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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!

Jay Weber

Per Person Double Occupancy
From $5999
Single Supplement Available

Sep. 24 – Oct. 3, 2022

10 Days / 9 Nights

Plus extend your vacation with 3 nights in picturesque Switzerland

Itinerary

1
Saturday, September 24, 2022

Depart USA
Relax on your overnight flight to Switzerland.

2
Sunday, September 25, 2022

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.

3
Monday, September 26, 2022

Freiburg, Germany
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

4
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Strasbourg, France
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

5
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Speyer, Germany
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

6
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Rüdesheim, Germany
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

7
Friday, September 30, 2022

Koblenz, Germany
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

8
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Cologne, Germany
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

9
Sunday, October 2, 2022

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

10
Monday, October 3, 2022

Fly Home

Inclusions

Included

  • 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
    • Breakfast
    • Farewell Dinner
  • Cocktail Party
  • Welcome Session
  • Get to Know Jay over a Q&A
  • $100 Shipboard Credit

Not Included

  • 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.

Testimonials

Jay Weber's “Trip of a Lifetime” was excellent. Everything was perfect!! Can't wait to book another tour with Cruise & Tour!!
- Marta Kultgen
From the communications that were emailed, to the availability of people when you had questions and all the sign holding people at the airport, Cruise & Tour took care of every detail. We didn't have to think about anything except having a good time and relaxing.
- Jeanine Bobber

Staterooms

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French Balcony
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Deluxe Balcony
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Suite
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Rates

CategoryRoom SizePer Person Double Occupancy
Classic Room (Picture Window)163 sq. ft.$5999
French Balcony196 sq. ft.$6999
Deluxe Balcony196 sq. ft.$7599
Suite294 sq. ft.$9499
Taxes & Fees (subject to change)$200 Per Person
3-Night Swiss Pre-Extension$1999
Business Class Air Upgrade$4199
Single SupplementPlease Call
Travel InsurancePlease 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

Call 800-383-3131 to Reserve Your Spot Today!

Switzerland Extension

Extension Details

How to Book

  1. Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
  2. Ask to have a place held on this trip
  3. 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

RoamRight Insurance
Pro Plus Plan

Cruise & Tour recommends that you purchase travel insurance.

To purchase travel protection insurance:

  1. Click here to view and print the RoamRight brochure, a brief summary of coverage and a rate table.
  2. When making your travel reservation, confirm with your Cruise & Tour representative if you will or will not be taking travel insurance.
  3. Payment for travel insurance can be made by credit card or check. If paying by check, please make your check payable to Cruise & Tour and mail to PO Box 398, Waterford, WI 53185.
  4. Your Cruise & Tour representative will process your travel insurance on your behalf.

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Covered events for trip
Cancellation/Interruption
Sickness, Accidental Injury or Death of You, Your Travel Companion, Family Member, or Business Partner Job Loss or Lay Off Traffic Accident en Route to Departure Weather Natural Disaster at Destination Extension of School Year Terrorist Attack Revoked Military Leave Strike Bankruptcy of Travel Supplier Being Hijacked, Quarantined, Subpoenaed, or Asked to Serve on Jury Duty
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