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The Enchanting Rhine

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

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

Amawaterways Cologne
Enchanting Rhine Map
2019 & 2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Zurich to Amsterdam - 12 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Amaprima, Amasonata, Amakristina, Amastella, Amadante, Amaviola, Amamora

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland

Arrive in Zurich and transfer to your hotel. Spend your day exploring this beautiful town. (B)

Day 2: Zurich

Your morning walking tour of picturesque Zurich will include Grossmünster, St.Peter, with the largest church clock face in the world, Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumünster, which was fully renovated in 2004 and now offers an exceptional 360° panoramic view of Zurich. The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the town on your own. (B)

Day 3: Zurich - Lucerne

After a free morning in Zurich, check out of the hotel. Depart for a scenic drive around the Lakes before reaching Lucerne. Upon arrival, enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish. (B)

Day 4: Lucerne

Situated on Lake Lucerne, the city is a medieval gem. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour that will explore some of the city’s famous cobblestone streets, monuments, fountain-embellished public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon offers free time to shop for watches, knives and world-famous chocolates. Or, you can join the optional tour and cable car ride (seasonal) to the top of Mount Pilatus, the mountain which dominates the city. Then return trip from the mountain on the engineering marvel, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. (B)

Day 5: Lucerne - transfer to Basel (Embarkation Day)

This morning, depart from Lucerne, visiting the Lion Monument en route to Basel. Arrive in Basel for a city tour before embarking your luxurious river cruise ship. Switzerland’s second largest city is ideally located at the crossroads of Switzerland, France and Germany. Long an important university, banking and trade center, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite 18th- century patrician homes. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

Day 6: Breisach - Colmar, France

Today, choose between a city tour of Colmar or a tour through the famous Black Forest region of Germany. On the Black Forest tour, enjoy your drive through a scenic forested area where you will encounter a number of lakes as well as charming examples of rural architecture. Your tour will include a stop at a cuckoo clock factory. As an alternative, choose to travel to medieval Colmar, situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and the self-proclaimed “Capital of Alsatian Wine.” During your city tour, you will see remarkable half-timbered framed houses; the German influenced old quarter filled with streets of unexpected twists and turns; canals and the Launch River. You will also enjoy a wine cellar visit and wine tasting, where you will enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Strasbourg, France - Speyer, Germany

Capital and principal city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Ill River, where it flows into the Rhine on the border with Germany. Enjoy a canal cruise of this picturesque town, known for its black and white timber-framed buildings, covered bridges and medieval watchtowers. Then take a walking tour through this charming town lined with narrow cobbled streets. See the European Parliament and visit the “La Petite France” district, where you will see the sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. In the afternoon, a guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled) will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament, and Place de la Republique. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Speyer - Heidelberg, Germany

This afternoon, arrive in Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for the Speyer Cathedral, many churches and the Altpörtel (old gate) with a 13th-century gate tower. Choose either a city tour of medieval Speyer or half day excursion to Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled Castle, with its Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask, and beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and Heidelberg below. As an alternative, a guided bike tour is also available in Speyer (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 9: Rüdesheim – Koblenz

After breakfast, arrive in Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. This historic museum houses one of the greatest collections of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th to 20th centuries. Afterwards, enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. This afternoon, you will cruise to 2,000-year-old Koblenz, located on the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. After dinner, your Cruise Manager will lead a walk through this charming town. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Cologne

Arrive in Cologne this morning, where you will enjoy a walking tour of Old Town and Cathedral Square. You will visit the spectacular 13th-century Gothic cathedral whose twin spires are amongst the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you will have free time to linger in the cathedral, browse the many nearby shops or perhaps enjoy a glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s famous beer. As an alternative to a walking tour, enjoy a guided bike tour of Cologne (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 11: Amsterdam, The Nertherlands

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 12: Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (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 Zurich
Program Start Day

Cruise Embarkation Day (in Basel)

Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Cat. CB - Middle Deck aft /w french balcony
Cat. C/ CA - 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)
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 25, 2019
Amaserena
$5,259
$5,558
$5,858
$6,158
$6,658
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,858
$8,558
Aug 22, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
Amakristina
$5,359
$5,658
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Aug 29, 2019
Sep 2, 2019
Amamora

