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Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley, its steep hillsides covered with vineyards. Visit the German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, dotted with picturesque fortresses and castle ruins. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg.
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After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany's oldest city, will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see the Roman Baths, Trier Cathedral, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, an area that's been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town centre this afternoon will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit to sample several different regional vintages. The ship departs later this evening and cruises overnight.
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Today, enjoy a guided tour of Cochem that takes you to the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, offering fantastic views of the river valley below. Or, opt to take a walking tour of Koblenz and explore its charming town square and quaint shops. Return to the ship for a scenic afternoon cruise along the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine, with castle ruins, fortresses and the legendary Lorelei Rock. We arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. The ship moors overnight in Rüdesheim.
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The ship departs Rüdesheim this morning and cruises to beautiful Mainz, arriving after lunch. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world's first printed Bible and centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses. Alternatively, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled castle and see its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask), and also enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Later this afternoon, the ship departs Mainz and cruises overnight to Wertheim.
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Welcome to Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its intricate glassworks and charming medieval architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of the city followed by free time to explore on your own afterwards. Reboard your ship this evening and cruise overnight to Würzburg.
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Head off on a guided tour of Würzburg's major sights this morning, or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's best examples of Baroque architecture. This afternoon, you may take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. A famous shop completely dedicated to Christmas is located here, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and other seasonal wares. If you prefer to relax in the afternoon, choose to remain on board as the ship cruises to Kitzingen. This evening the town's Historic Court Council and honorary Wine Queen will escort you to Germany's oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. Later tonight, the ship sails towards Bamberg.
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After arriving this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll have a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Admire the town's breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the serpentine streets lined with lovely houses and 18th-century mansions. You will also sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer. This evening, we cruise to Nuremberg.
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This morning you will arrive in the medieval town of Bamberg. Enjoy a walking tour of this picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site, with sights that include the cathedral and Old Town Hall that straddles the river. Explore the serpentine streets lined with charming houses and sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer before returning to the ship. Continue your cruise early this afternoon. You will have free time after arriving in Schweinfurt tonight. The ship sails for Kitzingen overnight.
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This morning you will arrive in Kitzingen for a walking tour. You'll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany's oldest wine cellar, where you will taste several different wines and learn about the history of wine production in the region. This afternoon in Wurzburg visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's best examples of Baroque architecture. Another possibility is an optional excursion to the medieval town of Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road, where you will have a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. Rejoin the ship in Würzburg. We cruise overnight tonight to Wertheim.
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Early this morning arrive in Mainz after breakfast and choose one of two excursions. The first is a walking tour of beautiful Mainz, where you will visit the Gutenberg Museum, home of the world's first printed bible. As an alternative, you may chose an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town, where you can visit the red-walled Heidelberg Castle and its Great Vat, and take a walking tour of the historic old quarter. Later, stop in Rudesheim to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses a fantastic collection of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th-20th centuries From Rudesheim, we depart late afternoon for Koblenz, arriving in time for an evening walking tour. The ship will cruise through the Rhine River gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Later this evening the ship sails for Cochem.
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Wake up this morning in Cochem, a fairytale village surrounded by scenic vineyards. Walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses and enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle situated high above the town. From the castle's grounds, you'll have a spectacular view of the river. Early this afternoon, the ship will cruise past hillside vineyards en route to Zell, arriving early evening. The town's Mayor and Wine Queen will be on hand to warmly welcome you to a memorable wine festival. The ship moors overnight in Zell.
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The ship arrives mid-afternoon in Trier, Germany's oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site This area is renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and your guided tour will include such sights as the old Roman amphitheatre, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. This evening, the ship cruises towards the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
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AmaWaterways' custom-built ships have set new standards in european river cruising and offer a number of exclusive features such as French balconies in most staterooms; complimentary in-room Internet and first-run Hollywood hit movies; exquisite cuisine with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary Wi-Fi; free guided bicycle tours and much more
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Begin with a sophisticated and stylish setting. Toss in a cheerful atmosphere. Add our sumptuous cuisine, wonderful regional wines and attentive service; then sprinkle in gorgeous views. The result - an outstanding dining experience.
Our expert chefs create culinary masterpieces that highlight regional cultures and traditions. Guests aboard these Concerto class vessels may choose from multiple dining venues, including a Wine Bar, an intimate chef's table with a tasting menu and a delightful al fresco dining terrace on the AmaCerto.
Primus Perchtold, AmaWaterways' Executive Chef and winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art in Nuremberg, designs exquisite menus for guests' enjoyment in Europe.
Every AmaWaterways vessel cruising in Europe is an official member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Membership is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen.
AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line invited to join one of the world's most prestigious culinary organizations founded in 1950 in Paris.
Guests aboard the AmaCerto, AmaVerde and AmaBella may choose from multiple dining venues, including a Wine Bar, an intimate chef's table restaurant with a tasting menu and a delightful Al Fresco dining terrace - AmaWaterways' latest dining innovation.
Early risers enjoy breakfast in the main lounge while a full buffet breakfast with made-to-order specialties, accompanied by freshly-baked breads and pastries is served from 7am daily.
At lunch, you'll find an enticing buffet laden with fresh salads, pasta dishes, hot entrees, and desserts, as well as meals to order from the menu; a light lunch option is also available in the main lounge.
In the afternoon, stop by the main lounge for tea or complimentary espresso, as well as sandwiches, pastries and cookies.
Dinner is a multi-course affair, accompanied by free-flowing wines and beer.
Every dinner on board includes free-flowing regional wines as well as complimentary beer and soft drinks.
Complimentary sparkling wine is also served with breakfast.
Bottled water, specialty teas and coffees are always available free of charge.
New for 2012, these specially-crafted guided walking tours provide a delectable taste of Europe in select destinations. Tours include visits to cooking schools, stops at culinary specialty shops, chocolatiers and charcuteries and perhaps a bistro or biergarten and more.
After dinner, you are invited to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.
Set your own pace on shore excursions and the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you're treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. The complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class tour in every destination using the very best local guides. You'll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you're visiting.
To cater for different preferences AmaWarterways offer a Gentle Walkers group, for those who'd like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, an Active Walkers group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a Late Starter group for those who prefer to sleep in is also on offer.
AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedaling. There are more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets on board that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways, or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.
As you sail through Europe's most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? There are an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you're on board with AmaWaterways.
With AmaWaterways, you'll find an exceptional vacation experience. In addition you'll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. After ten years in business, we believe that a big factor in our award-winning success is superior service and attention.
Our passengers consistently rate our personalized, professional and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. How do we know? They tell us. Passengers aboard every AmaWaterways ship complete a detailed questionnaire at the end of their cruise, and we diligently read every single one of them. It provides continuous feedback on our passengers' experience, and enables us to guide our onboard staff. We can praise the staff for a job well done, and make quick adjustments before the start of the next cruise.
At AmaWaterways, customer service is our top priority.
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