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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
2018 & 2019 Departure Dates & Pricing

Zurich to Amsterdam - 12 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Amaprima, Amasonata, Amakristina, Amastella, Amadante, Amaviola, Amamora *new ship in 2019*

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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.
2018 and 2019 Departures

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
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)
May 24, 2018
May 28, 2018
Amastella
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
-
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
May 31, 2018
Jun 4, 2018
Amakristina
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
-
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
Jun 7, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Amastella
$5,079
$5,378
$5,978
-
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,678
$8,378
Aug 9, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Amakristina
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
-
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Aug 16, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Amastella
$5,179
$5,478
$6,078
-
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,178
$7,778
$8,478
Aug 23, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
Amakristina
$5,179
$5,478
$6,078
-
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,178
$7,778
$8,478
Aug 30, 2018
Sep 2, 2018
Amastella
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
-
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 6, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Amakristina
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
-
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 13, 2018
Sep 17, 2018
Amastella
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
-
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 18, 2018
Sep 22, 2018
Amaprima
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
-
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Sep 27, 2018
Oct 1, 2018
Amastella
$5,279
$5,578
$6,178
-
$6,678
$6,878
$7,078
$7,278
$7,878
$8,578
Oct 2, 2018
Oct 6, 2018
Amaprima
$5,179
$5,478
$6,078
-
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,178
$7,778
$8,478
Oct 11, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Amastella
$4,979
$5,278
$5,878
-
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$6,978
$7,578
$8,278
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Amakristina
$4,879
$5,178
$5,778
-
$6,278
$6,478
$6,678
$6,878
$7,478
$8,178
Oct 25, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
Amastella
$4,779
$5,078
$5,678
-
$6,178
$6,378
$6,578
$6,778
$7,378
$8,078
Nov 1, 2018
Nov 5, 2018 †
Amakristina
$4,579
$4,878
$5,478
-
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
$6,578
$7,178
$7,878
Nov 6, 2018
Nov 10, 2018
Amaprima
$4,479
$4,778
$5,378
-
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$7,078
$7,778
Nov 8, 2018
Nov 12, 2018 †
Amastella
$4,479
$4,778
$5,378
-
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$7,078
$7,778
Nov 15, 2018
Nov 19, 2018 †
Amakristina
$4,479
$4,778
$5,378
-
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,478
$7,078
$7,778
Dec 26, 2018*
Dec 30, 2018
Amaserena
$3,219
$3,518
$4,118
-
$4,618
$4,818
$5,018
$5,218
$5,818
$6,518
Mar 27, 2019
Mar 31, 2019
Amaserena
$4,359
$4,658
$4,958
$5,258
$5,758
$5,958
$6,158
$6,358
$6,958
$7,658
Apr 7, 2019
Apr 11, 2019
Amadante

$4,559

$4,858
-
$5,458
$5,658
-
-
$5,758
$6,758
$6,958
Apr 10, 2019
Apr 14 2019
Amaserena
$4,659
$4,958
$5,258
$5,558
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$6,658
$7,258
$7,958
May 2, 2019
May 6, 2019
Amakristina
$5,059
$5,358
$5,658
$5,958
$6,458
$6,658
$6,858
$7,058
$7,658
$8,358
May 14, 2019
May 18, 2019
Amaprima
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
May 15, 2019
May 19, 2019
Amaserena
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
May 16, 2019
May 20, 2019
Amakristina
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
May 22, 2019
May 26, 2019
Amaviola
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
May 28, 2019
Jun 1, 2019
Amaprima
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
May 29, 2019
Jun 2, 2019
Amaserena
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
May 30, 2019
Jun 3 , 2019
Amakristina
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jun 11, 2019
Jun 15, 2019
Amaprima
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jun 12, 2019
Jun 16 2019
Amaserena
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jun 19, 2019
Jun 23, 2019
Amastella
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jun 26, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Amaserena
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jul 10, 2019
Jul 14, 2019
Amaserena
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jul 16, 2019
Jul 20, 2019
Amaprima
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 21, 2019
Amaviola
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jul 24, 2019
Jul 28, 2019
Amaserena
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Jul 30, 2019
Aug 3, 2019
Amaprima
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Aug 7, 2019
Aug 11, 2019
Amaserena
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Aug 8, 2019
Aug 12, 2019
Amakristina
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Aug 13, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
Amaprima
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Aug 14, 2019
Aug 18, 2019
Amastella
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
Aug 15, 2019
Aug 19, 2019
Amamora
$5,159
$5,458
$5,758
$6,058
$6,558
$6,758
$6,958
$7,158
$7,758
$8,458
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
$7,958
$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
$8,058
$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
$8,058
$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
$8,058
$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
$8,058
$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
$7,958
$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
$7,958
$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
$7,958
$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
$7,658
$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
$7,558
$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
$7,458
$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
$7,358
$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
$7,258
$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
$7,158
$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
$7,258
$7,958
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
* Dec 26, 2018 itinerary is modified. Program begins in Prague. Please call for detailed itinerary.
Denotes departures offered as "In Celebration of Wine" cruises.
Port Charges: Additional $168 per person (2018 departures); Additional $182 per person (2019 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin, suite 100% of twin; Single Supplement for Land: Pleae call for pricing.
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 (2018 departures); Subtract $1,560 from above per person rates (2019 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 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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