$5,459

$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
-
$8,758
Sep 4, 2019
Sep 8, 2019
Amaserena
$5,459
$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$8,058
$8,758
Sep 5, 2019
Sep 9, 2019
Amakristina
$5,459
$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
-
$8,758
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
Amaviola
$5,459
$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$8,058
$8,758
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Amamora
$5,459
$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$8,058
$8,758
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Amaprima
$5,459
$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$8,058
$8,758
Sep 18, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Amaserena
$5,459
$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$8,058
$8,758
Sep 19, 2019
Sep 23, 2019
Amakristina
$5,459
$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
-
$8,758
Sep 26, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
Amamora
$5,459
$5,758
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
-
$8,758
Oct 1, 2019
Oct 5, 2019
Amaprima
$5,359
$5,658
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
$7,958
$8,658
Oct 2, 2019
Oct 6, 2019
Amaserena
$5,359
$5,658
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
$7,958
$8,658
Oct 3, 2019
Oct 7, 2019
Amakristina
$5,359
$5,658
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Oct 9, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
Amastella
$5,259
$5,658
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Amamora
$5,259
$5,658
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Oct 16, 2019
Oct 20, 2019
Amaserena
$5,059
$5,358
$5,658
$5,958
$6,458
$6,658
$6,858
$7,058
$7,658
$8,358
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Amakristina
$5,059
$5,358
$5,658
$5,958
$6,458
$6,658
$6,858
$7,058
-
$8,358
Oct 23, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
Amastella
$4,959
$5,258
$5,558
$5,858
$6,358
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
-
$8,258
Oct 24, 2019
Oct 28, 2019
Amamora
$4,859
$5,158
$5,458
$5,758
$6,258
$6,458
$6,658
$6,858
-
$8,158
Oct 30, 2019
Nov 3, 2019
Amaserena
$4,759
$5,058
$5,358
$5,658
$6,158
$6,358
$6,558
$6,758
$7,358
$8,058
Oct 31, 2019
Nov 4, 2019
Amakristina
$4,759
$5,058
$5,358
$5,658
$6,158
$6,358
$6,558
$6,758
-
$8,058
Nov 5, 2019
Nov 9, 2019
Amaprima
$4,659
$4,958
$5,258
$5,558
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$6,658
$7,258
$7,958
Nov 6, 2019
Nov 10, 2019
Amastella
$4,659
$4,958
$5,258
$5,558
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$6,658
-
$7,958
Nov 7, 2019
Nov 11, 2019
Amamora
$4,559
$4,858
$5,158
$5,458
$5,958
$6,158
$6,358
$6,558
$7,158
$7,858
Nov 13, 2019
Nov 17, 2019
Amaserena
$4,559
$4,858
$5,158
$5,458
$5,958
$6,158
$6,358
$6,558
$7,158
$7,858
Nov 14, 2019
Nov 18, 2019
Amakristina
$4,559
$4,858
$5,158
$5,458
$5,958
$6,158
$6,358
$6,558
-
$7,858
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 29, 2019
Amaserena
$4,659
$4,958
$5,258
$5,558
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$6,658
$7,258
$7,958
Dec 26, 2019
Dec 30, 2019
Amakristina
$4,659
$4,958
$5,258
$5,558
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$6,658
-
$7,958
Mar 18, 2020
Mar 22, 20202
Amamora
$4,359
$4,658
$5,058
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
-
-
Apr 1, 2020
Apr 5, 2020
Amamora
$4,559
$4,858
$5,258
$5,558
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$6,658
-
-
Apr 9, 2020
Apr 13, 2020
Amastella
$4,659
$4,958
$5,358
$5,658
$6,158

$6,358

$6,558
$6,758
-
$8,058
Apr 23, 2020
Apr 27, 2020
Amastella
$4,959
$5,258
$5,658
$5,958
$6,458

$6,658

$6,858
$7,058
-
$8,358
Apr 29, 2020
May 3, 2020
Amamora
$5,059
$5,358
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
-
-
Apr 30, 2020
May 4, 2020
Amakristina
$5,059
$5,358
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
-
$8,458
May 7, 2020
May 11, 2020
Amastella
$5,159
$5,458
$5,858
$6,158
$6,658

$6,858

$7,058
$7,258
-
$8,558
May 14, 2020
May 18, 2020
Amakristina
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
May 21, 2020
May 25, 2020
Amastella
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758

$6,958

$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
May 27, 2020
May 31, 2020
Amamora
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
-
May 28, 2020
Jun 1, 2020
Amakristina
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Jun 4, 2020
Jun 8, 2020
Amastella
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758

