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zAMA Thanksgiving Cruise

8 days

8-Day River Cruise

Note: Shore excursions and sightseeing tours on this program are offered by Ama Waterways and are not limited to 16 guests.

This is a Cruise Only itinerary. Click here for a Cruise & Tour program.

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Day
1

Prague - Karlovy Vary - Embarkation - Nuremberg, Germany

Depart from Prague after breakfast via motor coach and enjoy a stop in Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, famous for its Bohemian Spas. After lunch, drive through the pastoral (Bohemian) countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

Day
2

Bamberg - Schweinfurt

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the enchanting town of Bamberg, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. See the Cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, explore serpentine streets lined with charming houses and sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. Join your fellow travelers on board for a special Thanksgiving Lunch as you cruise to Schweinfurt. Later you can enjoy a free evening in Schweinfurt. (B,L,D)

Day
3

Kitzingen - Wurzburg

This morning you will arrive in Kitzingen. On your walking tour, you’ll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar. You will taste several different wines, learning first-hand about wine history and production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different tours. You can choose the Würzburg Tour and Residenz visit, during which you will see the major sights, including the Residenz Palace and gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of Europe’s foremost examples of Baroque architecture and design. In the alternative, take a guided bike tour from Kitzengen to Würzburg (capacity controlled) or enjoy an optional tour to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum. (B,L,D)

Day
4

Wertheim - Miltenberg

This morning, you will tour Wertheim, located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. The town has retained much of its medieval Franconian character, which you will discover on your walking tour of the historic city center. In the alternative, a guided bike tour from Wertheim (capacity controlled) will take you along the Main River Valley. Cruise during lunch time to Miltenberg, arriving in the afternoon for a guided walking tour along cobble-stone streets lined with gabled, half-timbered houses. Tonight, the ship sails leaving Bavaria, Franconia and the Main River behind. (B,L,D)

Day
5

Rudesheim - Koblenz

This afternoon, arrive in Rüdesheim and take a mini train to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. This afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz. You will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, passing castle after castle. Arrive in Koblenz late this afternoon. Your Cruise Manager will lead a walking tour through this charming town. (B,L,D)

Day
6

Koblenz - Cologne

This afternoon, the ship cruises to Cologne for a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit to the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral. Afterwards, spend your free time admiring the interior of Cologne Cathedral or visit some of the shops lining the streets. The ship departs tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day
7

Cologne - Amsterdam, Holland

After breakfast, your tour of Amsterdam begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Then, enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see the great landmarks of Amsterdam including a photo stop at a windmill. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore Amsterdam before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day
8

Depart Amsterdam

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

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Note: Shore excursions on this cruise are offered by Ama Waterways and are not limited to 16 guests.

Port charges: $147 per person
Single Supplement for Cruise & Land: $1080 per person
Single Supplement for Cruise Only: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites: 100% of twin price
Prague Hotel Accommodation: Hilton Old Town (or similar)

Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person:

Cat – Deck – Stateroom – Price
D – Piano Deck – Window – $199
C – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $579
B – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $779
A – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $889
A+ – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1499
S – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1899


Note: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds; Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Ask about international air service on Lufthansa. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

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