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Rhine River, Europe 8 DAYS
THU 10 NOV 2022 - THU 17 NOV (UTC-05:00)

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GET $250 OFF PER PERSON! 

Join me and take a journey with  Ama Waterways on Europe's Rhine River for a 7-day river cruise to Switzerland, France, and Germany ending in Amsterdam, for a spectacular experience! Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historical past and their progressive future. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, poetry, and music, like Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote A Tramp Abroad. Timeless traditions remain intact—from the making of Kölsch, Cologne’s legendary brew, to the making of Rüdesheimer coffee. Take a front-row seat on an enchanting journey that takes you along the Rhine and through its designated UNESCO World Heritage Site with its  40 castles strung like pearls on its river banks and to magnificent cities and charming villages alike. For promotional savings, use the following promo codes:

  • At checkout, use GD250 for $250 off per person. Valid 3/1/2022 and beyond

NOTE: Port and agency fees will be added after registration. The prices shown here DOES NOT include travel protection.

TRAVEL PROTECTION: Cruise Protection and Travel Waiver+ are available for purchase. The costs are not reflected in the displayed pricing. Travel protection is highly recommended to protect your investment. It will be quoted to you at the time of booking.

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7-night cruise | November 10-17, 2022  | Aboard AmaLucia

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Pre Cruise Stay - 2 nights in Zurich, 2 Nights Lucerne

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Embarkation

Board the ship in Basel for your Enchanting Rhine cruise.
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Breisach

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. (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.

EXCURSIONS

Riquewihr excursion
OR Freiburg excursion
OR Black Forest excursion
OR Breisach wine country bike tour

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. 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. For the active adventurer, you can take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l’Orangerie. 

EXCURSIONS

“The Gem of Alsace” tour
OR Strasbourg bike tour

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LUDWIGSHAFEN ­- RÜDESHEIM

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask. 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. Or ride along the river Neckar to the medieval town of Ladenburg where you’ll have some free time to explore the shops and quaint Marktplatz. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate. 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, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy

EXCURSIONS

Ludwigshafen
“Romantic Heidelberg” excursion
OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s hike
OR “Secrets of Speyer” tour
OR Ladenburg bike tour

Rüdesheim
Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum
OR Rüdesheimer Coffee

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RÜDESHEIM ­- RHINE GORGE - ­ LAHNSTEIN

Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of three 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. If you prefer a more active adventure, hike through Rüdesheim’s vineyards, taking in views of the town, the Roman Bridge and Bromersburg Castle. Or join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you’ll enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle.

EXCURSIONS

Gondola ride and wine tasting
OR Vineyard hike
OR Guided bike tour of the Rheingau
Rhine Gorge
Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising
Lahnstein
Lahneck Castle Visit

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Cologne

Location : Cologne, Germany

Home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral, this 2,000-year-old city is also a bustling cosmopolitan hotspot. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral, where the remains of the fabled Three Kings—the Magi— are believed to rest. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste Kölsch beer and reibekuchen mit apfelmus—potato pancakes served with applesauce.

EXCURSIONS

“Holy City” walking tour and cathedral visit
OR Kölsch Beer tasting
OR Cologne bike tour

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam boasts amazing history, art, architecture, and museums, and you have a choice as to how you wish to explore it. The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour beginning with a scenic canal cruise. Or 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. If you prefer exploring the world with your taste buds, stroll past traditional canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges and house boats to taste Dutch specialties at a grand Amsterdam café. 

EXCURSIONS
Canal cruise tour
OR A Taste of Amsterdam*
OR Floriade**

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Disembarkation

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight
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Location
Rhine River, Europe
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