Europe's Rivers and Castles
Price is based on departure date 31st Oct 2023
Alternate departure date available for travel in 2023, Call us for the availability
Embarkation from Luxembourg
From the meandering Main to the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its multitude of castles dotting its shores to the vineyard-clad hills of the Moselle, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque. Let the storybook villages—Bernkastel, Cochem and Wertheim—captivate you; and Rothenburg, located on the Romantic Road enchant you. Marvel at the world's largest ceiling fresco in the Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the beautiful Chagall windows while in Mainz. Savor the many flavors of Germany with a chance to sample the world-famous wines of the Rheingau, the hearty smoked beer of Bamberg and Rüdesheim’s famed coffee. All along the way, gain an intimate understanding of the history and culture of the places you visit.
Countries: France, Germany and Luxembourg
Rivers: Rhine, Moselle, Main, Main-Danube Canal
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Cabin upgrade: You will be booked in the highest stateroom available at the time of booking.
Award-Winning Dining: Enjoy onboard dining in a variety of venues
Drinks: Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner + Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
Travel Waiver Plus:
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With 2023 Travel Waiver Plus
Protect additional services for only £135 per person on Europe and Mekong sailings embarking from January 1 - December 31, 2023 with purchase of AmaWaterways Cruise Protection Plan
Cancel for any reason up to 31 days prior to the start of your AmaWaterways purchased services
AmaWaterways 2023 Travel Waiver Plus provides the option to cancel for any reason, up to 31 days prior to the start of your AmaWaterways purchased services (cruise, pre/post-cruise land packages, air etc.). It is applicable to European and Mekong river cruises sailing from January 1 to December 31, 2023. AmaWaterways 2023 Travel Waiver Plus can only be added at time of deposit.
Should you decide to cancel your 2023 river cruise for any reason, you will have the following options based on date of cancellation:
Cancellation received up to 31 days prior to start of AmaWaterways services: Future Cruise Credit** covering cancellation penalties and the balance will be monetary refund calculated based on our standard cancellation policy for services purchased through AmaWaterways.
Cancellation received less than 31 days prior to start of AmaWaterways services: A Future Cruise Credit will not be given and the penalties for the entire booking will be lost and not replaced.
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
- Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
- Desk and sitting area
- Bottled water replenished daily
- 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 whirlpool with 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
- Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and 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
- 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
Your Ship: AmaPrima
Enjoy an authentic European river cruise experience on board AmaPrima. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and fresh scents of Europe’s great landscapes from our signature twin balconies, available in most staterooms. Revel in the luxury of white marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed, multi-jet showers and granite countertops. Or indulge in the added enhancements of a suite, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom with a tub and separate shower. Emerge from your refreshing slumber for bountiful buffet breakfasts in the Main Restaurant, fresh salads and sandwiches at lunch, and one entertaining evening diving into a regionally-inspired tasting menu at The Chef’s Table. Have tea in the Main Lounge, visit the massage and hair salon for a treat, find distinctive souvenirs in the gift shop, take a dip in the heated pool and more—it’s all yours to experience on the incredible AmaPrima.
Cabin: Category E
Sail Date: 31st Oct 2023
Duration: 07 Nights
Board your ship in Luxembourg for your Europe’s Rivers & Castles cruise. (B,D)
Schweich - Bernkastel
Trier is Germany’s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and referred to as the “Rome of the North” or “Second Rome” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D., on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor’s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. Later in the day, sail to Bernkastel. Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Those seeking an active adventure can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)
Alken - Rudesheim
Head to fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. Or, enjoy a guided walking tour of Koblenz, a historic town located at the northern end of the Rhine Gorge where you will visit the town’s famous Clock Tower. Later in the day, set sail for Rüdesheim, where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or enjoy the town’s iconic Rüdesheimer coffee, served ceremoniously with whipped cream and brandy. (B,L,D)
Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards above the Rhine River. As an alternative, head to the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers to Mainz, where you’ll enjoy a walking tour of its Old Town, brimming with quaint narrow streets, Baroque churches and halftimbered houses. You’ll also have a chance to visit the Collegiate Church of St. Stephan, best known for its blue Chagall windows. (B,L,D)
Wertheim’s old town center still features halftimbered 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)
Enjoy a city tour of Würzburg, bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or stretch your legs while hiking to Würzburg Castle. Alternately, go on a fullday excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s bestpreserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. (B,L,D)
Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day. (B,L,D)
Bid farewell to the ship in Nuremberg as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)
Terms & Conditions
All fares are displayed in Great British Pound and pricing is per person based on twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise. Although all due care is taken to keep information as up-to-date as possible, pricing and availability are subject to change without notice: due to varying timing schedules of supplier automated update processes; currency fluctuations; fuel surcharges or government tax & fee changes and may not be guaranteed until paid in full. Gratuities may be an additional onboard charge depending on particular cruise line selected. Please ask your cruise consultant for any clarification of Terms & Conditions.