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$3899Tour + Flights from$3099Tour Only 9days
price per person, double occupancy,* based on Mar 13, 2023 departure from NYC
$500 Instant Savings. Expires Dec 22, 2022.*   All prices reflect savings.
This tour is traveling! Our partners in are ready to receive you with exceptional care and protocols necessary to keep you safe and healthy. Note: AmaWaterways requires passengers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel. Please click here to review the COVID-19 entry requirements.
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 March 2023 – November 2024
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

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 $500 off if you book by Dec. 22, 2022!
Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*, including Instant Savings discounts
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Departs U.S.: Wed, Nov 23, 2022
Finishes: Thu, Dec 1, 2022
Nov 23 – Dec 1
$4699 Departed
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Departs U.S.: Mon, Mar 13, 2023
Finishes: Tue, Mar 21, 2023
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Mar 13 – Mar 21
$4399 –$500 $3899 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Mar 29, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Apr 6, 2023
Mar 29 – Apr 6
$4399 Closed
Departs U.S.: Wed, Apr 12, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Apr 20, 2023
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Apr 12 – Apr 20
$5249 –$500 $4749 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Apr 26, 2023
Finishes: Thu, May 4, 2023
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Apr 26 – May 4
$5499 –$500 $4999 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, May 10, 2023
Finishes: Thu, May 18, 2023
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May 10 – May 18
$5649 –$500 $5149 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, May 17, 2023
Finishes: Thu, May 25, 2023
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May 17 – May 25
$5749 –$500 $5249 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, May 31, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Jun 8, 2023
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May 31 – Jun 8
$5699 –$500 $5199 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Jun 7, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Jun 15, 2023
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Jun 7 – Jun 15
$5449 –$500 $4949 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Jun 21, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Jun 29, 2023
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Jun 21 – Jun 29
$5449 –$500 $4949 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Jul 5, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Jul 13, 2023
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Jul 5 – Jul 13
$5249 –$500 $4749 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Jul 19, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Jul 27, 2023
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Jul 19 – Jul 27
$5999 –$500 $5499 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Aug 2, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Aug 10, 2023
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Aug 2 – Aug 10
$6099 –$500 $5599 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Aug 16, 2023
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Aug 16 – Aug 24
$5999 Closed
Departs U.S.: Wed, Sep 6, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Sep 14, 2023
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Sep 6 – Sep 14
$6249 –$500 $5749 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Sep 13, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Sep 21, 2023
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Sep 13 – Sep 21
$5849 –$500 $5349 Select
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Finishes: Thu, Sep 28, 2023
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Sep 20 – Sep 28
$5599 –$500 $5099 Select
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Oct 11 – Oct 19
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Oct 25 – Nov 2
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Departs U.S.: Wed, Nov 8, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Nov 16, 2023
Nov 8 – Nov 16
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Finishes: Thu, Nov 30, 2023
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Nov 22 – Nov 30
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Feb 10 – Feb 18
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Mar 13 – Mar 21
$4799 –$500 $4299 Select
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Apr 10 – Apr 18
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May 8 – May 16
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Jun 5 – Jun 13
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Jul 3 – Jul 11
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Aug 7 – Aug 15
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Departs U.S.: Wed, Sep 11, 2024
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Sep 11 – Sep 19
$6299 –$500 $5799 Select
Departs U.S.: Wed, Oct 9, 2024
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Oct 9 – Oct 17
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Departs U.S.: Wed, Nov 6, 2024
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Nov 6 – Nov 14
$5849 –$500 $5349 Select
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Starts: Thu, Nov 24, 2022
Finishes: Thu, Dec 1, 2022
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$3599 –$500 $3099 Select
Starts: Thu, Mar 30, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Apr 6, 2023
Mar 30 – Apr 6
$3599 Closed
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Finishes: Thu, Apr 20, 2023
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Apr 13 – Apr 20
