Castles on the Rhine Riverboat July 26, 2020 Southbound

We are wondering if anyone else has booked this trip from Amsterdam to Basel. It's our 3rd Tauck trip but first riverboat cruise. We are also trying to figure out what to do for our one day in Basel or the area after we disembark, if anyone has suggestions.


  • We did the Rhine/Moselle cruise ending in Basel a few years ago. Our cruise had a last day choice of Lucerne or Basel. We chose Lucerne as we were staying over in Basel to visit my grandfather's home town of Schaffausen/ Rhine Falls. Your day in Lucerne looks amazing - we just got an impromptu walking tour. Basel is a nice city but more of a business town. The red city hall/rathaus is interesting and there is a cool kinetic sculpture garden, and a cathedral. It does have good rail connections and if you stay in a hotel you get a free public transportation card for the city trams and buses. Very easy to use.

  • Hello! I am doing this same trip on these dates! Traveling with my husband, 4 daughters and my parents. They have traveled with Tauck before and we have not tho we do travel a fair bit with our kids. But none of us have done a river cruise! Any advice would be appreciated! And just excited to hear about any special details so we can get even more excited about this trip (if that’s possible—we are all thrilled to travel on it)!

  • Sarah, read lots of older posts in various Rhine cruise itineraries and you'll learn a lot about life on board and things to do at the sights you'll be stopping at. Sadly, the more child centered activities don't get much play here. For some reason ( busy with work, life, etc) the parents/grandparents on these tour may post some questions pre tour but virtually never come back afterwards and give feedback. Best of luck on a great cruise.

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