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Captivating Rhine

2 Nights Hotel Accomodations in Amsterdam, 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
2021 & 2022 Departure Dates & Pricing

Amsterdam to Zurich - 14 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Amaprima, Amastella, Amamora, Amakristina, Amalucia, Amasiena

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.

Day 2: Amsterdam

Follow your guide through the charming capital of the Netherlands, with its iconic meandering canals, bridges and distinctive architecture. (B)

Day 3: Amsterdam (Embarkation Day)

Check out of your hotel and, before transferring to your ship, visit Zaanse Schans, observing life as it used to be lived in the Netherlands. Authentic windmills, houses and shops were relocated to this picturesque area, creating a typical 17th- to 18th-century village. (B,D)

Day 4: Amsterdam

There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Cologne, Germany

Enjoy cruising to Cologne. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, plus see other local sights. For a different view, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town’s iconic vineyards. Or drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Ludwigshafen

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century, 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or join a guided bike tour along the shores of the river Neckar and enjoy a cycling break to explore the picturesque medieval town of Ladenburg. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République before walking through its iconic “La Petite France” district, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Breisach, Germany

Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture and famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, head to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the countryside, or hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D)

*Please Note: Black Forest Hike is weather dependent and may only operate at certain times of year. Please refer to your final documents for details.

Day 10: Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation Day) - transfer to Lucerne

Disembark the ship and, before transferring to Lucerne, go on a highlights tour of Basel. Once in Lucerne, discover the unrivaled beauty and charm of this pristine city on a walking tour. Check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening. (B)

Day 11: Lucerne

Today, stop at the iconic Lion Monument, sculpted in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. You’ll also visit the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. (B)

Day 12: Lucerne - transfer to Zurich

Check out of your hotel and before your transfer via motorcoach to Zurich, enjoy a scenic lake cruise. Later, check into your Zurich hotel. (B)

Day 13: Zurich

Switzerland’s largest city seamlessly blends its historic past with its progressive future—all of which will be on full display during your city tour. One of the top experiences in Zurich is a visit to Old Town where you will find yourself amongst medieval houses, churches and the modern Bahnhofstrasse. (B)

Day 14: 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.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin. Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
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. CB on Amakristina, Amastella & Amaviola)
Cat. CA - Upper & Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Cat. BB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies

Cat. BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies (Cat. B w/ french balcony- middle & upper deck on Amadante )

