Eberle Winery Rhine River Cruise

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  • Overview

    Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine. Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides. Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.


    • Personally hosted by Eberle Winery’s Winemaker, Chris Eberle
    • 7-night cruise aboard Uniworld River Boutique Cruises’ S.S. Antoinette
    • Bonus night in Amsterdam (hotel stay)
    • Exclusive optional 2-night post program in Lucerne
    • Round-trip scheduled airfare included
    • Transfers from airport to hotel / ship to airport
    • Visit four countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland
    • Private shipboard events including tastings, educational seminars and a wine paired dinner featuring Eberle Wines
    • Optional, private wine focused tours in select cities
    • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
    • Unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water
    • All onboard gratuities included
    • Captivating onboard entertainment


    Day 1

    May 18, 2023 - Depart the U.S.

    Day 2

    May 19, 2023 - Amsterdam (hotel stay)

    Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where you will be greeted by your group’s personal driver, our representatives and then directed to your transfer to the hotel.
    Day 3

    May 20, 2023 - Amsterdam (City Tour - Embark)

    Today, we enjoy some of the gorgeous Amsterdam surroundings before boarding and exploring the Uniworld S.S. Antoinette. Transfer from your hotel to board the S.S. Antoinette, your home for the next 7 nights. This evening, enjoy meeting your fellow cruisers at the Welcome Aboard Dinner.
    Day 4

    May 21, 2023 - Cologne

    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 explore on your own. Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour
    Day 5

    May 22, 2023 - Koblenz, Boppard

    Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle. Featured Excursion: Choice of Koblenz walking tour or Marksburg Castle visit or “Let's Go” bike the castles or Boppard village stroll or "Let's Go" Rhine hiking
    Day 6

    May 23, 2023 - Boppard, Rüdesheim

    Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in beautiful Rüdesheim. Enjoy a private tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or explore Rüdesheim and the impressive Niederwald monument. Featured Excursion: Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument
    Day 7

    May 24, 2023 - Germersheim (Speyer)

    Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town.
    Day 8

    May 25, 2023: Kehl (Strasbourg)

    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. Featured Excursion: Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk You have the entire afternoon to see more of Strasbourg on your own.
    Day 9

    May 26, 2023 - Breisach (Freiburg)

    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. Featured Excursion: Choice of Alsatian villages or Freiburg city tour A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
    Day 10

    May 27, 2023 - Basel (Disembark)

    Disembark the ship. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or join the optional post-cruise extension to Lucerne.


    Days 10-12

    Lucerne Post-Cruise

    Tour Includes: - 2 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star hotel with breakfast each morning included - All transfers included - English speaking guide - City tour including sights such as: Chapel Bridge, and the ancient Jesuit Church and the Culture & Congress Center - Discover hidden streets and busy town squares for a glimpse of local life - Lucerne is a fabulous city. What a great end to your Rhine cruise!


    Deck Plan Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ S.S. Antoinette


    Deck Plan Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ S.S. Antoinette

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I sign up for the cruise?

    For more information, or to book today please visit: Click Here to Download the Reservation Form or Book Online or call Perfect Pairings at (800) 614-8613

    What is the cost for this journey?

    When is my payment due?

    A $600 deposit is required to secure your reservation. A preliminary invoice will automatically be provided with your confirmation; giving you an opportunity to view our services and confirm the pricing matches the materials you’ve received so far. If there are any discrepancies, please contact your Travel Advisor as soon as possible to review. We will then send you an official invoice approximately 120 days prior to departure. This invoice is due approximately 110 days prior to travel. This is an excellent time to let us know if you are planning to extend your stay, participate in a pre or post-tour option, or if you’re interested in upgrading your travel arrangements in some way. Once you’ve paid for the trip, we will begin finalizing airline tickets and other important travel arrangements. If you wait until after this time to let us know these important details, it may become very expensive to make those changes (Changes made after ticketing will be done at your expense). So, if you’re thinking about any of these options, put them in writing to your travel advisor prior to paying your final invoice.

    What insurance is provided in the tour package & when is the last day I can purchase cancellation coverage?

    As a guest traveling with this group, you will receive complimentary comprehensive post-departure insurance including medical, baggage, missed connection coverage. Trip Cancellation coverage is NOT included in this package. You may choose to purchase additional coverage to protect your vacation in the event of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your trip. Options include:

    • Group Policy offered through Travel Guard: this plan is designed to cover personal medical related issues and specifically does not cover the pandemic. (the cost is 7.2% of your trip total, which is approximately $216 for $3,000 worth of coverage or $288 for $4,000 worth of coverage) - this option must be purchased by the time you make your final payment for the trip. However, to receive the pre-existing waiver with your coverage, the insurance must be purchased the same day you make your deposit for the trip. The Group certificates can be accessed by clicking HERE . To view a full listing of coverage benefits click HERE .

    • Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) Insurance: Allianz Cancel ANY Time policy which covers any reason you may want/need to cancel your trip (not just the pandemic at hand) and reimburses up to 75% of the trip cost if you cancel using the CFAR option. If you cancel for medical/sickness reasons the policy will reimburse up to 100%. You can purchase this coverage by clicking HERE .

    When will I get more information on optional tours?

    Optional tour information will be sent out to all travelers approximately 110 days prior to travel. You will have plenty of time to review and pre-pay for these tours prior to travel.

    Can I upgrade my seat assignment or flights?

    Seat upgrades are possible in most cases, depending on the airlines availability and rates. Options vary depending on the specific airline booked and the equipment used for specific flight routes/connections. Requests should be submitted by the time you make your final payment for the trip, so that we can review options and ticket you accordingly. If you requested upgrade options, our air department will reach out to you with specific options at the time of ticketing. Your prompt response to those options is required as prices and availability are subject to change until finalized. Group tickets may not be upgradeable, so it is important that we know your requests prior to tickets being issued. Requests received after ticketing may not be possible and/or may incur airline change fees.

    Can I use my frequent flyer points to upgrade my flights?

    You can provide your Frequent Flyer details. If we book the airline, you have points with, we will enter the information you provided with your reservation. If you register for a Frequent Flyer account after you are ticketed, you can enter the information into your record on the airline’s website and send us the information to keep on file for future flights booked through us.

    Can I extend my trip or travel from a different home city? If so, how does that work and what is the cost?

    Absolutely. We are happy to work with you and your guests in making special travel arrangements. These are handled on a case-by-case basis approximately 120 days prior to the trip. If you wish to extend your trip or travel from a different home city, you should put your detailed requests in writing as soon as possible so that we can begin working on the research for their trips. Approximately 75-100 days prior to their travel dates, Perfect Pairings/Adelman Travel will send you information detailing your travel options. At that time, you may elect to use our services, cancel your request and simply travel with the group, or make your own arrangements. Either way, you must return the materials with your final selection noted so that we can finalize ticketing arrangements on your behalf.

    I want to travel from a different home city than the group, is there a cost?

    That’s not a problem. Let us know where you’d like to fly from prior to making your final payment for the trip. We will provide you with an estimated cost to make those arrangements for you. Prices range from $95 - $395 per person to fly from different home cities.

    Can I make my own flight arrangements?

    Yes. If you are interested in making your own flight arrangements, please let us know and we will provide you with a deduction on your final invoice.

    What if people want to travel together, what steps are needed to keep them together as much as possible?

    Guests wishing to travel together need to put their requests in writing and submit to Perfect Pairings/ Adelman Travel via email receptionist@foodandwinetrails.com and identify exactly who they wish to travel with (i.e. Marta Jones and Betty Harris wish to travel with Susie & Tom Klein - they are traveling on the JUSTIN Winery Wine Cruise with xxx in Month YEAR)

    How are seat assignments handled?

    Every airline has different rules regarding group seating. As a courtesy, Perfect Pairings/ Adelman Travel makes every effort to secure appropriate seating for you and your travel companion. However, we cannot guarantee that the individual airlines will honor our requests. Therefore, if your particular seat assignment is essential to your travel, we encourage our guests to contact the airlines approximately 1 week prior to travel to inquire as to your assignment. Please note that many airlines will wait to confirm arrangements for group seating until airport check in. Additionally, due to the nature of travel, airlines may change aircraft up until the time of departure; which may affect any pre-confirmed seating arrangements.

    What luggage requirements do I need to know about?

    Currently, most airlines allow passengers flying to Europe to check one bag at no extra charge. If you choose to check two bags, you will be responsible for the additional charge, which is typically $50 each way. Neither bag can exceed the maximum weight allowance of 50 lbs nor can they exceed the linear inches limit of 62” (total length + width + height). You are also allowed a carry-on small enough to place underneath the seat of the plane or in the overhead bin. You will not be allowed to board the plane without your passport (please be sure to check the expiration date before you leave home). As airline policies may vary and are subject to change, we recommend that you visit your airlines website for specific luggage policies and limitations 2-3 weeks prior to traveling.

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