Frankfurt to Amsterdam on Crystal Bach

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Frankfurt to Amsterdam on Crystal Bach

Embrace the jewels of the Rhine when you step onboard the luxurious Crystal Bach and cast off for a journey through Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium.

  • 24862
  • River
  • 09 Nov 18
  • Frankfurt
  • Amsterdam
  • Europe
  • 11 Nov 18
  • 25Nov18
  • 14 nights
  • Crystal River Cruises
  • Multiple Cruiseships 6 stars
  • Cruise Only

  • Frankfurt, Breisach, Basel, Kehl, Speyer, Mainz, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cochem, Cologne, Nijmegen, Antwerp, Amsterdam

Inclusions

  • Early Booking Savings - save up to $2,000 per suite
  • Members of the Crystal Society receive exclusive savings on each suite.

Important Terms

  • * This product is priced in USD (USD), AUD rates can fluctuate depending on exchange rates, final rates in AUD will be confirmed by your consultant at time of booking.
  • Other departure dates are available.
  • Other rates & suites are available for all departure dates.
  • Book by 30Nov18
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
 
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Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window US$7,420 or AUD$11,318 Book Now

Please note: Other suites & rates are available for each departure date, for more information please contact one of our Travel Specialists.

CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES SIGNATURE HALLMARKS

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  • The only all-suite river ships in Europe; every suite featuring a king-size bed, most with walk-in closets
  • The only river line to include European butler service for every room category
  • Michelin star-inspired farm-to-table dining, featuring Crystal’s acclaimed cuisine with regionally inspired menus
  • Complimentary Crystal Signature Event on every itinerary

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  • Unlimited fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and beers, as well as soft drinks and bottled water
  • All gratuities, shipboard and shoreside included
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, plus high-tech in-suite amenities including bedside iPad directory
  • Crystal Collection of curated destination experiences in every port, both inclusive and optional

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BOOK NOW SAVINGS

Book a river voyage by 30Nov18 and enjoy up to $2,000 savings per suite

 

*Rates are based on per person for two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates, or other cabin types not listed, please contact our Travel Specialists for a quote.

 
Date Port Arrival Departure
 

Nov 11, Sunday

Frankfurt, Germany »   9 pm
 

A high-powered international business hub with a bohemian spirit, Frankfurt is a city of contrasts. Although it’s home to futuristic skyscrapers and one of the world’s largest stock exchanges, it also hosts simpler and more traditional charms, like the famed medieval buildings in the Altstadt, or the old town; lush parks, forest areas, riverside pathways and botanical gardens that encompass more than half the city; a renowned collection of museums and galleries; and vibrant cider pubs where revelers from all over the world gather to raise a glass. In fact, Frankfurt is known for its multicultural diversity, with more than 180 nationalities represented among its residents.

 

Nov 12, Monday

Daytime Cruising along the Rhine River »
 

 

 

Nov 13, Tuesday

Breisach, Germany » 8 am 10 pm
 

Situated along the Rhine about halfway between the supremely scenic towns of Freiburg and Colmar, Breisach is the perfect place from which to launch explorations into the surrounding Black Forest. Yet there is much to keep travelers within the embrace of this lively city, including its Romanesque church with late-Gothic altar and cobbled streets lined by pastel-hued buildings. Just a few miles west of Breisach is the remarkable star-shaped fortress town of Neuf-Brisach, or New Breisach, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Nov 14, Wednesday

Basel, Switzerland (overnight) » 8 am  
 
On the three-border intersection of Switzerland, Germany and France and unfolding in two sections from the banks of the Rhine, Basel has an international flair, a cultural vibrancy and is picturesque besides. A medieval town center invites exploration by foot, while an abundance of museums and galleries suggest an indoor stroll amid works of art and relics of history. The Museum of Fine Arts is home to the world’s oldest art collection accessible to the public. The city itself hosts Switzerland’s oldest university, dating to 1460. Antiquity may be Basel’s strong suit, as it is in much of Europe, but this corner of Switzerland also reveals a more modern countenance: Architects Herzog & de Meuron, best known for the design of the Tate Modern in London and the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, and Frank Gehry of Bilbao Guggenheim Museum fame have contributed their considerable talents to buildings here.
 

