River Cruises/EUROPE (Central)

Enchanting Rhine

8-DAYS

CRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to Basel
Begin in Amsterdam, with its legendary canals and distinctive architecture. Visit the majestic cathedral in Cologne, the university town of Heidelberg, medieval Strasbourg and the Black Forest region before concluding your cruise in Basel, Switzerland.

COUNTRIES: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
RIVERS: Rhine






ITINERARY

Day 1 : ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – EMBARKATION
Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2 : AMSTERDAM
The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour. Begin with a scenic canal cruise and see the tall narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII. Next, you’ll walk to Begijnhof, known for its historic buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and have some free time to explore. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour on which you’ll see the Royal Palace, Westerkerk and stop for photos at a Dutch windmill before returning to the ship. This afternoon depart for Germany. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : COLOGNE, GERMANY – KOBLENZ
Your guided tour of Cologne this morning includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city's majestic Gothic cathedral. Afterwards, you'll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint café. This afternoon the ship cruises to Koblenz and moors overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : RÜDESHEIM
This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, admiring its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock. This afternoon you will arrive in the winemaking town of Rüdesheim where you will have the option to take one of three excursions: wine tasting with a local vintner, a gondola ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, or a guided bike tour along the Rhine River to one of Germany's best wine regions. Later you'll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns. This evening, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments, or join us for some Rüdesheimer Coffee. The ship sails overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : MANNHEIM – HEIDELBERG
Arrive in Mannheim, where you have a choice of one of three excursions this afternoon. Your first option is a half-day excursion to the historic university town of Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask) and enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Or, for your second option, enjoy a hike up the Philosopher's Path to a panoramic view point of Heidelberg. Your third option is a city tour of Speyer one of Germany's oldest cities, is known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the medieval Altpörtel (Old Gate). This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Capital city of France's Alsace region, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. After arriving this morning, enjoy either a panoramic bus tour or guided bike tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town's oldest park, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, explore on foot with a walking tour of the lovely "La Petite France" neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. You also have the option of exploring Strasbourg on a guided hike that begins at the Orangery and makes its way to the cathedral. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish before the ship departs tonight. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : BREISACH, GERMANY
You have three exciting excursions to choose from today. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town renowned for its historic architecture and for its Riesling wines. A second option is a tour of the beautiful towns of Breisach and Freiburg, where you will visit the historical city center and Freiburg's Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Your third choice is guided bike tour of Breisach that takes you through the Rheinau woods. Tonight, the ship cruises towards Switzerland. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : BASEL, SWITZERLAND – DISEMBARKATION
Disembark after breakfast. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities for guides & cruise personnel
  • Transatlantic air-fare (can be arranged by UET from any US city)
  • Items of personal nature & items not listed in the itinerary
  • Optional travel insurance plans:
    Optional travel insurance plans

