Catch the Eurostar from either London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International station to Paris, then continue by train to Basel, where your cruise begins. Enjoy a first evening on board, or perhaps step ashore for a stroll.
See the sights of Basel this morning on a stroll through the bustling altstadt, or join our optional excursion into the heart of Switzerland to visit the beautiful lakeside city of Lucerne, with its restored wooden 'Chapel Bridge'. Rejoin Olympia in time for dinner in the charming wine town of Breisach, where she'll moor overnight.
Spend the morning exploring Breisach - the views out over the forest region from atop its Gothic cathedral are lovely - then enjoy a lazy afternoon of sailing as Olympia cruises downstream to moor close to Strasbourg.
Transfer into the heart of Strasbourg for a morning of exploring. A fascinating optional excursion brings the chance to see the city by boat, as you travel along the winding canals to marvel at the soaring Notre-Dame cathedral - one of France's great Gothic churches - as well as the buildings of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. Rejoin Olympia during the afternoon for her sailing to ancient Speyer.
Join our Tour Manager on a short included walking tour of Speyer, once one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire, then rejoin the ship for the short trip to Mannheim, where an optional excursion offers the chance to visit beautiful Heidelberg. One of Germany's 'must-see' destinations, Heidelberg has inspired poets and operetta composers for centuries.
Rejoin Olympia in Mainz, and enjoy an evening of exploration in this historic city, home to a gorgeous old town and a magnificent cathedral.
You're treated to delightful scenery today, as Olympia makes her way through some of the most spectacular stretches of the Rhine. She'll firstly call at Rudesheim, famous for its bustling Drosselgasse, where an optional excursion brings the chance to visit Siegfried's Musikkabinett and travel on the local 'Winzer Express' train.
Return to the ship for a journey into the gorgeous Middle Rhine, where vineyards, castles and quaint villages pepper the landscape. Later, we'll arrive in Koblenz in time for dinner and an evening of exploration.
Olympia continues downriver, sailing past Konigswinter, the rolling Siebengebirge hills and leafy Bonn, to arrive in Cologne by midday. See the sights on our optional walking tour, the highlight of which will be the magnificent twin-spired cathedral.
Olympia sails through beautiful windmill-dotted landscapes this morning, as she crosses into Holland on her way to Amsterdam. On arrival, join our included canal cruise along the city's pretty waterways to take in the colourful highlights, before a final evening brings the chance to step ashore and explore or relax on board.
Disembark Olympia in Amsterdam, and transfer to the railway station to begin your journey home, travelling via Brussels.