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zVineyards of the Rhine and Mosel - Cruise Only

8 days

8 day European 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

Welcome to Amsterdam, Holland!

Your luxurious river cruise ship is moored near the city center. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Gala Welcome Reception. Meals D

Day
2

Discover Amsterdam

After breakfast, admire beautiful 18th-century homes, charming churches and 17th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Then enjoy a panoramic city tour of Amsterdam including a photo stop at one of the city’s iconic windmills, followed by free time. Meals, B,L,D

Day
3

The Floriade Horticultural Expo and Cologne, Germany

Arrive in Düsseldorf this morning and take a motorcoach to Venlo, where you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors from dozens of countries, the Floriade Expo grounds will feature five themed zones connected by wooded areas. Each of the zones contains its own horticultural exhibits, cultural attractions, activities, restaurant, music, dance and theatrical performances. Late this afternoon, travel to Cologne, where your ship is now docked. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the old part of the city and a visit to the fabled 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Late tonight, the ship departs for Rüdesheim. Meals B,L,D

Day
4

Discover charming Rüdesheim

This morning, admire the stunning beauty of the Rhine castles and legendary Lorelei Rock as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. In the evening, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses a fascinating collection of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th-20th centuries. The ship overnights here. Meals B,L,D

Day
5

Ashore in Mainz

We arrive this morning in Mainz, where you’ll have your choice of included sightseeing. You can choose a walking tour of beautiful Mainz, where you will see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible. In the alternative, chose an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled Heidelberg Castle, the Great Vat and also take a walking tour of Old Heidelberg. Tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. Meals B,L,D

Day
6

Cruising to Cochem

This afternoon, your ship arrives in picturesque Cochem, located amidst the steep vineyards and wine villages of the Mosel. You will have your choice of a walking tour and guided visit to the hilltop Reichsburg Castle, featuring spectacular views of the Mosel. In the alternative, you may choose to participate in a guided bike tour of this lovely town (capacity controlled). Meals B,L,D

Day
7

Explore Bernkastel

Step ashore in Bernkastel this morning for a vineyard visit and walking tour. Strategically located in the heart of the Mosel, the town boasts over 500 years of documented wine history. Bernkastel features a medieval marketplace and half-timbered homes with steep gables and beautiful town squares with fountains dating back centuries. Above the town stand the ruins of Castle Landshut, the former summer home of the Archbishop of Trier which was destroyed by a fire in the 17th-century. You will also enjoy wine tasting with a local vintner. This afternoon, your ship cruises to Luxembourg. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

Disembark in Luxembourg

Your cruise vacation comes to an end this morning when you disembark here in Luxembourg following breakfast. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

A Delightful Stay in London

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, private airport transfers, daily breakfast, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing with a Thames River Cruise, ticket for the London Eye and 3-day London Travel Card

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

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

* Modified Itinerary for 4/1/12 departure

2013 Port charges: $147 per person
2014 Port charges: $161 per person
Single Supplement for Cruise Only: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites: 100% of twin price

2013 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
2014 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 – $249
C – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $649
B – Violin & Cello Deck – French Balcony – $849
A – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $979
A+ – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1699
S – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1999

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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