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Europe's Rivers & Castles : 2017 - Paris to Prague : ms AmaDante (Cruise & Land)

OVERVIEW

Start your European vacation in Paris before taking a high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, where you will board your ship. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley, its steep hillsides covered with vineyards. Visit the German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, dotted with picturesque fortresses and castle ruins. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg. Conclude with two nights in beautiful Prague.

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer to the high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, followed by transfer to ship
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Unlimited red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Transfer to the hotel in Prague
  • 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
  • All local taxes

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE
    Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 2 : PARIS
    Enjoy Paris' famous sights during your morning guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, see the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opera, Madeleine church, Champs Elysees and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. In the evening there is an optional "Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show," one of the most popular attractions the city offers. (B)

    Day 3 : PARIS
    Enjoy a free day to explore the romantic "City of Light." Stroll along the Champs Elysees, lined with boutiques and cafes, or go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair. Tonight, an optional "Montmartre & Illuminations" is also available to give you a sense of Paris after dark. (B)

    Day 4 : PARIS - LUXEMBOURG - EMBARKATION
    Bid au revoir to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Metz, then transfer to Luxembourg, one of Europe's last independent duchies. You will have a guided walking tour of Luxembourg and stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of Gen. George Patton, before boarding the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. The ship departs very late tonight for Germany. (B,D)

    Day 5 : TRIER - BERNKASTEL
    After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany's oldest city, will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see the Roman Baths, Trier Cathedral, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, an area that's been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center this afternoon will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit to sample several different regional vintages. The ship departs later this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : COCHEM - KOBLENZ - RHINE RIVER GORGE - RUDESHEIM
    Today, enjoy a guided tour of Cochem that takes you to the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, offering fantastic views of the river valley below. Or, opt to take a walking tour of Koblenz and explore its charming town square and quaint shops. Return to the ship for a scenic afternoon cruise along the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine, with castle ruins, fortresses and the legendary Lorelei Rock. We arrive in Rudesheim this evening and visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. The ship moors overnight in Rudesheim. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : MAINZ - HEIDELBERG
    The ship departs Rudesheim this morning and cruises to beautiful Mainz, arriving after lunch. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world's first printed Bible and centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses. Alternatively, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled castle and see its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask), and also enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Later this afternoon, the ship departs Mainz and cruises overnight to Wertheim. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : WERTHEIM
    Welcome to Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its intricate glassworks and charming medieval architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of the city followed by free time to explore on your own afterwards. Reboard your ship this evening and cruise overnight to Wurzburg. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : WURZBURG - KITZINGEN
    Head off on a guided tour of Wurzburg's major sights this morning, or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's best examples of Baroque architecture. This afternoon, you may take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. A famous shop completely dedicated to Christmas is located here, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and other seasonal wares. If you prefer to relax in the afternoon, choose to remain on board as the ship cruises to Kitzingen. This evening the town's Historic Court Council and honorary Wine Queen will escort you to Germany's oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. Later tonight, the ship sails towards Bamberg. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : BAMBERG
    After arriving this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll have a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Admire the town's breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the serpentine streets lined with lovely houses and 18th-century mansions. You will also sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer. This evening, we cruise to Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : NUREMBERG - DISEMBARKATION - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    After breakfast, you will leave the ship and take a guided tour of historic Nuremberg. You will see Gothic churches, the zeppelin field where Hitler held his infamous Nazi Party Rallies, and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. You will also have some free time on your own before transferring to Prague. (B)

    Day 12 : PRAGUE
    After your morning sightseeing tour, you'll see why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before crossing the famous Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The balance of the day is yours to spend as you wish. This evening, an optional "Folklore Dinner Show" provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)

    Day 13 : DEPART PRAGUE
    Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    Duration
    13 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaDante
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Paris  
    Day 2Paris  
    Day 3Paris  
    Day 4Paris  
    Day 5Trier  
    Day 6Cochem  
    Day 7Mainz  
    Day 8Wertheim  
    Day 9Wurzburg  
    Day 10Bamberg  
    Day 11Nuremberg  
    Day 12Prague  
    Day 13Prague  
    Dates/Pricing
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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    October 23, 2017Cruise & Land$4,939.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges: $168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+ & Suites 100% of twin price.

    Single Supplement for Land: $800 per person.

    Bedding: Please 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).

    *Early booking discount is per stateroom based on double occupancy. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Early booking discount is not combinable with group discounts. Early booking discount is applicable to 2017 departures only. Early booking discounts are not combinable.

      
     

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