$4449 –$500 $3949 Select
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Finishes: Thu, May 4, 2023
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Apr 27 – May 4
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Finishes: Thu, May 18, 2023
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May 11 – May 18
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May 18 – May 25
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Finishes: Thu, Jun 8, 2023
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Jun 1 – Jun 8
$4899 –$500 $4399 Select
Starts: Thu, Jun 8, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Jun 15, 2023
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Starts: Thu, Jun 22, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Jun 29, 2023
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Starts: Thu, Jul 6, 2023
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Jul 6 – Jul 13
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Starts: Thu, Jul 20, 2023
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Jul 20 – Jul 27
$5199 –$500 $4699 Select
Starts: Thu, Aug 3, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Aug 10, 2023
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Aug 3 – Aug 10
$5299 –$500 $4799 Select
Starts: Thu, Aug 17, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Aug 24, 2023
Aug 17 – Aug 24
$5199 Closed
Starts: Thu, Sep 7, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Sep 14, 2023
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Sep 7 – Sep 14
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Starts: Thu, Sep 14, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Sep 21, 2023
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Sep 14 – Sep 21
$5049 –$500 $4549 Select
Starts: Thu, Sep 21, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Sep 28, 2023
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Sep 21 – Sep 28
$4799 –$500 $4299 Select
Starts: Thu, Oct 12, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Oct 19, 2023
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Oct 12 – Oct 19
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Starts: Thu, Oct 26, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Nov 2, 2023
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Oct 26 – Nov 2
$4799 –$500 $4299 Select
Starts: Thu, Nov 9, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Nov 16, 2023
Nov 9 – Nov 16
$4149 Closed
Starts: Thu, Nov 23, 2023
Finishes: Thu, Nov 30, 2023
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Nov 23 – Nov 30
$4449 –$500 $3949 Select
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Starts: Sun, Feb 11, 2024
Finishes: Sun, Feb 18, 2024
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Feb 11 – Feb 18
$3649 –$500 $3149 Select
Starts: Thu, Mar 14, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Mar 21, 2024
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Mar 14 – Mar 21
$3999 –$500 $3499 Select
Starts: Wed, Apr 10, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Apr 18, 2024
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Apr 10 – Apr 18
$4699 –$500 $4199 Select
Starts: Thu, May 9, 2024
Finishes: Thu, May 16, 2024
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May 9 – May 16
$5149 –$500 $4649 Select
Starts: Thu, Jun 6, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Jun 13, 2024
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Jun 6 – Jun 13
$5199 –$500 $4699 Select
Starts: Thu, Jul 4, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Jul 11, 2024
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Jul 4 – Jul 11
$5199 –$500 $4699 Select
Starts: Thu, Aug 8, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Aug 15, 2024
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Aug 8 – Aug 15
$5199 –$500 $4699 Select
Starts: Thu, Sep 12, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Sep 19, 2024
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Sep 12 – Sep 19
$5499 –$500 $4999 Select
Starts: Thu, Oct 10, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Oct 17, 2024
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Oct 10 – Oct 17
$5399 –$500 $4899 Select
Starts: Thu, Nov 7, 2024
Finishes: Thu, Nov 14, 2024
Book by Thu, Dec 22, 2022 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Nov 7 – Nov 14
$5049 –$500 $4549 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 included
Category D, Piano Deck (Fixed Window), Double Occupancy $299
Category CB, Violin Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 13, 2023 unavailable
All other dates $799
Category CA, Violin & Cello Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 13, 2023 unavailable
All other dates $1099
Category C, Violin & Cello Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Nov 23, 2022;  Mar 29, 2023;  Apr 12, 2023;  Apr 26, 2023;  May 10, 2023;  May 17, 2023;  May 31, 2023;  Jun 7, 2023;  Jun 21, 2023;  Jul 5, 2023;  Jul 19, 2023;  Aug 2, 2023;  Aug 16, 2023;  Sep 6, 2023;  Sep 13, 2023;  Sep 20, 2023;  Oct 11, 2023;  Oct 25, 2023;  Nov 8, 2023 unavailable
All other dates $1099
Category BB, Cello Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Nov 22, 2023 unavailable
All other dates $1699
Category BA, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy $1899
Category AB, Cello Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy $2099
Category AA, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy $2299
Suite, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy $3599

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
2023 Port charges of $210 per person;
2024 Port charges of $224 per person1
included

1. All port charges included in tour price.

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
  • Embark on your river cruise and set sail

AmaCerto, AmaLucia, AmaPrima, AmaSiena or AmaStella 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.

