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.
Embark your cruise in Basel and indulge in a Welcome 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 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 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 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 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 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 8 - Disembarkation - Depart Nuremberg
Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight.
2 nights Lucerne & 2 nights Zurich Discover the highlights of Basel before journeying on to the unrivalled beauty and charm of Lucerne. Visit the iconic Lion Monument, which was sculpted in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French revolution in 1972. You’ll also take in the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dated back to the 13th century and featuring the oldest clock in the city. A leisurely cruise will take you across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, then a scenic drive through the countryside, passing Alpine lakes and small villages en route to Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich. Enjoy a city tour and a visit to Old Town where you will find yourself amongst medieval houses, churches and modern Bahnhofstrasse. Prices from £1099 per person
Discover Prague, where you will enjoy a city tour or a castle hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic centre that’s recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so end your European journey with a tasting of some the very best beer in the world. Prices from £592 per person
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.
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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.
AmaSiena, scheduled for launch in July 2020, provides a distinctive river cruise experience, with design inspired by classic ocean yachts, AMAWaterways’ revolutionary Concerto Class vessels provide the most delightful river cruise experience.
Accommodating 156 passengers in spacious staterooms, select staterooms can become adjoining by request, and some offer triple occupancy to accommodate the needs of families. many incorporating the exclusive Twin Balcony concept. Relax in comfortable and inviting public areas or take a dip in the heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; enjoy Chaine des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in five dining venues.
The ships also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience. (Please note photo’s are for reference only, actual photos will be available in 2020 prior to the ships launch in July 2020)
78 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms range in size from 155-235 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the 4 suites at 350 sq. ft. Select staterooms can become adjoining by request, and some offer triple occupancy to accommodate the needs of families. 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.
|Oct 17||AmaDante||Basel||SAVE £500||Cabin Upgrades|
|Cat E||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||Sold|
|Cat D||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2374||Was £2874|
|Cat C||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£2796||Was £3296|
|Cat B||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£2937||Was £3437|
|Cat A||Upper Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3007||Was £3507|
|Suite||Upper Deck||255 ft², French Balcony||£3852||Was £4352|
|Nov 7 E||AmaDante||Basel||SAVE £500||Cabin Upgrades|
|Cat E||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£1810||Was £2310|
|Cat D||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2021||Was £2521|
|Cat C||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£2443||Was £2943|
|Cat B||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£2584||Was £3084|
|Cat A||Upper Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£2654||Was £3154|
|Suite||Upper Deck||255 ft², French Balcony||£3499||Was £3999|
|Mar 26||AmaDante||Basel||SAVE £1000||Cabin Upgrades|
|Cat E||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£1213||Was £2213|
|Cat D||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£1434||Was £2434|
|Cat C||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£1953||Was £2953|
|Cat B||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£2101||Was £3101|
|Cat A||Upper Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£2175||Was £3175|
|Suite||Upper Deck||255 ft², French Balcony||£3064||Was £4064|
|May 7||AmaDante||Basel||SAVE £400||Cabin Upgrades|
|Cat E||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2332||Was £2732|
|Cat D||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2553||Was £2953|
|Cat C||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3072||Was £3472|
|Cat B||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3220||Was £3620|
|Cat A||Upper Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3294||Was £3694|
|Suite||Upper Deck||255 ft², French Balcony||£4183||Was £4583|
|Jun 18||AmaDante||Basel||SAVE £400||Cabin Upgrades|
|Cat E||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2480||Was £2880|
|Cat D||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2701||Was £3101|
|Cat C||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3220||Was £3620|
|Cat B||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3368||Was £3768|
|Cat A||Upper Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3442||Was £3842|
|Suite||Upper Deck||255 ft², French Balcony||£4331||Was £4731|
|Jul 30 E||AmaDante||Basel||SAVE £750||Cabin Upgrades|
|Cat E||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2130||Was £2880|
|Cat D||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2351||Was £3101|
|Cat C||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£2870||Was £3620|
|Cat B||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3018||Was £3768|
|Cat A||Upper Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3092||Was £3842|
|Suite||Upper Deck||255 ft², French Balcony||£3981||Was £4731|
|Sep 9||AmaSiena||Basel||SAVE £750||Cabin Upgrades|
|Cat E||Lower Deck||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£2352||Was £3102|
|Cat D||Lower Deck||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£2573||Was £3323|
|Cat CB||Middle Deck||155 ft², French Balcony||£2870||Was £3620|
|Cat CA||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3092||Was £3842|
|Cat BB||Middle Deck||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£3462||Was £4212|
|Cat BA||Upper Deck||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£3611||Was £4361|
|Cat AB||Middle Deck||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£3759||Was £4509|
|Cat AA||Upper Deck||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£3907||Was £4657|
|Suite||Upper Deck||350 ft², Twin Balcony||£4870||Was £5620|
|Sep 10||AmaDante||Basel||SAVE £750||Cabin Upgrades|
|Cat E||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2352||Was £3102|
|Cat D||Lower Deck||170 ft², Fixed Windows||£2573||Was £3323|
|Cat C||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3092||Was £3842|
|Cat B||Middle Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3240||Was £3990|
|Cat A||Upper Deck||170 ft², French Balcony||£3314||Was £4064|
|Suite||Upper Deck||255 ft², French Balcony||£4203||Was £4953|
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.
Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.
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.
Embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg on this New Year river cruise.
Begin your journey in Nuremberg, where you will board your ship. Cruise through the Main-Danube Canal and then along the Main, Rhine and Moselle Rivers stopping at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time.
Immerse yourself in the unique heritage and scenic splendour of Germany with this 8-day river cruise between Nuremberg and Frankfurt, travelling on the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers.
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