Embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg.
Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz.
In Cologne, you will visit the city’s magnificent Cathedral before concluding your vacation in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals.
Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner.
The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg.
Day 2 - Bamberg
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the engineering marvel known as the Main-Danube Canal, which traverses the Alps via 16 locks.
Arrive in Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Disembark for a guided walking tour and see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions.
Alternatively, you may choose to sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer or enjoy a guided bike tour along the Main River.
The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight.
Day 3 - Kitzingen - Wurzburg
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’s guided tour of Würzburg will show you all of the city’s major sights, or you may prefer to visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We cruise overnight tonight to Wertheim.
Day 4 - Wertheim
Welcome to Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its intricate glassworks and charming medieval architecture.
You have your choice of one of three excursions today.
You have your option of enjoying a guided walking tour of the historic city center, a guided bike tour along the Main River, or a visit to local bakery for a Pretzel tasting.
After lunch, the ship will cruise towards Mainz.
New Year’s Eve celebration and gala meal onboard
Day 5 - Rüdesheim - Koblenz
This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, admiring its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock.
This afternoon you will arrive in the winemaking town of Rüdesheim where you will have the option to take one of three excursions: wine tasting with a local vintner, a Gondola Ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, or a guided bike tour along the Rhine River to one of Germany’s best wine regions.
Afterwards, you’ll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns.
Later this morning, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments.
This afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz and cruises through the Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, with hillsides dotted with fairy-tale castles.
After arriving in Koblenz this evening, your Cruise Manager will take you on a walking tour through this charming town.
The ship moors here overnight.
Day 6 - Koblenz - Cologne
The ship cruises to Cologne today, where you will have an afternoon walking tour of the old part of the city and visit the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral.
You will have some free time to explore on your own.
The ship departs this evening for Amsterdam.
Day 7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Enjoy a leisurely cruise this morning to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch.
You’ll have a guided canal cruise, a city tour of all the top sights, a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill and free time to explore this vibrant and colorful city our own.
Day 8 - Disembarkation - Depart Amsterdam
Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.
With design inspired by classic ocean yachts, AMA Waterways’ revolutionary Concerto Class vessels provide the most delightful river cruise experience. Accommodating 162 passengers in spacious staterooms, 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 Chaîne 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.
81 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-300 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the 4 suites at 350 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.
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.
|Dec 28||AmaSerena||Nuremberg||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||Cat E||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£1911|
|Lower Deck||Cat D||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£2110|
|Middle Deck||Cat C||170 ft², French Balcony||£2510|
|Middle Deck||Cat BB||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£2844|
|Upper Deck||Cat BA||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£2977|
|Middle Deck||Cat AB||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£3110|
|Upper Deck||Cat AA||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£3244|
|Upper Deck||Suite||300 ft², Twin Balcony||£4110|
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