Dramatic rivers yielding to fairytale towns, vineyards majestically clinging to hillsides and mesmerizing moments shaped by luscious wines, hearty beers and epicurean delights all come alive as you discover the priceless gems of four countries along two legendary rivers, the Rhine and Moselle.
Delve deeply into the history, mystery and culture framed by two rivers.
Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship.
Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour.
Begin with a scenic canal cruise and see the tall narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII.
Next, you’ll walk to Begijnhof, known for its historic buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and have some free time to explore.
Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour on which you’ll see the Royal Palace, Westerkerk and stop for photos at a Dutch windmill before returning to the ship.
This afternoon depart for Germany.
Day 3 - Cologne, Germany
In Cologne, you will have a choice of three tours.
The first is an afternoon walking tour that includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city’s majestic Gothic cathedral.
The second option is a Kölsch Beer and local specialties tasting, and the third is a guided bike tour of the city.
The ship departs this evening for Amsterdam.
Day 4 - Koblenz
Today, join a walking tour of Koblenz and explore its charming town square and quaint shops.
You also have the option to take a cable car and visit Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, or instead take a guided bike tour of this beautiful area.
Day 5 - Cochem
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.
As an alternative, visit the Cochem Mustard Mill, one of Europe’s oldest working mills that produces various types of mustard – one of which is from a 15th-century monastic recipe. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the history of the mill, see how mustard is made and sample some of Cochem’s famous mustard.
You may also opt to take a guided hike through the region’s incredible landscape to Reichsburg Castle.
Afterwards, you will enjoy beautiful scenery as we cruise the Moselle River.
Day 6 - Trier
Today you will experience 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 amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine.
You may also choose to discover the secrets of the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. or join a bike tour to see Trier’s historical center before cycling along the river bank path towards Senheim.
Day 7 - Bernkastel
Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Moselle Valley’s wine-producing region, an area that’s been cultivating wine for over 500 years.
Here you will have your choice of three activities. The first is a guided walking tour through the old town center that will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings.
The second is a guided bike tour along the beautiful Moselle River, and the third is a guided hike in this historic town.
Afterwards, be sure to take advantage of your balcony or the Sun Deck as ship sails along the majestic Moselle.
Day 8 - Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim
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.
Later, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments, or join us for some Rüdesheimer Coffee.
The ship sails overnight.
Day 9 - Ludwigshafen
Arrive in Mannheim, where you have a choice of one of three excursions this afternoon.
Your first option is a visit to the famed Baroque Palace.
A second option is an excursion to the historic university town of Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask) and enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below.
Your third option is a tour of the historic and ornate Schwetzingen Gardens.
Day 10 - Strasbourg, France
Capital city of France’s Alsace region, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border.
After arriving this morning, enjoy either a panoramic bus tour or guided bike tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique.
Afterwards, explore on foot with a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock.
You also have the option of exploring Strasbourg on a guided hike that begins at the Orangery and makes its way to the cathedral.
The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish before the ship departs tonight.
Day 11- Breisach, Germany
You have three exciting excursions to choose from today.
The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town renowned for its historic architecture and for its Riesling wines.
A second option is a tour of the beautiful towns of Breisach and Freiburg, where you will visit the historical city center and Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone.
Your third choice is guided bike tour of Breisach that takes you through the Rheinau woods.
Tonight, the ship cruises towards Switzerland.
Day 12 - Basel - Disembarkation
Disembark after breakfast.
Get acquainted with the Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam, boasting history, art, architecture, bridges, canals, cobblestone streets, world-class museums, bicycles and narrow alleys on a city tour. Afterwards, enjoy leisure time exploring the city even more; perhaps visit one of its many prestigious museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid.
Check out of your hotel on day 3 and, before transferring to your ship, visit Zaanse Schans, where you can observe life as it used to be lived in the Netherlands. Authentic windmills, houses, and shops were relocated to this picturesque area, creating a typical 17th- to 18th-century village.
Prices from £451 per person
4 night Post Cruise Stay in Switzerland
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
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. 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.
Fares displayed are cruise only, please call or enquire online for flights.
|Apr 21||AmaPrima||Amsterdam||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||Cat E||160 ft², Fixed Windows||Sold|
|Lower Deck||Cat D||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£3911|
|Middle Deck||Cat C||170 ft², French Balcony||£4566|
|Middle Deck||Cat BB||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£5130|
|Upper Deck||Cat BA||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£5341|
|Middle Deck||Cat AB||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£5552|
|Upper Deck||Cat AA||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£5834|
|Upper Deck||Suite||300 ft², Twin Balcony||£7242|
|Jun 22||AmaPrima||Amsterdam||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||Cat E||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£4003|
|Lower Deck||Cat D||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£4333|
|Middle Deck||Cat C||170 ft², French Balcony||£4988|
|Middle Deck||Cat BB||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£5552|
|Upper Deck||Cat BA||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£5763|
|Middle Deck||Cat AB||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£5974|
|Upper Deck||Cat AA||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£6256|
|Upper Deck||Suite||300 ft², Twin Balcony||£7664|
|Aug 24||AmaPrima||Amsterdam||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||Cat E||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£4074|
|Lower Deck||Cat D||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£4404|
|Middle Deck||Cat C||170 ft², French Balcony||£5059|
|Middle Deck||Cat BB||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£5623|
|Upper Deck||Cat BA||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£5834|
|Middle Deck||Cat AB||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£6045|
|Upper Deck||Cat AA||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£6327|
|Upper Deck||Suite||300 ft², Twin Balcony||£7735|
|Oct 12||AmaPrima||Amsterdam||SAVE 25%||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||Cat E||160 ft², Fixed Windows||Sold|
|Lower Deck||Cat D||160 ft², Fixed Windows||£3354||Was £4404|
|Middle Deck||Cat C||170 ft², French Balcony||£3845||Was £5059|
|Middle Deck||Cat BB||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£4268||Was £5623|
|Upper Deck||Cat BA||210 ft², Twin Balcony||£4426||Was £5834|
|Middle Deck||Cat AB||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£4584||Was £6045|
|Upper Deck||Cat AA||235 ft², Twin Balcony||£4796||Was £6327|
|Upper Deck||Suite||300 ft², Twin Balcony||£5852||Was £7735|
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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.
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