The Romantic Rhine: Holland & Germany


7 nights cruising from the delightful Dutch Canals to the romantic River Rhine on board 5 star MS Gerard Schmitter.

Cruise to the heart of Holland and the majestic romantic Rhine Valley. Discover the prestigious Dutch terroir between legendary mills and picturesque UNESCO World Heritage canals. Admire the many treasures of traditional Germany from the Cologne Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic art, to the Niederwald monument, the starting point of an unforgettable hike through the heart of the Rüdesheim vineyard.


  • Direct Flights to Amsterdam
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 7 nights on the river cruiser, based on 2 sharing a main deck cabin
  • Refined French Cuisine dining – Meals on board on a full board basis from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the last day.
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks speciality coffees and tea.
  • Captain Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Farewell Gala dinner
  • Free WiFi
  • Onboard activites
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Transfer from the quay to the airport
  • Return flight to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges included
  • 1 check-in bag per person 20kgs


Day 1 Amsterdam

On arrival, you will be transferred to the port for boarding. After comfortably settling into your cabin, you’ll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. The evening is free to enjoy on board or to take an evening stroll through enchanting Amsterdam. Optional evening canal boat tour offered. Later that evening sail towards Kinderdijk through the night.

Day 2 Kinderdijk – Rotterdam – Nijmegen

A chance to explore Kinderdijk, or to join an optional excursion to visit the windmills of Kinderdijk on foot. Cruising in the afternoon.

Day 3 Nijmegen – Cologne

Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, the first to be recognized as such in Roman times, and in 2005 celebrated 2,000 years of existence. Option tours offered to visit Kröller Müller museum or enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Day 4 Cologne – Koblenz

Today we visit the city of Cologne. The wonderful part of river cruising is that you are docked in the heart of the city so step off and explore sights such as Cologne Cathedral, known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views. The adjacent Museum Ludwig showcases 20th-century art, including many masterpieces by Picasso, and the Romano-Germanic Museum houses Roman antiquities. Afternoon cruising

Day 5 Koblenz – The Romantic Rhine – Rudesheim – Boppard

This morning will be spent cruising. When we arrive in Rudesheim you can opt to visit the city yourself or join us on one of our optional excursions to visit the famous vineyards of the region along with sightseeing. Later that afternoon we cruise to Boppard where we’ll arrive after dinner so you can set off and explore this city by night.

Day 6 Boppard – Dusseldorf

This morning will be spent cruising before arriving in Dusseldorf. A full free day to visit this city and enjoy the Rhine embankment promenade. Later that evening we cruise to Amsterdam.

Day 7 Dusseldorf – Amsterdam

Our final full day is spent in Amsterdam giving you plenty of time to visit the cities many famous bridges and Dam Square or opt for an optional excursion to the Keukenhof gardens. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 8 Amsterdam

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking and transferring to the airport for your return flight.

NB: Please note that CroisiEurope and the ship’s captain reserve the right to modify the cruising itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel.


MS Gerard Schmitter

The 5 Anchor MS Gerard Schmitter accommodates 174 passengers and offers spacious and comfortable cabins equipped with two beds (with optional twin-bed configuration), private bathroom with shower and bath products, telephone, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer, air-conditioning, radio and wardrobe with hangers. Located at the main deck it offers a panoramic view.

Facilities: lounge-bar with a dance floor – bar – dining room – large sundeck with deckchairs – lift – terrace – gift shop. Central heating, 230 V electricity, air-conditioning, radar, TV and video in the lounge, wifi on board.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance €25 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement on request
  • A non refundable, non transferable booking deposit of €250 per person is required at time of booking
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €0pp
  Number of nights: 7

19 July 2019 Was €1,999 Now €1,499 Main Deck

Upgrade to Middle Deck cabin from €180 €80pp
Upgrade to Upper Deck cabin from €220 €100pp

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