Ama Waterways River Cruises

Medieval Treasures River Cruise

Journey on the Main River

7 night Basel to Nuremberg
and 3 nights pre land tour of Switzerland

and 3 nights post land tour in Prague

 

Amsterdam to Basel Itinerary Map

 

 

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Arrive in Zurich and transfer to your hotel. Spend your day exploring this beautiful town. (B)

Day 2 ZURICH

Your morning walking tour of Switzerland's largest city, Zurich, includes Grossmunster Abbey, St. Peter (which boasts the world's largest church clock face), Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumunster Abbey. The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the town on your own. Or, if you prefer, you may take an optional excursion to see the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe, and also visit Stein am Rhine, a town with a well-preserved medieval center and buildings painted with beautiful frescoes. (B)

Day 3 ZURICH

Free day in Zurich to enjoy as you wish. (B)

Day 4 LUCERNE - BASEL - EMBARKATION

Check out of your hotel and head off on a scenic drive past Alpine lakes before reaching Vitznau. Upon arrival, enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. Join a walking tour and then have some free time for lunch before visiting the Lion Monument and transferring to Basel, where you will board your ship. (B,D)

Day 5 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

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 6 LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace—one of the largest palaces in Europe. Alternatively, join a walking tour of one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate; or visit the intriguing Speyer Technical Museum. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim, where you’ll be treated to a Riesling wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 7 RUDESHEIM - FRANKFURT, GERMANY

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, home to one of the greatest collections of self-playing musical instruments. 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 bike ride along the Rhine. You can also join a full-day excursion to Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Later in the day, cruise to the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt, where you’ll take in the sights on a panoramic city tour and then immerse yourself in the local flavors with an authentic Römerberg beer tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 8 MILTENBERG, GERMANY

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. Alternatively, indulge in regional specialties of Franconia; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. (B,L,D)

Day 9 WURZBURG, GERMANY

Nestled along the “Romantic Road” in the middle of Germany’s largest wine producing region lies Würzburg. Join a walking tour of this beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. Or you can visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Get more active with a hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River. During the afternoon, participate in a special Franconian wine tasting at the famous wine cellars located underneath Würzburg. (B,L,D)

Day 10 BAMBERG, GERMANY

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to 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 whose recipe dates 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 and to its quirky quarters beyond the town center. (B,L,D)

Day 11 NUREMBERG, GERMANY - DISEMBARKATION

Disembark the ship in Nuremberg and transfer to Prague. En route, stop at Pilzen, where you’ll enjoy a highlights tour before continuing on to Prague. (B)

Day 12 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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 13 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Spend a day at leisure. Wander through the city admiring its diversity of architectural styles: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Art Nouveau. Meander through its colorful local markets or simply relax in a café to enjoy the many famous Czech beers. (B)

Day 14 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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

 

 

2018 /2019 Per Person Cruise Fares

 


Cruise
Departure
Ship:
Piano Deck - Cat E w/window
Piano Deck - Cat D w/window
Violin/Cello Deck - Cat C w/ French balcony aft
Violin/Cello Deck - Cat B w/ French balcony
Violin Deck - Cat A w/ French balcony
Violin Deck - Suite w/ French balcony

Basel to Amsterdam

17-May-18 **
AmaDante
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,498
$4,598
$5,798
07-Jun-18 **
AmaDante
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,498
$4,598
$5,798
12-Jul-18 **
AmaDante
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,398
$4,498
$5,698
02-Aug-18 **
AmaDante
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,398
$4,498
$5,698
23-Aug-18 **
AmaDante
$3,499
$3,798
$4,398
$5,098
$5,298
$5,498
13-Sep-18 **
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$5,198
$5,398
$5,598
04-Oct-18 **
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$5,198
$5,398
$5,598
25-Oct-18 **
AmaDante
$3,099
$3,398
$3,998
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
15-Nov-18 **
AmaDante
$2,799
$3,098
$3,698
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
               
25-Apr-19 †
AmaDante
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
30-May-19
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
20-Jun-19
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
25-Jul-19
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
15-Aug-19 †
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
05-Sep-19
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
26-Sep-19
AmaDante
$3,899
$4,198
$4,798
$5,298
$5,498
$5,698
17-Oct-19
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
7-Nov-19 †
AmaDante
$3,099
$3,398
$3,998
$4,498
$4,298
$5,498

    † WINE THEMED CRUISE

    ** FITNESS THEMED CRUISE

 

PORT FEES OF $168 for 2018 / $182 for 2019

4 Night land program in Switzerland - $1260 per person additional for 2017.

Rates include: standard or SLIDING GLASS DOOR CABIN, excursions, free internet, and wine with dinner


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