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Medieval Treasures

From £1,810 pp

Experience the romantic spirit of the Rhine and peaceful Main rivers. Marvel at some of Europe’s grandest Baroque jewels at the Würzburg Residenz.

Visit one of Mark Twain’s favorite cities, Heidelberg, and meander through Miltenberg, with its half-timbered houses that lean crookedly against one another.

Take a gondola ride over Rüdesheim’s vineyards, and then savor the flavours of its wonderful wines. While in Bamberg and Frankfurt, be treated to a tasting of their famous beers.

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
main river and st. james' church in miltenberg, germany
Main---Bamberg.-Panoramic-view-of-Old-Town-Hall-
Day 1 - Embarkation Basel, Switzerland

Embark your cruise in Basel and indulge in a Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 2 - Strasbourg, France

Capital city of France’s Alsace region, Strasbourg is beloved for its wine culture and enchanting 16th- and 17th-century half-timbered houses which line La Petite France quarter on the banks of the Grand Île (Grand Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République and then walk through the iconic “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.

Alternatively, the active adventurer can go on a guided bike tour.

Day 2 - Strasbourg, France

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Ludwigshafen, Germany

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace, one of the largest palaces in Europe, which is furnished with over 800 exhibits, including 21 large tapestries, ornate furniture, priceless paintings, valuable porcelain and costly silverware, recreating its bygone grandeur.

Alternatively, join a walking tour of 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. Or, you can visit the intriguing Speyer Technical Museum, home to a German navy submarine, an Antonov; the largest production propeller-driven airplane ever built, a Lufthansa jumbo jet; and a Russian BURAN orbiter, the counterpart of the American space shuttle.

Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim, where you’ll be treated to a Riesling wine tasting.

Day 3 - Ludwigshafen, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Rüdesheim

Continue your exploration of Rüdesheim with a choice of excursions.

Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure will want to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of Rüdesheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a hike through the vineyards.

Day 4 - Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Miltenberg - Wertheim

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century.

For those who would like a more active adventure hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River.

Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany’s most beautiful city centers with precious half-timbered houses, each one more beautiful than the next. While here, join a walking tour or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting.

 

Day 5 - Miltenberg - Wertheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Würzburg - Volkach

There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests.

Enduring legends make visiting Kitzingen extra fun, especially for Dracula followers, which you can learn more about on a walking tour.  Prefer to get more active, go on a bike tour from Kitzingen to Volkach.

Alternatively, you can visit either Würzburg or Rothenburg.

While in Würzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor, you will visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo.

Or, you can take a trip through a thousand years of history while in Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road.

Later in the day, everyone will be treated to an exclusive wine festival celebration in Volkach, located in lower Franconia.

Day 6 - Würzburg - Volkach

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 Bamberg

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways.

Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions.

Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427.

And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River and to its quirky quarters beyond the town center.

Day 7 Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Disembarkation - Depart Nuremberg

Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight.

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.

AMA’s included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in  the cost of your cruise.

A high standard of cuisine is guaranteed due to their membership of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a prestigious international culinary society.  Relaxed private dining on board is also available to book during your cruise.

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

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 25 EAmaDanteBasel£2451Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2451  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2662  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3084  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3225  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3295  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4140  
May 30AmaDanteBasel£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 20AmaDanteBasel£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  
Jul 25AmaDanteBasel£2663Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2663  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2874  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3296  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3437  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3507  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£4352  
Aug 15 EAmaDanteBasel£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  
Sep 5AmaDanteBasel£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  
Sep 26AmaDanteBasel£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 17AmaDanteBasel£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  
Nov 7 EAmaDanteBasel£1810SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£1810  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2021  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2443  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£2584  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£2654  
Upper DeckSuite255 ft², French Balcony£3499  

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.


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