Broadway on the Rhine River!

Playbill Travel's second European river cruise, Broadway on the Rhine River!, began in Switzerland's Basel and sailed leisurely to the Netherland's Amsterdam from August 13-20, 2017 on Uniworld's S.S. Antoinette.

Playbill Travel journeyed along the fairytale shores of the Rhine for a week of romantic landscapes, terrific wine, gourmet fare, and the best of Broadway. This cruise featured the immeasurable talents of Tony winner Faith Prince, Drama Desk winner Andréa Burns, Tony nominees Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana, and music director Seth Rudetsky. Uniworld River Cruises' S.S. Antoinette served as a luxurious home-base from which to explore the great cities, quaint hamlets, local gourmet producers, and UNESCO heritage sites along the Rhine.

Together we discovered the picturesque region of Alsace, whose combined French and German heritage has created unique world-renowned cuisine and palate-pleasing wines. We explored the magnificent cities of Strasbourg and Cologne, whose Gothic cathedrals are among the most visited in Europe, and found inspiration in the enchanting towns of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, and Rüdesheim, where beautiful red geraniums decorate the windowsills of the brightly painted half-timbered houses. In true Playbill fashion, there was first-class Broadway entertainment and many exciting surprises along the way.

 

Broadway Talent

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Itinerary

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Basel, Switzerland

Monday, August 14, 2017
Breisach, Germany

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Kehl, Germany

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Mannheim (Speyer), Germany

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Rüdesheim, Germany

Friday, August 18, 2017
Koblenz, Germany

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Cologne, Germany

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ports of Call

Broadway on the Rhine River departed from the city of Basel, Switzerland on August 13th in partnership with Uniworld River Cruises, chosen by Travel + Leisure Magazine as the "World’s Best River Cruise Line" in 2016. Traveling through Germany's Breisach, Kehl, Rüdesheim, and Cologne—our trip concluded in the Netherlands' Amsterdam, the "Venice of the North".

 
Basel
Our journey begins in Basel, a Swiss hub of arts and culture with over 40 museums and a charming Old Town.
Breisach
Venture ashore to the nearby postcard-perfect wine villages of Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, or hop over the border to France and take a tour of Colmar’s historic center.
Kehl
The nearby Alsatian city of Strasbourg has a UNESCO-designated city center with a magnificent Gothic cathedral and charming half-timbered houses.
Mannheim (Speyer)
Discover Speyer, one of Germany's oldest cities with a compact medieval center rich with Roman, Imperial, and Jewish legacies.
Rüdesheim
Explore Rüdesheim and its famously narrow Drosselgasse before enjoying a wine tasting at a 14th-century castle.
Koblenz
After a morning of scenic cruising, head ashore for a tour of Koblenz or an aerial tram ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which offers dazzling views of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. 
Cologne
Weave through the narrow Old Town streets of Cologne en route to the city’s imposing Gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Amsterdam
Our trip concludes in Amsterdam, the ‘Venice of the North,' and one of Europe's most beautiful cities.
*All itineraries, ports of call, and maps are subject to change.