Rolling on the Rhine

8 Days from Amsterdam to Frankfurt

Amsterdam is just the beginning. On this cruise along the Rhine river, you’ll have three days to spend in this laid-back and forward-thinking Dutch hotspot, along with stops in the port-town of Hoorn, urban Cologne, and winegrowing Rüdesheim.

Schedules are subject to change. Final day-to-day schedules will be provided in your pre-cruise documents and onboard. Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

Day 1: Amsterdam

Embark. Your adventure begins today.
Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

Day 2: Amsterdam

Dutch Beer or Art

Take your pick between Dutch painters or Dutch beer. On this tour you can see The Night Watch by Rembrandt and other masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum or take a tour of a Dutch brewery.

By Water and Wind

Get to know the scenic neighborhood of Zaanse Schans, built along the River Zaan and home to some of the most stunning and historic windmills in Europe. Learn all about the history on a visit to a local museum and the working windmill. This neighborhood is a treasure trove of cute crafts, local shops and the most idyllic scenery you could ever imagine.

Canals and Cafés

What better way to explore Amsterdam’s canals than by water? Hop aboard an electric canal boat where, on top of the hundreds of bridges, bicycles, towers and waterways, you will sail along world famous sites like the Red Light District and the Dancing Houses. Stop off at a waterside café for an included drink to top off your introduction to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Old and New

There’s something for everyone in Amsterdam – and this is your chance to find it. We’ll explore the city by bike, see the sights and talk about Amsterdam’s fascinating history.

Day 3: Hoorn

Intro to Hoorn

Sightseeing in Hoorn is the perfect way to spend a morning, which is why we’re doing it. Once a key city during the Dutch Golden Age, you’ll get your fill of historical facades, stunning architecture and picturesque harbors.

Dutch Cheese Trail

Cheese lovers rejoice! You’re headed to Zeilzicht, a cheese farm that has been operating for over 25 years. See how the famous Dutch cheese is made and get a sampling for yourself.

Day 4: Wesel

Apple Plantation

Since 1867, the Clostermann family has been growing fruit at Neuhollandshof. Take a tour of their plantation, see how an apple goes from the tree to cider and taste some of their specialties.

Wesel Bike Tour

While razed during WWII, today Wesel is a beautiful contrast of old and new. We’ll bike around town and see harbor installations, Auesee Lake and Willibrord Cathedral.

Day 5: Cologne, Bonn & Koblenz

Intro to Cologne

Of course, you’ll see the Cathedral but there’s more to this town than that. Get a feel for old town, which is as quaint and colorful as a neighborhood can be, along with some of our favorite spots.

German Corners

Follow your host on an evening walk through Koblenz, one of the country’s oldest and most beautiful towns. Vineyards, forests and exotic mountain ranges form the backdrop to a town with over 2,000 years of storied history.

Rhine Rider

While this bike ride isn’t steep, it is long. We’re setting off on a 31-mile bike ride down the Rhine River, seeing plenty of parks and vineyards along the way.

Cologne in Depth

Treat yourself to the best of this city with samplings of Kölsch beer, Cologne chocolate and the famous perfume, “Eau de Cologne.” You’ll also see famous sights including the Hohenzollern Bridge.

Day 6: Rüdesheim

Hiking Germania Monument & Forest

We’re headed to Niederwalddenkmal, a historic monument sitting above the town. Take in the panoramic views of old town and the shimmering waters of the Rhine as you hike to the top.

Night at the Castle

Whether you want to feel like royalty or look for ghosts, a night in a medieval castle is the way to do it. We’ll explore Rheinstein Castle, drink some wine in the gardens and learn about its history from the owners.

Abbey Wine

For 900 years, the Eberbach Monastery has been making wine – most notably Riesling wine. We’ll take a tour of the Abbey by candlelight and see the historical “Cabinet Cellar,” the cloisters and more while learning about the monastery’s fascinating history.

Wine Time

Follow your U Host to RheinWeinWelt, an interactive wine tasting experience. After a short introduction to the 14 wine rooms and wine “slot machines,” you’ll get 10 tokens to take with you. Use your tokens to try samples of different wines of your choosing, each stored in their own tanks with helpful descriptions. Whenever you need a break you can always head back to the main hall where cheese plates and other local treats will be waiting for you.

Day 7: Frankfurt

Intro to Frankfurt

Find out exactly why Frankfurt is more than just a hub on this walking tour of the city. From great shopping to medieval buildings, there’s a lot to love.

Biking Frankfurt

Join your Wellbeing Coach and U Hosts on a bike ride along the beautiful Main river, with a well-deserved pit stop for an Apfelwein or local beer at a cozy river-side bar.

Heidelberg University with Student Prison

While it has long been closed, Heidelberg University once housed misbehaving students in an on-campus prison for days or weeks at a time. Don’t worry, we won’t lock you in.

Frankfurt on Foot

Follow your U Host into the heart of Frankfurt, a dynamic financial trade city with the most imposing skyline in all of Germany. You’ll head into the heart of the bustling city to catch Kleinmarkthalle, an amazing market hall welcoming 63 vendors in 156 stalls that offer all kinds of fresh food, regional specialties and imported foods. Before hopping over to the Main Tower for a breathtaking view, don’t forget to sample some Ebbelwoi, Frankfurt’s famous cider. It will blow your taste buds away!

