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Europe's Rivers and Castles

3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Paris, 7-Night Cruise from Nuremberg to Luxembourg, and 3 Nights Hotel Acommodations in Prague

Amawaterways Cochem

Europe's Rivers and Castles Cruise
2019 & 2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Prague to Paris - 14 days (2019 departures)

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Paris to Prague - 14 days (2020 departures)

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Ship - Amadante

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2019 Detailed Itinerary: Prague to Paris

Skip to 2020 Paris to Prague Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

Take the balance of the day to relax or explore on your own.

Day 2: Prague

Your morning's sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square and see the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock. This afternoon, there is an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII labor camp, now a memorial to those who perished. The evening is free to mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for souvenirs or enjoy one of the charming cafés or restaurants. (B)

Day 3: Prague - Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation Day)

After breakfast, depart Prague and drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Nuremberg, with its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant impressive walls. See the infamous Zeppelin field used to hold rallies and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). Late this afternoon embark the ship, where you will meet your fellow passengers at the Gala Welcome Dinner. The ship departs in the late evening. (B,D)

Day 4: Bamberg - Schweinfurt

This morning you will arrive in the medieval town of Bamberg where you will enjoy a walking tour of this picturesque town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and explore serpentine streets lined with charming houses. Sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise, now on the Main River. After departing Bamberg you will cruise to the Main River town of Schweinfurt, and enjoy an evening walk. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Kitzingen - Würzburg

This morning you will arrive in Kitzingen. On your walking tour, you’ll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar. You will taste several different wines, learning first-hand about wine history and production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different tours. You can choose the Würzburg Tour and Residenz visit, during which you will see the major sights, including the Residenz Palace and gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of Europe’s foremost examples of baroque architecture and design. In the alternative, take a guided bike tour from Kitzengen to Würzburg (capacity controlled) or enjoy an optional tour to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Wertheim

Welcome to Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its intricate glassworks and charming medieval architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of the city followed by free time to explore on your own afterwards. Reboard your ship this evening and cruise overnight to Würzburg. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Mainz - Rudesheim - Koblenz

Early this morning, you will cruise on the Rhine River, where you will see the stunning beauty of the Rhine castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock as we sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge. Arrive in Mainz after breakfast and decide between two different excursions. 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 afternoon, arrive in Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses one of the greatest collections of robotic and self-playing musical instruments of the 18th-20th centuries. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Cochem - Zell

Today, visit the fairytale village of Cochem, surrounded by the scenic wine villages of the Mosel Valley. Walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses before taking a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle. Situated high above Cochem, the castle grounds boast spectacular views of the River Mosel. In the alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour (capacity controlled) of the scenic Mosel Valley. This evening continue past hillside vineyards to Zell, where a welcoming wine fest awaits you. Experience the hospitality of Zell with a visit by the Mayor and Wine Queen. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Trier

This afternoon, arrive in Trier, Germany’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich ancient Roman history. On your guided tour, you will see the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate, dating back to 180 A.D. This evening, the ship sails for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Remich, Luxembourg (Disembarkation Day) - Paris, France

This morning, bid farewell to your cruise. You will then take a panoramic tour as you transfer to Grand Duchy, and will see the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, final resting place of Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. You will enjoy a walking tour of Luxembourg, and then have some free time for lunch on your own before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris. Arrive in the mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel. (B)

Day 11: Paris

Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning’s guided tour. Start with a panoramic tour in which you will see the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. Your tour concludes with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. (B)

Day 12: Paris

Your last day in the “City of Light” is free for you to enjoy at leisure. Or, you may decide to join the optional Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower excursion in the morning or the optional Parisian Cabaret excursion this evening. (B)

Day 13: Paris

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Individual departure. (B)

Departures & Pricing

2020 Detailed Itinerary: Paris to Prague

Skip to 2019 Prague to Paris Itinerary

Day 1: Paris, France

Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Walk through the city's enchanting streets, drop by a charming sidewalk cafe or visit one of the many world class museums.

Day 2: Paris

Enjoy a tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and Place de la Concorde. You’ll pass the magnificent Opéra Garnier, the legendary Louvre and, on the Left Bank, the Sorbonne University and the Panthéon. (B)

Day 3: Paris

Enjoy an evening visit to Montmartre, long known as the city’s premier artist’s enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there. For easy access to Montmartre, you’ll hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre’s most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you’ll be taken on an illumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned as the “City of Light.” (B)

Day 4: Paris - Luxembourg (Embarkation Day)

Check out of your Paris hotel and board your high-speed train to Luxembourg. There you will join a walking tour of the Grand Duchy where you will see the Centre Européen and Place d’Armes before boarding your ship in Luxembourg. (B,D)

Day 5: Trier - Bernkastel

Trier is Germany’s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and referred to as the “Rome of the North” or “Second Rome” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D., on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor’s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. Later in the day, sail to Bernkastel, Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour and hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Koblenz - Aiken - Koblenz - Rüdesheim

Head to fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard. You may also opt to hike to Reichsburg Castle and enjoy a visit or take a walking tour through nearby Koblenz. Later in the day, set sail for Rüdesheim, where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or enjoy the town’s iconic Rüdesheimer coffee, served ceremoniously with whipped cream and brandy. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Rüdesheim

Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour of the scenic Rheingau wine region. As an alternative, head to the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers to Mainz, where you’ll enjoy a walking tour of its Old Town, brimming with quaint narrow streets, Baroque churches and half-timbered houses. You’ll also have a chance to visit the Collegiate Church of St. Stephan, best known for its blue Chagall windows. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Wertheim

Wertheim’s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Würzburg

Enjoy a city tour of Würzburg, a bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or stretch your legs while hiking to Würzburg Castle. Later in the day, go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Bamberg

Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Nuremberg (Disembarkation Day) - transfer to Prague

Disembark the ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a city tour before transferring to Prague, where you will check into your hotel. (B)

Day 12: Prague

Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike to the castle. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historic city center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)

Day 13: Prague

Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery dating back to 993. Beer is a core part of the country’s national identity, so much so, the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. Join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes Czech beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

Day 14: Prague

Bid farewell to Prague as you prepare for your journey home.

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.
  • Guided bicycle tours are capacity crontolled.
  • 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.

2019 and 2020 Departures

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.

From Prague
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Nuremberg)
Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/ window
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/ window
Cat. C - Middle Deck aft and Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. B - Middle Deck and Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. A - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Cat A+ - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Apr 29, 2019
May 2, 2019
Amadante
$5,539
$5,838
$6,438
$6,638
$6,738
$7,738
$7,938
Jun 3, 2019
Jun 6, 2019
Amadante
$5,639
$5,938
$6,538
$6,738
$6,838
$7,838
$8,038
Jun 24, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Amadante
$5,639
$5,938
$6,538
$6,738
$6,838
$7,838
$8,038
Jul 29, 2019
Aug 1, 2019
Amadante
$5,639
$5,938
$6,538
$6,738
$6,838
$7,838
$8,038
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Amadante
$5,739
$6,038
$6,638
$6,838
$6,938
$7,938
$8,138
Sep 9, 2019
Sep 12, 2018
Amadante
$5,939
$6,238
$6,238
$7,038
$7,138
$8,138
$8,338
Sep 30, 2019
Oct 3, 2019
Amadante
$5,939
$6,238
$6,238
$7,038
$7,138
$8,138
$8,338
Oct 21, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
Amadante
$5,439
$5,738
$6,338
$6,538
$6,638
$7,638
$7,838
Nov 11, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
Amadante
$5,039
$5,338
$5,938
$6,138
$6,238
$7,238
$7,438
Apr 20, 2020
Apr 23, 2020
Amadante
$5,369
$5,668
$6,368
$6,568
$6,668
$7,668
$7,868
Jun 1, 2020
Jun 4, 2020
Amadante
$5,769
$6,068
$6,768
$6,968
$7,068
$8,068
$8,268
Jul 13, 2020
Jul 16, 2020
Amadante
$5,769
$6,068
$6,768
$6,968
$7,068
$8,068
$8,268
Aug 24, 2020
Aug 27, 2020
Amadante
$5,969
$6,268
$6,968
$7,168
$7,268
$8,268
$8,468
Oct 5, 2020
Oct 8, 2020
Amadante
$5,969
$6,268
$6,968
$7,168
$7,268
$8,268
$8,468
From Paris
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Luxembourg)
Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/ window
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/ window
Cat. C - Middle Deck aft and Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. B - Middle Deck and Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. A - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Cat A+ - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Apr 13, 2020
Apr 16, 2020
Amadante
$5,269
$5,568
$6,268
$6,468
$6,568
$7,568
$7,768
May 25, 2020
May 28, 2020
Amadante
$5,769
$6,068
$6,768
$6,968
$7,068
$8,068
$8,268
Jul 6, 2020
Jul 9, 2020
Amadante
$5,769
$6,068
$6,768
$6,968
$7,068
$8,068
$8,268
Aug 17, 2020
Aug 20, 2020
Amadante
$5,869
$6,168
$6,868
$7,068
$7,168
$8,168
$8,368
Sep 28, 2020
Oct 1, 2020
Amadante
$6,069
$6,368
$7,068
7,268
$7,368
$8,368
$8,568
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Denotes departures offered as "In Celebration of Wine" cruises.
Port Charges: Additional $168 per person (2019 departures); Additional $189 per person (2020 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: +50% of twin, for Suite +100% of twin, Single Supplement for Land: Additional $800 per person/per night .
For 7-night Cruise Only (no Paris and Prague): Subtract $2,040 from per person rates (2019 departures); Subtract $2,070 from per person rates (2020 departures)
Please select your bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A - Two twin beds; Choice B - One large bed (larger than queen size)
Transfers at Start of Program/End of Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.
Prices Include:
▪ 2 nights hotel accommodations in Prague inclluding city tour, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
▪ Transfer from Prague to the ship in Nuremberg on Embarkation Day
▪ Transfer from the ship in Luxembourg to Paris via the high-speed TGV train
▪ 3 nights hotel accommodations in Paris including city tour, Monmarte, illumination tour and daily breakfast
▪ The 7-night Cruise in selected cabin category
▪ Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
▪ Limited Edition Tours
▪ Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV station
▪ 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 and soft drinks with every dinner on board
▪ Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
▪ Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Diner
▪ 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 on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on 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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