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From Luxembourg, Luxembourg to Nuremberg, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Wed, Aug 28, 2024
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Departure
Aug 28, 2024
Arrival
Sep 04, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Paris, an enchanting 7-night cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg, plus 3 nights in Prague

  1. Day 1
    Wed, Aug 28, 2024
    LUXEMBOURG - EMBARKATION. Board your ship in Luxembourg for your Europe'''s Rivers & Castles cruise. (B,D)
  2. Day 2
    Thu, Aug 29, 2024
    BERNKASTEL, GERMANY. Walk through Bernkastel'''s colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. If you prefer a more active tour, join our guide on a cycling excursion along the picturesque Moselle River. You may also join a guided hike up to the Grevenburg Castle ruins and through the village's vineyards, with a tasting of local wines awaiting at the end of the trail. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Fri, Aug 30, 2024
    COCHEM, GERMANY ''' KOBLENZ, GERMANY. Head to fairytale Cochem and visit Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, hike to Reichsburg Castle and enjoy a visit inside, or pedal through the charming town on a guided bike tour. Later in the day, sit out on your balcony or go up on the Sun Deck to marvel at the beautiful views as we cruise to Koblenz. There, you can join a guided evening walk through the charming historic town, perhaps stopping for photos at the Augenroller (eye roller) of Koblenz. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Sat, Aug 31, 2024
    RHINE GORGE ''' R''DESHEIM, GERMANY. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards above the Rhine River. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sun, Sep 01, 2024
    WERTHEIM, GERMANY. Wertheim'''s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Mon, Sep 02, 2024
    W''RZBURG, GERMANY. Enjoy a city tour of W''rzburg, bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit W''rzburg'''s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or stretch your legs while hiking to W''rzburg Castle. Alternately, go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany'''s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Tue, Sep 03, 2024
    ELTMANN, GERMANY. Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as '''Franconian Rome''' as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills'''but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg'''s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you'''ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town'''s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Wed, Sep 04, 2024
    NUREMBERG ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to the ship in Nuremberg as you prepare for your return flight home. (B). . B,L,D ''' Indicates Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included on this day.

Countries Visited

Luxembourg, Germany

Rivers Visited

Main, Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • 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 with 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
  • Captain'''s Welcome Cocktail and 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
  • 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
  • "3 nights hotel in Paris at the Renaissance Arc deTriomphe (or similar), including daily breakfast"
  • "Transfer from Paris to the ship in Luxembourg via high-speed TGV train"
  • Transfer from Nuremberg to the hotel in Prague
  • "3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental Prague (or similar), including 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
4.5
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 36 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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    Starts
    Luxembourg
    Ends
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    Days
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