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Captivating Rhine with AmaWaterways

7 night captivating Rhine River cruise with shore excursions in Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities; medieval Ludwigshafen; Strasbourg, with its French & German influences; and historic Breisach

Overview

from$3199Tour + Flights from$2399Tour Only 9days
price per person, double occupancy,* during sale,** based on Feb 8, 2025 departure from NYC
Save $1000 on this package!
$300 Discount during our Great Escape Travel Sale. Expires May 28, 2024.**
$700 Instant Savings. Expires Jun 6, 2024.*   All prices reflect savings.

 

Travel your way: Additional Departure Dates & Single Occupancy rates are available. Please speak to one of our Travel Specialists at 1-800-555-5765 for details.
Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures September 2024 – November 2025
Themes Grand ToursBucket ListRiver Cruises
Activity Level Easy
What to Expect This moderately-paced, escorted tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and timeless castles, the legendary Rhine captivates travelers looking for a European adventure unlike any other. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Discover enchanting Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and the gateway to the Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors, such as Rüdesheimer coffee, Kölsch beer, and savory reibekuchen mit apfelmus, and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides along the river and through charming and medieval towns. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, this journey into the heart of France, Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland will captivate you from start to finish.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers, including taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights aboard 5-star AmaWaterways
  • 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner; sparkling wine and juices at breakfast
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
  • Choice of daily shore excursions with personal headsets
  • Entertainment on board

Optional add-ons

  • Flights from other cities are available. Request pricing when making your reservation
  • 2 nights Amsterdam pre-cruise and 2 Nights Lake Lucerne, 2 nights Zurich post-cruise – please call for details