Welcome Cocktail followed by Welcome Dinner.

Day 3 Amsterdam

  • Canal cruise tour
  • OR Floriade*

AmaCerto, AmaLucia, AmaPrima, AmaSiena or AmaStella 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.

*Please note: The Floriade 2022 Expo opens from April 14 to October 9, 2022.

Day 4 Cologne

  • “Holy City” walking tour and cathedral visit
  • OR Kölsch beer tasting
  • OR Cologne bike tour

AmaCerto, AmaLucia, AmaPrima, AmaSiena or AmaStella 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

  • Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising
  • Rüdesheim wine tasting
  • OR Gondola ride
  • OR Vineyards hike
  • OR Guided bike tour of the Rheingau
  • Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet
  • OR Rüdesheimer Coffee

AmaCerto, AmaLucia, AmaPrima, AmaSiena or AmaStella 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

  • “Romantic Heidelberg” excursion
  • OR “Secrets of Speyer” tour
  • OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s hike
  • OR Ladenburg bike tour

AmaCerto, AmaLucia, AmaPrima, AmaSiena or AmaStella Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Heidelberg Old Town

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, a 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 views of the city. 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 Neckar River and enjoy a cycling break to explore the picturesque medieval town of Ladenburg. 

Day 7 Strasbourg

  • “The Gem of Alsace” tour
  • OR Strasbourg bike tour

AmaCerto, AmaLucia, AmaPrima, AmaSiena or AmaStella 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

  • Riquewihr walking tour
  • OR Freiburg excursion
  • OR Black Forest excursion
  • OR Breisach wine country bike tour

AmaCerto, AmaLucia, AmaPrima, AmaSiena or AmaStella 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 it did 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 the 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. 

*Please 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

AmaCerto
AmaCerto

Like a fallen leaf floating atop the water, AmaCerto glides effortlessly down Europe’s most fascinating waterways. A harvest theme is carried throughout the ship in autumn reds and golds, from the spacious and well-appointed staterooms, with their plush bedding and soft robes, to the classically elegant Main Lounge with its baby grand piano and bar. An onboard salon puts you center stage and ready for your close-up. On the Sun Deck, a heated pool features a swim-up bar with underwater bar stools, and a walking track provides the perfect venue for a romantic sunrise or sunset stroll. Enjoy fine dining to the extreme with exquisite, regionally inspired cuisine prepared in both the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, where views of the rippling river are just the amuse-bouche to every mouthwatering bite.

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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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AmaPrima
AmaPrima

Enjoy an authentic European river cruise experience on board AmaPrima. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and fresh scents of Europe’s great landscapes from our signature twin balconies, available in most staterooms. Revel in the luxury of white marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed, multi-jet showers and granite countertops. Or indulge in the added enhancements of a suite, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom with a tub and separate shower. Emerge from your refreshing slumber for bountiful buffet breakfasts in the Main Restaurant, fresh salads and sandwiches at lunch, and one entertaining evening diving into a regionally-inspired tasting menu at The Chef’s Table. Have tea in the Main Lounge, visit the massage and hair salon for a treat, find distinctive souvenirs in the gift shop, take a dip in the heated pool and more—it’s all yours to experience on the incredible AmaPrima.

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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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AmaStella
AmaStella

A star of the AmaWaterways fleet, the award-winning AmaStella truly shines, her glow lasting far longer than the duration of your cruise. A centerpiece glass elevator ringed with dual curved stairways and sleek contemporary reception desk are just the introduction to the ship’s beauty and class. On board, you’ll find an inviting fireside library, fitness room with wooden floors, heated pool with convenient swim-up bar, a stunning Main Lounge, sun-deck walking track, massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. Unlimited wine and beer at the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table is a welcome offering for those who enjoy a bottle or brew. In your stateroom, your personal oasis of rejuvenation, you’ll find twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. You’ll also step into a spacious glass-enclosed shower, giving you the freedom to rejuvenate without limitations.

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