Radiant Rhine River Cruise with Amsterdam

  • $2999
  • 9
  • Average Tour Review


On this beautiful cruise along the Rhine River, you have the option to begin or end your journey in Amsterdam. Whichever direction you choose to sail, you’ll enjoy the European charm of Germany, France, and the Netherlands as we dock at historical and quaint cities throughout these countries. On a walking tour of Amsterdam, discover the city’s rich culture, distinctive architecture, and scenic canals. Experience all the gems of Germany as you sail to and explore Cologne, Koblenz, Mainz, and Mannheim. In Strasbourg, France you’ll see some of the city’s most impressive buildings and architecture, and then take a walking tour to admire the half-timbered houses. Plus, throughout this cruise you’ll simply love each day’s incredible views from on the water.


Itinerary at
a Glance

7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Mainz

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Arnhem (Netherlands)
  • Cologne (Germany)
  • Koblenz/Ruedesheim (Germany)
  • Mannheim (Germany)
  • Strasbourg (France)
  • Mainz (Germany)


  • Walking Tour of Amsterdam
  • Haymarket (Cologne)
  • Jewish Baths (Cologne)
  • The Gothic Cologne Cathedral (Der Kölner Dom)
  • Walking Tour of Old Town (Koblenz)
  • St. Castor’s Basilica (Koblenz)
  • Schängel Fountain (Koblenz)
  • Heidelberg Castle Tour (Mannheim)
  • Walking Tour of Strasbourg

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip airfare from New York
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • 7-night cruise aboard the MS Crucevita
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • 20 meals: 7 buffet breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), and 7 dinners (D)
  • Wine, beer, or soda with dinner
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager and Local English-Speaking Guides throughout

Tour Itinerary

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Depart USA

Your fascinating journey begins with your flight to Amsterdam.

Arrive in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Welcome to the Netherlands! You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to the ship. Once on board, check into your cabin and explore the cruise ship prior to dinner and an information briefing. MS Crucevita (D)


With its characteristic canals surrounded by narrow, low, and crooked 17th-century houses, Amsterdam is without a doubt, one of the most charming capital cities in Europe. With a rich cultural life and a wide range of entertainment, Amsterdam is a full-scale city, which has managed to retain its small-town feel. Your morning begins with a canal cruise through Amsterdam’s fabled canals followed by a city walking tour to introduce you to all the major highlights: see the exterior of Anne Frank’s House, the marketplace, and the many canals that crisscross the city. Return to the ship…

Arnhem (Netherlands)

North of the port lies one of the biggest attractions of the Netherlands, the Open Air Museum of Arnhem. Here, completely reconstructed historical monuments are manned by volunteers who will immerse you into the life of the past. This included tour will take you back to a setting of merchant’s houses, 19th-century farmhouses and mills of the golden age with samples of life on the farms, fields, factories, wine taverns, and shops. The people, dressed in authentic costumes and settings, will regale you with stories about their “way of life” and maybe serve you a cup of…

Cologne (Germany)

Welcome to Germany! Enjoy the passing vistas while at sail. Your walking tour of this fabulous city will include the Haymarket, Festival Halls, Town Hall, Jewish Baths, Old Market, and Cologne’s the Dom, the remarkable Gothic cathedral whose construction began in 1248 and was only completed in 1880! Return to the ship for lunch. The balance of the day is at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Koblenz/Ruedesheim (Germany)

Enjoy a delightful walking tour of the Old Town including St. Castor’s Basilica, the Monument of Emperor Wilhelm I, and the town’s landmark, the “Schängel” Fountain. This evening, get ready for a fun “Pirate’s” dinner followed by an optional Ruedesheim walking tour through this ancient town of timber houses and cobblestone streets dating back to the 1500s! (B,L,D)

Mannheim (Germany)

Located on the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers, this industrial city is home to Mercedes Benz and many other major corporations. Today, enjoy an excursion to Heidelberg. One of the oldest and most famous university towns of Germany, Heidelberg is one of the country’s most endearing small cities, famous for its historical baroque center, spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and ancient bridge crossing the Neckar River. The impressive hilltop castle is also home to the largest wine barrel in the world, holding over 220,000 liters of wine! (B,L,D)

Strasbourg (France)

Welcome to France! Begin your tour with a drive past the Palace de la Republique, Orangerie, EU Parliament, and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Afterwards enjoy a bus/walking tour with unique views of half-timbered houses and impressive European institutions. After the tour enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant featuring a taste of authentic French cuisine and local wine! This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner! (B,L,D)

Mainz (Germany)/USA

After breakfast, bid your crew goodbye and disembark the cruise ship. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US full of memories from your incredible journey. (B)

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Rates are based on double occupancy.
2021 Departures: Single room supplement is $1199

Rates are based Category C Cabins, Main Deck, Rear of Ship with picture window. Upgrade to higher category cabins:
• CAT B., Main Deck, Middle/Front of Ship with Picture Window: add $399 double occupancy / $60 single occupancy
• CAT A., Promenade Deck, Deluxe Cabin with French Balcony: add $599 double occupancy

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-9:00 EST and Sat-Sun, 10:00-6:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which must be received at the time of reservation*. A second non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $300 is due 60 days after the date of your reservation. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. *If the reservation date is within 70 days of the final payment due date, both first and second deposits are due at the time of reservation. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.

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Walking Tour with Mechanical Music Museum

  • Rudesheim
  • From approx. 44 Euros Per Person

Rudesheim is a historic city of winegrowers dating back to the Romans.  The old town, dating from the Middle Ages, and parts of the city’s fortification like the Adlerturm (eagle tower) are meticulously maintained.  Here you will find cozy traditional wine taverns in historic half-timbered houses.  No tourist leaves this international well-known city without visiting the world-famous Museum of Mechanical Instruments.  Here you will see a vast collection, dating back three centuries, of fascinating musical instruments that function like computers, ranging from tiny, delicate,…


Lucia a

The Cruise was very well organized, personnel were polite and efficient. Cruise Director and Cruise Manager were outstanding. This is our second time having Galia as Cruises manager and as always she was very professional, effective and caring. The ship was excellent as well, well maintained and well managed. All its personnel were well trained and did their job very effectively. The food was excellent with enough variety to satisfy all tastes.The local tour guides were good, some better than others, but all did their job and conveyed the information as needed. Galia and the ship personnel were extremely attentive and helpful upon our disembarkment, they called us a taxi and made sure the driver understood our final destination. Our congratulations to SmarTours for, once again providing a most rewarding experience


Very good value for the money. Sicilian chef had a varied menu for each meal. We are vegetarians and had something different for each meal which is a rarity! Unlimited beer and wine at lunch and dinner were definitely enjoyable! The ports of call were beautiful although most of the local tour guides were on a mission to tell you what they knew and didn’t want to address our questions. However, Otto in Koblenz was amazing! The tour guide in Rotterdam was actually rude and combative when a fellow traveler informed him that we couldn’t hear him when he turned his head. The guide reprimanded him and told him he should have informed him sooner! We left the group after that. The keyboard player in the evening was good but he needs to expand his repitoire of music because by the third night he was repeating the same songs. The crew was attentive and helpful. The ship very clean and the room size was rather spacious for a river boat. This being a Russian vessel, the only TV channel, RTV was totally right wing.
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