Why you'll love it

  • Spend 7 nights aboard your 5-star AmaWaterways cruise ship.
  • Walk through Cologne and admire the city's highlights, including Cologne Cathedral and Cologne Rathaus.
  • Enjoy a sip of famous Kölsch beer, or for the more active, bike ride along the Rhine through the historic Stadtgarten.
  • Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river.
  • Discover the flavors of Rüdesheim's iconic vineyards during a wine tasting, or soar above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal.
  • Listen to the self-playing musical instruments at Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
  • Have your choice of excursions in Ludwigshafen, including walking tours of Heidelberg or Speyer, a bike tour along the river Neckar, or a hike up Philosopher's Path.
  • Tour Strasbourg's Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament, and the Place de la République.
  • Enjoy your choice of excursions in Breisach, including visits to Riquewihr or Freiburg, a cycle through the countryside, or a hike in the Black Forest.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Instant Savings: Get $700 off if you book by Jun. 6, 2024!
Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*, during sale**,
including Instant Savings and sale discounts**
2024 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
Price
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Departs U.S.: Wed, Jun 5, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Jun 13, 2024
Jun 5 – Jun 13
$6499 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Wed, Jul 3, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Jul 11, 2024
Jul 3 – Jul 11
$5999 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Wed, Aug 7, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Aug 15, 2024
Aug 7 – Aug 15
$5999 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Wed, Sep 11, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Sep 19, 2024
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Sep 11 – Sep 19
$6399 –$700 -$300 $5399 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Oct 9, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Oct 17, 2024
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Oct 9 – Oct 17
$6099 –$700 -$300 $5099 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Nov 6, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Nov 14, 2024
Nov 6 – Nov 14
$5849 Sold Out
2025 DEPARTURES
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Departs U.S.: Sat, Feb 8, 2025
Finishes: Sun, Feb 16, 2025
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Feb 8 – Feb 16
$4199 –$700 -$300 $3199 Select
Departs U.S.: Sat, Mar 8, 2025
Finishes: Sun, Mar 16, 2025
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Mar 8 – Mar 16
$4699 –$700 -$300 $3699 Select
Departs U.S.: Tue, Mar 18, 2025
Finishes: Wed, Mar 26, 2025
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Mar 18 – Mar 26
$4899 –$700 -$300 $3899 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Apr 25, 2025
Finishes: Sat, May 3, 2025
Apr 25 – May 3
$5999 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Fri, May 9, 2025
Finishes: Sat, May 17, 2025
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May 9 – May 17
$5999 –$700 -$300 $4999 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, May 23, 2025
Finishes: Sat, May 31, 2025
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May 23 – May 31
$5999 –$700 -$300 $4999 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Jun 6, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Jun 14, 2025
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Jun 6 – Jun 14
$6099 –$700 -$300 $5099 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Jun 20, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Jun 28, 2025
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Jun 20 – Jun 28
$5899 –$700 -$300 $4899 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Jul 4, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Jul 12, 2025
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Jul 4 – Jul 12
$5999 –$700 -$300 $4999 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Jul 18, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Jul 26, 2025
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Jul 18 – Jul 26
$5799 –$700 -$300 $4799 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Aug 1, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Aug 9, 2025
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Aug 1 – Aug 9
$5699 –$700 -$300 $4699 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Aug 15, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Aug 23, 2025
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Aug 15 – Aug 23
$5699 –$700 -$300 $4699 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Sep 3, 2025
Finishes: Thu, Sep 11, 2025
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Sep 3 – Sep 11
$6649 –$700 -$300 $5649 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Sep 17, 2025
Finishes: Thu, Sep 25, 2025
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Sep 17 – Sep 25
$6649 –$700 -$300 $5649 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Oct 1, 2025
Finishes: Thu, Oct 9, 2025
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Oct 1 – Oct 9
$6299 –$700 -$300 $5299 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Oct 15, 2025
Finishes: Thu, Oct 23, 2025
Oct 15 – Oct 23
$6199 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Fri, Nov 7, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Nov 15, 2025
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Nov 7 – Nov 15
$5699 –$700 -$300 $4699 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Nov 21, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Nov 29, 2025
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Nov 21 – Nov 29
$5599 –$700 -$300 $4599 Select
Dates & Prices, tour only
per person, double occupancy*, during sale**,
including Instant Savings and sale discounts**
2024 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
Price
Instant
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Starts: Thu, Jun 6, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Jun 13, 2024
Jun 6 – Jun 13
$5699 Sold Out
Starts: Thu, Jul 4, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Jul 11, 2024
Jul 4 – Jul 11
$5199 Sold Out
Starts: Thu, Aug 8, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Aug 15, 2024
Aug 8 – Aug 15
$5199 Sold Out
Starts: Thu, Sep 12, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Sep 19, 2024
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Sep 12 – Sep 19
$5599 –$700 -$300 $4599 Select
Starts: Thu, Oct 10, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Oct 17, 2024
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Oct 10 – Oct 17
$5299 –$700 -$300 $4299 Select
Starts: Thu, Nov 7, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Nov 14, 2024
Nov 7 – Nov 14
$5049 Sold Out
2025 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
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Starts: Sun, Feb 9, 2025
Finishes: Sun, Feb 16, 2025
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Feb 9 – Feb 16
$3399 –$700 -$300 $2399 Select
Starts: Sun, Mar 9, 2025
Finishes: Sun, Mar 16, 2025
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Mar 9 – Mar 16
$3899 –$700 -$300 $2899 Select
Starts: Wed, Mar 19, 2025
Finishes: Wed, Mar 26, 2025
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Mar 19 – Mar 26
$4099 –$700 -$300 $3099 Select
Starts: Sat, Apr 26, 2025
Finishes: Sat, May 3, 2025
Apr 26 – May 3
$5199 Sold Out
Starts: Sat, May 10, 2025
Finishes: Sat, May 17, 2025
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May 10 – May 17
$5199 –$700 -$300 $4199 Select
Starts: Sat, May 24, 2025
Finishes: Sat, May 31, 2025
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May 24 – May 31
$5199 –$700 -$300 $4199 Select
Starts: Sat, Jun 7, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Jun 14, 2025
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Jun 7 – Jun 14
$5299 –$700 -$300 $4299 Select
Starts: Sat, Jun 21, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Jun 28, 2025
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Jun 21 – Jun 28
$5099 –$700 -$300 $4099 Select
Starts: Sat, Jul 5, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Jul 12, 2025
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Jul 5 – Jul 12
$5199 –$700 -$300 $4199 Select
Starts: Sat, Jul 19, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Jul 26, 2025
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Jul 19 – Jul 26
$4999 –$700 -$300 $3999 Select
Starts: Sat, Aug 2, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Aug 9, 2025
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Aug 2 – Aug 9
$4899 –$700 -$300 $3899 Select
Starts: Sat, Aug 16, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Aug 23, 2025
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Aug 16 – Aug 23
$4899 –$700 -$300 $3899 Select
Starts: Thu, Sep 4, 2025
Finishes: Thu, Sep 11, 2025
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Sep 4 – Sep 11
$5849 –$700 -$300 $4849 Select
Starts: Thu, Sep 18, 2025
Finishes: Thu, Sep 25, 2025
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Sep 18 – Sep 25
$5849 –$700 -$300 $4849 Select
Starts: Thu, Oct 2, 2025
Finishes: Thu, Oct 9, 2025
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Oct 2 – Oct 9
$5499 –$700 -$300 $4499 Select
Starts: Thu, Oct 16, 2025
Finishes: Thu, Oct 23, 2025
Oct 16 – Oct 23
$5399 Sold Out
Starts: Sat, Nov 8, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Nov 15, 2025
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Nov 8 – Nov 15
$4899 –$700 -$300 $3899 Select
Starts: Sat, Nov 22, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Nov 29, 2025
Book by Thu, Jun 6, 2024 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Nov 22 – Nov 29
$4799 –$700 -$300 $3799 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Captivating Rhine with AmaWaterways
ROOMING/CABIN. SINGLE OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. CALL FOR COST1
Category E, Piano Deck (Fixed Window), Double Occupancy
Aug 7, 2024;  Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024;  Feb 8, 2025;  Mar 8, 2025;  Mar 18, 2025;  May 23, 2025;  Jun 20, 2025;  Jul 4, 2025;  Nov 21, 2025 unavailable
All other dates included
Category D, Piano Deck (Fixed Window), Double Occupancy
Nov 21, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $299
Category CB, Violin Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Jun 5, 2024;  Jul 3, 2024;  Nov 6, 2024 $899
Aug 7, 2024;  Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024;  Mar 18, 2025;  Jun 20, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $999
Category CA, Violin & Cello Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Jun 5, 2024;  Jul 3, 2024;  Aug 7, 2024;  Nov 6, 2024 $1299
Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024;  Mar 18, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $1399
Category C, Violin & Cello Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Jun 5, 2024;  Jul 3, 2024;  Nov 6, 2024 $1299
Aug 7, 2024;  Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024;  Feb 8, 2025;  Mar 8, 2025;  Apr 25, 2025;  May 9, 2025;  May 23, 2025;  Jun 6, 2025;  Jun 20, 2025;  Jul 4, 2025;  Jul 18, 2025;  Aug 1, 2025;  Aug 15, 2025;  Sep 3, 2025;  Sep 17, 2025;  Oct 1, 2025;  Oct 15, 2025;  Nov 7, 2025;  Nov 21, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $1399
Category BB, Cello Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Jun 5, 2024;  Jul 3, 2024;  Aug 7, 2024;  Nov 6, 2024 $1899
Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $1999
Category BA, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Jun 5, 2024;  Jul 3, 2024;  Nov 6, 2024 $2099
Aug 7, 2024;  Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $2199
Category AB, Cello Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Jun 5, 2024;  Jul 3, 2024;  Nov 6, 2024 $2299
Aug 7, 2024;  Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $2399
Category AA, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Jun 5, 2024;  Jul 3, 2024;  Nov 6, 2024 $2499
Aug 7, 2024;  Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $2599
Category AA+, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Aug 7, 2024;  Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024;  Feb 8, 2025;  Mar 8, 2025;  Apr 25, 2025;  May 9, 2025;  May 23, 2025;  Jun 6, 2025;  Jun 20, 2025;  Jul 4, 2025;  Jul 18, 2025;  Aug 1, 2025;  Aug 15, 2025;  Sep 3, 2025;  Sep 17, 2025;  Oct 1, 2025;  Oct 15, 2025;  Nov 7, 2025;  Nov 21, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $3199
Suite, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Jun 5, 2024;  Jul 3, 2024;  Nov 6, 2024 $3799
Aug 7, 2024;  Sep 11, 2024;  Oct 9, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $3899