Cat. AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies (Cat. A w/ french balcony - upper deck on Amadante)
Cat. A+ Upper Deck w/ twin balconies (french balcony on Amadante)
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Oct 5, 2021
Oct 7, 2021
Amasiena
$6,349
$6,648
$7,048
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
-
$9,948
Oct 12, 2021
Oct 14, 2021
Amamora
$6,249
$6,548
$6,948
$7,248
$7,848
$8,048
$8,248
$8,448
-
$9,848
Oct 19, 2021
Oct 21, 2021
Amasiena
$6,049
$6,348
$6,748
$7,048
$7,648
$7,848
$8,048
$8,248
-
$9,648
Oct 26, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Amamora
$5,949
$6,248
$6,648
$6,948
$7,548
$7,748
$7,948
$8,148
-
$9,548
Nov 2, 2021
Nov 4, 2021
Amasiena
$5,849
$6,148
$6,548
$6,848
$7,448
$7,648
$7,848
$8,048
-
$9,448
Nov 9, 2021
Nov 11, 2021
Amamora
$5,649
$5,948
$6,348
$6,648
$7,248
$7,448
$7,648
$7,848
-
$9,248
Nov 16, 2021
Nov 18, 2021
Amasiena
$5,449
$5,748
$6,148
$6,448
$7,048
$7,248
$7,448
$7,648
-
$9,048
Dec 21, 2021
Dec 23, 2021
Amamora
$5,749
$6,048
$6,448
$6,748
$7,348
$7,548
$7,748
$7,948
-
$9,348
Mar 13, 2022
Mar 15, 2022
Amaprima
$5,149
$5,448
$6,248
$6,848
$7,048
$7,248
$7,448
$8,048
-
$8,748
Mar 15, 2022
Mar 17, 2022
Amasiena
$5,249
$5,548
$6,348
$6,948
$7,148
$7,348
$7,548
$8,148
-
$8,848
Mar 29, 2022
Mar 31, 2022†
Amasiena
$5,449
$5,748
$6,548
$7,148
$7,348
$7,548
$7,748
$8,348
-
$9,048
Apr 12, 2022
Apr 14, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$5,649
$5,948
$6,748
$7,348
$7,548
$7,748
$7,948
$8,548
-
$9,248
Apr 26, 2022
Apr 28, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$5,949
$6,248
$7,048
$7,648
$7,848
$8,048
$8,248
$8,848
-
$9,548
May 5, 2022
May 7, 2022ꕤ
Amastella
$6,149
$6,448
$7,248
$7,848
$8,048
$8,248
$8,448
$9,048
-
$9,748
May 10, 2022
May 12, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,149
$6,448
$7,248
$7,848
$8,048
$8,248
$8,448
$9,048
-
$9,748
May 17, 2022
May 19, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
May 19, 2022
May 21, 2022ꕤ
Amastella
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
May 24, 2022
May 26, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
May 31, 2022
Jun 2, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jun 2, 2022
Jun 4, 2022ꕤ
Amastella
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jun 7, 2022
Jun 9, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jun 14, 2022
Jun 16, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jun 21, 2022
Jun 23, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jun 28, 2022
Jun 30, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 2, 2022ꕤ
Amastella
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jul 12, 2022
Jul 14, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jul 14, 2022
Jul 16, 2022ꕤ
Amastella
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jul 21, 2022
Jul 19, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Jul 26, 2022
Jul 28, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Aug 2, 2022
Aug 4, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Aug 9, 2022
Aug 11, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 13, 2022ꕤ
Amastella
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Aug 16, 2022
Aug 18, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Aug 23, 2022
Aug 25, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,449
$6,748
$7,548
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$8,748
$9,348
-
$10,048
Aug 30, 2022
Sep 1, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,549
$6,848
$7,648
$8,248
$8,448
$8,648
$8,848
$9,448
-
$10,148
Sep 6, 2022
Sep 8, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,549
$6,848
$7,648
$8,248
$8,448
$8,648
$8,848
$9,448
-
$10,148
Sep 8, 2022
Sep 10, 2022ꕤ
Amastella
$6,549
$6,848
$7,648
$8,248
$8,448
$8,648
$8,848
$9,448
-
$10,148
Sep 13, 2022
Sep 15, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,549
$6,848
$7,648
$8,248
$8,448
$8,648
$8,848
$9,448
-
$10,148
Sep 20, 2022
Sep 22, 2022ꕤ
Amalucia
$6,549
$6,848
$7,648
$8,248
$8,448
$8,648
$8,848
$9,448
-
$10,148
Sep 27, 2022
Sep 29, 2022ꕤ
Amasiena
$6,549
$6,848
$7,648
$8,248
$8,448
$8,648
$8,848
$9,448
-
$10,148
Oct 6, 2022
Oct 8, 2022
Amastella
$6,349
$6,648
$7,448
$8,048
$8,248
$8,448
$8,648
$9,248
-
$9,948
Oct 11, 2022
Oct 13, 2022
Amasiena
$6,349
$6,648
$7,448
$8,048
$8,248
$8,448
$8,648
$9,248
-
$9,948
Oct 18, 2022
Oct 20, 2022
Amalucia
$6,249
$6,548
$7,348
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,548
$9,148
-
$9,848
Oct 20, 2022
Oct 22, 2022
Amastella
$6,049
$6,348
$7,148
$7,748
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,948
-
$9,648
Oct 25, 2022
Oct 27, 2022†
Amasiena
$6,049
$6,348
$7,148
$7,748
$7,948
$8,148
$8,348
$8,948
-
$9,648
Oct 30, 2022
Nov 1, 2022
Amalucia
$5,949
$6,248
$7,048
$7,648
$7,848
$8,048
$8,348
$8,848
-
$9,548
Nov 1, 2022
Nov 3, 2022
Amalucia
$5,949
$6,248
$7,048
$7,648
$7,848
$8,048
$8,348
$8,848
-
$9,548
Nov 3, 2022
Nov 5, 2022
Amastella
$5,849
$6,148
$6,948
$7,548
$7,748
$7,948
$8,248
$8,748
-
$9,448
Nov 8, 2022
Nov 10, 2022†
Amasiena
$5,849
$6,148
$6,948
$7,548
$7,748
$7,948
$8,248
$8,748
-
$9,448
Nov 13, 2022
Nov 15, 2022
Amacerto
$5,549
$5,848
$6,648
-
$7,248
$7,448
$7,648
$7,848
$8,448
$9,148
Nov 15, 2022
Nov 17, 2022
Amalucia
$5,549
$5,848
$6,348
$6,648
$7,248
$7,448
$7,648
$7,848
-
$9,148
Nov 22, 2022
Nov 24, 2022
Amasiena
$5,749
$6,048
$6,548
$6,848
$7,448
$7,648
$7,848
$8,048
-
$9,348
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges: Additional $196 USD per person for 2021 departures; Additional $210 USD per person for 2022 departures.
† Denotes departures offered as Wine Cruises. Please contact us for details.
ꕤ Denotes departures that includes Floriade 2022 - a rare horticultural exhibition that only happens every 10 years. Please contact us for details.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin, suite 100% of twin; Single Supplement for Land: Please call for pricing details.
For 7-Night Amsterdam to Basel Cruise Only (no Amsterdam, Lucerne and in Zurich land extension): Subtract $2,350 USD from the 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:

▪ 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at the Barbizon Palace or Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Hotels (or similar), including walking tour, Zaanse Schans visit and daily breakfast.
▪ Transfer from the ship in Basel to Lucerne with Basel city tour en route
▪ 7 nights deluxe Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (or reverse) in selected cabin category
▪ 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne (or similar), including walking tour, Lion Monument and daily breakfast
▪ Transfer from the hotel in Lucerne to Zurich with scenic Lake Lucerne cruise
▪ 2 nights hotel in Zurich at the Hotel Marriott Zurich (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
▪ 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
▪ 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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