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Europe's Rivers & Castles

From £2,240 pp

Begin your journey in Nuremberg, where you will board your ship. Cruise through the Main-Danube Canal and then along the Main River and stop at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time.

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.

Explore Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley, its steep hillsides covered with vineyards, before concluding your journey in Luxembourg.

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Award-winning onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Guided hikes, Special Interest Tours
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
Rhine - Fortress Ehrenbreitstein on the side of river Rhine in Koblenz Germany
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Moselle - Historic House facades Main Market Trier
Rhine Gorge
Day 1 - Embarkation Nuremberg

Embark your cruise in Nuremberg.

Tonight, meet your fellow passengers on board.

Dinner

Day 2 - Bamberg

Bamberg has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one.

Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Later, enjoy free time in Volkach.

Day 2 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Volkach - Würzburg - Kitzingen

Enjoy a walking tour of Volkach with many historic sites such as the church of St. Bartholomew built 700 years ago, the Maria Immaculata Well built in 1480, and the Maria im Weingarten, a pilgrimage church built in the 1300s.

Alternatively, you can go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road.

Later in the day, and for those not going to Rothenburg, visit Würzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. While here, you can go on a city tour or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo.

If you prefer a more active adventure, take a guided bike ride from Volkach to Kitzingen.

Day 3  - Volkach - Würzburg - Kitzingen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Wertheim

Wertheim’s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church.

You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery.

For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany.

Day 4 - Wertheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Mainz - Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Lahnstein

Arrive in Mainz, located at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers. Join a walking tour of Mainz, home to many historic treasures, including one of Germany’s most important churches, the Romanesque cathedral and the Chagall stained-glass windows depicting scriptural scenes in stunning blue, which you will get to see.

For a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour from Mainz to Rüdesheim.

During the afternoon, you’ll travel by motorcoach to Rüdesheim, where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or take a ride over the vineyards of Rüdesheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument, and then afterwards be treated to a wine tasting.

Later in the day, set sail towards Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle.

Day 5 - Mainz - Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Lahnstein

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Cochem - Zell

Wake up in fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour.

As an alternative, visit one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard.

You may also opt to take a guided bike tour along the captivating Moselle River. Later cruise to Zell, famous for their Riesling and the well-known arched black cat icon, often seen on the labels of local German wines.

Experience the hospitality of the citizens of Zell, including the local Wine Queen and Mayor, at an exclusive wine festival where you’ll sample local wines, sausages and more

Day 6 - Cochem - Zell

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Zell - Trier

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moselle to Trier, Germany’s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and as such has been referred to as the “Rome of the North” or “Second Rome” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D. 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 7 - Zell - Trier

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Disembarkation - Depart Luxemberg

This morning, bid farewell to your luxurious river cruise ship.

Breakfast

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.

The AmaDante offers a range facilities including a sauna, whirlpool, massage and hair salon, a stylish and inviting Main Lounge, and specialty coffee station.

As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

AmaWaterways AmaDante Sun Deck

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 73 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • 3 Luxury Suites
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and shades
  • Fine dining restaurant – offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • 24-hour speciality coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Walking track, heated pool & fitness room
  • Gift Shop and Library
  • Elevator
  • Bicycles on board
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

76 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 170-225 sq. ft.  Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Suite

255 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck – French Balcony

  • Suite size: 255 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-wall windows with French Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Sitting area features a sofa and two chairs & mini-bar
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. A, B & C French Balcony

170 ft² -Violin & Cello(Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. D & E Staterooms

170 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Single  Staterooms

C 140 ft² –  Cello ( Middle) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways AmaDante Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

AMAWaterways are rated as having the 10 best ships on the rivers by Berlitz river cruise guide.

Included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small groups tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is in the cost of your cruise.

Fares displayed are cruise only, please call or enquire online for flights.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 2AmaDanteNuremberg£2592Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2592  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2803  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3225  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3366  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3436  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4281  
Jun 6AmaDanteNuremberg£2488SAVE £175Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2488  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3121  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3262  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3332  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4177  
Jun 27AmaDanteNuremberg£2488SAVE £175Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2488  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3121  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3262  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3332  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4177  
Aug 1 EAmaDanteNuremberg£2313SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2313  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2524  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2946  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3087  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3157  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4002  
Aug 22AmaDanteNuremberg£2423SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2423  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2634  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3056  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3197  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3267  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4112  
Sep 19AmaDanteNuremberg£2874Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3085  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3648  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3718  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4563  
Oct 3AmaDanteNuremberg£2699SAVE £175Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2910  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3332  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3473  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3543  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4388  
Oct 24 QAmaDanteNuremberg£2522Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2522  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2733  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3155  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3296  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3366  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4211  
Nov 14 EAmaDanteNuremberg£1740SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£1740  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£1951  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2373  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£2514  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£2584  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£3429  

E – Wine Cruises

Immerse yourself in the many flavours of Europe on one of our unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

Modified Itinerary on 24 October 2019 – Call for details


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