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Rhine and Moselle Splendors

3 nights hotel in Paris pre-cruise, 7-night cruise Luxembourg to Basel, 2 nights hotel in Lucerne and 3 nights hotel in Zurich pre-cruise

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

Paris to Zurich - 15 days

 
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Ship - Amaprima, Amacerto

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Paris

Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel.

Day 2: Paris

Enjoy a morning 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

Visit Montmartre, long known as the city’s premier artist’s enclave. 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, the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you’ll be taken on an illumination tour. (B)

Day 4: Paris - Luxembourg (Embarkation)

Bid au revoir to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train that will whisk you away to Luxembourg, one of Europe’s last independent duchies. Enjoy a guided walking tour as well as a stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of General George Patton, before boarding your luxury ship. (B,D)

Day 5: Trier - Berkanstel

Trier, Germany’s oldest city, has often been referred to as the second Rome. Be guided to the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. Or hike to Petrisberg Hill, where you’ll take in a spectacular view of the city and its glorious spires. You can also cycle along the Moselle River past Trier’s Imperial Baths, Porta Nigra city gate and other historic sites. During the afternoon, sail to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Moselle Valley’s wine-producing region. Walk through the colorful Old Town center and past many medieval buildings before enjoying a wine tasting at a local winery. For those who prefer to be more active, trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century, or pedal along the Moselle River from Bernkastel to Losnich and past the historic Abbey Machern, Roman ruins in the winemaking town of Erden and sun-kissed vineyards. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Cochem - Moselle Valley - Lahnstein

History comes to life in Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle, and then walk through its Old Town. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can go on a guided hike to the castle. Or visit one of Europe’s oldest mustard mills in Cochem (dating back to 1810) for a taste of its finest mustard recipe. Later in the day, sail along the Moselle, taking in the fascinating scenery before arriving in Lahnstein where you’ll enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, and afterwards be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Ludwigshafen

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 an excursion to the glorious Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens. Tour this splendid palace and wander through its 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 those seeking a more active adventure, hike the historic Philosopher’s Path along the Neckar River or join a guided bike tour along the Neckar River to the medieval town of Ladenburg. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Strasbourg

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, has flavors of both France and Germany which you’ll get to discover. Enjoy a panoramic bus tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République followed by a walking tour through its iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. You’ll also see the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. The active adventurer can join a guided Old Town bike tour, which also takes you through the Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Breisach - Basel

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.” You also have the choice to go on a hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions; or cycle through the scenic countryside. (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 11: Basel (Disembarkation) - Lucerne

Disembark the ship and before transferring to Lucerne, go on a highlights tour of Basel, one of Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan cities. En route to your Lucerne hotel, stop at the iconic Lion Monument, sculpted in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. Afterwards, check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening. (B)

Day 12: Lucerne

Discover the unrivaled beauty and charm of this pristine city on a walking tour. You’ll also visit the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. There is a total of nine towers, including one featuring the oldest clock in the city. (B)

Day 13: Lucerne - Zurich

Check out of your hotel and transfer via motorcoach to Zurich, traveling past scenic landscapes and enjoy a scenic lake cruise. Once in Zurich, you’ll check into your hotel. (B)

Day 14: 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)

Dau 15: Zurich

After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return 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.
  • Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.

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 Paris
Program start date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Luxembourg)
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 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 7, 2022
May 10, 2022
Amaprima
$6,899
$7,198
$7,998
$8,598
$8,798
$8,998
$9,198
$9,798
$10,498
Jun 18, 2022
Jun 21, 2022
Amacerto
$6,999
$7,298
$8,098
$8,698
$8,898
$9,098
$9,298
$9,898
$10,598
Jul 16, 2022
Jul 19, 2022 †
Amaprima
$6,999
$7,298
$8,098
$8,698
$8,898
$9,098
$9,298
$9,898
$10,598
Aug 27, 2022
Aug 30, 2022
Amacerto
$7,199
$7,498
$8,298
$8,898
$9,098
$9,298
$9,498
$10,098
$10,798
Sep 24, 2022
Sep 27, 2022
Amaprima
$7,299
$7,598
$8,398
$8,998
$9,198
$9,398
$9,598
$10,198
$10,898
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 18, 2022 Amacerto
$6,999
$7,298
$8,098
$8,698
$8,898
$9,098
$9,298
$9,898
$10,598
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 15, 2022 † Amaprima
$6,299
$6,598
$7,398
$7,998
$8,198
$8,398
$8,598
$9,198
$9,898
Apr 15, 2023 Apr 18, 2023 Amaprima
$6,459
$6,758
$7,558
$8,158
$8,358
$8,558
$8,758
$9,358
$10,058
May 27, 2023 May 30, 2023 Amacerto $6,959
$7,258
$8,058
$8,658
$8,858
$9,058
$9,258
$9,858
$10,558
Jul 8, 2023 Jul 11, 2023 † Amaprima $6,959
$7,258
$8,058
$8,658
$8,858
$9,058
$9,258
$9,858
$10,558
Aug 5, 2023 Aug 8, 2023 † Amacerto $6,959
$7,258
$8,058
$8,658
$8,858
$9,058
$9,258
$9,858
$10,558
Sep 9, 2023 Sep 12, 2023 Amaprima $7,259
$6,958
$7,758
$8,358
$8,558
$8,758
$8,958
$9,558
$10,258
Oct 14, 2023 Oct 17, 2023 Amacerto $6,959
$7,258
$8,058
$8,658
$8,858
$9,058
$9,258
$9,858
$10,558
Nov 11, 2023 Nov 14, 2023 † Amaprima
$6,459
$6,758
$7,558
$8,158
$8,358
$8,558
$8,758
$9,358
$10,058
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Denotes departures offered as "In Celebration of Wine" cruises.
Port Charges: Additional $210 USD per person
For 8 days Cruise Only (no Paris and Zurich extension): For 2022 departures, subtract $3,100 USD from above 2022 per person rates; For 2023 departures subtract $3,060 USD from above 2023 per person rates.

For Single Traveler: Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin, suite 100% of twin; Single Supplement for Land: Please call for pricing.

Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A - 2 twin beds ; Choice B - one large bed (larger than queen size)
Transfers at Start/End of Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.

Prices Include:

▪ 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel (or similar), including city tour, Montmarte, illuminationn tour and daily breakfast
▪ Transfer from the hotel in Paris to Luxembourg via high-speed TGV train with Luxembourg city tour
▪ 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in riverview stateroom or suite - most staterooms offer french 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
▪Transfer from the ship in Basel to Lucerne with Basel highlights tour en route
▪ 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne (or similar), including walking tour, Lion Monument and daily breakfast
▪ Transfer to Zurich via scenic Lake Lucerne

▪ 2 nights hotel in Zurich at the Marriot Zurich (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast

▪ 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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