Basel, Pearl on the Rhine | Feenstra river cruises

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.

Saturday, June 25: 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.

Sunday, June 26: 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.

Monday, June 27: 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 cosy squares and alleys in the city centre invite you to explore the city. You will find beautiful buildings and monuments, many wine taverns and modern shopping streets.

Tuesday, June 28: 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.

Wednesday, June 29: 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.

Thursday, June 30: 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 centre. 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.

Friday, July 1: 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.

Saturday, July 2: 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.

Sunday, July 3: 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 centre.

Monday, July 4: 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 centre of this city.

Tuesday, July 5: 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.

Wednesday, July 6: Boppard - Düsseldorf

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

Thursday, July 7: 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


The Sun Deck is partially covered and protects you from the scorching sun on hot days. Of course you can also choose to use the cooling whirlpool. The atmospheric lounge, located on the Promenade Deck, is the meeting point for passengers. Here you will be served hot and cold drinks from the bar. The large windows ensure that you do not miss out on the beauty of the surroundings. The panorama restaurant is located at the back of the Promenade deck. Here the creative kitchen team is ready to spoil you with international specialties.

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