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Medieval Treasures

7-Night Danube Cruise from Basel to Nuremberg with 2 Nights Zurich and 2 Nights Lucerne Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Prague Post-Cruise

AMA Medieval Treasures

Medieval Treasures
2022 & 2023 Departure Dates & Pricing

Zurich to Prague - 15 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Amacerto, Amaprima

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Zurich, Switzerland

Arrive in Zurich and check into your hotel.

Day 2: Zurich

Set alongside a glistening lake and framed by the Alps, Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, seamlessly blends its historic past with its progressive future—all of which will be on full display during your city tour. (B)

Day 3: Zurich

Check out of your hotel and transfer to Lucerne, where you’ll enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. (B)

Day 4: Lucerne

Discover Lucerne's unrivaled beauty on a walking tour that includes the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century, as well as a visit to the iconic Lion Monument, sculpted in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. (B)

Day 5: Lucerne - Basel (Embarkation)

Check out of your hotel and head to Basel. Before boarding the ship, you’ll go on a highlights tour of the city. (B,D)

Day 6: Strasbourg, France

Capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is beloved for its wine culture and enchanting 16th- and 17th-century half-timbered houses, which line La Petite France quarter on the banks of the Grand Île (Grand Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République and then walk through the iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can go on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Ludwigshafen, Germany - Rüdesheim

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace—one of the largest palaces in Europe, which is furnished with over 800 exhibits, recreating its bygone grandeur. Alternatively, join a walking tour of one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its crypt contains the tomb of eight German emperors and kings. Speyer is also home to the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate. Or, if you prefer a more modern view of Speyer, you can visit the intriguing Speyer Technical Museum. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim, where you’ll be treated to a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Rüdesheim

Continue your exploration of Rüdesheim with a choice of excursions. Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure will want to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of Rüdesheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a hike through the vineyards. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Miltenberg - Wertheim

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. For those who would like a more active adventure, hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Or you can taste local specialties on a “Flavors of Miltenberg” tour. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany’s most beautiful city centers with precious half-timbered houses. While here, join a walking tour, hike to the impressive stone ruins of Wertheim Castle or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Kitzengen - Volkach

There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. You can go to Würzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. While here, visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Alternatively, you can take a trip through a thousand years of history while in Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Interestingly, the imagery of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. Or for a more active excursion, go on a bike tour from Kitzengen to Volkach. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Bamberg

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite dating back to 1427. And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River from Eltmann and to Bamberg’s quirky quarters beyond the town center. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Nuremberg (Disembarkation)

Disembark the ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a panoramic tour of the WWII-era city before continuing on to Pilzen, where you’ll enjoy a highlights tour. Afterward, transfer to Prague. (B)

Day 13: Prague, Czech Republic

Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike. 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. See all the key highlights, including the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, home to the Astronomical Clock. (B)

Day 14: Prague

Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so join a tasting and discover some of the very best beer in the world. (B)

Day 15: Prague

Bid farewell to Prague and prepare 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.
  • 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.

Departure Dates

Start City

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

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice

From Zurich
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Basel)
Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Cat. C - Middle Deck 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. AA+ - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
May 13, 2022
May 17, 2022
Amaprima
$6,399
$6,698
$7,498
$8,098
$8,298
$8,498
$8,698
$9,298
$9,998
Jun 24, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Amacerto
$6,399
$6,698
$7,498
$8,098
$8,298
$8,498
$8,698
$9,298
$9,998
Jul 22, 2022
Jul 26, 2022
Amaprima
$6,399
$6,698
$7,498
$8,098
$8,298
$8,498
$8,698
$9,298
$9,998
Sep 2, 2022
Sep 6, 2022
Amacerto
$6,699
$6,998
$7,798
$8,398
$8,598
$8,798
$8,998
$9,598
$10,298
Sep 30, 2022
Oct 4, 2022
Amaprima
$6,699
$6,998
$7,798
$8,398
$8,598
$8,798
$8,998
$9,598
$10,298
Nov 18, 2022
Nov 22, 2022
Amaprima
$5,799
$6,098
$6,898
$7,498
$7,698
$7,898
$8,098
$8,698
$9,398

Apr 21, 2023

Apr 25, 2023
Amaprima
$6,079
$6,378
$7,178
$7,778
$7,978
$8,178
$8,378
$8,978
$9,678
Jun 2, 2023
Jun 6, 2023
Amacerto
$6,479
$6,778
$7,578
$8,178
$8,378
$8,578
$8,778
$9,378
$10,078
Jul 14, 2023
Jul 18, 2023
Amaprima
$6,479
$6,778
$7,578
$8,178
$8,378
$8,578
$8,778
$9,378
$10,078
Aug 11, 2023
Aug 15, 2023
Amacerto
$6,479
$6,778
$7,578
$8,178
$8,378
$8,578
$8,778
$9,378
$10,078
Sep 15, 2023
Sep 19, 2023
Amaprima
$6,779
$7,078
$7,878
$8,478
$8,678
$8,878
$9,078
$9,678
$10,378
Oct 20, 2023
Oct 24, 2023
Amacerto
$6,379
$6,678
$7,478
$8,078
$8,278
$8,478
$8,678
$9,278
$9,978
Nov 17, 2023
Nov 21, 2023
Amaprima
$5,879
$6,178
$6,978
$7,578
$7,7978
$7,978
$8,178
$8,778
$9,478
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges: Additional $210 USD per person
Denotes departures offered as "In Celebration of Wine" cruises.
For Singler Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: +50% of twin price, for Jr. Suites and Suites +100% of twin price; Single Supplement for Land: Please call for pricing.

For 7-Night Cruise Only (No 2 nights in Zurich & 3 nights in Prague): For 2022 departures, subtract $2,430 USD from 2022 per person rates; For 2023 departures, subtract $2,580 USD from 2023 per person rates.

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.
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Prices Include:
2 nights hotel in Zurich at the Steigenberger Zurich (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
Transfer from Zurich to Lucerne via scenic Lake Lucerne cruise
2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne (or similar), including walking tour, Lion Monument and daily breakfast
Transfer from Lucerne to Basel with highlights tour and then on to the ship
7 nights cruise from Baselt o Nuremberg with luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
Bottled water replenished daily
▪ Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
▪ Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
▪ Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
▪ Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
▪ Services of a professional Cruise Manager
▪ All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
▪ Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
▪ All local Taxes 
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal Expenses

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