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Rhine Explorer 2

Explore along the Rhine on an adventure brought to you by TUI – calling at ports across Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Enjoy a selection of excursions to scenic destinations, historically rich locations and UNESCO sites. Guests have the opportunity to book tours, tastings, canal cruises, bike rides and much more.

Climb aboard the unique TUI Isla – one of TUI’s extravagant vessels designated to the Rhine river. During your stay, enjoy an assortment of unique comforts and luxuries for the duration of your travels.

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  • Cruise Line: TUI
  • Ship: TUI Isla
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: July
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Rhine Explorer 2 Cruise Itinerary

Traverse along the Rhine on a journey from Basel to Amsterdam – enjoying a selection of tours, tastings, bike rides and a range of coveted attractions along the way. TUI presents a selection of hand-picked excursions to historic locations and glamorous landmarks.

Day 1

Arrive to Basel (EMBARK)

Your cruise begins in Basel. After settling into your ship, explore a range of attractions from the Botanical Gardens and Basel Zoo.

Day 2


Enjoy a choice of adventures today; embark on a walking tour of Breisach, a spectacular wine tasting, Colmar city tour and pay a visit to the popular St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Day 3


Spend the day touring Strasbourg alongside an informative guide or wander through Obernai on a tour that concludes with a wine tasting.

Day 4


Explore the fascinating historic sights of Speyer – enjoy a guided walking tour and embark down the German Wine Route.

Day 5

Rüdesheim / Koblenz

For the first half of your day, take a few hours to explore Rudesheim – famous for its wine production. You may wish to book an excursion showing a coffee making demo.
At lunchtime, we sail on to Koblenz, where you can take a cable car up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, overlooking the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

Day 6


Spend the day touring and tasting your way through Cologne; try some of the city’s locally-brewed beers and pay a visit to its famous cathedral.

Day 7


Enjoy a cruise along Amsterdam’s canals and tour the vibrant city. On offer today is an excursion to Edam an Zaanse.

Day 8

Depart Amsterdam (DISEMBARK)

Use your final few hours in Amsterdam to take in some scenic views before your departing flight.

Rhine Explorer 2 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 Explorer 2 Deals

Explore attractions along the spectacular Rhine river

7 Nights

Rhine Explorer 2

  • Basel (EMBARK)
  • Breisach
  • Strasbourg
  • Speyer
  • Rüdesheim / Koblenz
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam (DISEMBARK)
£1,605pp Est. Price per person
  • TUI Isla

Rhine Explorer 2 Cruise Review

“I had a lot of fun on this cruise; it was really awesome and I got to check a lot of must-sees off my bucket list. All of the excursions were really well thought out and organised.”

Monica White, London

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Rhine Explorer 2 FAQ

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

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.

Is there special assistance available?

TUI River Cruises are not generally suitable for customers with reduced mobility. There isn’t a lift on the ship and there are no wheelchair accessible cabins available.

What are TUI’s recommended highlights for the trip?

TUI recommends paying a visit to Cologne’s Cathedral, taste-testing famous Rudesheimer coffee and riding Koblenz’s cable car.

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