2022 Season

Edelweiss: The Natural Beauty of the Rhine

tour: 4020
8 days from Basel to Basel
Take in the natural beauty along the ever romantic Rhine on this fabulous cruise on board the MS Edelweiss.
Historically, this is Western Europe’s most important waterway. Its springs are in the Swiss Alps and the river flows, among others, along the French-German border and through the Ruhr region, to end in the North Sea and the Wadden Sea. Many tributaries are found along the way. The Rhine has been heavily travelled and fished since ancient times, and its catchment area is still a major economic lifeline for Central and Western Europe today.

Complete your cruising experience by pre-purchasing the optional shore excursion package, offering exceptional value and only available for pre-purchase on “MyCosmos” up to 20 days prior to tour departure. It includes the following excursions:
- Strasbourg city sightseeing
- Lava Dome Museum visit in Mendig
- Rijksmuseum visit in Amsterdam (on departures March 26 and April 09 and 23 2022 a visit to Keukenhof gardens will be included instead)
- Visit of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Zeche Zollverein near Essen
- Koblenz city sightseeing including Ehrenbreitstein Fortress visit
- Excursion to Baden-Baden

The following shore excursions will be only available for purchase on board (and subject to availability):
- Amsterdam Canal Cruise
- Transfer to Düsseldorf for individual sightseeing

For excursion details, please see the day-by-day itinerary.


The optional shore excursion package, bookable separately, on departures from March 19 to April 23 will include a visit to Keukenhof Gardens instead of Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Our cruises are popular with international customers and announcements on board the ships will be made in multiple European languages. Our Cruise Director speaks English and German.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes/fees, and intra-vacation flights are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.