Jay Weber's "Trip of a Lifetime" – Basel to Amsterdam
OK, it’s official. I’m hooked on river cruising! I mean seriously, is there any better way to travel? Each day you arrive at a new city, without the hassle of packing and unpacking. During the day, we tour the sites with expert guides and in the evening we drink and eat to our hearts content while telling tales with like-minded friends. I’m going to say it again… seriously, is there any better way to travel?
Everything was so over the top on our Uniworld luxury river cruise this past August, so we’re doing it again! Only this time on the Rhine to discover Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands!
You’re invited to join me on…
Jay Weber’s “Trip of a Lifetime”
September 24 – October 3, 2022
Aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Antoinette
Together we’re going to experience some incredibly beautiful cities like Strasbourg, France and Cologne, Germany. We’ll explore medieval castles together in Rudesheim and Koblenz, Germany. In Amsterdam we’ll tour the city and cruise their world famous canal system. We’ve even arranged an overnight stay at a perfectly situated 5-star hotel so our day does not feel rushed. And for those of you who are worried, I’m sure we’ll have plenty of time to sample some beer and brats!
When it comes to our accommodations, I can’t say enough about Uniworld River Cruises. There is a reason they are chosen as the world’s #1 River Cruise Line over and over again. Everything is included on the S.S. Antoinette, from gourmet meals, tours and gratuities to premium alcoholic beverages. And I’m telling you, the service is second to none!
I’m excited to be making this journey and I hope you will join me. But hurry, space is limited and as you know, my vacations always fill quickly!
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement Available
Sep. 24 – Oct. 3, 2022
10 Days / 9 Nights
Plus extend your vacation with 3 nights in picturesque Switzerland
Relax on your overnight flight to Switzerland.
Basel (Board Boat)
Upon arrival in Switzerland you’ll transfer to your floating hotel for seven luxurious nights aboard the award-winning S.S. Antoinette.
Enjoy a leisurely morning as you sail the scenic Upper Rhine to Breisach. Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for an excursion along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range, or a city tour of Freiburg. A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
Included options: Alsatian villages OR Freiburg city tour
See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river. You have the entire afternoon to see more of Strasbourg on your own.
Included: Strasbourg panoramic tour w/ cathedral & Old Town walk
Speyer—”spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town. The automobile, the bicycle and the tractor all originated in Mannheim.
Included options: Mannheim vineyard tour and tasting OR Private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting
Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in the towns of Rüdesheim and Boppard. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads, take a stroll through beautiful Boppard, or hike through some of the most beautiful landscapes that line the Rhine.
Included options: Castle Vollrads wine tasting OR Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument OR Boppard village stroll OR “Let’s Go” Rhine hiking
Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle. As you come upon picture-perfect Koblenz, you’ll sail past Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I.
Included options: “Let’s Go” bike the castles, Koblenz walking tour OR Marksburg Castle visit
History buffs will enjoy an expertly led tour through Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance façade. Wander through the city’s historical center and take in its charming atmosphere, narrow alleyways flanked by old houses and countless breweries. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to wander on your own. In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Included: Cologne walking tour
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Today you’ll disembark the S.S. Antoinette one last time in Amsterdam, one the worlds great small cities. We’ll tour its historic city center and take in its picturesque waterways by boat. After some time for lunch and shopping on your own, you’ll check into our perfectly situated 5-star hotel. Later this evening you’ll gather for a farewell dinner and say goodbye to your fellow Jay Weber “Trip of a Lifetime” tour members.
Included: Amsterdam tour with canal cruise and overnight hotel
- Roundtrip economy class airfare from Chicago
- 7 nights aboard the award winning luxury river cruise line Uniworld - S.S Antoinette including all dining aboard & unlimited premium beverages, all shore excursions, gratuities, WiFi
- 1-night Amsterdam hotel package
- All ground transportation including Milwaukee to Chicago airport transfers
- Custom luggage handling
- Complete services of Cruise & Tour including onboard cruise hosts
Jay Weber Exclusives:
- 1-Night Amsterdam Hotel Package:
- Premium Location
- Amsterdam Walking Tour with Canal Cruise
- Farewell Dinner
- Cocktail Party
- Welcome Session
- Get to Know Jay over a Q&A
- $100 Shipboard Credit
- Taxes & fees of $200 per person (subject to change regardless of payment status)
- Travel insurance
- Airline baggage fees
- COVID testing fees
- Items of a personal nature
COVID-19 NOTICE: Uniworld River Cruises requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A booster may also be required. All guests may be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator and are subject to change at any time. Masks may be required to be worn during portions of your trip and specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator. Any costs associated with these requirements shall be at the travelers’ expense. This shall not release the passenger from the cancellation policy stated above or be grounds for adjustment of the price of the travel arrangements reserved.
|Category||Room Size||Per Person Double Occupancy|
|Classic Room (Picture Window)||163 sq. ft.||$5999|
|French Balcony||196 sq. ft.||$6999|
|Deluxe Balcony||196 sq. ft.||$7599|
|Suite||294 sq. ft.||$9499|
|Taxes & Fees (subject to change)||$200 Per Person|
|3-Night Swiss Pre-Extension||$1999|
|Business Class Air Upgrade||$4199|
|Single Supplement||Please Call|
|Travel Insurance||Please Call|
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$1000 per person deposit required with your reservation
$2000 per person second deposit due 2/25/22
Final payment due 5/17/22
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
Initial $1000 deposit refundable through 2/25/22, less a $200 cancellation fee
2/26/22 to 5/17/22: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 5/17/22 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited
How to Book
- Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
- Ask to have a place held on this trip
- You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form
Fill it out and you’re in!
It’s that easy. Give us a call today!
Travel Insurance Information
Worldwide Trip Protector
Cruise & Tour recommends that you purchase travel insurance.
To purchase travel protection insurance:
- Click here to view and print the Travel Insured International brochure which has a brief summary of coverage.
- After making your travel reservation and deposit, a Cruise & Tour representative will create an insurance quote for you. You will receive that travel insurance quote from Travel Insured International Customer Care.
- From here you will be able to view the quote, add additional coverage options such as Cancel for Any Reason, and purchase your policy all in the Travel Insured International Portal.
Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.
To view and print the Explanation of Benefits, click here.