Golf Cruise on the Rhine
8 Days
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Golf Cruise on the Rhine

2023

2022


BaselAmsterdam

8 Days

Enjoy the ultimate golf escape on our luxurious cruises, designed both for the hardcore golf enthusiast as well as holidaymakers for whom it is a secondary interest. Travel on the romantic Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam, enjoying a stress-free golf vacation with exceptional service and great golf at some of Europe’s most spectacular venues. Throughout the cruise, enjoy the services and in-depth knowledge of our golf expert. With exciting golfing opportunities, breathtaking scenery and true Austrian hospitality, this cruise is sure to be unforgettable!

Please note:

  • Departure is also offered as cruise-only option; golf package is optionally added to regular cruise itinerary.
  • Golf program for a min. number of 20 participants and max. 40 participants.

Itinerary

Your journey begins in Basel, the third-largest city in Switzerland. After embarking, you can explore your AMADEUS ship and meet the cruise director on board at a Welcome Cocktail. After a carefully prepared Welcome Dinner on board, you will be briefed on all onshore excursions, golf clubs and starting times. In the meantime, your floating hotel will have departed for Strasbourg.

Stay Basel

Departure at 5:00pm

During the night, your ship left Switzerland and followed the Rhine into the Alsace region in the south of France. During breakfast, you arrive in Strasbourg – a city known not only for its romantic old town, but also for the numerous important European institutions housed here. In the morning, you are transferred to one of France’s best golf clubs - Le Kempferhof. The club is located 15 minutes from Strasbourg in the beautiful Alsace region of France and stretches over 85 hectares of tranquil, natural woodland. Late tonight, your ship departs for Germany.

Le Kempferhof Golf
Le Kempferhof Golf et Château-Hôtel is located 15 minutes from Strasbourg in the beautiful Alsace region of France and stretches across 85 hectares of tranquil, natural woodland. The Kempferhof golf course is listed as one of the top 5 golf courses in France, as well as one of the 15 best courses in continental Europe by the Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses guide. The 18-hole course was designed by the American architect Robert von Hagge and opened in 1990. Hundred-year-old oaks, poplars and beech trees line the beautiful and challenging course, which features 13 water hazards, undulating fairways, large bunkers and immaculate greens. As you reach the 18th hole, you will see enchanting views of the Château-Hôtel, which was built in 1865 by Jean de Dartein, who was inspired by Gaudi’s style, as well as the 19th century hunting lodge, which now serves as the clubhouse. Test every aspect of your game with this top-quality golf course, while enjoying the peace of nature!

Stay Strasbourg

9:00am - 11:00pm

Before breakfast, you arrive in the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Speyer, which played an important role in the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages. In the morning, you will be transferred to the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club near Heidelberg. The St. Leon-Rot Golf Club is one of the “Leading Golf Courses in Germany” as well as, since 2012, one of the “European Tour Destinations”. In the meantime, your ship continues for roughly 25 kilometres towards Mannheim, where you rejoin it in the afternoon. The ship will remain in this picturesque spot on the Rhine for the remainder of the day. Late at night, your ship continues in the direction of Rüdesheim.

Golf Club St. Leon-Rot
The Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, which opened in 1997, is situated near Heidelberg and sets a benchmark for golf clubs. The complex, masterminded by the founder Dietmar Hopp, boasts two 18-hole championship courses, a 9-hole executive course and a children’s course. The English golf course architect Dave Thomas designed the St. Leon course as a links-style course, reminiscent of Scottish or Irish golf courses. The course became famous in 2002 when the world’s number one player Tiger Woods won his third Deutsche Bank SAP Open there. The Rot course was designed by architect Hannes Schreiner, who retained much of the original river wetland, ensuring that the course offers not only charming scenery but also presents special challenges. The island green of the Rot course and the island fairway of the St. Leon course are the signature holes of the club. The St. Leon-Rot Golf Club is one of the “Leading Golf Courses in Germany” as well as one of the “European Tour Destinations” (since 2012).