Nov 15, Thursday

Basel, Switzerland »   7 pm
 
 
 

Nov 16, Friday

Kehl, Germany » 8 am 10 pm
 

When you glimpse the steep-peaked, half-timbered buildings, the placid waters of narrow canals, flowers blooming on balconies and bridges, and old towers standing sentry over the scene, you know you have stepped into Strasbourg—either that, or the very pretty pages of a fairytale. Located just across the Rhine from Strasbourg, Kehl is your access point to the capital of the Alsace region, the seat of the European Parliament and, simply, one of the most photogenic old towns in existence. Strasbourg boasts a breathtakingly gorgeous Gothic cathedral (with the tallest cathedral tower in France), twisting alleyways, a sweet collection of the aforementioned half-timbered buildings and a charm that oozes from virtually every cozy corner of Grande Île, or “Large Island,” the first city center to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Nov 17, Saturday

Speyer, Germany » 8 am 12 m
 
Spared the destruction that befell much of Germany during World War II, Speyer is a preserved window on time, looking onto a history that reaches not only to the Roman age but farther back, to the time of settlement by the Celts. Cobbled streets wind through the centuries, passing half-timbered buildings, the remains of a medieval synagogue, fine museums and festive taverns, culminating at the town’s Romanesque cathedral, called Kaiserdom. Enormous both in scale and significance, the UNESCO-listed church dates to 1030 and houses the tombs of eight Holy Roman emperors and German kings. Look at it from any perspective—on the approach to its red sandstone walls, inside its vast interior spaces or within the context of time—and the basilica is a marvel, considered a hallmark of 11th- and 12th-century architecture.

Head to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, to explore the charming baroque streets of Old Town and feel the intellectual energy of a city that inspired works of American author Mark Twain and British painter William Turner. In Speyer, take some physical energy to climb the 304 steps of the southwest tower of the magnificent cathedral, Kaiserdom, to admire astonishing views, or simply stand within its grandly vaulted nave to appreciate the sheer size of the largest Romanesque church in the world.

 

Nov 18, Sunday

Mainz, Germany » 6 am 1 pm
 
With roots as a Roman outpost that helped stand guard over the empire’s far-north territory, Mainz has a rich history. Unfortunately, much of it was obliterated during the bombing of Mainz during World War II, which destroyed most of the city center. What followed, as in much of Germany after the war, was a rebuilding, here relatively slow to allow for considered city planning and the involvement of renowned architects with a vision for urban livability. Today, Mainz is livable indeed, with a pretty location at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers and pedestrianized areas that invite leisurely strolls and stops to sample local wines. Architectural highlights include the Romanesque cathedral and the city’s remaining half-timbered buildings. Of course, most visitors associate Mainz with its cultural treasure, an original Gutenberg Bible—one of only a few dozen remaining copies—housed at the Gutenberg Museum.

A walk in Old Town lets you appreciate classic German lanes and buildings, spared from the bombings of World War II. No visit to Mainz is complete without a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to inspect a rare remaining copy of the Gutenberg Bible, famous for the first use of moveable type, along with other tomes dating from the 15th century.

 

Nov 18, Sunday

Cruising the Rhine River »
 

 

 

Nov 18, Sunday

Rüdesheim, Germany (overnight) » 3 pm  
 

If Rüdesheim’s scenic location on the Rhine Gorge doesn’t sweep you off your feet, then the town’s medieval Old Town with its half-timbered buildings and narrow lanes, especially the Drosselgasse overflowing with charming shops and taverns, surely will. Still more that promises to enchant and delight is the region’s renowned Rieslings, produced here for centuries from vineyards dating to Roman times. A glass of white wine or the other local specialty, Asbach brandy, sipped amid historic surroundings can make the heart flutter, not necessarily from the effects of the spirits but from the simple beauty of one of Germany’s, if not the world’s, most romantic locales.

Lift your glass and your spirits at the Drosselgasse, Rüdesheim’s impossibly cute medieval lane where locals and guests come to revel in good company and relish fine wines. Savor exceptional views as you board the cog railway for the ride to the summit of Niederwald Park overlooking the Rhine valley. At the Asbach Distillery, learn about the region’s famed Asbach brandy, produced here since 1892.

 

Nov 19, Monday

Rüdesheim, Germany »   8 am
 

During the holidays, the Rüdesheim Christmas Market takes center stager. Try some deliciously made Rüdesheim Coffee, locally made with Asbach Uralt Brandy and whipped cream, exclusively offered during the season. With more that 100 kiosks and stalls offering local wares and seasonal gifts, there is much to see at this annual event—from local Rüdesheim coffee to global flavors like Finnish specialties and even Mongolian food fare.

 

Nov 19, Monday

Cruising the Rhine River »
 

 

 

Nov 19, Monday

Koblenz, Germany » 2 pm 11 pm
 
Located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers and three low mountain ranges meet, Koblenz has a leg up in the scenery department. Add to that the city’s 2,000-year-old history, hilltop fortress and squares lined by classic Germanic architecture and you have a place ready made for photographs. You might start by aiming your lens at the Deutsches Eck, or German Corner, where the rivers merge around a corner of land marked by a monument to Emperor William I. Ambling along the river promenade and exploring the town’s narrow lanes, you might encounter medieval churches, flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes and perhaps a weinstube, or wine tavern, an ideal venue for sipping dry Riesling and drinking in the atmosphere.
 

