VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSELLE
CRUISE FROM : AMSTERDAM TO LUXEMBOURG

Drink 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 Rüdesheim 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.

April 9 - 16, 2020
AmaDante - Category B French Balcony
$2,853 CAD per person ($231 tax included)
2-FOR-1 FARE - SAVINGS OF $5,244 PER COUPLE!


COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, SWITZERLAND, NETHERLANDS/_uploads/images/exclusive-email/VINEYARDS-MAP.png
RIVERS: RHINE, MOSELLE


ITINERARY 
DAY 1 Amsterdam EMBARKATION
Board the ship for your Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle cruise. (D)

DAY 2 Amsterdam Canal cruise
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. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 Cologne Walking tour and cathedral visit
OR Cologne bike tour
OR Kölsch beer tasting
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 Overstolzenhaus and the Festival Hall. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch 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 4 Rüdesheim Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising
Gondola ride and wine tasting
OR Schloss Johannisberg bike tour
OR Vineyard hike
Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
OR Rüdesheimer coffee
Cruise along the Rhine River and take in some of the dozens of castles that line its path before reaching Rüdesheim. 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 Schloss Johannisberg. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 Mainz City tour with Chagall windows
OR Mainz bike tour
Lahnstein Unique Lahneck Castle visit
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. 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 6 Moselle Valley Scenic cruising
Cochem Reichsburg Castle and walking tour
OR Cochem Mustard Mill tour
OR Bike tour
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. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can go on a guided bike tour through Cochem. Or for a different adventure, tour one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 Bernkastel Walking tour and wine tasting
OR Moselle bike tour
OR Landshut Castle hike
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. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour along the Moselle and hikers 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 8 Luxembourg DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship and bid farewell to our crew as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
7 nights luxury accommodation in French balconies)
Computer for internet access & complimentary Wi-Fi access
Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
Desk and sitting area
Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
Wellness Program 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
Sun deck whirlpool and 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 venue
Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala 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
Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drink
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
Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways



Terms & Conditions: 
Fares quoted are cruise only for the selected dates and are subject to availability. Prices quoted reflect ALL applicable savings. Prices quoted are per person based on double occupancy and are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified. Private Sales are deep discounts and are not combinable with any other promotions. Other restrictions apply. Offers are based on double occupancy and are valid on select sailings only for new FIT bookings made by February 28, 2020. 2-for-1 offer is based on double occupancy for cruise only and is not applicable to Suites. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, consortia programs, are limited to availability, are capacity controlled and are subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Port charges, land programs, visas, roundtrip airfare and gratuities are additional.