The Classic Rhine to Switzerland Shearings 2020 River Cruise

Cultural experience, history and stunning views await you as we take in four fascinating countries – Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland. Sailing along the splendid Rhine and Moselle rivers, our cruise will take in captivating towns and cities, including vibrant Amsterdam, popular Rudesheim and picturesque Strasbourg.

8 Days by air

10 Days by coach



This is the itinerary by air, the 10 day no flying itinerary by coach departs a day sooner from the UK and includes overnight stops in Belgium outbound & France on the return journey. Please note all excursions mentioned in the itinerary are not included but can be purchased pre-cruise

Embark your ship in Amsterdam. This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. Moor overnight in Amsterdam.
Meals included: Dinner

Arrival in Amsterdam, where you can join an optional guided city tour, canal cruise and visit to a local cheese farm. Rejoin the ship in Hoorn for lunch. This afternoon cruise along the Ijsselmeer. Your cruise continues through Holland overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After lunch we arrive at Cologne, famous for its incredible, twin-spired cathedral and historic Old Town. Join our optional guided city tour or explore at leisure. This evening our cruise continues to Koblenz, set at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Moselle.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today cruise down the romantic Moselle, with its wonderful vineyard riverscape and moor in Cochem. Take a stroll around the narrow streets, twisting alleys and medieval town walls on our optional guided tour and sample some of the Riesling wines produced in this region. This evening cruise to Koblenz.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning arrive in Koblenz, ideally situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers. Join our included guided walking tour. Relax on board this afternoon as we cruise the most beautiful section of the river – the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Late this afternoon, the vessel arrives in popular Rudesheim where you can take an optional guided tour and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum. Sail overnight to Mannheim.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Arrival at Mannheim which boasts many interesting sights. Join an optional excursion to pretty Heidelberg. Continue to Speyer with an included guided walking tour. Enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner this evening as you sail onwards to Strasbourg.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Reach Linz, one of the largest cities in Austria, with time at leisure and perhaps sample some of the famous Linzer torte. Enjoy a final evening on board as you head back to Passau.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Disembark after breakfast and continue home.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide - 10 Days by Coach

Call our river team for the latest availability on 0800 810 8220

Date Price (pp)
14 April 2020 CALL
03 August 2020^ CALL

Price Guide - 8 Days by Air

Call our river team for the latest availability on 0800 810 8220

Date Price (pp)
15 April 2020 £1,759

What's Included

  • Return UK flights
  • No Fly option by Coach including half board stays en route
  • 7 nights full board cruise on board Amadeus Silver III
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Koblenz & Sypyer Guided City Tours
  • Free wine inluced with dinner

Excursion Packages

  • Pre-book optional excursions are available on board from £25pp.