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Published May 17, 2022
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Get ready to experience the rich culture and history found along the banks of Europe's most iconic rivers! We've partnered with AmaWaterways, a leader in deluxe river cruising, whose luxurious ships sail the heart of Europe in comfort and style.
 
Trace the Seine River from Paris, arguably one of the world's most beautiful cities, to Normandy's stunning coastline. Dive into an unforgettable journey along the Douro River, punctuated with rolling vineyards and charming native farms that create a breathtaking backdrop. Or, explore the traditional markets that dot the Danube River's banks as you embrace the holiday spirit—complete with twinkling Christmas trees and stalls filled with handcrafted treasures.
 
 
 
 
Packed with incredible value, these packages include:
  • Round-trip international flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodations aboard 5-Star AmaWaterways in an outside stateroom
  • 20 meals including wine, beer, soft drinks, and juices
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Choice of daily shore excursions with personal headsets
 
 
 
Paris & Normandy with AmaWaterways
 
 
7 night Paris & Normandy River cruise with shore excursions in Honfleur, the historic Normandy Beaches, medieval Rouen, and the heart of Auvers-sur-Oise; optional 2 nights Paris Pre-cruise extension
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$4099
  
$3299
  
9
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
Iconic Christmas Markets with AmaWaterways
 
 
7 night Christmas Market cruise with shore excursions in Budapest, Europe’s most regal city; Vienna, The “City of Waltzes”; Passau, the “City of Three Rivers”; and medieval Regensburg and Nuremberg
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3849
  
$3049
  
9
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
Enticing Douro with AmaWaterways
 
 
7 night Douro River cruise with shore excursions in Porto, the “City of Bridges”; Régua, the ‘capital’ of the Douro Valley; and Salamanca; optional 3 nights Lisbon Pre-Cruise
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$4199
  
$3399
  
9
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties. Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit. You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your bookings, and some restrictions apply. Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour. Valid for bookings made on or after May 24, 2022. Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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