Which river cruise journeys do families love the most?

Although some may consider river cruising to be journeys for adults, our sailings are well loved by our guests traveling with their whole family.* These itineraries have been well rated by tweens, teens and their families – here's why.

Best of Holland & Belgium

7 nights roundtrip Amsterdam

Families Love:

  • Listening to the collection of self-playing musical instruments at Museum Speelklok, referred to as “the most fun museum in the Netherlands”
  • Included excursions to three spectacular castles, including Utrecht’s Castle de Haar, with its towers, moat and drawbridge – the largest fortress in Holland
  • The super yummy Belgian chocolate tasting in Brussels, Belgium
  • Plenty of bike tours to burn off extra energy

Enchanting Rhine and Captivating Rhine

7 nights each between Basel, Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands

Families Love:

  • The whimsy of witnessing the instruments in action at Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet in Rüdesheim, Germany
  • Riding a bike through the charming city of Strasbourg, France
  • Marveling at and hearing the stories of more than 40 castles while sailing through Germany's Rhine Gorge
  • The canal cruise beneath the bridges of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

7 nights between Basel, Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands

Families Love:

  • Visiting magical Christmas Markets in cities such as Cologne, Heidelberg and Strasbourg
  • Warming up with Rüdesheim’s rich hot chocolate
  • Spotting the giant storks’ nests on the roofs in Strasbourg
  • Participating in fun holiday traditions and nibbling delicious Christmas cookies on board

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales

11 nights between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland

Families Love:

  • The cable car ride from Lahnstein to Koblenz, Germany and the gondola ride over Rüdesheim’s vineyards
  • Touring Reichsburg Castle and learning the fascinating history of its “Witches Tower”
  • Riquewihr, France – the fairytale village that served as inspiration for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Spotting cuckoo clocks and cuckoo clock trinket souvenirs throughout the Black Forest region

Magna on the Danube

7 nights between Budapest, Hungary and Vilshofen, Germany

Families love:

  • The sun deck pool and whirlpool after a day of enriching excursions along the Danube River
  • A variety of included amenities such as our onboard cinema and Zen Wellness Studio
  • Tasting the apricots and sweet treats created from the fruit grown in Dürnstein, Austria
  • Exploring the setting of the well-loved classic, The Sound of Music, during a full-day excursion to Salzburg, Austria

Medieval Treasures

7 nights from Basel, Switzerland to Nuremberg, Germany

Families love:

  • Enjoying an authentic German pretzel during their bakery visit in Wertheim
  • Tasting their way through the city through the unique city of Bamberg, Germany
  • Exploring the immense Mannheim Baroque Palace while docked in Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Visiting the Crooked House, the focus of the famous nursery rhyme

Gems of Southeast Europe

7 nights between Budapest, Hungary and Giurgiu, Romania

Families love:

  • Visiting Golubac Fortress before cruising through the magnificent Iron Gates
  • Learning how to make Bulgaria’s unique Banitsa pastry together - and tasting it afterward
  • Exploring the ancient medieval fortress in Veliko Tarnovo

Essence of Burgundy & Provence

7 nights between Chalon-sur Saône, France and Arles, France

Families love:

  • Gazing at the dazzling lights of Lyon as they glide into the city under the starlight
  • Enjoying the special treats such as macarons, cheese and tapenades in Avignon
  • The views from the beautiful Castle Berze-le-Chatel they can visit in Macon
  • Stepping back into the time of knights when visiting the medieval village of Brancion

Contact your travel advisor to learn more about how we accommodate families on board and reserve your family river cruise today!

*On our programs in Europe and Southeast Asia, there is a minimum age limit of 4 years old, unless otherwise agreed upon by AmaWaterways.

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