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
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 25AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$2,499
Apr 1BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,599
Apr 1AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$2,599
Apr 8AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$2,699
Apr 15BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,899
Apr 15AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$2,899
Apr 22BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,099
Apr 22AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,099
Apr 29BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,449
Apr 29AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,199
May 4AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$3,199
May 6BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,199
May 6AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,199
May 13BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,149
May 13AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,149
May 20BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,399
May 20AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,399
May 27BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,399
May 27AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,399
Jun 3BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,149
Jun 10BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,149
Jun 15AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$3,399
Jun 22BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$2,399
Jun 24BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,149
Jun 24AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,399
Jun 29AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$3,399
Jul 1AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,299
Jul 6BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$3,049
Jul 8BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,299
Jul 13AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$3,049
Jul 15AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,049
Jul 20BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$2,299
Jul 22BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,549
Jul 22AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$2,299
Jul 27AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$2,549
Jul 29AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$2,549
Aug 3BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$2,299
Aug 5BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,549
Aug 5AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,049
Aug 10AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$2,299
Aug 12BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$2,549
Aug 12AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$2,299
Aug 17BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$2,399
Aug 19BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,649
Aug 19AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,149
Aug 26BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,249
Aug 26AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,499
Sep 2BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,599
Sep 2AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,599
Sep 9BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,599
Sep 9AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,599
Sep 16BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,599
Sep 16AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,599
Sep 21AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$3,599
Sep 23BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,599
Sep 23AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,599
Sep 28BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$2,849
Sep 30BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,349
Sep 30AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,349
Oct 5AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$2,849
Oct 7BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,499
Oct 7AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,249
Oct 12BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$2,399
Oct 14BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,399
Oct 14AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,399
Oct 21AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$2,199
Oct 26BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$3,099
Oct 28BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,099
Oct 28AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$2,099
Nov 2AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$1,999
Nov 4BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$1,999
Nov 4AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$1,999
Nov 9BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$2,099
Nov 11BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,799
Nov 11AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$2,799
Nov 16AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$1,799
Nov 18BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$1,799
Nov 18AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$2,049
Dec 30BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$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.
  • 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).

  • * Where available additional AMA pre- and/or post cruise programs can be booked

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
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 31BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$1,849
Apr 2BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$1,949
Apr 8BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,049
Apr 16BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$2,749
Apr 19BaselAmsterdamAmaDante$2,749
Apr 22BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$2,849
Apr 30BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$2,949
May 6BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,049
May 7BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,049
May 12BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$3,149
May 14BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$3,149
May 20BaselAmsterdamAmaSonata$3,149
May 21BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,149
May 28BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$3,149
Jun 4BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,149
Jun 11BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$3,149
Aug 13BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,049
Aug 20BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$3,249
Aug 27BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,249
Sep 3BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$3,349
Sep 10BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$3,349
Sep 17BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$3,349
Sep 22BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$3,349
Oct 1BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$3,349
Oct 6BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$3,249
Oct 15BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$3,049
Oct 22BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$2,949
Oct 29BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$2,849
Nov 5BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$2,149
Nov 10BaselAmsterdamAmaPrima$2,549
Nov 12BaselAmsterdamAmaStella$2,049
Nov 19BaselAmsterdamAmaKristina$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.
  • 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).

  • * Where available additional AMA pre- and/or post cruise programs can be booked

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.