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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

*Can Book Just the 7-Night Cruise Only*

Rhine and Moselle Splendor
Rhine and Moselle Cruise map
2020 & 2021 Departure Dates & Pricing

Zurich to Amsterdam - 15 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Amasiena *new in 2020*, Amaprima , Amalucia new ship in 2021

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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 head off on a scenic drive past Alpine lakes before reaching Vitznau. Upon arrival, enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Once in Lucerne, you’ll check into your hotel. (B)

Day 4: Lucerne

Lucerne’s beauty and charm is unrivaled. You’ll discover this beauty on a walking tour. The mighty mountains of Mount Pilatus and Rigi overlook the swans that glide along the scenic lake and are part of Lucerne’s everlasting allure, as is the iconic Lion Monument, which you’ll visit. Sculpted in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution in 1792, it has captured the hearts and minds of visitors for centuries. You’ll also visit the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. (B)

Day 5: Lucerne - Basel (Embarkation Day)

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: 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)

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. 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 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 along the scenic Moselle 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

Set sail for 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

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Cochem with its majestic Reichsburg Castle. 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, the Overstolzenhaus and the Festival Hall. 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

Amsterdam on a scenic canal cruise followed by a walk to Begijnhof, known for its Middle Age buildings. (B,L,D)

Day 15: Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

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. CB- Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony

Cat. CA - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony

(Cat. C on Amaprima)

Cat. BB- Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. BA - Upper Deck aft w/ twin balconies
Cat. AB - Middle Deck w/ tin balconies
Cat. A - Upper Deck w/ french balcony (Cat. AA Upper Deck /w twin balconies on Amaprima, Amalucia)
Cat. AA+- Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
July 29, 2020
Aug 2, 2020
Amasiena
$6,559
$6,988
$7,558
$7,958
$8,658
$8,958
$9,258
$9,558
-
$11,458
Sep 30, 2020
Oct 4, 2020
Amasiena
$7,059

$7,488

$8,058
$8,458
$9,158
$9,458
$9,758
$10,058
-
$11,958
May 25, 2021
May 29, 2021
Amalucia
$6,499

$6,928

$7,448
$7,898
$8,798
$9,098
$9,398
$9,698
-
$11,698
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 24, 20201
Amaprima
$6,499

$6,928

-
$7,898
$8,798
$9,098
$9,398
$9,698
$10,498
$11,698
Aug 10, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Amalucia
$6,499

$6,928

$7,448
$7,898
$8,798
$9,098
$9,398
$9,698
-
$11,698
Sep 21, 2021
Sep 25, 2021
Amaprima
$6,899

$7,328

-
$8,298
$9,198
$9,498
$9,798
$10,098
$10,898
$12,098
Oct 12, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Amalucia
$6,499

$6,928

$7,448
$7,898
$8,798
$9,098
$9,398
$9,698
-
$11,698
Nov 23, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Amaprima
$5,799

$6,228

-
$7,198
$8,098
$8.398
$8,698
$9,198
$9,798
$10,998

 

Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges: Additional $270 per person (2020 departures); Additional $280 per person (2021 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 Zurich and Lucerne): For 2020 departures: Subtract $1,560 from per person rates; For 2021 Departures: Subtract $1,600 from above 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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