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Enchanting Rhine at New Year

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Enchanting Rhine at New Year

From £1,310 pp

Your 7-night cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll visit Strasbourg in Alsace and the historic university town of Heidelberg before sailing the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and fortresses. After experiencing Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, conclude your cruise in the grand capital of Amsterdam.

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
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Day 1 - Embarkation Basel, Switzerland

Embark the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a “Welcome Aboard” Wine Toast as you commence your wine-themed itinerary through some of Europe’s most enchanting and historic wine regions

Dinner

Day 2 - Breisach, Germany

This morning, enjoy a wine lecture and tasting during a scenic cruise to Breisach, Germany. This afternoon, you have your choice of excursions: a scenic tour of the villages of Breisach and Freiburg, or a visit to the wine village of Riquewihr. Both excursions include a special wine tasting opportunity. The ship moors overnight in Breisach.

Day 2 - Breisach, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Strasbourg, France

Alsace’s principal city is situated on the Ill River where it flows into the Rhine at the German border. This morning, take a tour through this charming town lined with narrow cobblestone streets. See the European Parliament and visit the “La Petite France” district, where you will see the sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, timber-framed buildings, covered bridges and medieval watchtowers. As an alternative, take a guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled) past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament, and Place de la Republique. In the afternoon, you will sample Riesling, Gewurztraminer and other famous wines of this region.

Day 3 - Strasbourg, France

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Mannheim, Germany - Rüdesheim

This morning, enjoy a wine lecture and tasting onboard Arrive in Mannheim, where you have a choice of one of three excursions this afternoon. Your first option is a half-day 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. Or, for your second option, enjoy a hike up the Philosopher’s Path up to a panoramic view point of Heidelberg. Your third option is a city tour of Speyer one of Germany’s oldest cities, is known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the medieval Altpörtel (Old Gate). This evening, enjoy a sumptuous Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs Dinner with wine pairing as you cruise to Rüdesheim.

Day 4 - Mannheim, Germany - Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz

This morning you will have the option to take one of three excursions: a Gondola Ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue followed by wine tasting with a local vintner, a guided hike through the town and surrounding vineyards, 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. 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 5 - Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Koblenz - Cologne

This morning, enjoy an onboard wine lecture and tasting as the ship cruises to Cologne, famous for its university and legendary 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Upon arrival, you will take a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit the cathedral. Afterwards, head to a local pub for a tasting of Kölsch, a distinctive yellow-hued beer brewed only in Cologne.

Day 6 - Koblenz - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arrive in Amsterdam at mid-day. Admire beautiful 17th-century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat cruise. Later, take a motor coach tour of Amsterdam, exploring the city’s most notable sights, followed by free time in Amsterdam. This evening, enjoy one last night with your fellow passengers at the Farewell Dinner.

Day 7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Disembarkation - Depart Amsterdam

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam as you prepare for your homeward flight.

Breakfast

4 nights Switzerland

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

4 nights Switzerland

Breakfast

AmaWaterways Amakristina Ship

AmaKristina, built in 2017, 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.

AmaKristina Dining Room

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Wine Bar
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*
  • * Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

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.

Suite

350 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • Mini-bar
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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 Amakristina Cat AA

Cat. AA + Cat. AB  Staterooms

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

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Triple occupance available in selected staterooms
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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

Category BA & BB Staterooms

210 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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 Amakristina Cat BA
AmaWaterways Amakristina CAt CA

Cat. CA  & Cat. CB Staterooms

CA 170 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

CB 155 ft² Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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 & Cat. E Staterooms

160 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck – Fixed Window

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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 AmaKristina Deck Plan

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.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Wine Bar
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour speciality coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*

*Payable Locally

Accommodation & Amenities

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.

Suite

300 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • Mini-bar fridge
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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. AA + Cat. AB  Staterooms

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

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with shower with multi-jet shower head
  • Mini-bar
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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. BA & Cat. BB Staterooms

210 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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. C  Staterooms

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

  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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 & Cat. E Staterooms

160 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • 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 AmaSerena Deck Plan 2019

2019 Offers Saving of £1,000pp PLUS Free flights and transfers on all European sailings in 2019.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 29AmaSerenaBasel£1310SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£1310 Was £2310 
Cat DLower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£1521 Was £2521 
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£1943 Was £2943 
Cat BBMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£2295 Was £3295 
Cat BAUpper Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£2436 Was £3436 
Cat ABMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£2577 Was £3577 
Cat AAUpper Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£2718 Was £3718 
SuiteUpper Deck300 ft², Twin Balcony£3633 Was £4633 
Dec 30AmaKristinaBasel£1310SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£1310 Was £2310 
Cat DLower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£1521 Was £2521 
Cat CBMiddle Deck155 ft², French Balcony£1732 Was £2732 
Cat CAMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£1943 Was £2943 
Cat BBMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£2295 Was £3295 
Cat BAUpper Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£2436 Was £3436 
Cat ABMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£2577 Was £3577 
Cat AAUpper Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£2718 Was £3718 
SuiteUpper Deck350 ft², Twin Balcony£3633 Was £4633 
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 23AmaSienaBasel£2584Fly for FreeCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£2584  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£2805  
Middle DeckCat CB155 ft², French Balcony£3102  
Middle DeckCat CA170 ft², French Balcony£3324  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£3694  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£3843  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£3991  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£4139  
Upper DeckSuite350 ft², Twin Balcony£5102  
Dec 27AmaMoraBasel£2584Fly for FreeCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£2584  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£2805  
Middle DeckCat CB155 ft², French Balcony£3102  
Middle DeckCat CA170 ft², French Balcony£3324  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£3694  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£3843  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£3991  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£4139  
Upper DeckSuite350 ft², Twin Balcony£5102  
Dec 28AmaKristinaBasel£2584Fly for FreeCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£2584  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£2805  
Middle DeckCat CB155 ft², French Balcony£3102  
Middle DeckCat CA170 ft², French Balcony£3324  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£3694  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£3843  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£3991  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£4139  
Upper DeckSuite350 ft², Twin Balcony£5102  

Q Modified Itinerary This cruise will operate a slightly modified itinerary. Instead of docking in Lahnstein, guests will enjoy more time in the beautiful and vibrant city of Cologne. E Wine Cruises Uncork local traditions, savour intense flavors and enjoy palate-pleasing adventures as you explore wondrous and unforgettable destinations on our unique Wine cruises through Europe. You will have the choice to join special tours that are designed to bring Europe’s rich wine heritage to life and, what’s more, a dedicated wine expert will be on board to lead tastings and suggest pairings with our award-winning cuisine. This cruise may operate a slightly modified itinerary, please ask for details.


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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.

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