Rhine Cruise

Amsterdam, Netherlands

SJ
Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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47 reviews
Sep 25 - Oct 3, 2019
Group size: 1 - 38
Rhine Cruise
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
  • Email address verified
47 reviews

$4590
Deposit: $1200
Sep 25 - Oct 3, 2019
Group size: 1 - 38

About this trip

 

LOOK OVER THE RHINE from Germany’s best-preserved medieval castle. Discover the various culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest and visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.

Unlike other river cruise lines, Viking River Cruises provides this money-back guarantee:
"
We hope you love your cruise from the very beginning; however, should you be dissatisfied with our service upon first check-in (hotel or aboard ship) including food, personnel or shore excursions — just notify us within 24 hours of the start of your cruise (if your first check-in is aboard ship, notify your Program Director; at a hotel, contact your Viking Host). We then have 24 hours to correct the situation, and in the unlikely event a solution isn’t possible, you can then depart as soon as possible and we’ll refund 100% of your cruise price. We can assist with any departure reservations, but your return trip/alternate travel plan costs are your sole responsibility. This Service Guarantee cannot be activated or applied due to Acts of God, Strike or Other as indicated in the Terms and Conditions."

Highlights

Four Countries: Netherlands • Amsterdam • Kinderdijk; Germany • Cologne • Koblenz • Heidelberg • Breisach (Black Forest); France • Strasbourg; Switzerland • Basel

Details

Cruise-tour operated by Viking River Cruises. Click here for Print-Friendly Flier.

Because of the special air fare, balance due earlier than our normal terms: March 22, 2019.

All prices are per person, based on occupancy. • Document required for US Citizens is Passport valid for at least 6 months AFTER your return date; no visa or shots at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Insurance coverage included is the Deluxe Group Plan from Travel Guard and for coverage details see web steviejaytravel.com/insurance covering cancellation charges; other terms at steviejaytravel.com/terms which are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change each month. Option for Oktoberfest extension will be released in late fall. Paying your balance (due by March 22) by “e-check” saves you at least $107 or more depending on category chosen. Specialty optional tours are provided as an extra-cost alternative to the included shore excursions. Note that the stateroom category availability we show is subject to confirmation after you book. If we cannot get what you want and the alternatives are unacceptable, you will be given a full refund of your initial payment. Acct#190925s 31Jul18 00:44 

More inclusive features

VIKING RIVER CRUISES INCLUDES MORE FEATURES & SERVICES THAN OTHERS

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES

  • River-view stateroom
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

STEVIE JAY TRAVEL INCLUDES

  • Local departure from Central Illinois
  • Travel insurance from AIG/Travel Guard
  • Tour host, Stevie Jay, travels with you throughout to assure all goes well and have more fun, from Central Illinois and back home—we're with you all the way
  • Baggage handling at airports
  • All tips — drivers, guides, and cruise staff!
  • Surprise extras!

Accommodations (7) total number of night

Cruising (7) Viking Longship Lofn

Central Illinois Departures

Join us from • Bloomington • Champaign • Chicago O'Hare • Decatur • Springfield • Plus airports around the USA!

Singles

If you want a room to yourself, then when you book a single supplement will apply. You need to choose the option that matches the category letter of the stateroom you want.

If you want to room with another single, please mention their name or that you will have someone booking later.

If you want us to watch for another single to room with, make your deposit but we cannot hold a room yet or Viking will charge a cancellation fee. We will instead hold your funds and make a full refund if we cannot find you a roommate before March (when the balance is due) or sooner if you don't to wait that long.

Please note that the above 3 possibilities are to be chosen under the booking question "Occupancy" so we know what you intend. Feel free to call us if you have questions.

Discounts

It's important to book this Rhine cruise earlier than most tours and cruises for two reasons:
1. The riverboat only has 95 staterooms and so a tiny fraction of a typical ocean cruise holding 3000-6000 people, and.. Some categories have just 2-5 staterooms before selling out.

2. Because we apply all current special offers from Viking River Cruises: "Two For One", Reduced Air Fare etc. These discount offers from Viking typically expire or discount reduced at the end of each month. This causes urgency that could save you hundreds of dollars if you act now.


Following are discounts for part(s) of our package that you do not want:

• If you do not want the included insurance, then when booking apply the following discount code NO-INSURANCE and your price will be reduced by $309 per person.

• If you do not want the included air fare from Chicago to Amsterdam & returning from Basel (nor the transfers from airport-riverboat-airport), then when booking apply the following discount code CRUISE-ONLY and your price will be reduced by $599 per person.

• If you want neither insurance nor air fare/transfers, when booking apply the following discount code NO-AIR-INSUR and your price will be reduced by $906 per person.

Business Class Air Flight Upgrade Option

Our group rate includes round trip, economy class air fare and transfers at a special promotion rate that is subject to change each month.
If you want to fly in the Business Class section, Viking River offers the following option depending on the category of Stateroom or Suite you have chosen. When adding these amounts to our group price, it includes the insurance to cover this upgrade. 

Following rates are per person & vary by category:
• Business Class Air Upgrade - Stateroom categories A-F +$3215

• Business Class Air Upgrade-Suite categories AA or ES +$2573

If you want this, click the option that matches the category you have chosen.
Note: if you were to buy business class air fare from the airline directly typically the round trip price range is about $4400-7000/person. Viking River gives you great savings and includes transportation from the airport to riverboat, round trip, also.

