Enchanting Rhine 2019 AmaWaterways River Cruise

Your 7-night cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll visit Strasbourg in Alsace and the historic university town of Heidelberg before sailing the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and fortresses. After experiencing Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, conclude your cruise in the grand capital of Amsterdam.

AmaWaterways 2019 European River Cruise Sale
Strasbourg

Itinerary

Embark the ship. Tonight, gather on board and meet your fellow passengers.
Meals included: Dinner

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 Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside, or go on a hike to the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 République. 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 Cathédrale de Nôtre 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 Altpörtel, Old Gate. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Your exploration of Rüdesheim 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral, this 2,000 year-old city is also a bustling cosmopolitan hotspot. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral, where the remains of the fabled Three Kings—the Magi— are believed to rest. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste Kölsch beer and Reibekuchen—potato pancakes served with apple sauce.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Disembark after breakfast on board and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
02 September 2019 £2,085
08 September 2019 £2,085
09 September 2019 £2,085
15 September 2019 £2,085
21 September 2019 £2,085
22 September 2019 £2,085
23 September 2019 £2,639
05 October 2019 £1,999
06 October 2019 £1,799
07 October 2019 £2,779 Cat BB Twin Balcony
13 October 2019 £2,359 Cat CA French Balcony
20 October 2019 £1,799
21 October 2019 £1,799
27 October 2019 £1,729
28 October 2019 £2,079 Cat CA French Balcony
03 November 2019 £1,589 Wine Themed Cruise
09 November 2019 £1,499
10 November 2019 £1,499
11 November 2019 £1,869 Cat CA French Balcony
17 November 2019 £2,225 Wine Themed Cruise
18 November 2019 £1,659 Wine Themed Cruise
29 December 2019 £1,499
30 December 2019 £1,499

Extend Your Cruise

Extend your stay, pre or post cruise, with these great value cruise extensions! Simply give our award winning team a call for full details on 0800 810 8220

  • 2 nights pre cruise stay in Lucerne & 2 nights pre cruise stay Zurich from £1,099pp

What's Included

  • Savings of up to £1,000pp if booked by 31st August 2019
  • Return UK Flights & non UK transfers
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • All local taxes
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge