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Treasures of the Main & Rhine

Enjoy 2 nights in Prague and then a 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam
11 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Amsterdam

OVERVIEW

Your European adventure begins with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz. In Cologne, you will visit the city’s magnificent Cathedral before concluding your vacation in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals.


  • SELECT DIRECTION:
DayDestinationActivities
1Overnight flight to Czech Republic
2PragueHotel check-in
3PragueCity tour
Visit Christmas Markets
Optional Terezin tour
Optional Folklore Dinner
4PragueTransfer to Nuremberg
NurembergEMBARKATION
Welcome Dinner
5NurembergCruise Main-Danube Canal
Walking tour & smoked beer tasting
6KitzingenWalking tour & wine tasting
WürzburgCity tour & Residenz Palace tour
OR optional Rothenburg excursion & Christmas Museum
7WertheimWalking tour
8RüdesheimMini train ride
Siegfried’s Music Museum
KoblenzEvening walk
9CologneWalking tour & Cathedral visit
10AmsterdamCity tour & canal cruise
11AmsterdamDISEMBARKATION
DayDestinationActivities
1NurembergEMBARKATION
Welcome Cocktail & Dinner
2NurembergCruise Main-Danube Canal
Walking tour & smoked beer tasting
3KitzingenWalking tour & wine tasting
WürzburgCity tour & Residenz Palace tour
OR optional Rothenburg excursion & Christmas Museum
4WertheimWalking tour
5RüdesheimMini train ride
Siegfried’s Music Museum
KoblenzEvening walk
6CologneWalking tour & Cathedral visit
7AmsterdamCity tour & canal cruise
8AmsterdamDISEMBARKATION

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to the ship in Nuremberg
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most with French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • “Limited Edition Tours"
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package
  • All local taxes

DETAILED ITINERARY


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Day 1DEPART USA/CANADA
Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic.
Day 2ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful city.
Day 3PRAGUE
This morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, then cross the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The remainder of your morning is free to shop at Prague’s renowned Christmas Market (with its tempting assortment of handicrafts, toys and local delicacies), mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square or relax at a coffeehouse. This afternoon, you may take an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous WWII concentration camp that now serves as a memorial to those who perished. Tonight, enjoy a lively Folklore Dinner that will give you great insight into Czech cultural traditions. (B)
Day 4PRAGUE - NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION
Depart Prague after breakfast and drive through the scenic German countryside to Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner with your fellow passengers. The ship moors in Nuremberg overnight. (B)
Day 5NUREMBERG – BAMBERG
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the engineering marvel known as the Main-Danube Canal, which traverses the Alps via 16 locks. Arrive in Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have free time to sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before you return to the ship. The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 6KITZINGEN – WÜRZBURG
After arriving in Kitzingen, your walking tour includes the city’s famous medieval Leaning Tower, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance-style Town Hall. Later, the Wine Queen and Town Council will escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar to taste several wines and learn about wine production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different excursions: a guided tour of Würzburg that will show you all of the city’s major sights; Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture; or an optional tour of medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entry to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum, which is solely devoted to this beloved holiday. Rejoin the ship in Würzburg and cruise overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 7WERTHEIM
We arrive in Wertheim this morning, a town that has retained much of its distinct character and charm. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own before a motor coach transfers you to Freudenberg to rejoin the ship. We depart early this afternoon and cruise overnight. (B,L,D),D)
Day 8RÜDESHEIM – KOBLENZ
Early this morning, you will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, where you’ll see the ruins of mist-shrouded fortresses and fairy tale castles. Look for the Lorelei Rock at the narrowest part of the river, where legend says sweet songs of local beauties once lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rüdesheim, you will board a miniature train that will take you to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see its incredible collection. During your free time, explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. Arrive in Koblenz in the evening and enjoy a walking tour through this charming town lead by your Cruise Manager. (B,L,D)
Day 9KOBLENZ – COLOGNE
We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne today, arriving this afternoon. After lunch on board, enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit Cologne’s spectacular Gothic cathedral. We depart late tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)
Day 10AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Enjoy a leisurely cruise this morning to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch. You’ll have a guided canal cruise, a city tour of all the top sights, a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill and free time to explore this vibrant and colorful city Castelo da Penaon your own. (B,L,D)
Day 11AMSTERDAM – DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)
Day 1NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION
Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)
Day 2NUREMBERG – BAMBERG
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the engineering marvel known as the Main-Danube Canal, which traverses the Alps via 16 locks. Arrive in Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have free time to sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before you return to the ship. The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 3KITZINGEN – WÜRZBURG
After arriving in Kitzingen, your walking tour includes the city’s famous medieval Leaning Tower, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance-style Town Hall. Later, the Wine Queen and Town Council will escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar to taste several wines and learn about wine production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different excursions: a guided tour of Würzburg that will show you all of the city’s major sights; Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture; or an optional tour of medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entry to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum, which is solely devoted to this beloved holiday. Rejoin the ship in Würzburg and cruise overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 4WERTHEIM
We arrive in Wertheim this morning, a town that has retained much of its distinct character and charm. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own before a motor coach transfers you to Freudenberg to rejoin the ship. We depart early this afternoon and cruise overnight. (B,L,D),D)
Day 5RÜDESHEIM – KOBLENZ
Early this morning, you will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, where you’ll see the ruins of mist-shrouded fortresses and fairy tale castles. Look for the Lorelei Rock at the narrowest part of the river, where legend says sweet songs of local beauties once lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rüdesheim, you will board a miniature train that will take you to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see its incredible collection. During your free time, explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. Arrive in Koblenz in the evening and enjoy a walking tour through this charming town lead by your Cruise Manager. (B,L,D)
Day 6KOBLENZ – COLOGNE
We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne today, arriving this afternoon. After lunch on board, enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit Cologne’s spectacular Gothic cathedral. We depart late tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)
Day 7AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Enjoy a leisurely cruise this morning to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch. You’ll have a guided canal cruise, a city tour of all the top sights, a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill and free time to explore this vibrant and colorful city Castelo da Penaon your own. (B,L,D)
Day 8AMSTERDAM – DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

 

 

DATES & RATES

Prices are per person in a Cat. E. Clickto view individual sailing stateroom category pricing.

DEP USA
CANADA
START
CITY
ITIN.
STARTS
SHIP
NAME
EMBARK
CITY
EMBARK
DATE
CRUISE
ONLY
CRUISE
& LAND
 REQUEST
A QUOTE
Nov 7PragueNov 8AmaCertoNurembergNov 10$2,899$3,399Click to view upgrades
Dec 21PragueDec 22AmaSonataNurembergDec 24$2,699$3,199Click to view upgrades


Notes:

Christmas Markets Notice:  Note: Most Christmas Markets open around Nov. 25 and remain open until approximately Dec. 23. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information.

Important:  Dates, prices & itineraries for 2014 sailings are subject to change.


SHIP(S)

AmaCerto

This 164-passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring our exclusive twin balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Internet/WiFi access and more.

AmaPrima

This 164-passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring our exclusive twin balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Internet/WiFi access and more.

AmaSonata

This 164-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

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