1. Cabin are subject to availability. If the category you selected is unavailable, you'll have the option to select a different category (at the prices shown) or cancel your reservation and receive a refund of your deposit. SINGLE OCCUPANCY - AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, PLEASE CALL FOR SUPPLEMENT COST

TAXES & FEES
Port charges: 2024 is $224; 2025 is $2311 included

1. All port charges are included in tour price and rates are per person.

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you book, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Your journey begins this evening as you depart from the USA

Day 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Embark on your river cruise and set sail

AmaLucia, AmaSiena, AmaViola or similar Dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Amsterdam

Upon arrival in Amsterdam, following customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation.

Later this evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day 3 Amsterdam

  • Explore Amsterdam's numerous canals during a cruise tour

AmaLucia, AmaSiena, AmaViola or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Sunset over canal, Amsterdam

Enjoy some of the 165 canals in Amsterdam during your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam.

Day 4 Cologne

  • Explore Cologne during a guided walking tour
  • Or, visit a local tavern and enjoy a Kölsch beer tasting
  • Or, embark on a guided bike tour along the Rhine and through the Stadtgarten

AmaLucia, AmaSiena, AmaViola or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Cologne City Hall

Enjoy cruising the waters to Cologne. Upon arrival, join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces. Continue to Germany's oldest city hall, Kölner Rathaus, a building complex with a documented history spanning 900 years. See other local sights along the way. For a different perspective of the city, visit a local tavern to taste Cologne's famous Kölsch beer or sample reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists may join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. 