Stay Speyer

7:00am - 12:00pm

Stay Mannheim

2:00pm - 11:59pm

Two charming stops await you today. In the morning, you arrive in Rüdesheim, a town well known for its winemaking, especially of Riesling wines. In the morning, you will be transferred to the Jakobsberg Golf Club, where you can enjoy a round of golf and breathtaking views of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley. You will rejoin your AMADEUS ship in the afternoon in Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns, where you can end the day with a walking tour through this charming location.

Jakobsberg Golf Resort
Set high above the Lorelei valley in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Mainz, deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Region, the Jakobsberg Golf Resort boasts a truly majestic setting. The golf course is nestled between forests and vineyards, situated on the Jakobsberg in Boppard. The 18-hole golf course was established in 1990 and opened in 1994. It was built by Wolfgang Jarsombek, who based his design on a model by the renowned American golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The course serves as a 3rd level tour venue and has hosted several German PGA events. The strongly modelled fairways each feature four different teeing grounds, as well as large bunkers, a good number of water hazards and undulating greens. The course is sporting but fair and you may find that your greatest golfing challenge at the Jakobsberg Golf Resort will be not to get distracted by the spectacular natural surroundings and the panoramic views of the legendary Lorelei valley, Marksburg castle and the Westerwald and Hunsrück hills.

Stay Ruedesheim

7:00am - 12:00pm

Stay Koblenz

Arrival at 3:30pm

Excursions

The vessel departs from Koblenz in the early hours, and makes a detour along the Moselle River to the most romantic part of the valley and the little town of Cochem. The magnificent Reichsburg Castle which overlooks the town, dominates the landscape. Down below, the town, with its narrow streets, half-timbered houses, and numerous restaurants, is an ideal setting to taste the wines of the region. Back on board, dinner is served as the journey continues to Cologne.

Stay Cochem

1:30pm - 6:00pm

Excursions

The morning is dedicated to visit the Golf Club Gut Velderhof. In the evening, the captain invites you to a festive Gala Dinner, full of wonderful regional dishes.

Golf & Country Club Gut Velderhof
The Velderhof Golf Club extends over an idyllic and tranquil lowland surrounded by extensive forests. It is conveniently and centrally situated about thirty minutes from both the historic city of Cologne and Düsseldorf. The main feature of the club is the championship course, designed by golf architect Dieter R. Sziedat, which provides suitable challenges for players of all handicap levels. The 27 holes stretch over 3 courses, with 9-hole and 18-hole options. The golf course follows the ancient lines originally carved into the landscape by the legendary Rhine River. It features fast greens, wide fairways, well-placed fairway bunkers and exciting water hazards, all surrounded by picturesque streams and biotopes. The Velderhof Golf Club is generously laid out and all facilities are kept in peak condition. The driving range features brand-new grass tees which extend over 2,500m² in front of the range. Combining modernity with history, the range retains the charm of the original architecture of the former barn and fits harmoniously with the historic ambience of Velderhof.

Stay Cologne

7:00am - 1:00pm

Stay Düsseldorf

4:00pm - 4:30pm

By lunchtime you will have crossed yet another country border to arrive in the Dutch town of Hoorn. This picturesque village is the starting point for the optional overland trip to the north of Holland and an Amsterdam canal trip. Those remaining on board will discover the beauty of the Dutch waterways as the ship glides toward the capital city of the Netherlands, where it will remain docked for the
evening. Enjoy the Champions-Cocktail in the evening together with your captain.

Stay Amsterdam

Arrival at 8:00am

Excursions

After breakfast we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Stay Amsterdam

Over Night

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

$150pp Early Booking Discount

Save $150 per person for all 2023 bookings made before November 30, 2022.