$6,958

$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Jun 11, 2020
Jun 15, 2020
Amakristina
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Jun 18, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Amastella
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758

$6,958

$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Jul 2, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
Amastella
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758

$6,958

$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Jul 9, 2020
Jul 13, 2020
Amakristina
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Jul 16, 2020
Jul 20, 2020
Amastella
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758

$6,958

$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 27, 2020†
Amakristina
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Jul 30, 2020
Aug 3, 2020
Amastella
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758

$6,958

$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Aug 6, 2020
Aug 10, 2020
Amakristina
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Aug 13, 2020
Aug 17, 2020
Amastella
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758

$6,958

$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Aug 19, 2020
Aug 23, 2020
Amamora
$5,359
$5,658
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
-
-
Aug 20, 2020
Aug 24, 2020
Amakristina
$5,359
$5,658
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
-
$8,758
Aug 27, 2020
Aug 31, 2020
Amastella
$5,459
$5,758
$6,158
$6,458
$6,958

$7,158

$7,358
$7,558
-
$8,858
Sep 3, 2020
Sep 7, 2020
Amakristina
$5,559
$5,858
$6,258
$6,558
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$7,658
-
$8,958
Sep 10, 2020
Sep 14, 2020
Amastella
$5,559
$5,858
$6,258
$6,558
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$7,658
-
$8,958
Sep 17, 2020
Sep 21, 2020
Amakristina
$5,559
$5,858
$6,258
$6,558
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$7,658
-
$8,958
Sep 24, 2020
Sep 28, 2020
Amastella
$5,559
$5,858
$6,258
$6,558
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
$7,658
-
$8,958
Oct 1, 2020
Oct 5, 2020
Amakristina
$5,459
$5,758
$6,158
$6,458
$6,958

$7,158

$7,358
$7,558
-
$8,858
Oct 8, 2020
Oct 12, 2020
Amastella
$5,359
$5,658
$6,058
$6,358
$6,858
$7,058
$7,258
$7,458
-
$8,758
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
Amakristina
$5,259
$5,558
$5,958
$6,258
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,358
-
$8,658
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
Amadante
$5,259
$5,558
-
$6,258

-

-
$6,458
$6,558
$7,558
$7,758
Oct 22, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Amastella
$5,159
$5,458
$5,858
$6,158
$6,658

$6,858

$7,058
$7,258
-
$8,558
Oct 28, 2020
Nov 1, 2020
Amamora
$5,059
$5,358
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
-
-
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 2, 2020
Amakristina
$5,059
$5,358
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
-
$8,458
Nov 1, 2020
Nov 5, 2020†
Amadante
$5,059
$5,358
-
$6,058

-

-
$6,258
$6,358
$7,358
$7,558
Nov 5, 2020
Nov 9, 2020†
Amastella
$4,859
$5,158
$5,558
$5,858
$6,358
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
-
$8,258
Nov 11, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
Amamora
$4,759
$5,058
$5,458
$5,758
$6,258
$6,458
$6,658
$6,858
-
-
Nov 12, 2020
Nov 16, 2020†
Amakristina
$4,759
$5,058
$5,458
$5,758
$6,258
$6,458
$6,968
$6,858
-
$8,158
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 27, 2020
Amamora
$4,859
$5,158
$5,558
$5,858
$6,358
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
-
-
Dec 24, 2020
Dec 28, 2020
Amakristina
$4,859
$5,158
$5,558
$5,858
$6,358
$6,558
$7,068
$6,958
-
$8,258
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Denotes departures offered as "In Celebration of Wine" cruises.
Port Charges: Additional $182 per person (2019 departures); Additional $189 per person (2020 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin, suite 100% of twin; Single Supplement for Land: Please call for pricing.
For 7-Night Cruise Only (no 2 nights hotel in Lucerne and 2 nights hotel in Zurich): Subtract $1,560 from above per person rates (2019 departures); Subtract $1,560 from above per person rates (2020 departures).
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 Basel to Amsterdam 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
▪ 2 nights hotel accommodations in Lucerne at the Hotel Schweizerhof (or surrounding area; hotel subject to change) including Lion Monument and daily breakfast
▪ 2 nights hotel accommodations in Zurich at Marriot Zurich (or similar; hotel subject to change) including city tour and daily breakfast
▪ Transfer from hotel in Zurich to/from hotel in Lucerne with scenic Lake Lucern cruise and walking tour
▪ 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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