Day 8: Frankfurt

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.
Schedules are subject to change. Final day-to-day schedules will be provided in your pre-cruise documents and onboard. Optional U+ excursions are an additional fee and may require a minimum number of participants to operate.

Day 1: Frankfurt

Embark. Your adventure begins today.
Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

Day 2: Frankfurt

Intro to Frankfurt

Find out exactly why Frankfurt is more than just a hub on this walking tour of the city. From great shopping to medieval buildings, there’s a lot to love.

Biking Frankfurt

Join your Wellbeing Coach and U Hosts on a bike ride along the beautiful Main river, with a well-deserved pit stop for an Apfelwein or local beer at a cozy river-side bar.

Heidelberg University with Student Prison

While it has long been closed, Heidelberg University once housed misbehaving students in an on-campus prison for days or weeks at a time. Don’t worry, we won’t lock you in.

Frankfurt on Foot

Follow your U Host into the heart of Frankfurt, a dynamic financial trade city with the most imposing skyline in all of Germany. You’ll head into the heart of the bustling city to catch Kleinmarkthalle, an amazing market hall welcoming 63 vendors in 156 stalls that offer all kinds of fresh food, regional specialties and imported foods. Before hopping over to the Main Tower for a breathtaking view, don’t forget to sample some Ebbelwoi, Frankfurt’s famous cider. It will blow your taste buds away!

Day 3: Rüdesheim & Koblenz

German Corners

Follow your host on an evening walk through Koblenz, one of the country’s oldest and most beautiful towns. Vineyards, forests and exotic mountain ranges form the backdrop to a town with over 2,000 years of storied history.

Hiking Germania Monument & Forest

We’re headed to Niederwalddenkmal, a historic monument sitting above the town. Take in the panoramic views of old town and the shimmering waters of the Rhine as you hike to the top.

Wine Time

Follow your U Host to RheinWeinWelt, an interactive wine tasting experience. After a short introduction to the 14 wine rooms and wine “slot machines,” you’ll get 10 tokens to take with you. Use your tokens to try samples of different wines of your choosing, each stored in their own tanks with helpful descriptions. Whenever you need a break you can always head back to the main hall where cheese plates and other local treats will be waiting for you.

Night at the Castle

Whether you want to feel like royalty or look for ghosts, a night in a medieval castle is the way to do it. We’ll explore Rheinstein Castle, drink some wine in the gardens and learn about its history from the owners.

Abbey Wine

For 900 years, the Eberbach Monastery has been making wine – most notably Riesling wine. We’ll take a tour of the Abbey by candlelight and see the historical “Cabinet Cellar,” the cloisters and more while learning about the monastery’s fascinating history.

Day 4: Remagen, Bonn & Cologne

Rhine Rider

While this bike ride isn’t steep, it is long. We’re setting off on a 31-mile bike ride down the Rhine River, seeing plenty of parks and vineyards along the way.

Cologne in Depth

Treat yourself to the best of this city with samplings of Kölsch beer, Cologne chocolate and the famous perfume, “Eau de Cologne.” You’ll also see famous sights including the Hohenzollern Bridge.

Intro to Cologne

Of course, you’ll see the Cathedral but there’s more to this town than that. Get a feel for old town, which is as quaint and colorful as a neighborhood can be, along with some of our favorite spots.

Day 5: Wesel

Wesel Bike Tour

While razed during WWII, today Wesel is a beautiful contrast of old and new. We’ll bike around town and see harbor installations, Auesee Lake and Willibrord Cathedral.

Apple Plantation

Since 1867, the Clostermann family has been growing fruit at Neuhollandshof. Take a tour of their plantation, see how an apple goes from the tree to cider and taste some of their specialties.

Day 6: Hoorn

Dutch Cheese Trail

Cheese lovers rejoice! You’re headed to Zeilzicht, a cheese farm that has been operating for over 25 years. See how the famous Dutch cheese is made and get a sampling for yourself.

Intro to Hoorn

Sightseeing in Hoorn is the perfect way to spend a morning, which is why we’re doing it. Once a key city during the Dutch Golden Age, you’ll get your fill of historical facades, stunning architecture and picturesque harbors.

Day 7: Amsterdam

Dutch Beer or Art

Take your pick between Dutch painters or Dutch beer. On this tour you can see The Night Watch by Rembrandt and other masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum or take a tour of a Dutch brewery.

Canals and Cafés

What better way to explore Amsterdam’s canals than by water? Hop aboard an electric canal boat where, on top of the hundreds of bridges, bicycles, towers and waterways, you will sail along world famous sites like the Red Light District and the Dancing Houses. Stop off at a waterside café for an included drink to top off your introduction to Amsterdam.

Six Senses of Amsterdam

Named because you’ll be using all of your senses on this deep dive into the local food scene. We don’t ruin the surprise, but we can say: Dutch apple pie, Gouda cheese, and stroopwafels. Hungry yet?

By Water and Wind

Get to know the scenic neighborhood of Zaanse Schans, built along the River Zaan and home to some of the most stunning and historic windmills in Europe. Learn all about the history on a visit to a local museum and the working windmill. This neighborhood is a treasure trove of cute crafts, local shops and the most idyllic scenery you could ever imagine.

Amsterdam Old and New

There’s something for everyone in Amsterdam – and this is your chance to find it. We’ll explore the city by bike, see the sights and talk about Amsterdam’s fascinating history.

Day 8: Amsterdam

Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

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