Europe's Rivers & Castles - 7-NIGHT CRUISE


Day 1 :
EMBARKATION – LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG
Board your cruise in Luxembourg. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2 :
TRIER– BERNKASTEL
Trier is Germany’s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and referred to as the “Rome of the North” or “Second Rome” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D., on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor’s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. Later in the day, sail to Bernkastel, Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour and hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)
Day 3 :
ALKEN – RÜDESHEIM
Head to fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard. You may also opt to hike to Reichsburg Castle and enjoy a visit or take a walking tour through nearby Koblenz. Later in the day, set sail for Rüdesheim, where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or enjoy the town’s iconic Rüdesheimer coffee, served ceremoniously with whipped cream and brandy. (B,L,D)
Day 4 :
RÜDESHEIM
Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour of the scenic Rheingau wine region. As an alternative, head to the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers to Mainz, where you’ll enjoy a walking tour of its Old Town, brimming with quaint narrow streets, Baroque churches and half-timbered houses. You’ll also have a chance to visit the Collegiate Church of St. Stephan, best known for its blue Chagall windows. (B,L,D)
Day 5 :
WERTHEIM
Wertheim’s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. (B,L,D)
Day 6 :
WÜRZBURG
Enjoy a city tour of Würzburg, a bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or stretch your legs while hiking to Würzburg Castle. Later in the day, go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. (B,L,D)
Day 7 :
ELTMANN
Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day. (B,L,D)
Day 8 :
NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION
After breakfast, disembark the ship. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2019 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
June 6 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,599
June 27 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,599
August 1 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,599
August 22 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,699
September 12 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,899
October 3 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,899
October 24 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,399
November 14 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $2,999
2020 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
April 16 Luxembourg Nuremberg AmaDante $3,199
April 23 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,299
May 28 Luxembourg Nuremberg AmaDante $3,699
June 4 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,699
July 8 Luxembourg Nuremberg AmaSiena $3,699
July 9 Luxembourg Nuremberg AmaDante $3,699
July 16 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,699
August 19 Luxembourg Nuremberg AmaSiena $3,699
August 20 Luxembourg Nuremberg AmaDante $3,799
August 26 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaSiena $3,899
August 27 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,899
October 1 Luxembourg Nuremberg AmaDante $3,999
October 8 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaDante $3,899
October 21 Luxembourg Nuremberg AmaSiena $3,699
October 28 Nuremberg Luxembourg AmaSiena $3,599

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