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From Nuremberg, Germany to Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Wed, Nov 13, 2024
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Departure
Nov 13, 2024
Arrival
Nov 20, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Prague, 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Luxembourg and 3 nights in Paris

  1. Day 1
    Wed, Nov 13, 2024
    EMBARKATION ''' NUREMBERG, GERMANY. Board the ship in Nuremberg for your Europe'''s Rivers & Castles cruise. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Thu, Nov 14, 2024
    BAMBERG. Bamberg 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. Alternatively, enjoy a bike tour through Bamberg and follow your knowledgeable guide along the river to the enchanting winemaking town of Eltmann. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Fri, Nov 15, 2024
    W''RZBURG. This afternoon, you may choose from a city tour of W''rzburg, a city bursting with Baroque splendor; a visit to W''rzburg'''s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo; or an active hike to the W''rzburg castle. Each of these excursions concludes with a visit to the unique and historic Juliusspital wine estate, where you can sample some of the best wine in Germany. Alternatively, you can venture to Rothenburg and enjoy a walking tour of this charming town situated on the Romantic Road. Following your tour, enjoy some free time to discover the local shops, including one of the most famous shops dedicated to the Christmas season, brimming with handmade German Christmas ornaments. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Sat, Nov 16, 2024
    WERTHEIM. 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)
  5. Day 5
    Sun, Nov 17, 2024
    R''DESHEIM ''' RHINE GORGE ''' LAHNSTEIN. Arrive in R''desheim, where you can visit Siegfried'''s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or take a ride over the vineyards of R''desheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument, and then afterwards be treated to a wine tasting. You may also hike through a R''desheim vineyard. Another choice today is to take a guided bike tour along the Rhine Valley, riding between the Rheingau hills and the Rhine River. Later in the day, set sail towards Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Mon, Nov 18, 2024
    COCHEM. Wake up in fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. You may also opt to take a guided bike tour along the captivating Moselle River or a hike to Reichsburg Castle. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Tue, Nov 19, 2024
    WASSERBILLIG. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moselle to Wasserbilig. From here, you can visit Trier, Germany'''s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and referred to as the '''Rome of the North''' or '''Second Rome''' as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. You also have the choice of a bike tour through the historic city center and along the Moselle River. Alternatively, you can enjoy walking tour of Luxembourg, followed by a tasting at a local establishment where you can sample a few of Luxembourg'''s famed wines. The most popular among them is Riesling, although cr''mant has gained popularity among local vintners. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Wed, Nov 20, 2024
    LUXEMBOURG ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid au revoir to Luxembourg as you prepare for your journey home.

Countries Visited

Luxembourg, Germany

Rivers Visited

Main, Moselle, 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 programs
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Cosmopolitan HotelPrague (or similar), including city tour, Czech beertasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to Nuremberg with city tourof the Nuremberg and then on to the ship
  • Transfer from the ship in Luxembourg to Paris via high-speed TGV train
  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Marriott OperaAmbassador Hotel (or similar), including city tour,Montmartre, illumination tour and 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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