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Captivating Rhine

7-Night Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Lucerne, and 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Zurich

* You can book just the 7-NIGHT Cruise Only *

Amawaterways Cologne
Enchanting Rhine Map
2018 Departure Dates & Pricing

Amsterdam to Zurich - 12 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Amaprima, Amadante, Amastella, Amasonata, Amakristina

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Embarkation Day)

Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2: Amsterdam

The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour. Begin with a scenic canal cruise and see the tall narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII. Next, you’ll walk to Begijnhof, known for its historic buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and have some free time to explore. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour on which you’ll see the Royal Palace, Westerkerk and stop for photos at a Dutch windmill before returning to the ship. This afternoon depart for Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Your guided tour of Cologne this morning includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city’s majestic Gothic cathedral. As an alternate option enjoy a Kolsch beer tasting or join a more active bike tour. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint café. This afternoon the ship cruises to Koblenz and moors overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, admiring its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock. This afternoon you will arrive in the winemaking town of Rüdesheim where you will have the option to take one of three excursions: wine tasting with a local vintner, a gondola ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, or a guided bike tour along the Rhine River to one of Germany's best wine regions. Later you’ll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns. This evening, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments, or join us for some Rüdesheimer Coffee. The ship sails overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Mannheim - Heidelberg

Arrive in Mannheim, where you have a choice of one of three excursions this afternoon. Your first option is 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. Or, for your second option, enjoy a hike up the Philosopher's Path to a panoramic view point of Heidelberg. Your third option is a city tour of Speyer one of Germany’s oldest cities, is known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the medieval Altpörtel (Old Gate). This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France. (B,L,D)

Day 6: 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 7: Breisach, Germany

You have three exciting excursions to choose from today. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town renowned for its historic architecture and for its Riesling wines. A second option is a tour of the beautiful towns of Breisach and Freiburg, where you will visit the historical city center and Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Your third choice is guided bike tour of Breisach that takes you through the Rheinau woods. Tonight, the ship cruises towards Switzerland. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation Day) - transfer to Lucerne

Disembark after breakfast for a city tour of cosmopolitan Basel. A longtime center for banking, commerce and trade, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite old homes. After free time for lunch on your own, depart for postcard-perfect lakeside city of Lucerne. You will visit the Lion Monument en route, a dramatic sculpture that honors the Swiss Guards who once protected the French kings. Arrive in Lucerne mid-afternoon and check into your hotel. (B)

Day 9: Lucerne

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem. You will see some of the city’s lovely cobblestone streets, monuments, fountains, public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon offers free time to shop for Swiss-made watches, knives and delicious chocolates. (B)

Day 10: Lucerne - Zurich

This morning, take a leisurely cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, here you will board a motor coach for a scenic drive through the countryside, passing Alpine Lakes and small villages. You will stop in one, Brunnen, where you will have a chance to explore and try local cuisine. Later arrive in Zurich, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. (B)

Day 11: Zurich

Your morning city tour of Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, includes Grossmünster Abbey (which offers exceptional views of Zurich), St. Peter (which boasts the world’s largest church clock face), Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumünster Abbey, home to five world-famous Chagall windows. The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the town on your own. (B)

Day 12: Depart Zurich

After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • Guided bicycle tours are capacity crontolled.
2018 Departures

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Amsterdam
Program Start Day

Cruise Embarkation Day (in Amsterdam)

Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Cat. C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. BB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. A+ Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Mar 24, 2018†
Mar 24, 2018
Amaprima
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,778
$7,478
Mar 26, 2018†
Mar 26, 2018
Amastella
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,778
$7,478
Apr 1, 2018 †
Apr 1, 2018
Amasonata
$4,379
$4,678
$5,278
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
$6,978
$7,678
Apr 9, 2018
Apr 9, 2018
Amastella
$4,479
$4,778
$5,378
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$7,078
$7,778
Apr 15, 2018
Apr 15, 2018
Amasonata
$4,679
$4,978
$5,578
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$6,678
$7,278
$7,978
Apr 23, 2018
Apr 23, 2018
Amastella
$4,879
$5,178
$5,778
$6,278
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,478
$8,178
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Amadante
$4,879
$5,178
$5,778
$5,978
-
-
$6,078
$7,078
$7,278
Apr 29, 2018
Apr 29, 2018
Amasonata
$4,879
$5,178
$5,778
$6,278
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,478
$8,178
Apr 30, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
Amakristina
$4,879
$5,178
$5,778
$6,278
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,478
$8,178
May 5, 2018
May 5, 2018
Amaprima
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018
Amastella
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018
Amasonata
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018
Amakristina
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018
Amastella
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018
Amakristina
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
Jun 4, 2018
Jun 4, 2018
Amastella
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
Jun 11, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Amakristina
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
Jun 18, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Amastella
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
Jun 25, 2018
Jun 25, 2018
Amakristina
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
Jul 2, 2018
Jul 2, 2018
Amastella
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Jul 9, 2018
Jul 9, 2018
Amakristina
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Jul 16, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Amastella
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
Amakristina
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
Amastella
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Aug 6, 2018
Aug 6, 2018
Amakristina
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Aug 13, 2018†
Aug 13, 2018
Amastella
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Aug 20, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Amakristina
$5,179
$5,478
$6,078
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,178
$7,778
$8,478
Aug 27, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
Amastella
$5,179
$5,478
$6,078
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,178
$7,778
$8,478
Sep 3, 2018
Sep 3, 2018
Amakristina
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Amastella
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 15, 2018
Sep 15, 2018
Amaprima
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 17, 2018
Sep 17, 2018
Amakristina
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018
Amastella
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 29, 2018
Sep 29, 2018
Amaprima
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Oct 1, 2018
Oct 1, 2018
Amakristina
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Oct 8, 2018
Oct 8, 2018
Amastella
$5,179
$5,478
$6,078
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,178
$7,778
$8,478
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Amakristina
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Amastella
$4,879
$5,178
$5,778
$6,278
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,478
$8,178
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
Amakristina
$4,779
$5,078
$5,678
$6,178
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$7,378
$8,078
Nov 3, 2018
Nov 3, 2018
Amaprima
$4,679
$4,978
$5,578
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$6,678
$7,278
$7,978
Nov 5, 2018†
Nov 5, 2018
Amastella
$4,579
$4,878
$5,478
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
$6,578
$7,178
$7,878
Nov 12, 2018
Nov 12, 2018
Amakristina
$4,479
$4,778
$5,378
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$7,078
$7,778
Nov 17, 2018†
Nov 17, 2018
Amaprima
$4,479
$4,778
$5,378
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$7,078
$7,778
Nov 19, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Amastella
$4,479
$4,778
$5,378
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$7,078
$7,778
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Denotes departures offered as "In Celebration of Wine" cruises.
Port Charges: Additional $168 per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin, suite 100% of twin; Single Supplement for Land:$640 per person.
For 7-Night Cruise Only (no 2 nights hotel in Lucerne and 2 nights hotel in Zurich): Subtract $1,680 from above per person rates.
Transfers from Start/End of Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.
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)

Prices Include:

▪ 7 nights deluxe Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse) in selected cabin category
▪ Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
▪ Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
▪ Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
▪ Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
▪ Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
▪ Free-flowing red & White wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
▪ Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
▪ Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
▪ Transfer from the ship in Basel to the hotel in Lucerne
▪ 2 nights hotel accommodations in Lucerne at the Radison Blu (or surrounding area; hotel subject to change) including daily buffet breakfast
▪ 2 nights hotel accommodations in Zurich at Zurich Hotel Continental (or similar; hotel subject to change) including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
▪ Use of Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
▪ Services of professional Cruise Manager
▪ All English Language onboard in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
▪ All local Taxes 

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal Expenses

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