River Cruises/EUROPE (Central)

Medieval Treasures

8-DAYS

CRUISE FROM : Basel To Nuremberg
Experience the romantic spirit of the Rhine and peaceful Main rivers. Marvel at some of Europe’s grandest Baroque jewels at the Würzburg Residenz. Visit one of Mark Twain’s favorite cities, Heidelberg, and meander through Miltenberg, with its half-timbered houses that lean crookedly against one another. Take a gondola ride over Rüdesheim’s vineyards, and then savor the fl avors of its wonderful wines. While in Bamberg and Frankfurt, be treated to a tasting of their famous beers. Conclude your journey in fairytale Prague.

COUNTRIES: France, Germany, Switzerland
RIVERS: Rhine




ITINERARY

Day 1 : EMBARKATION – BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Embark your cruise in Basel and indulge in a Welcome Dinner. (B, D)
Day 2 : 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 3 : MANNHEIM, GERMANY
Arrive in Mannheim, where you have a choice of either visiting the city’s famed Baroque Palace or joining a walking tour of Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the medieval Altpörtel (Old Gate). Continue on to Rüdesheim, where tonight you will enjoy an exclusive wine tasting. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : RÜDESHEIM – FRANKFURT
Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of one of three excursions: a gondola ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue followed by a wine tasting with a local vintner; a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments; or 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. Afterwards, you’ll cruise to the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt, where you’ll take in the sights on a panoramic city tour. Tonight, immerse yourself in local flavors with an authentic Romerberg beer tasting. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : MILTENBERG
Wake up in Miltenberg this morning and either join a walking tour of this delightful old town, with its narrow cobblestone streets and steeply gabled houses, or indulge in a tasting of local specialties. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : WURZBURG
This morning’s guided tour of Würzburg will show you all of the city’s major sights, or you may prefer to visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also have the option to participate in a local wine tasting. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : BAMBERG
Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will have one of three ways to explore. The first is a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, as well as sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. The second is a guided bike tour along the Main River, and the third is a Bamberg Specialties tasting where you will enjoy smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a local favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427. This evening, we continue cruising towards Nuremberg. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : NUREMBERG– DISEMBARKATION
Depart the ship after breakfast and return home. (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
  • 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
  • Port charges

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2018 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
May 17BaselNurembergAmaDante$3,149
Jun 7BaselNurembergAmaDante$3,149
Jul 12BaselNurembergAmaDante$3,049
Aug 2BaselNurembergAmaDante$3,049
Aug 23BaselNurembergAmaDante$3,249
Sep 13BaselNurembergAmaDante$3,349
Oct 4BaselNurembergAmaDante$3,349
Oct 25BaselNurembergAmaDante$2,849
Nov 15BaselNurembergAmaDante$2,549
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
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; 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 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.