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Enchanting Rhine at Christmas & New Year

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Enchanting Rhine at New Year

From £2,284 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 and meet your fellow passengers.

Dinner

Day 2 - Breisach, Germany

Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century.

On your walking tour, admire historic architecture as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate.

Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.”

Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside, or go on a hike to the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions.

Day 2 - Breisach, Germany

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République.

Then walk through its iconic UNESCO World Heritage “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.

For the active adventurer, you can take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l’Orangerie.

Day 3 - Strasbourg, France

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Ludwigshafen - Rüdesheim

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask.

For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city.

Alternatively, you can visit 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.

Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy.

Day 4 - Ludwigshafen - Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz

Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of three excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river.

Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. If you prefer a more active adventure, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg or hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards.

During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you’ll enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle.

Day 5 - Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Cologne

Home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral, this 2,000 year-old city is also a bustling cosmopolitan hotspot.

Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral, where the remains of the fabled Three Kings—the Magi— are believed to rest.

Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste Kölsch beer and Reibekuchen—potato pancakes served with apple sauce.

Day 6 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam boasts amazing history, art, architecture, and museums, and you have a choice as to how you wish to explore it.

The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour beginning with a scenic canal cruise followed by a walk to Begijnhof, known for its Middle Age buildings.

For a different view of the city, you can join the Jordaan tour. *Depending on docking location, Jordaan Tour may not operate; therefore, an alternative tour will operate instead.

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
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 23AmaSienaBasel£2284SAVE £300Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£2284 Was £2584  
Cat DLower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£2505 Was £2805  
Cat CBMiddle Deck155 ft², French Balcony£2802 Was £3102  
Cat CAMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3024 Was £3324  
Cat BBMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3394 Was £3694  
Cat BAUpper Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3543 Was £3843  
Cat ABMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£3691 Was £3991  
Cat AAUpper Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£3839 Was £4139  
SuiteUpper Deck350 ft², Twin Balcony£4802 Was £5102  
Dec 27AmaMoraBasel£2584Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£2584  
Cat DLower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£2805  
Cat CBMiddle Deck155 ft², French Balcony£3102  
Cat CAMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3324  
Cat BBMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3694  
Cat BAUpper Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3843  
Cat ABMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£3991  
Cat AAUpper Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£4139  
SuiteUpper Deck350 ft², Twin Balcony£5102  
Dec 28AmaKristinaBasel£2584Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£2584  
Cat DLower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£2805  
Cat CBMiddle Deck155 ft², French Balcony£3102  
Cat CAMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3324  
Cat BBMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3694  
Cat BAUpper Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3843  
Cat ABMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£3991  
Cat AAUpper Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£4139  
SuiteUpper Deck350 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.


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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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