Nov 20, Tuesday

Cochem, Germany » 6 am 2 pm
 
If a storybook village is to be found on the Mosel River, Cochem certainly is it, with its half-timbered buildings, steep terraced slopes, lush vineyards and a picturesque castle overlooking it all. A riverside promenade allows a chance to savor the atmosphere of the fairytale come to life. Walking along, you’ll take in the beauty of the surrounding hills, sometimes laced with mist, and see bridges spanning the lazy waters of the river. Perhaps you will feel somewhat lazy yourself, reluctant to move too quickly through a town seemingly stopped in time.

Make your way to the hilltop castle of Cochem, a romantic structure originally dating to the 12th century and rebuilt in 1868 by a wealthy German businessman, who fashioned the castle into today’s neo-Gothic masterpiece. Descend into the valley for an exploration of the Mosel wine region, renowned for superb Rieslings and captivating vistas.

 

Nov 20, Tuesday

Cruising the Rhine to Moselle River »
 

 

 

Nov 21, Wednesday

Cologne, Germany » 8 am 11 pm
 
A scan of Cologne’s skyline offers a short-hand of a long essay of architecture, varying from the space-needle-type Rhine Tower to the avant-garde buildings along the river to the spectacular spires of the cathedral. One look at the magnificent church and you can’t help but draw a breath of amazement—the structure is enormous and intricately glorious, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Germany’s most visited landmark. Peel your eyes away from the famed Kölner Dom, as it is locally called, to discover other architectural notables, including remains of the Roman wall, a modern museum complex, the contemporary philharmonic hall, cozy beerhalls and the span of the Hohenzollern Bridge, reconstructed after the war.

Take flight to witness views of Cologne from the air, offering breathtaking perspectives on its architectural monuments, including the cathedral, and the river that winds through Germany’s oldest and fourth-largest city. Get a closer appreciation of Cologne Cathedral with a visit that brings to fore its staggering size: The church is Germany’s largest cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the largest façade of any church in the world.

 

Nov 22, Thursday

Nijmegen, Netherlands » 8 am 2 pm
 

Situated alongside the Waal River near the German border, Nijmegen marries classic waterside scenery with a unique regional history, touched by war. The city’s history is more than a little impressive, as Nijmegen is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, founded more than 2,000 years ago. A smattering of Roman ruins can be seen in town, including a remnant of the old city wall and foundations of the amphitheater. Major parts of the city itself were reduced to ruins during World War II: Allied bombing in 1944 and subsequent German shelling destroyed many of Nijmegen’s old buildings. Reconstruction brought a chance to introduce new architectural styles, making today’s Nijmegen an interesting amalgam of traditional and modern.

 

Nov 22, Thursday

Daytime Cruising along the Rhine River »
 

 

 

Nov 23, Friday

Antwerp, Belgium » 8 am 8 pm
 
What Milan is to Italy, Antwerp is to Belgium, a historic city that is on-trend with a finger on the pulse of fashion, art and entertainment. A dynamic energy fills Antwerp’s old squares, gorgeous with cobbled centers and edged, like a cake with decorative icing, by ornate buildings. High-reaching church towers and fountains with cherubic sculptures add to the feeling of antiquity, while the port—the largest in Belgium and one of the largest in the world—brings a sense of purpose and prosperity. Surely, you associate Antwerp with diamonds. More than 70 percent of all diamonds are traded through this sparkling city, one that also shines under the light of celebrated painter Peter Paul Rubens, who lived and worked in an Italianate city manse, now a museum.
 

Nov 24, Saturday

Amsterdam, Netherlands (overnight) » 9 am  
 
Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to and from work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks. For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still others imagine tulips in bloom and the colors, both muted and vibrant, of the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. All images are true and even more beguiling when experienced in person. Sit a spell in a convivial cafe, explore world-class museums and feel the significance of a unique history—one of a city reclaimed from the sea, rising in prestige and influence as merchants built trade and wealth, and forever known for its attics and attitudes that offered refuge from war. Narrow streets and great manses tell the story not only in images but with the aroma of appeltaart, a taste of the avant garde in newly constructed buildings and a feeling of warmth from the amiable locals.

Two of Amsterdam’s most renowned museums are the masterstrokes of your Crystal itinerary: the Rijksmuseum, displaying 8,000 objects of art and history, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, and the Anne Frank House, the 17th-century canal house where Anne, her family and four others remained hidden and silent for more than two years. Today, Anne Frank’s original diary and other exhibits speak volumes about war and persecution.

 

Nov 25, Sunday

Amsterdam, Netherlands (overnight) » Disembark pm
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