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From Basel, Switzerland to Nuremberg, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Wed, May 01, 2024
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Departure
May 01, 2024
Arrival
May 08, 2024

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Complimentary Land Package

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For a limited time, receive a complimentary 2-, 3-, or 4-night land package before or after select 2024 and 2025 Europe river cruises. With more than 20 different land packages available with this offer, you have a variety of ways to extend your vacation. Plus, this offer is combinable with special AirPlus fixed rates on airfare – a great value on your entire journey. (Not all packages are applicable, contact your Travel Consultant for details.)
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Complimentary Land Package offer is valid on new FIT and Group reservations made between January 1 through June 30, 2024; applies to select 2024 and 2025 Europe sailings and is based on double occupancy. Tour Operators are eligible; additional restrictions apply. Certain sailings and/or land packages may not be available due to special local events. Not all advertised Land Packages are eligible for this offer – details advised at time of booking. Additional land packages associated with mentioned itineraries are also available at an additional cost. Complimentary 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. Offer is combinable with AirPlus Rates, Combination Cruise Savings, Past Guest Savings and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Solo Travelers must pay full cruise fare, inclusive of full fare single supplement rates, in order to receive complimentary land on eligible land packages. Offer is not applicable to travel advisors and does not apply to industry rates or other offers deemed by AmaWaterways. 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 in 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 packages, 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.

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With a variety of itineraries in fascinating destinations, you have every reason to take advantage of special savings reserved exclusively for solo travelers. Solo travelers have three easy ways to save; enjoy waived single supplement on select 2024 Europe sailings, 25% single supplement is available on fixed window staterooms on all Europe sailings as well as category C staterooms on all Mekong sailings or waived single supplements on select ships in Europe that offer a limited number of specially designed single occupancy staterooms with French balconies. (Not all sailings are applicable, contact your Travel Consultant for full details.)
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Single Supplement Waived offer is valid on new FIT and Group reservations made between November 30, 2023 - June 30, 2024; applicable to select 2024 Europe sailings; excludes A+, AA+, Suites, Grand Suites, and Owner’s Suites. Must mention promo code SOLOWAIVED at time of reservation in order to receive. 25% Single Supplement is available on fixed window staterooms on all Europe sailings and category C staterooms on all Mekong sailings. Must mention promo code SOLO25 at time of reservation in order to receive. Single Supplement offers are applicable to solo travelers only. Offers apply to cruise only and do not apply to land packages; guests must pay standard single supplement rate. Upgrades, port charges, transfers, land packages, gratuities and airfare are additional. Offers are combinable with Loyalty Benefits, Future Cruise Benefit Program, and AirPlus promotions; not combinable with any other offers. Tour Operators are eligible to receive Single Supplement offers; restrictions apply. Offers are limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply


River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lake Lucerne followed by an enchanting 7-night cruise from Basel to Nuremberg and 3 nights in Prague

  1. Day 1
    Wed, May 01, 2024
    BASEL ''' EMBARKATION. Board the ship in Basel for your Medieval Treasures cruise. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Thu, May 02, 2024
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is beloved for its wine culture and enchanting 16th- and 17th-century half-timbered houses, which line La Petite France quarter on the banks of the Grand ''le (Grand Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l'''Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la R''publique and then walk through the 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 go on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Fri, May 03, 2024
    LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY ''' R''DESHEIM. Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace'''one of the largest palaces in Europe, which is furnished with over 800 exhibits, recreating its bygone grandeur. Alternatively, join a walking tour of one of Germany'''s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its crypt contains the tomb of eight German emperors and kings. Speyer is also home to the medieval Altp''rtel, Old Gate. Or, if you prefer a more modern view of Speyer, you can visit the intriguing Speyer Technik Museum. Later in the day, sail to R''desheim, where you'''ll be treated to a wine tasting. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Sat, May 04, 2024
    R''DESHEIM. Continue your exploration of R''desheim with a choice of excursions. Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure will want to visit Siegfried'''s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet. For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of R''desheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a hike through the vineyards. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sun, May 05, 2024
    MILTENBERG ''' WERTHEIM. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the '''Pearl of the Main River.''' While on your walking tour, you'''ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. For those who would like a more active adventure, hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany'''s most beautiful city centers with precious half-timbered houses. While here, join a walking tour or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Mon, May 06, 2024
    KITZINGEN''' VOLKACH. There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. You can go to W''rzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. While here, visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Alternatively, you can take a trip through a thousand years of history while in Rothenburg, Germany'''s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Interestingly, the imagery of Walt Disney'''s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. Or for a more active excursion, go on a bike tour from Kitzengen to Volkach. Later in the day, take a walking tour and attend a special wine event in Volkach held exclusively for AmaWaterways guests. (B,L,D). . *Volkach walking tour and wine tasting event not combinable with this excursion.
  7. Day 7
    Tue, May 07, 2024
    BAMBERG. Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you'''ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite dating back to 1427. And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River from Eltmann and to Bamberg'''s quirky quarters beyond the town center. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Wed, May 08, 2024
    NUREMBERG''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to Nuremberg and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Switzerland, France, Germany

Rivers Visited

Main, Rhine, Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • 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 whirlpool 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
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • 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 Zurich at the Zurich Marriott Hotel(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfasttour, Lion Monument and daily breakfast and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Zurich to Lucerne via scenic LakeLucerne cruise
  • 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel SchweizerhofLucerne (or similar), including walking tour, LionMonument and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Lucerne to Basel with highlightstour and then on to the ship
  • Transfer from the ship in Nuremberg to Prague viaPilzen with highlights tour
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Marriott Prague(or similar), including city tour, Czech beer tastingand daily breakfast

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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
4.4
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 35 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

The Cruise was very enjoyable.The itinerary, service and the staff was excellent. I would take an Amawaterways cruise again.

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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