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Rhine Chateaux & Gateaux

Venture along the picturesque Rhine river on an eight-day itinerary designed to traverse hotspots across Germany and Switzerland.

Guests have the option to stroll through old towns, visit hilltop monuments and try local delicacies on a selection of tours, tastings and culturally rich excursions organised by TUI.

Acting as your home for seven nights is the marvellous TUI Isla – a modern floating hotel featuring French Balcony suites, generous floor plans and modern interior design.

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  • Cruise Line: TUI
  • Ship: TUI Isla
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: June
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Rhine Chateaux & Gateaux Cruise Itinerary

From Frankfurt to Basel – explore ports in Switzerland and Germany on this breathtaking eight-day itinerary brought to you by TUI. Enjoy picturesque scenery, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, intriguing architecture and the opportunity to dive into local cultures along the way.

Day 1

Arrive to Frankfurt (EMBARK)

Begin your adventure exploring Frankfurt’s interesting architecture.

Day 2


Today, explore attractions at Koblenz; visit the German Corner, riverside promenade, and the neoclassical Electoral Palace. You may also wish to pay a visit to the city’s hilltop fort.

Day 3


Arrive at Rudesheim around lunchtime. Enjoy the opportunity to check out the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge or head up to the hilltop Niederwald Monument.

Day 4


Spend the day exploring one of Germany’s oldest cities. Along the way, enjoy interesting architecture and bustling main streets.

Day 5


You’ll dock in Kehl today – a 15-minute drive across the border to Strasbourg. Explore the city’s French and German architectural influences, Cathedral of Notre-Dame and pretty canals.

Day 6


Spend the majority of today in Breisach – nestled between the river and Black Forest. Visit the hilltop cathedral, bustling town centre and vaulted cellars for a wine tasting.

Day 7


Arrive to Basel early; view its spectacular skyscrapers, museums, university, old town and much more. You may actually wish to head up to Cathedral Mount to check out Basel Minister and the tomb of Dutch scholar Eramus.

Day 8

Depart Basel (DISEMBARK)

To conclude your journey, squeeze in some last-minute sightseeing around Basel before embarking on your return journey.

Rhine Chateaux & Gateaux Cruise Ships

TUI Isla

Step aboard the TUI Isla, a luxurious river cruise vessel that offers opulent amenities and impeccable service. From fine dining to wellness facilities, to spacious staterooms with private balconies, the TUI Isla is the embodiment of elegance on the water.

155 Passengers
79 Cabins
2 Onboard Restaurants & Bars

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Rhine Chateaux & Gateaux Deals

Adventure to historic gems scattered along the Rhine.

7 Nights

Rhine Chateaux & Gateaux

  • Frankfurt (EMBARK)
  • Koblenz
  • Rüdesheim
  • Speyer
  • Kehl
  • Breisach
  • Basel
  • Basel (DISEMBARK)
£1,849pp Est. Price per person
  • TUI Isla

Rhine Chateaux & Gateaux Cruise Review

“This getaway was the perfect length to fit in all my sightseeing favourites, as well as learning about local culture. The suggested excursions I went on were all incredibly informative and well-organised; I got to see everything on my bucket list as well as fit in some souvenir shopping for my family.”

Ross Betts, Birmingham

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Rhine Chateaux & Gateaux FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What’s the maximum capacity of guests on-board the ship?

The TUI Isla has a maximum capacity of 155 guests.

Which wellness facilities are available on-board the ship?

The TUI Isla affords guests access to an on-board sauna, whirlpool and loungers within the ship’s designated wellness area.

What are the recommended highlights for this trip?

TUI recommends guests pay a visit to Strasbourg’s old town, enjoy a wine tasting in Rudesheim and enjoy the views from Speyer’s clock tower.

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