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Walk through thousands of years of history in the medieval towns of Rothenburg, Bamberg and Miltenberg. Revel in the architectural gems on display—the Würzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Indulge your inner child with visits to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and the Speyer Technical Museum. Discover the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg and savor local flavors like rich Rüdesheimer coffee and hearty Bamberg smoked beer. All this and more awaits you as you experience the many medieval treasures of Europe.

Inclusions
  • 4 night Pre-Cruise hotel in Zurich and Lucern
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation aboard AmaPrima
  • CRUISE AMENITIES, DINING AND CUISINE
    • Bottled water replenished daily
    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • 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
    • Internet & WIFI access
    • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Book by Mar 31: FREE Pre-Cruise Land Package and receive $300 USD onboard credit per cabin! (price reflects discount)
July 10, 2024 Land & Cruise
Riverview $5089
French Balcony $6739
French Balcony & Outside $7499
Taxes and Fees $315
2-night Zurich & 2-night Lucerne Pre-Cruise: add $2135 per person FREE
3-night Prague Post-Cruise: add $1144 per person

Other dates are available – contact our travel advisors for more details.
Promotion is subject to change without notice.

Day Ports Arrive Depart
1 BASEL (EMBARKATION) 3:00 PM 10:00 PM
2 STRASBOURG 12:00 PM 11:00 PM
3 LUDWIGSHAFEN 8:00 AM 1:30 PM
RÜDESHEIM 7:00 PM
4 RÜDESHEIM 8:45 AM
MAINZ 11:15 AM 12:00 PM
5 MILTENBERG 8:30 AM 9:00 AM
WERTHEIM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
6 KITZINGEN 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
VOLKACH 1:30 PM 11:30 PM
7 ELTMANN 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
BAMBERG 1:00 PM 5:30 PM
8 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION) 5:30 AM

 

DAY 1
EMBARKATION – BASEL, SWITZERLAND

Board the ship in Basel for your Medieval Treasures cruise. (D)

DAY 2
STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is beloved for its wine culture and enchanting 16th- and 17th-century half-timbered houses, which line La Petite France quarter on the banks of the Grand Île (Grand Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République and then walk through the iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can go on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY – RÜDESHEIM

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace—one of the largest palaces in Europe, which is furnished with over 800 exhibits, recreating its bygone grandeur. Alternatively, join a walking tour of one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its crypt contains the tomb of eight German emperors and kings. Speyer is also home to the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate. Or, if you prefer a more modern view of Speyer, you can visit the intriguing Speyer Technical Museum. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim, where you’ll be treated to a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
RÜDESHEIM

Continue your exploration of Rüdesheim with a choice of excursions. Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure will want to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of Rüdesheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a hike through the vineyards. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
MILTENBERG – WERTHEIM

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. For those who would like a more active adventure, hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Or you can taste local specialties on a “Flavors of Miltenberg” tour. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany’s most beautiful city centers with precious half-timbered houses. While here, join a walking tour, hike to the impressive stone ruins of Wertheim Castle or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
KITZINGEN– VOLKACH

There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. You can go to Würzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. While here, visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Alternatively, you can take a trip through a thousand years of history while in Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Interestingly, the imagery of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. Or for a more active excursion, go on a bike tour from Kitzengen to Volkach. Later in the day, attend a special wine festival in Volkach held exclusively for AmaWaterways guests. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
BAMBERG

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite dating back to 1427. And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River from Eltmann and to Bamberg’s quirky quarters beyond the town center. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
NUREMBERG– DISEMBARKATION

Bid farewell to Nuremberg and prepare for your flight home. (B)

2-night Zurich & 2-night Lucerne Pre-cruise
Add $2135 per person FREE

DAY 1
ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Arrive in Zurich and check into your hotel.

DAY 2
ZURICH

Set alongside a glistening lake and framed by the Alps, Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, seamlessly blends its historic past with its progressive future—all of which will be on full display during your city tour. (B)

DAY 3
ZURICH – LAKE LUCERNE

Check out of your hotel and transfer to Lake Lucerne, where you’ll enjoy a cruise across its tranquil waters. (B)

DAY 4
LAKE LUCERNE

Discover Lake Lucerne’s unrivaled beauty on a walking tour that includes the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century, as well as a visit to the iconic Lion Monument, sculpted in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. (B)

DAY 5
LAKE LUCERNE – BASEL – EMBARKATION

Check out of your hotel and head to Basel. Before boarding the ship, you’ll go on a highlights tour of the city. (B,D)

3-night Prague Post-cruise
Add $1144 per person

DAY 12
NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION – PILZEN – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Disembark the ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a panoramic tour of the WWII-era city before continuing on to Pilzen, where you’ll enjoy a highlights tour. Afterward, transfer to Prague. (B)

DAY 13
PRAGUE

Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike. 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. See all the key highlights, including the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, home to the Astronomical Clock. (B)

DAY 14
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 15
DEPART PRAGUE

Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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