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    Rhine and Moselle Delights

    2 Nights Hotel in Zurich, 2 Nights Hotel in Lucerne pre-cruise and 10-Night Rhine Cruise

 
Rhine and Moselle Splendor
Rhine and Moselle Cruise map
2022 & 2023 Departure Dates & Pricing

Zurich to Amsterdam - 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-in to your hotel.

Day 2: Zurich

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 - Lucerne

Check out of your hotel and transfer to Lucerne, where you’ll enjoy a scenic lake cruise before checking into your hotel. (B)

Day 4: Lucerne

Lucerne’s beauty and charm is unrivaled. You’ll discover this beauty on a walking tour, during which you will 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 5: Lucerne - Basel (Embarkation)

Check out of your hotel and before boarding the ship, go on a highlights tour of Switzerland’s third largest city. (B,D)

Day 6: Breisach, Germany

Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. 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 as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, you may wish to go 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 scenic countryside, or go on a hike to the Black Forest*, a magical land full of cultural traditions, as well as home to elaborate cuckoo clocks. (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 7: Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République. Then walk through its iconic UNESCO World Heritage “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 take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Ludwigshafen, Germany - Rüdesheim

You have a choice of several excursions, depending on your interest. Visit Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Alternatively, relive a bygone era on a tour of the glorious Schwetzingen Baroque Palace. Or, you may decide to visit Schwetzingen Palace Gardens with more than 100 sculptures and an assortment of whimsical buildings. The Apollotempel houses a statue of the ancient Greek god of light and the arts, playing the lyre; and the most spectacular, the Türkischer Garten with a mosque, are a few of the many highlights you will see. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdsheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Rüdesheim

Your exploration of Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of three excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. Alternatively, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg or hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Bernkastel

Sail to Bernkastel, located in the middle of the Moselle Valley’s wine-producing region. Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour, and afterwards, be treated to a wine tasting. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour along the shores of the Moselle River, and hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Trier

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise along the Moselle River to Trier, Germany’s oldest city, where you can discover on a city tour why it has been called the “Rome of the North” or “Second Rome” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate 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 bike tour through the historic city center and along the Moselle River; or hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Cochem

Discover how the castle has been an integral part of the town’s history, and afterwards, go on a walking tour along Cochem’s narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses. For a more active excursion, hike to the castle or go on a biking tour along the Moselle River. As an alternative excursion, you can visit one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard. (B,L,D)

Day 13: Cologne

Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. Continue on to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, and take in other local sights. For a different view of the city, 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. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

View Amsterdam on a scenic canal cruise followed by a walk to Begijnhof, known for its Middle Age buildings. Alternately, opt for a rare experience with a journey into the Netherland’s Floriade Expo* in Almere – very close to Amsterdam – which will feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, souvenirs and food stalls. Or taste the local flavor on a guided walk past the city’s iconic canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges and house boats, tasting Dutch specialties at a grand Amsterdam cafe. (B,L,D)

*Please note: The Floriade 2022 Expo opens from April 14 to October 9, 2022.

Day 15: Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your 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.

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. C- Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony

Cat. BB- Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. BA - Upper Deck aft w/ twin balconies
Cat. AB - Middle Deck w/ tin balconies
(Cat. AA Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA+- Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Apr 5, 2022
Apr 9, 2022 ꕤ
Amaprima
$6,299
$6,728
$7,798
$8,698
$8,998
$9,298
$9,498
$10,398
$11,398
Jun 14, 2022
Jun 18, 2022 ꕤ
Amaprima
$6,599
$7,028
$8,098
$8,998
$9,298
$9,598
$9,798
$10,698
$11,698
Jul 26, 2022
Jul 30, 2022 ꕤ
Amacerto
$6,599
$7,028
$8,098
$8,998
$9,298
$9,598
$9,798
$10,698
$11,698
Aug 23, 2022
Aug 27, 2022 ꕤ
Amaprima
$6,799
$7,228
$8,298
$9,198
$9,498
$9,798
$9,998
$10,898
$11,898
May 16, 2023
May 20, 2023
Amaprima
$6,379

$6,808

$7,878
$8,778
$9,078
$9,378
$9,578
$10,478
$11,478
Jul 4, 2023
Jul 8, 2023
Amacerto
$6,679

$7,108

$8,178
$9,078
$9,378
$9,678
$9,878
$10,778
$11,778
Aug 8, 2023
Aug 12, 2023
Amaprima
$6,879

$7,308

$8,378
$9,278
$9,578
$9,878
$10,078
$10,978
$11,978
Oct 10, 2023
Oct 14, 2023
Amaprima
$6,279

$6,708

$7,778
$8,678
$8,978
$9,278
$9,478
$10,378
$11,378

 

Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change
Port Charges: Additional $300 USD per person
ꕤ Denotes departures that include excursion to the horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 20222
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 Zurich and Lucerne extension): For 2022 departures: Subtract $1,600 USD from above 2022 per person rates; For 2023 Departures: Subtract $1,680 from above 2023 per perosn 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 Zurich at the Marriott 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
▪ 10 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)

▪ Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

▪ "Sip & Sail" Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
▪ Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala Dinner
▪ Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
▪ Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
▪ Complimentary bicycles
▪ Services of a professional trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
▪ 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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