Dates & Prices


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Inclusions

GOLF PROGRAM

  • 4 rounds of golf at top golf courses
  • Green fees, reserved & pre-paid tee times, driving range balls
  • Shared electric golf carts (subject to availability)
  • Lunch box (on request)
  • Ship crew assistance with golf bags from/to cabin (on request)
  • Transfer from ship to golf club and return to ship
  • Services of an experienced golf expert and tour leader
  • Select excursions as outlined in the itinerary (included)

Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in cabin

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
    WiFi is avaliable throughout the vessel including staterooms
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Basel – Amsterdam

Unit Price

Koblenz walking tour

$ 24

Cochem walking tour with visit to the Reichsburg

Included

Amsterdam with canal trip

Included

Haarlem - art, history and Dutch lifestyle

$ 45

OR Holland waterland with Volendam, Edam and cheese tasting

$ 57

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services

Selected Golf Clubs

Le Kempferhof Golf et Château-Hôtel

Le Kempferhof Golf et Château-Hôtel is located 15 minutes from Strasbourg in the beautiful Alsace region of France and stretches across 85 hectares of tranquil, natural woodland. The Kempferhof golf course is listed as one of the top 5 golf courses in France, as well as one of the 15 best courses in continental Europe by the Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses guide. The 18-hole course was designed by the American architect Robert von Hagge and opened in 1990. Hundred-year-old oaks, poplars and beech trees line the beautiful and challenging course, which features 13 water hazards, undulating fairways, large bunkers and immaculate greens. As you reach the 18th hole, you will see enchanting views of the Château-Hôtel, which was built in 1865 by Jean de Dartein, who was inspired by Gaudi’s style, as well as the 19th century hunting lodge, which now serves as the clubhouse. Test every aspect of your game with this top-quality golf course, while enjoying the peace of nature!

Golfclub St. Leon-Rot

The Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, which opened in 1997, is situated near Heidelberg and sets a benchmark for golf clubs. The complex, masterminded by the founder Dietmar Hopp, boasts two 18-hole championship courses, a 9-hole executive course and a children’s course. The English golf course architect Dave Thomas designed the St. Leon course as a links-style course, reminiscent of Scottish or Irish golf courses. The course became famous in 2002 when the world’s number one player Tiger Woods won his third Deutsche Bank SAP Open there. The Rot course was designed by architect Hannes Schreiner, who retained much of the original river wetland, ensuring that the course offers not only charming scenery but also presents special challenges. The island green of the Rot course and the island fairway of the St. Leon course are the signature holes of the club. The St. Leon-Rot Golf Club is one of the “Leading Golf Courses in Germany” as well as one of the “European Tour Destinations” (since 2012).

Jakobsberg Golfresort

Set high above the Lorelei valley in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Mainz, deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Region, the Jakobsberg Golf Resort boasts a truly majestic setting. The golf course is nestled between forests and vineyards, situated on the Jakobsberg in Boppard. The 18-hole golf course was established in 1990 and opened in 1994. It was built by Wolfgang Jarsombek, who based his design on a model by the renowned American golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The course serves as a 3rd level tour venue and has hosted several German PGA events. The strongly modelled fairways each feature four different teeing grounds, as well as large bunkers, a good number of water hazards and undulating greens. The course is sporting but fair and you may find that your greatest golfing challenge at the Jakobsberg Golf
Resort will be not to get distracted by the spectacular natural surroundings and the panoramic views of the legendary Lorelei valley, Marksburg castle and the Westerwald and Hunsrück hills.

Golf & Country Club Gut Velderhof

The Velderhof Golf Club extends over an idyllic and tranquil lowland surrounded by extensive forests. It is conveniently and centrally situated about thirty minutes from both the historic city of Cologne and Düsseldorf. The main feature of the club is the championship course, designed by golf architect Dieter R. Sziedat, which provides suitable challenges for players of all handicap levels. The 27 holes stretch over 3 courses, with 9-hole and 18-hole options. The golf course follows the ancient lines originally carved into the landscape by the legendary Rhine River. It features fast greens, wide fairways, well-placed fairway bunkers and exciting water hazards, all surrounded by picturesque streams and biotopes. The Velderhof Golf Club is generously laid out and all facilities are kept in peak condition. The driving range features brand-new grass tees which extend over 2,500m² in front of the range. Combining modernity with history, the range retains the charm of the original architecture of the former barn and fits harmoniously with the historic ambience of Velderhof.

Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Basel (Switzerland)

Train Station - Port $ 64

Airport - Port $ 64

Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Port - Train Station $ 49

Port - Airport $ 59

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