2021 Romantic Rhine Luxury River Cruise

    Join us for luxury six-star service as we spend 7 days sailing the romantic Rhine River aboard the Crystal Bach, followed by three nights in spectacular Switzerland, with tour hosts Paula and Travis Stewart.

    2021 Romantic Rhine Luxury River Cruise

    October 30 to November 10, 2021

    Aboard the Crystal Bach hosted by Paula & Travis Stewart

    THE NETHERLANDS | GERMANY | FRANCE | SWITZERLAND

    From the cultural powerhouse of Amsterdam to the storybook village of Rüdesheim, the Romantic Rhine mesmerizes with its spectacular beauty. Come and see the Rhine Gorge and explore Cologne's famed cathedral.

     

    Enjoy picturesque views from a Panoramic Balcony-window aboard the Crystal Bach, an all-suite ship featuring the largest standard accommodations in river cruising.

    Savor Michelin-inspired cuisine, exceptional service and discover Europe's best sites.

    Renowned as The World's Most Luxurious River Cruise Line, Crystal River Cruises' all-suite, butler-service experiences are truly exclusive.


    We will depart for our trip on October 30, 2021, on an overnight flight from Atlantic Canada to Amsterdam in The Netherlands, where we will be transferred to the Crystal Bach and be welcomed aboard.

    We will then cruise for 7 nights to Basel, Switzerland, where we will be transferred to the train station and head off for a three-night adventure.

    We will fly home from Switzerland to Atlantic Canada on November 10, 2021.


    Cruising the Romantic Rhine

    Extraordinary personal attention, butler service for every suite and superb, farm-to-table cuisine are among the defining characteristics of Crystal River Cruises, as are plush on-board amenities, the largest luxury suites in river cruising, expansive social spaces crowned with skylights and glass roofs, and an ambiance of boutique elegance.

    An unparalleled range of all-inclusive amenities and services exceeds the expectations of the most discerning travelers.

    Crystal’s all-inclusive experience offers Michelin-inspired cuisine, unlimited pours of fine wines and premium spirits, all gratuities (shipboard and shoreside), daily fitness and yoga classes, unlimited Wi-Fi and use of bicycles in select destinations.

    Ashore, a curated “Crystal Collection” of complimentary experiences ashore offers unmatched options for cultural enrichment and active adventure.

    Crystal dining is an inspired culinary experience created by Crystal's award-winning chefs, with modern and classic menu options featuring the freshest local ingredients when available.

    All restaurants on the Crystal Bach offer open seating, and provide you with a choice of venues for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    The Crystal river ships' on-board experience is unparalleled.

    You can participate in as much or as little of the offered activities and programs as they like, customizing your river cruise to your specifications.

    Options include health and wellness (fitness centre, daily yoga & fitness classes, swimming pool, full-service Crystal Life Spa), entertainment, and distinguished local lecturers.

    A large part of the thrill of river cruising is the opportunity to tour the destinations and ports of call along the way.

    Crystal provides you with numerous opportunities to discover authentic Europe, with a choice of adventures according to your preferred activity level.

    Tour options will include morning, afternoon, and full-day programs, local expert escorts, small & personal group sizes, pre-reservations for tours, and bicycles for those who wish to explore on their own.

    Post-Cruise Experience: 3-Nights in Switzerland (Optional)

    We will start our journey in Basel, where we will disembark the Crystal Bach.

    We will then take a train to our destination - likely into the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Bernese-Oberland region.

    We'll spend three nights enjoying the alps, travelling by train and gondola, and eating delicious, local (and rich!) Swiss food in a spectacular location that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    This portion of our tour is still in the planning stages and is subject to change - it will be three spectacular nights in Switzerland. More to come!