Updates

As of July 5, our cruise riverboat is nearly sold out. Here are the remaining number of staterooms in each category:  
ES 0

AA 0

A 0

B 0

C 0

D 0

E 0

F 3

Your booking can only be made once we receive your deposit. If it is not available when we call Viking River, we will offer you alternatives. If none are acceptable, we will make a full refund.

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What’s included

  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation from Central Illinois
  • Baggage handling tips
    skycaps & drivers in the US & Europe
  • Round trip flights
  • Round trip transfers
    transportation from airport to riverboat
  • Sightseeing tips
    for drivers & guides
  • Travel insurance
    Deluxe group plan from AIG/Travel Guard’s deluxe group program
  • End of cruise tips
    to cruise staff
  • Drinks with meals
    Soft drinks, beer and house wine with lunch & dinner
  • 20 Meals
    7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • All current taxes & fees
    $160, subject to change
  • Cruise stateroom
    Choice of cruise stateroom category
  • Led by Stevie Jay
    with you all the way
  • 1 Lunch in Amsterdam
  • Surcharges, if any
    for taxes or fuel

Available Packages

Category F Standard
Available until Aug 31, 2019only 2 left
  • LAST STATEROOM ON THE RIVERBOAT1
  • Stateroom size: 150 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with half-height picture window
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the Standard Stateroom in our 360° Longship Tour
  • Lower Deck of 3, Deck Plan
  • Space subject to prior sale since we cannot hold this last stateroom and it might be booked by anyone throughout the USA at any moment. If we find it is booked, we will make a full, immediate refund of your deposit.
  • AIR FARE RATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; if price is higher and unacceptable, we will make a full, immediate refund of deposit. If acceptable, then balance will be due immediately since it less than 60 days to departure.
$4590
Deposit: $1200
Category E Standard
Available until Aug 01, 2019only 1 left
  • Stateroom size: 150 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with half-height picture window
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the Standard Stateroom in our 360° Longship Tour
  • Lowest Deck of 3 (called Main, no elevator from this deck), Deck Plan
$4698
Deposit: $1200
Category D French Balcony
Available until Apr 01, 2019only 1 left
  • Stateroom size: 135 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony (no sitting area outside)
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the French Balcony on Middle Deck in our 360° Longship Tour
$5341
Deposit: $1200
Category C French Balcony
Available until Aug 01, 2019Sold Out
  • Stateroom size: 135 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony (no sitting area outside)
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the French Balcony on Upper Deck in our 360° Longship Tour
$5555
Deposit: $1200
Category B Veranda
Available until Apr 20, 2019Sold Out
  • Stateroom size: 205 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the Veranda Stateroom on Middle Deck in our 360° Longship Tour
$5770
Deposit: $1200
Category A Veranda
Available until Apr 20, 2019only 2 left
  • Stateroom size: 205 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • View the Veranda Stateroom on Upper Deck in our 360° Longship Tour
$5984
Deposit: $1200
Category AA Veranda Suite
Available until Apr 20, 2019Sold Out
  • Suite size: 275 sq ft
  • River-view suite with full-size veranda off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Two 40" flat-screen Sony TVs with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Early check-in (no later than 12 PM)
  • Complimentary Viking Air Plus, laundry & shoe shine services
  • Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Binoculars
  • View the Veranda Suite on Upper Deck in our 360° Longship Tour
$7806
Deposit: $1200

Available options

Category F Single supplement
$3403
Category E Single supplement
$3510
Category D Single supplement
$4153
Category C Single supplement
$4368
Category B Single supplement
$4582
Category A Single supplement
$4797
Category AA Single supplement
$6619
Business Class Air Upgrade: cat. A-F
$3215
Business Class Air Upgrade: Ste AA or ES
$2573
$4590
Deposit: $1200

Category F Standard
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1 Wednesday 9/25/19
Central Illinois-Chicago-Overnight flight

Stevie Jay welcomes us aboard our private motor coach to Chicago O'Hare. He hires skycaps to help with luggage for check-in for our flight to Amsterdam.


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SJ
Stevie Jay Travel LLC
47 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 46 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 15 years. Our home page is at www.steviejaytravel.com.

Reviews

Canyon Country: Fantastic trip. Awesome views of the national parks. Optional excursion to Monument Valley was a highlight for us. Mary Beth always provides excellent service. This tour was no exception! Bob and Cindy
By Robert Hardig for Canyon Country on Oct 25, 2019
Great trip experience. All canyons were on our "to see" list. Peter was great as our guide. Anna was super good driver and kept a really clean coach. Accommodations were well located, well appointed, pleasant and clean. Dining experiences were great. Ready to go again.
By Allen Hagen for Canyon Country on Oct 24, 2019
We had a fabulous time. Transfers were effortless. Accommodations were great. Dining experiences were absolutely fantastic. Excursions were very memorable and enjoyable. Steve & Janet were very gracious hosts. All other travelers were great to spend time with. Looking forward to 2021 river cruise.
By Allen Hagen for Rhine Cruise on Oct 14, 2019
It was a delightful trip. Will look forward to others to come.
The trip was very nice. Accommodations & food terrific. Steve & Janet are warm, inviting hosts
By Constance Huddleston for Rhine Cruise on Oct 12, 2019
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