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8 Days Rolling on the Rhine: Boutique River Cruise

Looking to spend a romantic week away with your partner? What a better way to express your love for your other half than with the gift of an unforgettable experience!

The Rolling on the Rhine Boutique River Cruise by U by Uniworld will give all you lovebirds a chance to sit back, relax and explore the most intimate parts of Europe. Why U by Uniworld? U is the first river cruise dedicated to a new generation of adult travellers, with a sexy, stylish look and feel that offers immersive experiences along the world’s most popular rivers. Itineraries focus on longer stays in destination, allowing guests to connect with local people, experiences and each city’s vibrant nightlife. The U fleet offers two, 120-passenger matte black ships - The A and The B, each boasting two rooftop venues, a spa, mixologists, international DJ’s, communal tables for dining and locally-inspired, farm-to-table cuisine.

So if you're still searching for that perfect Valentines gift we think you might just have found it! And here are all the reasons why Rolling on the Rhine will be your perfect romantic getaway..


First stop- Amsterdam! With its blissful canals, cobbled streets and bouquets of flowers everywhere you look, Amsterdam is undoubtedly the capital of romance, making it the perfect place to start your getaway.  Enjoy a candlelit dinner on board of your U by Uniworld ship while cruising the charming Rhine.  Amsterdam’s canals are famously romantic so experiencing them together is a must for every couple!

If something a little more adventurous is what you’re after then Uniworld guests can use the complimentary U bikes available for exploring around onshore. Visit Amsterdam’s charming centre and get a real feel for the city’s culture while enjoying the local’s favourite mode of transport.

Aside from your delicious on-board food, Amsterdam has a lot of hip dining spots to choose from. Our favourite is The Breakfast Club located in Amsterdam West. They know what the most important meal of the day is, and they continue serving it until 5 pm! While you’re there, take a snap of your Instagramable pancakes and make all your friends at home jealous!

In the wise words of Bridget Jones, “a mini-break means true love”, consider taking a break within your getaway. You don’t have to travel far to be a world away from the capital. Escape to a quaint and relaxed fishing village such as Volendam and soak up the sea breeze and local culture.

Looking for a more adrenaline packed experience? Swing at the height of a 100 meters with Amsterdam beneath your feet at the Over The Edge swing, Europe’s highest swing.  This fun experience will be one you and your date will never forget!

And just when you thought Amsterdam couldn’t get any more charming comes the sunset. Enjoy a romantic walk along the canals, enjoy the little cobbled streets and city’s famous bars. For the best cocktail with a view head to the famous rooftop bar – Canvas, and for the best pint and a beach hut vibe visit Hannekes Boom!


Huffington Post once called it one of the “10 Secret European Spots You’ll Want to Visit.” We second that, and you will too. One perfectly romantic place to surprise your significant other with is Haarlem. The absorbing coast, breath-taking scenery, 4.3km of golden sandy beaches and fantastically maintained sea-side resorts, Haarlem is the ultimate romantic getaway destination.

With abundance of bars, restaurants, and couple- friendly entertainment we’re sure you’ll love your time here . Go a little crazy and try something different like blokarting  and race your date down the beach! But just to warn you, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

The main square in Haarlem, Grote Mark, sits in the very centre of the town and it’s more than impressive. The town centre, famous for a fun and dynamic ambience makes it the perfect place for a romantic date-night! Whether it’s a hype bar, cute restaurant or maybe a poetry-reading workshop you’re looking for, Haarlem has got it all!


Düsseldorf is an inspiringly beautiful city so don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy everything it has to offer! Visit The Rhine Tower - city’s tallest building which also features world’s largest digital clock! See the city in 360° at the Rheinturm (romantic kisses at the top of the building perfectly acceptable!) indulge at the delicious Gunnewig restaurant and enjoy strolling aimlessly around the Altstadt (old town).


The romance of The River Rhine is a gift that keeps on giving!  Cycle on the riverbanks between Düsseldorf and Mainz. They banks link over 100 places where Germany's best-loved myths, sagas, fairy tales, and legends are set. Traces of these legendary stories can also be found all along these paths, a scavenger hunt could be a great way to spend time together and also discover the city’s rich and fun culture. Make sure you stop for pictures too and make sure you get the perfect couples selfie!

Time for a grand romantic gesture? Visit the Hohenzollern Bridge also known as the lovers bridge where happy couples can engrave their initials in a padlock and lock in there forever. How romantic!

Be like a true local and stroll through the side streets of Cologne. There are numerous unique cafes almost anywhere you turn with outdoor seating. Many of them offer blankets so on a chilly evening you can snuggle up to your loved one while enjoying a delicious coffee!


Enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monumen, soak up the views from the Old Town and vineyards beside The Rhine or take a special night-time journey to witness the moon reflecting in The Rhine. Feeling peckish? There’s a restaurant at the upper station, giving you an excuse to spend some more time under the spell of The Rhine’s gorgeous scenery.

If you’re a bit Game of Thrones fan, sign up for the U by Uniworld U Time excursion and visit the 12th century Eberbach Monastery. Its ethereal architecture made in the perfect shoot location for the show. There mightn’t be any dragons there anymore but we’re sure you’ll love its architecture and surroundings.


Frankfurt is a vibrant and fun place in central Germany and a fantastic destination for a romantic city break. Feeling peckish? Salzkammer is a foodie’s dream! With generous portions and hearty comfort food, it won’t disappoint! Most people come here for the mighty schnitzel, and no one ever leaves hungry. This Austrian and German traditional restaurant also offers a summer terrace and a beer garden ideal for sampling authentic local beers.

Enjoy spending your last days of this incredible adventure by taking romantic walks along the river Main and sharing candlelit dinners on board of your U by Uniworld cruise ship. We are sure this cruise will be an experience you will never forget.

Ready to book this fantastic cruise?  Book now and save up to 30% with the U by Uniworld ‘Our Best Offer’ promotion! With prices starting from as little as €909pp make your next getaway one to remember. 

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