2023 : Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle : Amsterdam to Paris : 7-night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Post-Cruise : ms AmaPrima
CRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to LuxembourgDrink in the beauty, history and flavor of the Rhine and Moselle river valleys' iconic vineyards. Begin your journey with a gentle ride through Amsterdam's legendary canals, then head to Cologne where you can whet your palate for the wines ahead by tasting Kolsch beer. As for the vineyards, you'll soar above them by gondola or hike among the grapes in Rudesheim and sip wines in Bernkastel as well, learning the legend of the Bernkasteler Doctor. Whatever you choose to do ashore, the stories you're told and flavors that grace your palate will surely transform you.
COUNTRIES: Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands
RIVERS: Rhine, Moselle
Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
At A Glance
On our river 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 AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.
Day 2 : AMSTERDAM
Follow your guide through the charming capital of the Netherlands, with its iconic meandering canals, bridges and distinctive architecture. (B)
Day 3 : AMSTERDAM - EMBARKATION.
Check out of your hotel and, before transferring to your ship, visit Zaanse Schans, observing life as it used to be in the Netherlands. Authentic windmills, houses and shops were relocated to this area, creating a typical 17th- to 18th-century village. (B,D)
Day 4 : AMSTERDAM
There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you'll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. Or opt for a rare experience with a journey into the Netherland's Floriade Expo* in Almere - very close to Amsterdam - which will feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, souvenirs and food stalls. (B,L,D)
*Please note: The Floriade 2022 Expo opens from April 14 to October 9, 2022.
Day 5 : COLOGNE, GERMANY
Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany's most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany's oldest town hall, the Old Market and the Heumarkt. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kolsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : RUDESHEIM
Cruise along the Rhine River and take in some of the dozens of castles that line its path before reaching Rudesheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, and afterwards, be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town's beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River to admire the Rheingau. Later in the day, let Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you or taste one of the town's special delights, Rudesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : MAINZ - LAHNSTEIN
Arrive in Mainz, located at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers. 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. As an alternative, enjoy a walking tour of Mainz's Old Town with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, where you will learn more about the German visionary's inventions and have an opportunity to admire two of his original mid-15th century Gutenberg Bibles. For a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour through Mainz. Later in the day, cruise to Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle.
Day 8 : MOSELLE VALLEY - COCHEM
Spend the morning taking in the beauty of the Moselle on this scenic stretch of the river before reaching Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle and then walk through its Old Town. Or for a different adventure, tour one of Europe's oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem's famous mustard. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can hike up to the Reichsburg Castle or go on a guided bike tour through Cochem. (B,L,D)
Day 9 : BERNKASTEL
Walk through Bernkastel's colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century and cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour along the Moselle. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : LUXEMBOURG - DISEMBARKATION - PARIS.
Disembark the ship and explore 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, before boarding your TGV high-speed train to Paris. (B)
Day 11 : PARIS
Enjoy a morning tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysees and Place de la Concorde. You'll pass the magnificent Opera Garnier, the legendary Louvre and, on the Left Bank, the Sorbonne University and the Pantheon. (B)
Day 12 : PARIS
Visit Montmartre, long known as the city's premier artist's enclave. For easy access to Montmartre, you'll hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre's most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacre-Coeur, the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you'll be taken on an illumination tour. (B)
Day 13 : PARIS
Check out of your hotel and bid farewell to Paris as you depart for your flight home. (B)
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2023
- 13 Days
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- ms AmaPrima
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Port Charges not included in cruise price$210 per person.
Single Supplement"50% of twin price; A+ and Suite 100% of twin price.
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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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