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From Amsterdam, Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland
Length: 12 Days - Departs: Tue, May 09, 2023
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Departure
May 09, 2023
Arrival
May 20, 2023

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Exclusive, Free Upgrade & Prepaid Gratuities

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Exclusive, Free Upgrade & Prepaid Gratuities

Exclusive, Free Upgrade & Prepaid Gratuities

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During our exclusive AmaWaterways when you book a select 2023 Europe, Asia or Egypt river cruise you'll receive up to $1000 savings per stateroom in amenities. Book a Balcony stateroom and receive complimentary prepaid gratuities and a complimentary stateroom upgrade or book a suite and receive complimentary prepaid gratuities, $100 onboard credit and a complimentary private roundtrip airport transfer from and to the airport in Europe. (Blackout dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable dates.)
Combinable with Free Land offer.
Must Book By Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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Upgrade Rewards Program is valid on select 2023 Europe, Asia, and Egypt sailings, applicable to new FIT and Group bookings made between October 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Offer is combinable with current retail promotions of $1,000 per stateroom savings (or more) or Free Land promotions. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Loyalty Program, Future Cruise Benefit Program, Referral program, Combination Cruise savings, and Consortia programs. Offer is not applicable with reduced single supplement offers of less than 50%, Private Sales, FAM, Interline, or corporate bookings. Complimentary upgrades are applicable to guests booked in a balcony stateroom in Categories CB, CA, C, B, A, BB, BA, AB, AA (AmaMagna – booked in Categories AB, AA); offer includes one category upgrade, excluding suites; and is subject to availability at time of booking. Prepaid gratuities apply to the cruise portion only. Complimentary Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers are only applicable to guests booked in Suite Categories AA+, A+, S, SS, SB, SA, GS, OS, LS, MS; offer includes private transfers to/from the airport in Europe (excluding Munich, Marseille, and Le Havre). An air schedule is required before transfers may be applied to booking. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy; solo travelers will receive half and is only applicable to guests booked in Suite categories AA+, A+, S, SS, SB, SA, GS, OS, LS, MS. $100 Gift Card is issued after guests sail (not combinable with other enhanced commission offers). Upgrade Rewards Program is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Free Land Program

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Free Land Program

Free Land Program

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Receive a FREE land package valued up to $2000 when you reserve select 2023/2024 Europe, Mekong or Egypt sailings. (Blackout dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for full details.)
Must Book By Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom, and includes one complimentary land package per person on the booking. Additional land packages associated with mentioned itineraries are also available at an additional cost. Free Land Package offer is valid on select 2023 FIT and Group Bookings and exclusively available for new group bookings for select 2024 Europe, Mekong, and Egypt sailings. Free Land Package Offer is not available on 2024 FIT bookings not part of a contracted group. Visit www.amawaterways.com/freeland to view applicable land packages and sailings. Offer is applicable to new FIT bookings in 2023 and applicable to new group contracts in 2023 and 2024 made between October 1 and December 31, 2022. FREELAND is subject to select dates and special event dates do not apply for offer. Free Land is only valid with the purchase of a participating cruise at full fare. Hotel to/from ship transfer is included with eligible complimentary land package. Airport arrival and departures transfers are not included but may be purchased at an additional cost. FREELAND offer does not apply to any intra airfare that is required as part of the land extension itinerary booked and all intra air will be addition and at a charge. FREE LAND offer is not applicable to deviation land requests such as reduced night land extensions, extra nights, transfers, or custom land services etc – standard land extensions as provided in offer are eligible only. Offer is combinable with Combination Cruise savings, Past Guest Savings and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Solo travelers may receive 50% savings off total land package rate for single occupancy. We will seek to use hotels listed (if any) on your confirmation. Changes may be necessary; therefore, hotel brand name listed on invoice is not guaranteed. An effort will be made to substitute similar hotels, but the level of similarity may vary. When possible, AmaWaterways will book guests traveling together on conjunction bookings on the same hotel if the requests are made. All requests are subject to availability. AmaWaterways will provide the confirmed details for the hotel after the promotion ends. Must request promo code FREELAND-PRE or FREELAND-POST at time of booking for double occupancy; Single occupancy bookings must request promo code LANDSOLO-PRE or LANDSOLO-POST. Port charges, other optional land programs, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply.

