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Europe's Rivers and Castles

10-day cruise & stay from £2,559 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Special river cruise and stay offer

Summary

In Brief

  • 1 Night Luxembourg
  • 1 Night Trier
  • 1 Night Rüdesheim
  • 1 Night Mainz
  • 1 Night Wertheim
  • 1 Night Würzburg
  • 1 Night Bamberg
  • 1 Night Nuremberg
  • 2 Nights Prague

Cruise

Recommended for:
River cruise

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Luxembourg

Fly to Luxembourg, where you will transfer to the ship.

Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. The ship departs very late tonight for Germany.

Day 2
Trier and Bernkastel

After breakfast a guided walking tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city—will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see Trier Cathedral, the Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 179 A.D.

Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel Valley’s wine-producing region, an area that’s been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center this afternoon will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit and sample several regional vintages.

Your ship departs later this evening and cruises overnight.

Day 3
Koblenz, Rhine river and Rüdesheim

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Cochem that takes you to the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, offering fantastic views of the river valley below.

Or, opt to take a walking tour of Koblenz and explore its charming town square and quaint shops.

Return to the ship for a scenic afternoon cruise along the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine, with castle ruins, fortresses and the legendary Lorelei Rock.

We arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or you may choose to join us for some Rüdesheimer Coffee. The ship moors overnight in Rüdesheim.

Day 4
Mainz, Heidelberg and Wertheim

This morning, depart Rüdesheim and cruise to beautiful Mainz, arriving after lunch. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed Bible as well as centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses.

You may also choose to see the famed Chagall windows, which depict scriptural scenes in stunning blue.

As an alternative to Mainz, you can travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, where you will take a tour of the old town and visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask) as well as enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below.

Later this afternoon, the ship departs Mainz and cruises overnight to Wertheim

Day 5
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.

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic city center, a scenic guided bike tour along the Main River, or a visit to local bakery for a pretzel-making demonstration and tasting. Your ship cruises to Würzburg this evening.

Day 6
Würzburg and Kitzingen

This morning’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.

The next stop is Kitzingen this afternoon where the town’s Historic Court Council and honorary Wine Queen will escort you to one of Germany’s oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. You may either cruise to Kitzingen, or get there via a guided bike ride through the Franconian countryside.

Later tonight, the ship sails towards Bamberg


Day 7
Bamberg

Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will have one of three ways to explore. The first is a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, as well as sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer.

The second is a guided bike tour along the Main River, and the third is a Bamberg Specialties tasting where you will enjoy smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a local favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427.

This evening, we continue cruising towards Nuremberg.


Day 8
Nuremberg to Prague

Today you will discover the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. Often associated with WWII and gingerbread making during the holidays, Nuremberg has a rich medieval heritage that is woven perfectly into its modern day presence. You will see Gothic churches, the Zeppelin Field where Hitler once held his massive Nazi Party Rallies, and Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946.

You will also have some free time to explore the city’s romantic corners and charming shops, and have lunch on your own before transferring to the epically beautiful city of Prague.


Day 9
Prague

Your morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Hundertwasser Dancing House.

Next, visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital’s famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and the statue of Jan Husek.

The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to enjoy yourself in one of the city’s many charming cafés.

Day 10
Prague

Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight, arriving the same day

Map

Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

10-day cruise & stay on board AmaDante (AmaWaterways Cruises) from £2,559 incl. flights

Departure:

Balcony Cabin (C): £3,159
Suite (S): £4,159

Special river cruise and stay offer

Includes:

  • Return flights
  • Transfers to the river ship
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
  • £50 on board spending money per stateroom
  • Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Unlimited red and white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Transfer to the hotel in Prague
  • 2 nights hotel in Prague at the Cosmopolitan hotel, including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All local taxes

Fares are based on 26 October 2017 departure and include early booking discounts. Contact us for rates on other dates.

Rail options are available - contact us for rates

All prices are 'from' prices per person, based on two sharing. Prices are subject to availability at the time of booking. Terms & conditions apply. Early booking discount applied, offer ends 30th September 2016.

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