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2017 SAILINGS
DEP USA CANADA START CITY EMBARK DATE SHIP NAME EMBARK CITY CHECK-IN PRICES
Mar 24AmsterdamMar 25AmaSonataBaseln/a$2,499
Mar 31BaselApr 1AmaSonataAmsterdamMar 28$2,599
Mar 31AmsterdamApr 1AmaKristinaBaseln/a$2,599
Apr 7AmsterdamApr 8AmaSonataBaseln/a$2,699
Apr 14BaselApr 15AmaSonataAmsterdamApr 11$2,899
Apr 14AmsterdamApr 15AmaKristinaBaseln/a$2,899
Apr 21BaselApr 22AmaKristinaAmsterdamApr 18$3,099
Apr 21AmsterdamApr 22AmaSonataBaseln/a$3,099
Apr 28BaselApr 29AmaSonataAmsterdamApr 25$2,449
Apr 28AmsterdamApr 29AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,199
May 3AmsterdamMay 4AmaPrimaBaseln/a$3,199
May 5BaselMay 6AmaKristinaAmsterdamMay 2$3,199
May 5AmsterdamMay 6AmaSonataBaseln-a$3,199
May 12BaselMay 13AmaSonataAmsterdamMay 9$3,149
May 12AmsterdamMay 13AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,149
May 19BaselMay 20AmaKristinaAmsterdamMay 16$3,399
May 19AmsterdamMay 20AmaSonataBaseln/a$3,399
May 26BaselMay 27AmaSonataAmsterdamMay 23$3,399
May 26AmsterdamMay 27AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,399
Jun 2BaselJun 3AmaKristinaAmsterdamMay 30$3,149
Jun 9BaselJun 10AmaSonataAmsterdamJun 6$3,149
Jun 14AmsterdamJun 15AmaPrimaBaseln/a$3,399
Jun 21BaselJun 22AmaPrimaAmsterdamJun 18$2,399
Jun 23BaselJun 24AmaSonataAmsterdamJun 20$3,149
Jun 23AmsterdamJun 24AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,399
Jun 28AmsterdamJun 29AmaPrimaBaseln/a$3,399
Jun 30AmsterdamJul 1AmaSonataBaseln/a$3,299
Jul 5BaselJul 6AmaPrimaAmsterdamJul 2$3,049
Jul 7BaselJul 8AmaSonataAmsterdamJul 4$2,299
Jul 12AmsterdamJul 13AmaPrimaBaseln/a$3,049
Jul 14AmsterdamJul 15AmaSonataBaseln/a$3,049
Jul 19BaselJul 20AmaPrimaAmsterdamJul 16$2,299
Jul 21BaselJul 22AmaSonataAmsterdamJul 18$2,549
Jul 21AmsterdamJul 22AmaKristinaBaseln/a$2,299
Jul 26AmsterdamJul 27AmaPrimaBaseln/a$2,549
Jul 28AmsterdamJul 29AmaSonataBaseln/a$2,549
Aug 2BaselAug 3AmaPrimaAmsterdamJul 30$2,299
Aug 4BaselAug 5AmaSonataAmsterdamAug 1$2,549
Aug 4AmsterdamAug 5AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,049
Aug 9AmsterdamAug 10AmaPrimaBaseln/a$2,299
Aug 11BaselAug 12AmaKristinaAmsterdamAug 8$2,549
Aug 11AmsterdamAug 12AmaSonataBaseln/a$2,299
Aug 16BaselAug 17AmaPrimaAmsterdamAug 13$2,399
Aug 18BaselAug 19AmaSonataAmsterdamAug 15$2,649
Aug 18AmsterdamAug 19AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,149
Aug 25BaselAug 26AmaKristinaAmsterdamAug 22$3,249
Aug 25AmsterdamAug 26AmaSonataBaseln/a$3,499
Sep 1BaselSep 2AmaSonataAmsterdamAug 29$3,599
Sep 1AmsterdamSep 2AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,599
Sep 8BaselSep 9AmaKristinaAmsterdamSep 5$3,599
Sep 8AmsterdamSep 9AmaSonataBaseln/a$3,599
Sep 15BaselSep 16AmaSonataAmsterdamSep 12$3,599
Sep 15AmsterdamSep 16AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,599
Sep 22AmsterdamSep 21AmaPrimaBaseln/a$3,599
Sep 22BaselSep 23AmaKristinaAmsterdamSep 19$3,599
Sep 22AmsterdamSep 23AmaSonataBaseln/a$3,599
Sep 27BaselSep 28AmaPrimaAmsterdamSep 24$2,849
Sep 29BaselSep 30AmaSonataAmsterdamSep 26$3,349
Sep 29AmsterdamSep 30AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,349
Oct 4AmsterdamOct 5AmaPrimaBaseln/a$2,849
Oct 6BaselOct 7AmaKristinaAmsterdamOct 3$3,499
Oct 6AmsterdamOct 7AmaSonataBaseln/a$3,249
Oct 11BaselOct 12AmaPrimaAmsterdamOct 8$2,399
Oct 13BaselOct 14AmaSonataAmsterdamOct 10$3,399
Oct 13AmsterdamOct 14AmaKristinaBaseln/a$3,399
Oct 20AmsterdamOct 21AmaSonataBaseln/a$2,199
Oct 25BaselOct 26AmaPrimaAmsterdamOct 22$3,099
Oct 27BaselOct 28AmaSonataAmsterdamOct 24$2,099
Oct 27AmsterdamOct 28AmaKristinaBaseln/a$2,099
Nov 1AmsterdamNov 2AmaPrimaBaseln/a$1,999
Nov 3BaselNov 4AmaKristinaAmsterdamOct 31$1,999
Nov 3AmsterdamNov 4AmaSonataBaseln/a$1,999
Nov 8BaselNov 9AmaPrimaAmsterdamNov 5$2,099
Nov 10BaselNov 11AmaSonataAmsterdamNov 7$2,799
Nov 10AmsterdamNov 11AmaKristinaBaseln/a$2,799
Nov 15AmsterdamNov 16AmaPrimaBaseln/a$1,799
Nov 17BaselNov 18AmaKristinaAmsterdamNov 14$1,799
Nov 17AmsterdamNov 18AmaSonataBaseln/a$2,049
Dec 29BaselDec 30AmaKristinaAmsterdamDec 26$1,899
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
AmaSonata . AmaPrima
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BBCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,399
BAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,599
ABCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,799
AAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,999
AA+ViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$2,599
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$3,199
AmaKristina
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CBViolinFrench Balcony+$599
CAViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BBCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,399
BAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,599
ABCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,799
AAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,999
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$3,199

