Basel

Basel
Basel

Often overlooked by those who fly straight to the larger, well-trodden cities of Zürich and Geneva, beautiful Basel is one of Switzerland’s – if not Europe’s – most underrated destinations. Situated in a scenic setting on the River Rhine between the borders of France and Germany and boasting an eclectic mix of sights and attractions, both historic and contemporary, this charming city is sure to enchant and inspire.

Visiting Basel via river boat is the best way to experience all that this Swiss gem has to offer. You can enjoy views of the gorgeous surrounding scenery as you sail the Rhine straight into the city, then step ashore in the heart of it all to take in Basel’s many delights. The engaging medieval Old Town – one of 19 fascinating ‘quarters’ spread across the city – is a particular highlight. Here you can uncover beautifully preserved 15th century buildings, the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, the imposing Rathaus and the ancient Spalentor gate, which all stand defiantly alongside a few fabulous modern structures designed by world-renowned architects. [ReadMore]

Known as Switzerland’s ‘cultural capital’ Basel also boasts the largest collection of museums found in any Swiss city, with around 40 to discover dotted around the many districts. Among the most interesting are the Kunstmuseum, Gegenwartskunst and Schaulager museums, which all exhibit spectacular artwork from various eras and world-famous artists; the Museum der Kulturen ethnographic museum; Antikenmuseum, which houses a huge collection of antiquities; and the Puppenhaus teddy bear museum. Basel is also home to Switzerland’s oldest and largest zoo; and is known as the ‘green city’ thanks to the abundance of pretty parks and botanical gardens.

Cruises to Basel

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 05 Jul 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201112

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,699pp
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Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 05 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2011

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Departs: Basel • Sun 12 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2012

  • Bringing an array of the Rhine and Moselle’s historic and scenic treasures into focus, this absorbing journey offers chances to delight in the sight of impressive cathedrals, castles, famous vineyards and much more.
  • You can explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed historic centre and marvel at the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame; see the spires and domes of St Stephen Cathedral in Speyer; and take a cable car to Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
  • The fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle awaits you, and Cologne’s spectacular Cathedral is not-to-be-missed, while scenic cruising of the Middle Rhine and Lower Moselle Valleys will present unforgettable countryside views.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 26 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2014

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,399pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 26 Jul 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201415

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Departs: Basel • Sun 02 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2015

  • Bringing an array of the Rhine and Moselle’s historic and scenic treasures into focus, this absorbing journey offers chances to delight in the sight of impressive cathedrals, castles, famous vineyards and much more.
  • You can explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed historic centre and marvel at the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame; see the spires and domes of St Stephen Cathedral in Speyer; and take a cable car to Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
  • The fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle awaits you, and Cologne’s spectacular Cathedral is not-to-be-missed, while scenic cruising of the Middle Rhine and Lower Moselle Valleys will present unforgettable countryside views.

Fly-cruise from £1,399pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 16 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2017

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,399pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 16 Aug 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201718

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

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Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 06 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2020

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Riesling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 06 Sep 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R202021

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,799pp
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Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

Departs: Basel • Sun 13 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2021

  • Bringing an array of the Rhine and Moselle’s historic and scenic treasures into focus, this absorbing journey offers chances to delight in the sight of impressive cathedrals, castles, famous vineyards and much more.
  • You can explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed historic centre and marvel at the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame; see the spires and domes of St Stephen Cathedral in Speyer; and take a cable car to Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
  • The fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle awaits you, and Cologne’s spectacular Cathedral is not-to-be-missed, while scenic cruising of the Middle Rhine and Lower Moselle Valleys will present unforgettable countryside views.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?