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Zurich & The Rhine River Valley

Discover the Rhineland on a fascinating cruise through Germany. This immersive experience offers culture, history, heritage, and beautiful scenery, not to mention delicious regional cuisines and wine.

Visit landmark locations, historic towns, and famous cities. Savour the fruits of the Rhine’s famous wineries with expert local guides providing insightful tours. Enjoy the natural environment of this verdant river valley.

The River Princess offers home comforts and unparalleled luxury on the water with spacious suites and staterooms featuring boutique hotel-style interiors. Guests also spend two nights in the lakeside city of Zurich at the five-star Dolder Grand Hotel.

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  • Cruise Line: Uniworld
  • Ship: River Princess
  • Duration: 9 Nights
  • Departure: Jul - Oct 2024
£4,199pp
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Zurich & The Rhine River Valley Cruise Itinerary

Explore two countries and the beautiful Rhine Valley on this 9-night cruise, which sails the heartland of Europe. Discover culture, cuisine and local customs as well as historic cities and medieval towns and villages. Enjoy ultimate luxury on a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection ship with two additional nights in a five-star hotel in Zurich.

Day 1

Nuremberg, Germany

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport and meet your Uniworld representative. Transfer to your luxury river cruise ship.

Day 2

Bamberg, Germany

One of Germany’s most attractive cities, take a walking tour of this vibrant location. Bamberg is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a medieval layout and 2,000 historic buildings. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Day 3

Würzburg, Germany

Visit the famous Würzburg Residence, an opulent 18th-century Baroque palace with the world’s largest ceiling fresco above the grand staircase. Wine lovers will want to visit the town of Eisenstadt and Weinforum Franken, a haven for viticulturists.

Day 4

Miltenberg, Germany

On the left bank of the River Main, Miltenberg is a quintessential German town with charming squares, classic half-timbered architecture, and a castle. From the ‘Pearl of the Main,’ guests visit Bürgstadt, a traditional wine-growing community.

Day 5

Mainz, Germany

From Mainz, travel to Heidelberg, Germany’s most romantic city and home to the country’s oldest university. This beautiful Baroque town sits on the banks of the Neckar River. Visit the historic Old Town and the beautiful castle ruins.

Day 6

Rastatt (Baden-Baden), Germany – Strasbourg, France

Choose a tour of cross-cultural Strasbourg, starting with a panoramic drive and finishing with a walking tour of its historic centre. There is also a day trip to the spa town of Baden-Baden. Tonight, enjoy a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 7

Breisach, Germany

‘Gateway to the Black Forest,’ Breisach, is a doorway into the fairytale world of Hansel and Gretel. One of the best-preserved historic cities in southwest Germany, from Breisach, guests travel to Titisee and take a boat tour around the lake.

Day 8

Basel (Disembark), Germany – Zurich, Switzerland

Disembark your ship and transfer to Zurich and the Dolder Grand Hotel. Zurich has a charming Old Town with medieval buildings, excellent shopping, and the iconic twin towers of the Grossmünster church. There is also a Chocolate Experience tour.

Day 9

Zurich, Switzerland

Enjoy a leisurely day at the Dolder Grand Hotel in a stunning location on a hill above Zurich. There is a spa for relaxing treatments or nature trails for the adventurous. Guests also have more time to explore the city.

Day 10

Zurich, Switzerland

Check out of the hotel and transfer to Zurich Airport for return flights back to the UK.

Day 1

Zurich, Switzerland

Arrive at Zurich Airport and meet your Uniworld representative. Transfer to your luxury river cruise ship.

Day 2

Zurich, Switzerland

Enjoy a leisurely day at the Dolder Grand Hotel in a stunning location on a hill above Zurich. There is a spa for relaxing treatments or nature trails for the adventurous. Guests also have more time to explore the city.

Day 3

Zurich, Switzerland – Basel (Embark), Germany

Transfer to Basel and embark your ship. Zurich has a charming Old Town with medieval buildings, excellent shopping, and the iconic twin towers of the Grossmünster church. There is also a Chocolate Experience tour.

Day 4

Breisach, Germany

‘Gateway to the Black Forest,’ Breisach, is a doorway into the fairytale world of Hansel and Gretel. One of the best-preserved historic cities in southwest Germany, from Breisach, guests travel to Titisee and take a boat tour around the lake.

Day 5

Rastatt (Baden-Baden), Germany – Strasbourg, France

Choose a tour of cross-cultural Strasbourg, starting with a panoramic drive and finishing with a walking tour of its historic centre. There is also a day trip to the spa town of Baden-Baden. Tonight, enjoy a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 6

Mainz, Germany

From Mainz, travel to Heidelberg, Germany’s most romantic city and home to the country’s oldest university. This beautiful Baroque town sits on the banks of the Neckar River. Visit the historic Old Town and the beautiful castle ruins.

Day 7

Miltenberg, Germany

On the left bank of the River Main, Miltenberg is a quintessential German town with charming squares, classic half-timbered architecture, and a castle. From the ‘Pearl of the Main,’ guests visit Bürgstadt, a traditional wine-growing community.

Day 8

Würzburg, Germany

Visit the famous Würzburg Residence, an opulent 18th-century Baroque palace with the world’s largest ceiling fresco above the grand staircase. Wine lovers will want to visit the town of Eisenstadt and Weinforum Franken, a haven for viticulturists.

Day 9

Bamberg, Germany

One of Germany’s most attractive cities, take a walking tour of this vibrant location. Bamberg is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a medieval layout and 2,000 historic buildings. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Day 10

Nuremberg, Germany

Check out of the hotel and transfer to Nuremberg Airport for return flights back to the UK.

Zurich & The Rhine River Valley Cruise Ships

River Princess

This luxurious floating hotel sets an indulgent tone for your journey through Europe. Enjoy sophisticated decor consisting of jewel-toned greens, warm browns, and a mix of black and white. Recline in one of our stylish lounges with a good book or cocktails.

Max. Capacity of 128 Guests
Remodelled in 2011
French Balconies

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Explore the Rhineland and Zurich with Crui.se

9 Nights
Jul - Oct 2024

Zurich & The Rhine River Valley

  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Würzburg
  • Miltenberg
  • Mainz
  • Rastatt (Baden-Baden) – Strasbourg
  • Breisach
  • Basel
  • Zurich
£4,199pp Est. Price per person
  • River Princess  

Zurich & The Rhine River Valley Cruise Review

“The onboard experience was excellent, and I enjoyed all the excursions.”

Doris Hoffmann, London

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Zurich & The Rhine River Valley FAQ

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

Can I extend or customise my river cruise?

Many of our cruises offer pre and post-cruise extensions. If you travel with ten or more people, we can customise the tour itinerary to suit guest requirements. Discuss this with your Travel Advisor when you book.

Is there a laundry service available?

Most Uniworld ships have either a self-service laundrette with an ironing board or a laundry service direct from your suite for an additional cost. The details on our website have a comprehensive list of services provided on each ship.

Is smoking allowed on board the River Princess?

Smoking is allowed on the Sun Deck only. You cannot smoke in public areas, suites, or staterooms. The smoking ban extends to e-cigarettes and vape devices, as well as tobacco products. Smoking is also not allowed on shore tours and excursions. Most tourist destinations have a no-smoking policy.

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