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $168 per person.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
  • Single Supplement for Land: $640 per person.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

2018 SAILINGS
DEP USA CANADA START CITY EMBARK DATE SHIP NAME EMBARK CITY CHECK-IN PRICES
Mar 30BaselMar 31AmaPrimaAmsterdamMar 27$1,849
Apr 1BaselApr 2AmaStellaAmsterdamMar 29$1,949
Mar 7BaselApr 8AmaSonataAmsterdamApr 4$2,049
Apr 15BaselApr 16AmaStellaAmsterdamApr 12$2,749
Apr 18BaselApr 19AmaDanteAmsterdamApr 15$2,749
Apr 21BaselApr 22AmaSonataAmsterdamApr 18$2,849
Apr 29BaselApr 30AmaStellaAmsterdamApr 26$2,949
May 5BaselMay 6AmaSonataAmsterdamMay 2$3,049
May 6BaselMay 7AmaKristinaAmsterdamMay 3$3,049
May 11BaselMay 12AmaPrimaAmsterdamMay 8$3,149
May 13BaselMay 14AmaStellaAmsterdamMay 10$3,149
May 19BaselMay 20AmaSonataAmsterdamMay 16$3,149
May 20BaselMay 21AmaKristinaAmsterdamMay 17$3,149
May 27BaselMay 28AmaStellaAmsterdamMay 24$3,149
Jun 3BaselJun 4AmaKristinaAmsterdamMay 31$3,149
Jun 10BaselJun 11AmaStellaAmsterdamJun 7$3,149
Aug 12BaselAug 13AmaKristinaAmsterdamAug 9$3,049
Aug 19BaselAug 20AmaStellaAmsterdamAug 16$3,249
Aug 26BaselAug 27AmaKristinaAmsterdamAug 23$3,249
Sep 2BaselSep 3AmaStellaAmsterdamAug 30$3,349
Sep 9BaselSep 10AmaKristinaAmsterdamSep 6$3,349
Sep 16BaselSep 17AmaStellaAmsterdamSep 13$3,349
Sep 21BaselSep 22AmaPrimaAmsterdamSep 18$3,349
Sep 30BaselOct 1AmaStellaAmsterdamSep 27$3,349
Oct 5BaselOct 6AmaPrimaAmsterdamOct 2$3,249
Oct 14BaselOct 15AmaStellaAmsterdamOct 11$3,049
Oct 21BaselOct 22AmaKristinaAmsterdamOct 18$2,949
Oct 28BaselOct 29AmaStellaAmsterdamOct 25$2,849
Nov 4BaselNov 5AmaKristinaAmsterdamNov 1$2,149
Nov 9BaselNov 10AmaPrimaAmsterdamNov 6$2,549
Nov 11BaselNov 12AmaStellaAmsterdamNov 8$2,049
Nov 18BaselNov 19AmaKristinaAmsterdamNov 15$2,049
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
AmaPrima . AmaSonata
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BBCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,399
BAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,599
ABCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,799
AAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,999
AA+ViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$2,599
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$3,299
AmaStella . AmaKristina
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CBViolinFrench Balcony+$599
CAViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BBCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,399
BAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,599
ABCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,799
AAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,999
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$3,299
AmaDante
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$1,099
AViolinFrench Balcony+$1,199
A+ViolinFrench Balcony+$2,199
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony+$2,399

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $168 per person.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
  • Single Supplement for Land: $640 per person.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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The brand new fleet of AMA-WATERWAYS   ships are setting new standards in European river cruising and offer a number of features not found on other European river cruise ships. Clients will enjoy the luxury of more space, 2 panorama lounges, Fitness Center, Massage  and Beauty Salon. There are 25 bicycles on board for you to explore the small towns and to ride on the many bicycle paths along the various rivers. The ships operate  for the English speaking market only.