Day 5 Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim

  • Cruise to Rüdesheim
  • Taste the flavors of the town's iconic vineyards during a wine tasting
  • Or, soar above the vineyards on a gondola ride
  • Or, hike through the vineyards
  • Or, join a guided bike tour along the Rhine River
  • Listen to self-playing instruments at Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Music
  • Or, relax and enjoy unique Rüdesheimer coffee

AmaLucia, AmaSiena, AmaViola or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Niederwald Monument

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town’s iconic vineyards. Or, drink up the stunning views soaring above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments. Or, taste one of the town’s unique delights, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee, and whipped cream. 

Day 6 Ludwigshafen

  • Visit the perfectly preserved medieval city of Heidelberg
  • Or, hike up the Philosopher’s Path
  • Or, visit Speyer, one of Germany's oldest cities
  • Or, ride a bike along the shores of the river Neckar during a bike tour

AmaLucia, AmaSiena, AmaViola or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Heidelberg Old Town

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, hike up the Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy panoramic city views. Alternatively, visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or, join a guided bike tour along the shores of the river Neckar and enjoy a cycling break to explore the picturesque medieval town of Ladenburg. 

Day 7 Strasbourg

  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Strasbourg
  • Or, explore the city on a bike tour

AmaLucia, AmaSiena, AmaViola or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame

Strasbourg offers flavors of both France and Germany due to its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament, and the Place de la République before walking through its iconic “La Petite France” district, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie. 

Day 8 Breisach

  • Explore the enchanting town of Riquewihr during a walking tour
  • Or, join an excursion to Freiburg
  • Or, cycle through the countryside on a bike tour
  • Or, hike in the magical Black Forest

AmaLucia, AmaSiena, AmaViola or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Dolder Tower, Riquewihr

Enjoy your choice of several different excursions in Breisach. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture and famous sights like the Dolder Tower. Alternatively, head to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing for a more active excursion can cycle through the countryside or hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions. 

Note: Black Forest Hike is weather-dependent and may only operate at certain times of year. Please refer to your final documents for details.

Day 9 Basel/USA

  • Today, you'll be escorted to the airport as you board your flight back home
  • Your exciting journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today

Breakfast

Cruise Ships

AmaLucia
AmaLucia

Sister ship to the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the elegant 156-passenger AmaLucia debuted in 2021. This warm, inviting ship offers the luxury of space in which guests can peacefully unwind. From comfortable staterooms with twin balconies that keep guests well-connected via Entertainment-On-Demand, free high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi, to the sunny Main Lounge, where delicious tapas are served throughout the day, guests have everything they need to enjoy their time spent on board. If an active mood strikes, the sun-deck walking track, pool with swim-up bar, fitness room and complimentary fleet of bikes are available. Or you can take an invigorating class led by the professionally trained onboard Wellness Host. And, of course, the exquisite cuisine served in the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant will satisfy your every craving aboard AmaLucia.

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AmaSiena
AmaSiena

Sister ship to the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the elegant 156-passenger AmaSiena brought with her a sense of joy when she was christened in 2021. Vivid shades of red create an air of confidence throughout the Main Restaurant while bold floral patterns are sprinkled throughout the ship, from her spacious twin-balcony staterooms to her Main Lounge, with its floor-to-ceiling windows offering exceptional views of the castles along the Rhine River and the iconic windmills and pastures of Holland and Belgium. Her airy Sun Deck offers a walking track, pool with swim-up bar and ever-changing views of the scenery – even as you participate in a complimentary fitness class. And her Chef’s Table specialty restaurant offers a subtle elegance that allows each dish of its exquisite regionally-inspired tasting menu to shine. Discover all of these delights and more on board AmaSiena.

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AmaViola
AmaViola

Brightly colored floral and geometric patterns from the stateroom to Main Lounge illustrate that the AmaViola is no ordinary river cruise ship. Twin balconies in most staterooms maximize your enjoyment as steeples and vineyards glide by. Mouthwatering cuisine worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an exclusive and internationally-renowned gastronomic society, is served from sunrise to sunset. There's something symphonic about the flourish and style of The Chef's Table specialty restaurant and the coordinated effort to serve each bold, beautiful, and delicious course of the regionally-inspired tasting menu. Butterfly wallpaper in the hair salon foreshadows how you'll emerge brand new while an inviting sun-deck pool with a swim-up bar refreshes your spirit. Plus, AmaViola inspires you to be the best version of yourself with a walking track, fitness room, and fleet of onboard bikes to keep you happy and healthy during your cruise.

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