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Rhine and Moselle Splendors

3 nights hotel in Paris, 7-night cruise Luxembourg to Basel, 3 nights hotel in Zurich

Rhine and Moselle Splendor
Rhine and Moselle Cruise map
2018 & 2019 Departure Dates & Pricing

Paris to Zurich - 14 days

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Ship - Amadante

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Paris

Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel.

Day 2: Paris

From morning to night, the “City of Light” dazzles. Get acquainted with some of its many iconic sites, including Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower on a city tour. (B)

Day 3: Paris

Enjoy a free day to explore romantic Paris. (B)

Day 4: Paris - Luxembourg (Embarkation Day)

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. During the afternoon, sail the Moselle River 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. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Cochem - Moselle Valley - Lahnstein

Choice of excursions in Cochem: Reichsburg Castle and walking tour -OR- Reichsburg Castle hike -OR- Bundesbank Bunker tour

History comes to life in Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle, situated high above the town, 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 for a different adventure, explore the Bundesbank Bunker to get a closer look at this mysterious Cold War era bank vault. Later in the day, sail along the Moselle taking in the fascinating scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards before arriving in the AmaWaterways-owned port of Lahnstein where you can enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

Choice of excursions in Rüdesheim: Gondola Ride and wine tasting -OR- Ehrenfels Castle hike -OR- Rheingau bike tour; Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum -OR- Rüdesheimer coffee

Cruise along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles dotting high above its riverbank. Once in Rüdesheim, you will have three choices of excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. Alternatively, you can join a guided bike tour through the town and along the Rhine River; -OR- hike to Ehrenfels Castle, idyllically situated in the midst of the vineyards.

Later in the day, you have two more choices of excursions. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum -OR- taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Ludwigshafen

Choice of excursions: Heidelberg excursion - OR- Mannheim Baroque Palace -OR- Schwetzingen Gardens

Discover a grand Baroque palace, one of Mark Twain’s favorite European towns or one of the most whimsical gardens in the Europe on choice of excursions. Relive a bygone era on an excursion to the glorious Mannheim Baroque Palace. Tour this splendid palace furnished with over 800 exhibits, including 21 large tapestries, ornate furniture, priceless paintings, valuable porcelain and costly silverware. Prefer to visit the town Mark Twain fell in love with, then join on a tour to Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany's Castle Road. You'll see the red-walled castle with its Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask and the old city. Alternatively, visit Schwetzingen Palace Gardens, a cultural heritage site of European significance. Wander through the gardens with more than 100 sculptures and admire an assortment of whimsical buildings. The Apollotempel, houses a statue of the ancient Greek god of light and the arts, playing the lyre; the Badehaus, a summerhouse modelled on an Italian villa; and the most spectacular, the Türkischer Garten with a mosque designed by Nicolas de Pigage, the largest structure of its kind in a German garden— are a few of the many highlights you will see. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Strasbourg

Choice of excursions: City tour -OR- Old Town bike tour

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, has flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location, 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

Choice of excursions in Breisach: Riquewihr walking tour -OR- Freiburg excursion -OR- Breisach bike tour

Step back in time with a visit to Riquewihr, a charming medieval hamlet that looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture and surrounding vineyards 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. Later in the day, sail to Basel where you will have leisure time to explore the city. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Basel (Disembarkation Day) - transfer to Zurich with a stop in Lucerne

Disembark the ship and board a motorcoach to Zurich. En route, stop in Lucerne where you will visit the Lion Monument and take a walking tour before enjoying a leisurely cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau. Here you will board a motorcoach for a scenic drive through the countryside, before arriving in Zurich and checking into your hotel. (B)

Day 12: Zurich

Set alongside a gleaming 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. See Grossmünster Abbey; St. Peter, which boasts the world’s largest church clock face; Old Town; Town Hall; and Fraumünster Abbey. (B)

Day 13: Zurich

Spend the day at leisure exploring this beautiful, cosmopolitan city. (B)

Day 14: 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.
2018 and 2019 Departures

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Paris
Program Start Day

Cruise Embarkation Day (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. B -Upper Deck aft & Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Cat. A - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Cat. A+ Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Apr 9, 2018
Apr 12, 2018†
Amadante
$5,479
$5,778
$6,378
$6,578
$6,678
$7,678
$7,878
May 28,2018
May 31, 2018
Amadante
$5,979
$6,278
$6,878
$7,078
$7,178
$8,178
$8,378
Jun 18, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
Amadante
$5,979
$6,278
$6,878
$7,078
$7,178
$8,178
$8,378
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 26,2018
Amadante
$5,879
$6,178
$6,778
$6,978
$7,078
$8,078
$8,278
Aug 13, 2018
Aug 16, 2018
Amadante
$5,979
$6,278
$6,878
$7,078
$7,178
$8,178
$8,378
Sep 3, 2018
Sep 6, 2018
Amadante
$6,179

$6,478

$7,078
$7,278
$7,378
$8,378
$8,578
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 27, 2018
Amadante
$6,179

$6,478

$7,078
$7,278
$7,378
$8,378
$8,578
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 18, 2018
Amadante
$5,879
$6,178
$6,778
$6,978
$7,078
$8,078
$8,278
Nov 5, 2018
Nov 8, 2018†
Amadante
$5,479
$5,778
$6,378
$6,578
$6,678
$7,678
$7,878
May 6, 2019
May 9, 2019
Amadante
$6,259
$6,558
$7,158
$7,358
$7,458
$8,458
$8,658
Jun 10, 2019
Jun 13, 2019
Amadante
$6,359
$6,658
$7,258
$7,458
$7,558
$8,558
$8,758
Jul 1, 2019
Jul 4, 2019 †
Amadante
$6,359
$6,658
$7,258
$7,458
$7,558
$8,558
$8,758
Aug 5, 2019
Aug 8, 2019 †
Amadante
$6,359
$6,658
$7,258
$7,458
$7,558
$8,558
$8,758
Aug 26, 2019
Aug 29, 2019
Amadante
$6,559
$6,858
$7,458
$7,658
$7,758
$8,758
$8,958
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 19, 2019
Amadante
$6,659
$6,958
$7,558
$7,758
$7,858
$8,858
$9,058
Oct 7, 2019
Oct 10, 2019
Amadante
$6,459
$6,758
$7,358
$7,558
$7,658
$8,658
$8,858
Oct 28, 2019
Oct 31, 2019 †
Amadante
$6,059
$6,358
$6,958
$7,158
$7,258
$8,258
$8,458
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Denotes departures offered as "In Celebration of Wine" cruises.
Port Charges: Additional $168 per person (2018 departures); Additional $182 per person (2019 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin, suite 100% of twin; Single Supplement for Land: $960 per person.
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:

▪ 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Renaissance Arc de Triomphe (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Transfer from the hotel in Paris to Luxembourg via high-speed TGV train
▪ 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
▪ Guided shore excursions in every port including Limited Edition Tours
▪ 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

▪ 3 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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