2022 : Europe's Rivers & Castles : 7-Night Cruise with 3 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Post Cruise : Paris to Prague : ms AmaPrima
CRUISE FROM : Luxembourg to Nuremberg
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 Wurzburg 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 Rudesheim's famed coffee. All along the way, gain an intimate understanding of the history and culture of the places you visit.
COUNTRIES: Germany, Luxembourg, France
RIVERS: Rhine, Danube, Moselle, Main
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 IN PARIS, FRANCE
Arrive in Paris and check into your hotel.
Day 2 : PARIS - REIMS
Begin your day by transferring to Reims in the Champagne region of France. You will then enjoy a highlights tour of historic WWI sites in Reims, including the Belleau Wood American WWI monument. Afterwards, join a guided tour through the city of Reims. Known as the unofficial capital of champagne, Reims is home to the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame de Reims, and many impressive wine cellars. (B)
Day 3 : REIMS
Explore the history behind the drink of celebration as you enjoy a scenic drive on the Routes des Champagnes. You will see some of the famous Champagne houses such as Epernay, Hautvillers and Champagne makers of Veuve-Clicquot and Moet et Chandon. (B)
Day 4 : LUXEMBOURG - WASSERBILLIG - EMBARKATION
Bid au revoir to Reims as you board your TGV high-speed train that will whisk you away to Luxembourg, one of Europe's last independent duchies. Enjoy a guided walking tour as well as a stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of General George Patton. Enjoy free time for lunch at your own leisure before boarding your luxury ship in Wasserbillig. (B,D)
Day 5 : SCHWEICH, GERMANY - TRIER - BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
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)
Day 6 : ALKEN, GERMANY - COCHEM - RUDESHEIM, GERMANY
Head to 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. Or, enjoy a guided walking tour of Koblenz, a historic town located at the northern end of the Rhine Gorge where you will the town's famous Clock Tower. Later in the day, set sail for Rudesheim, where you can visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or enjoy the town's iconic Rudesheimer coffee, served ceremoniously with whipped cream and brandy. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : RUDESHEIM
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 half-timbered 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)
Day 8 : WERTHEIM, GERMANY
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 9 : WURZBURG, GERMANY
Enjoy a city tour of Wurzburg, bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Wurzburg'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 Wurzburg Castle. Alternately, go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany's best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : ELTMANN, GERMANY
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)
Day 11 : NUREMBERG - DISEMBARKATION - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Disembark the ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a city tour before transferring to Prague, where you will check into your hotel. (B)
Day 12 : PRAGUE
Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike to the castle. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historic city center that's recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)
Day 13 : PRAGUE
Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so join a tasting and discover some of the very best beer in the world. (B)
Day 14 : PRAGUE - RETURN FLIGHT HOME
Bid farewell to Prague as you prepare for your journey home.
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- Cruise Line
- Offer valid through 12/31/2021
- 14 Days
- Cruise Ship
- ms AmaPrima
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ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges not included in cruise price$210 per person.
Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.
Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and Post Cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.
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).