Europe's Rivers & Castles : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Post-Cruise : Prague to Paris : ms AmaDante
CRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to Luxembourg
This perfect journey combines three beautiful rivers, the Rhine, Main and Moselle, into one grand adventure. Cruise past historic vineyards and imposing hilltop castles. Discover how everything in Zell centers on the "Black Cat" and how it relates to wine, and learn the secrets of Trier's Porta Nigra. Let the storybook villages of Rudesheim, Wertheim, Bernkastel and Cochem captivate you. All along the way, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque.
COUNTRIES: Germany, Luxembourg
RIVERS: Danube, Main, Moselle, Rhine
Europe's Rivers & Castles
At A Glance
On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Day 1 : ARRIVE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague and check into your hotel.
Day 2 : PRAGUE
Experience the wonders of Prague and its historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your tour, you'll see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Dancing House. Visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. (B)
Day 3 : PRAGUE - NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION
Depart Prague and drive through the pastoral German countryside for a city tour of Nuremberg's fabulous Gothic churches and impressive city walls. Later in the day, board your luxurious ship. (B,D)
Day 4 : BAMBERG - SCHWEINFURT
Discover enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guided walking tour includes the Imperial Cathedral and the charming fishermen's village known as "Little Venice" as well as taste the city's famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : KITZINGEN - WÃ?RZBURG
Explore Kitzingen, Franconia's wine trade center, with a city tour. Later, the Aulic (wine) Council and Wine Queen will welcome you with a special five-wine tasting in one of Germany's oldest wine cellars. During the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Join a guided bike ride from Kitzingen to Wurzburg along the Main River and "Romantic Road," or take a walking tour through Wurzburg and then visit its Residenz Palace. The 300-room palace took nearly 60 years to complete and contains the world's largest ceiling fresco, created by Venetian painter Tiepolo, as well as one of the most beautiful staircases in the world (B,L,D)
Day 6 : 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)
Day 7 : MAINZ - RHINE GORGE - RÃ?DESHEIM - KOBLENZ
Arrive in Mainz, located at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers, where you have a choice of three excursions. Join a walking tour of Mainz, home to many historic treasures, including one of Germany's most important churches, the Romanesque cathedral and the Chagall stained-glass windows depicting scriptural scenes in stunning blue, which you will get to see. Alternatively, visit Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town, where you will tour the Old Town and visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat. For a more active adventure, cycle along the Rhine River to Rudesheim. During the afternoon, you can participate in one of three excursions while in Rudesheim. Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of self-playing musical instruments; take a ride over the vineyards of Rudesheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or go on a hike through the vineyards. Later in the day, set sail towards Koblenz through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles and legendary Lorelei Rock. After dinner, join a tour of Koblenz to explore its romantic narrow streets, historic squares and 12th-century churches. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : COCHEM - ZELL
Wake up in fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe's oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem's famous mustard. You may also opt to take a guided bike tour along the captivating Moselle River. Later cruise to Zell, famous for their Riesling and the well-known arched black cat icon, often seen on the labels of local German wines. Experience the hospitality of the citizens of Zell, including the local Wine Queen and Mayor, at an exclusive wine festival where you'll sample local wines, sausages and more. (B,L,D)
Day 9 : ZELL - TRIER
Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moselle to Trier, Germany's oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra Gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Alternatively, you can join a tour to discover the Secrets of the Porta Nigra; or go on a hike to Trier's amphitheater where gladiators once held contests. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : LUXEMBOURG - DISEMBARKATION - PARIS, FRANCE
Disembark in Luxembourg. En route to Paris, you will stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of General George Patton. Later, you will enjoy a walking tour through Luxembourg before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris, where you will check into your hotel. (B)
Day 11 : PARIS
Get acquainted with some of the many iconic sites in the "City of Light," including Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower on a city tour. (B)
Day 12 : PARIS
Explore Paris how you wish: visit its famed landmarks; wander through one of its priceless museums; linger in one of the city's many cafÃ©s; or shop on the Boulevard Haussmann. (B)
Day 13 : DEPART PARIS
Bid au revoir to Paris as you prepare for your homeward journey. (B)
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- ms AmaDante
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Port Charges not included in cruise price$168 per person.
Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
Single Supplement for Land$800 per person.
BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).
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All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.