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From Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Mon, Nov 11, 2024
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Departure
Nov 11, 2024
Arrival
Nov 18, 2024

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All prices are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in category E stateroom and are inclusive of port charges (2024: $224 for 7-night, $320 for 10-night, $352 for 11-night, $448 for 14-night; 2025: $240 for 7-night, $340 for 10-night, $363 for 11-night, $462 for 14-night). Offer valid on new FIT and Group reservations made between July 1 – September 30, 2024, and applies to select 2024 and 2025 sailings. Up to 20% Cruise Savings applies to total cruise fare, excluding port charges; and applies to all stateroom categories. Up to 20% Cruise Savings is applied after any eligible monetary discounts or discount credits are applied to the reservation. Solo travelers must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Offer is combinable with AirPlus Rates and Loyalty Benefits. Offer not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Stateroom upgrades, land packages, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply.


River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights Amsterdam, 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, 2 nights in Lake Lucerne and 2 nights in Zurich

  1. Day 1
    Mon, Nov 11, 2024
    EMBARKATION ''' BASEL, SWITZERLAND. Embark the ship. Tonight, gather on board and meet your fellow passengers. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Tue, Nov 12, 2024
    BREISACH, GERMANY. Breisach is your gateway toseveral different excursions, depending on your interests.Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatiantown of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it didin the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historicarchitecture as well as famous sights, such as the DolderGate. Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, foundedin 1120 and home to the Freiburg'''s M''nster, a Gothiccathedral said to have '''the most beautiful spire on earth.'''Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle throughthe scenic countryside, or go on a hike to the Black Forest,a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Wed, Nov 13, 2024
    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. Then walk through its iconic UNESCO World Heritage '''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. For the active adventurer, you can take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l'''Orangerie. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Thu, Nov 14, 2024
    LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY ''' R''DESHEIM. 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, join a guided hike up the Philosopher's Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany'''s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe'''a UNESCO World Heritage Site'''and the medieval Altp''rtel, Old Gate. Later in the day, sail to R''desheim where you can visit Siegfried'''s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet; or taste one of the town'''s special delights, R''desheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Fri, Nov 15, 2024
    R''DESHEIM ''' RHINE GORGE. Your exploration of R''desheim continues with your choice of three excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. If you prefer a more active adventure, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg or hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you'''ll enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Sat, Nov 16, 2024
    COLOGNE. Enjoy cruising to Cologne, then join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town, where you will see sites such as the Cologne Rathaus, Germany'''s oldest town hall; the Fishmarkt, which dates back to the 12th century and the Great St. Martin Church. End your city tour with a visit to a local tavern to taste its famous K''lsch beer. As an alternative, examine the historic architectural styles on display throughout the Cologne Cathedral during a guided tour. This 13th-century Gothic marvel and UNESCO World Heritage Site was the tallest building in the world at the time of its completion, and the church withstood 14 hits from aerial bombs during World War II. Active guests will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Sun, Nov 17, 2024
    AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam boasts amazing history, art, architecture, and museums, and you have a choice as to how you wish to explore it. The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour beginning with a scenic canal cruise followed by a walk to Begijnhof, known for its Middle Age buildings. For a different view of the city, you can join the Jordaan tour. (B,L,D)*Depending on docking location, Jordaan Tour may not operate; therefore, an alternative tour will operate instead.
  8. Day 8
    Mon, Nov 18, 2024
    AMSTERDAM ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 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 Activities 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 packages
  • 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 Palace or Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Hotels (or similar), including walking tour, Zaanse Schans visit and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the ship in Basel to Lucerne with Basel city tour en route
  • 3 nights hotel in Como at the Hilton Lake Como (or similar), including city tour, cruise to Bellagio and daily breakfast
  • Services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land program; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

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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
Accommodations
4.2
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.2
Repeat with Operator
3.8
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 5 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Fantastic trip. AMA Waterways staff was excellent! I would highly recommend this trip and this company

Could not improve on this fabulous tour

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