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zEurope's Rivers and Castles - Cruise & Tour

13 days

13 Day European River Cruise & Tour

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

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Day
1

Welcome to Paris!

Check in to your hotel and enjoy the balance of your day at your leisure.

Day
2

Sightseeing in the City of Light

Delight in the city’s most iconic sights on this morning’s guided sightseeing tour. You’ll visit Notre Dame Cathedral and see the Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, La Madeleine, Les Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Paris’ many museums, galleries and other attractions at your own pace. Meals B

Day
3

At leisure in Paris

Enjoy a full free day to explore this amazing city at your own pace - where romance fills the air. Stroll along Les Champs Elysées, the boutique-lined boulevards, or see the Eiffel Tower, built for the World's Fair of 1889. Paris at night offers unlimited possibilities for every taste. Meals B

Day
4

By rail to Luxembourg to board your luxury river ship

Bid “Au Revoir” to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Metz. Upon arrival, continue by motorcoach to Luxembourg, one of the last independent duchies that made up Western and Central Europe. You will have a guided tour of Luxembourg before transferring to your luxury ship in Remich. Tonight, gather with your fellow passengers for a Welcome Dinner in the ship’s elegant restaurant. Meals B,D [Note: Guests on our 8-day Cruise Only program will embark our luxury ship today here in Remich.]

Day
5

Ashore in Trier and Bernkastel

After breakfast, your ship arrives in charming Trier, Germany’s oldest city. On your guided tour, you will see the ancient Roman amphitheater and baths, the Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D. Continue to Bernkastel in the heart of the fertile Mosel wine-producing region. Bernkastel boasts over 500 years of documented wine history. Step ashore in the late afternoon for a vineyard visit and wine tasting, an opportunity to sample several different vintages from the celebrated Mosel valley. After dinner, enjoy a guided walking tour through Bernkastel’s Old Town, graced with fine medieval and Renaissance buildings. Meals B,L,D

Day
6

Through the magnificent Rhine Gorge

Today, you have your choice of a guided excursion to Cochem or Koblenz. In Cochem, you will visit the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers breathtaking views of the river valley. In the alternative, travel to Koblenz, an historic wine-growing town at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. See the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady, and hear the story behind the Schängel Fountain and City Hall. Later, enjoy scenic cruising through the celebrated Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine, You’ll marvel at castle after castle and see the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument. Meals B,L,D

Day
7

Another choice of sightseeing… Mainz or Heidelberg

Today you can join a guided walking tour of beautiful Mainz to see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home to the world’s first printed bible. Then enjoy a lunchtime cruise to Frankfurt, where you will have a walking tour of the city’s medieval section. In the alternative, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Visit the red-walled Castle, enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley below, and see the Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask. Later this afternoon, you’ll return to Frankfurt. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

Ashore in Miltenberg and Wertheim

Arrive in Miltenberg for a walking tour of this delightful old Franconian town, beloved for its narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. Return to ship for lunch as your vessel cruises to Freudenberg. This afternoon’s motorcoach excursion takes you to Wertheim, where you will have free time to explore the town on your own before returning to ship for an overnight cruise to Würzburg. A guided bicycle tour from Freudenberg to Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). Meals B,L,D

Day
9

From Würzburg to Kitzingen

Step ashore in Würzburg for a guided tour, including the magnificent Residenz Palace and the city’s other major sights. This afternoon, you can take an optional tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenberg to visit its world-famous Christmas Museum. Or relax on board as you cruise through the afternoon to Kitzingen. This evening, the Aulic Council and Wine Queens will welcome you at the Kitzingen pier and escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar for a memorable tasting of fine regional wines. Meals B,L,D

Day
10

The medieval glory of Bamberg

Your ship arrives this afternoon in Bamberg, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. On your guided walking tour along the winding streets of this finely preserved medieval town, you’ll admire its breathtaking cathedral, charming 18th-century Burgher homes and the Old Town Hall which straddles the river. Take a refreshing break to sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before returning to ship. This evening, you set sail for Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Meals B,L,D

Day
11

Disembark in Nuremberg and travel to Prague

After breakfast, disembark your ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city. See the famous Zeppelin Field where Hitler held his infamous Nazi Party Rallies, and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own before traveling onward to Prague. Meals B [Note: For guests on our 8-day Cruise Only program, our services end this morning upon disembarkation.]

Day
12

Sightseeing in the City of 1,000 Spires

This morning's sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the thousand-year-old Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus and then walk over the statue-lined Charles Bridge to Old Market Square. The balance of your day is free to mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for souvenirs or to enjoy one of the city’s many charming cafés or restaurants. Meals B

Day
13

Bid farewell to Prague

Our tour services end this morning after breakfast at your hotel. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Berlin

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

Prague

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package with a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and in-depth private car sightseeing with our experienced resident guide at your side.

Warsaw

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package features a choice of fine city-center hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

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

2016 Port charges: $168 per person
2015 Port charges: $168 per person
Single Supplement for Cruise Only: 50% of twin price; Suites: 100% of twin price

2016 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 – $299
C – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $899
B – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $1,099
A – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1,199
A+ – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $2,199
S – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $2,399

2015 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 – $299
C – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $799
B – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $999
A – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1099
S – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $2299


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.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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