River Cruises/EUROPE (Central)

Captivating 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. As an alternate option enjoy a Kolsch beer tasting or join a more active bike tour. 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 : RHINE GORGE - 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
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • 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:

2018 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 24AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$1,749
Mar 26AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$1,749
Apr 1AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$1,949
Apr 9AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$2,549
Apr 15AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$2,749
Apr 23AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$2,949
Apr 26AmsterdamBaselAmaDante$2,949
Apr 29AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$2,949
Apr 30AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$2,949
May 5AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$3,049
May 7AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,049
May 13AmsterdamBaselAmaSonata$3,149
May 14AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,149
May 21AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,149
May 28AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,149
Jun 4AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,149
Jun 11AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,149
Jun 18AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,149
Jun 25AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,149
Jul 2AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,049
Jul 9AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,049
Jul 23AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,049
Jul 30AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,049
Aug 6AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,049
Aug 13AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$2,549
Aug 27AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,249
Sep 3AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,349
Sep 10AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,349
Sep 15AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$3,349
Sep 17AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,349
Sep 24AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,349
Sep 29AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$3,349
Oct 1AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,349
Oct 8AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$3,249
Oct 15AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$3,049
Oct 22AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$2,949
Oct 29AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$2,849
Nov 3AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$2,749
Nov 5AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$2,149
Nov 12AmsterdamBaselAmaKristina$2,549
Nov 17AmsterdamBaselAmaPrima$2,049
Nov 19AmsterdamBaselAmaStella$2,549
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
AmaPrima
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFixed Windows+$899
BBCelloFrench 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
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
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 not included in cruise price: $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).

  • * 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 are not included in cruise price. 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.