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

Mention Promo Code: PT2711
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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
Must Book By Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights in Amsterdam, 11-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel followed, 2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Zurich

  1. Day 1
    Tue, May 09, 2023
    ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS ''' EMBARKATION. Board the ship for your Rhine & Moselle Fairytales cruise. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Wed, May 10, 2023
    AMSTERDAM. There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you'''ll get to enjoy some of them on your canalcruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Thu, May 11, 2023
    COLOGNE, GERMANY. Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany'''s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. You'''ll also pass by the Cologne Rathaus, Germany'''s oldest town hall, and other local sights. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous K''lsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Fri, May 12, 2023
    LAHNSTEIN. You have a choice to visit Burg Lahneck, a medieval 13th-century castle, located in the city of Lahnstein; or you can go to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress to take the aerial cable car over the Rhine to Koblenz, which boasts a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years. For those seeking a more active adventure, explore the area on the '''Two Rivers Bike Tour,''' which takes you along both the Rhine and Moselle rivers; or go on a hike around Lahnstein to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sat, May 13, 2023
    COCHEM. Spend the morning taking in the beauty of the Moselle on this scenic stretch of the river before reaching Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle and then walk through its Old Town. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can go on a guided hike to the castle or a bike tour through Cochem. Or for a different adventure, follow your palate to one of Europe'''s oldest mustard mills in Cochem for a taste of its finest mustard recipe. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Sun, May 14, 2023
    TRIER. Set sail for Trier, Germany'''s oldest city, where you can discover on a city tour why it has been called the '''Rome of the North''' as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor'''s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a bike tour through the historic city center and along the Moselle River; or hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Mon, May 15, 2023
    BERNKASTEL. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Bernkastel that will enchant you. Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour and hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Tue, May 16, 2023
    RHINE GORGE ''' R''DESHEIM. Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching R''desheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, and afterwards, be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg. Later in the day, let Siegfried'''s Mechanical MusicalInstrument Museum charm you or taste one of the town'''s special delights, R''desheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Wed, May 17, 2023
    LUDWIGSHAFEN. You have a choice of several excursions, depending on your interest. Visit Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany'''s Castle Road. Alternatively, relive a bygone era on an excursion to the glorious Schwetzingen Baroque Palace. Tour this splendid palace furnished with over 800 exhibits. Or, you may decide to visit Schwetzingen Palace Gardens with more than 100 sculptures and admire an assortment of whimsical buildings. The Apollotempel houses a statue of the ancient Greek god of light and the arts, playing the lyre; and the most spectacular, the T''rkischer Garten with a mosque, are a few of the many highlights you will see. You can also hike the historic Philosopher'''s Path along the Neckar River or bike to the charming town of Ladenburg and glide past its half-timbered architecture. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Thu, May 18, 2023
    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 R''publique before walking through its iconic '''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 Cath''drale de N''tre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l'''Orangerie. (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    Fri, May 19, 2023
    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 M''nster, a Gothic cathedral said to have '''the most beautiful spire on earth.''' Those wishing a more activeexcursion can cycle through the scenic countryside, or go on a hike in the Black Forest*, a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D)*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.
  12. Day 12
    Sat, May 20, 2023
    BASEL, SWITZERLAND ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship and bid farewell toSwitzerland as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Germany

Rivers Visited

Moselle, Rhine, Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 11 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at the Barbizon Palaceor Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky (or similar), includingwalking tour, Zaanse Schans visit and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Basel to Lucerne with Basel highlightstour en route
  • 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel SchweizerhofLucerne (or similar), including walking tour, LionMonument and daily breakfast
  • Transfer to Zurich via scenic Lake Lucerne cruise
  • 2 nights hotel in Zurich at the Steigenberger Zurich(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.6
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 34 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

Covid has provided many perils for traveling these days, but we truly enjoyed the AMA cruise mainly due to the great expertise of the Cruise Director, whom we had done a cruise with prior. He is amazing at taking a problem and doing a quick solve with the guests not even being aware. There were lots of changes and unexpected challenges that he did work arounds for and the whole crew was fantastic. This cruise is one that is done infrequently compared to AMA's repertoire, but is most delightful and great little towns to see. Highly recommend!

This was my first river cruise, and my only regret is that I've waited as long as I have to do this. The entire AmaWaterways crew -- from the ship captain all the way to the housekeeper -- were outstanding. The ship itself was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and the cabin was well organized and extremely comfortable. I appreciated the variety of available shore excursions, and the local guides were excellent. I'm looking forward to cruising again many times with AmaWaterways.

AmaWaterways provided a wonderful experience - the food, the staff, the excursions and the ship were all top notch!

Food choices and flavors were excellent. Boat decor was upscale and clean. Staff was cheerful efficient and very pleasant. Shore excursions were well managed and local guides excellent. All in all a wonderful cruise experience.

Enjoyed this River Cruise -- will probably do another one!

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