Save Up to $2,400CAD Per Stateroom - Book Now for 2023

    2023 Departure | Rhine Castles and Swiss Alps Holiday Cruise | AmaMora | Amsterdam to Basel | Offer expires March 31, 2022

    Save Up to $2,400CAD Per Stateroom - Book Now for 2023 with AmaWaterways

    All-In Price: $7,135CAD Per Person

    (cruise fare including port for Balcony BB cabin, Rhine Castles and Swiss Alps Holiday Cruise, December 4, 2023 departure onboard the AmaMora.)

    Savings: $1,200CAD Per Person for Balcony Cabin

    Departure Date: December 4, 2023

    Photo: Amsterdam on the canals in winter

    Features:

    Spacious Staterooms

    • 7-nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
    • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
    • Mini-fridge, 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 pool with swim-up bar 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 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
    • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 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

    Photo: Enjoy the luxury of space in a twin balcony stateroom

    Discover fairytale castles and historic vineyards as part of this spectacular Rhine River cruise fantasy. Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rudesheim and the university town of Heidelberg. Enjoy cruising through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, where 40-castles are strung like pearls along the river banks. Cross the border into France’s Alsace region in enchanting Strasbourg and take in spectacular panoramas of the Swiss Alps. Encompassing the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, as well as iconic landmarks and majestic mountain landscapes, this distinctive itinerary is truly a dream come true.

    Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps Itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Embarkation

    Board the ship for your Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

    Day 2: Amsterdam

    There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3: Cologne, Germany

    Enjoy cruising to Cologne. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, plus see other local sights. For a different view, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Photo: Enjoy the SipNSail happy hour each evening before dinner

    Day 4: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

    Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town’s iconic vineyards. Or drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 5: Ludwigshafen

    Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of four 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 enjoy 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 Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or pedal along the river Neckar to the picturesque medieval city center of Ladenburg and enjoy some free time to explore the shops.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6: Strasbourg, France

    Strasbourg 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 before walking through its iconic “La Petite France” district, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Photo: Enjoy dining in Chefs Table Restaurant

    Day 7: Basel, Switzerland

    Enjoy getting to know Basel, Switzerland’s third largest city. Long an important university, banking and trade center, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval town hall, richly decorated market square and exquisite 18th-century patrician homes. Tour the city by foot or on a guided bike tour that takes you through three countries: Switzerland, France and Germany. Alternatively, go on a full-day excursion to Lucerne, or opt for one of the morning excursions and visit Lucerne in the afternoon. With either Lucerne excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to see its Lion Monument – the figure of a dying lion carved into a hillside in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution in 1792 – which Mark Twain described as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” You’ll also see Lucerne’s spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 8: Basel, Switzerland

    Bid farewell to Basel and prepare for your flight home.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Photo: Lake Como

    Add On Details:

    Pre and Post Hotel Stays can be added at an additional cost. Lake Como or Amsterdam can be added pre or post cruise.

    Discover fairytale castles and historic vineyards on your next river cruise. Offer expires March 31, 2022!

    Terms And Conditions

    Promotional rates are valid on select sailings for new bookings only made from January 1 - March 31, 2022. Up to C$2400 savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy for select 2023 FALL sailings (some BB and above). Offer is combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Guest Privilege Rewards, Future Cruise Benefit Program and Referral Program. Offer is not combineable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are included. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20

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