Ama Waterways River Cruises

Captivating Rhine River Cruise

Journey on the Rhine River

7 night Amsterdam to Basel
and 4 nights land tour of Switzerland

 

Amsterdam to Basel Itinerary Map

Begin in vibrant Amsterdam, enjoying her legendary canals and colorful surroundings. Visit the majestic Cologne Cathedral, the historic university town of Heidelberg, the charming medieval town of Strasbourg and discover the legendary Black Forest region. Conclude your journey amidst Switzerland’s stunning scenery and world-famous cities, enjoying lake-side excursions and Alpine vistas

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - EMBARKATION

Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 AMSTERDAM

After breakfast, your tour of Amsterdam begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the "Venice of the North." See the tall narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour that will show you many key sights, including a photo stop at the windmill famously painted by Rembrandt. You'll have some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship. The ship departs this afternoon, en route to Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY

Enjoy a guided tour of Cologne this morning, which will take you to the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city's majestic 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Afterwards, you'll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint cafe. Late tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz and moors overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4 RÜDESHEIM

This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, admiring its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in the winemaking town of Rudesheim where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Or, take a Gondola Ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. Later you'll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town's most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns. This evening, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Instrument Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments. The ship sails overnight.(B,L,D)

Day 5 SPEYER - HEIDELBERG

Arrive around noon in Speyer, one of Germany's oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the 13th-century Altportel ("Old Gate"). Choose either a city tour of Speyer or a half-day excursion to historic Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask) and see beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below. This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France (B,L,D)

Day 6 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. After arriving this morning, enjoy a panoramic city tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town's oldest park, the European Parliament, and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, take a walking tour of the lovely "La Petite France" neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7 BREISACH

You have two exciting excursions to choose from today. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town that looks much as it did back in the 16th century. A second option is a walking tour of Breisach and Freiburg. Breisach is a beautiful town that houses one of Europe's largest wine cellars. In Freiburg, you will visit the historical city center and the Augustinerplatz, site of Freiburg's Munster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Tonight, the ship cruises to Switzerland. (B,L,D)

Day 8 BASEL, SWITZERLAND - DISEMBARKATION - LUCERNE

Disembark after breakfast for a city tour of cosmopolitan Basel. Long an important center for banking, commerce and trade, Basel's glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite 18th-century homes. After free time for lunch on your own, depart for Lucerne. You will visit the Lion Monument en route, a dramatic sculpture that honors the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution. Arrive in Lucerne mid-afternoon and check into your hotel. (B)

Day 9 LUCERNE

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem. You will see some of the city's lovely cobblestone streets, monuments, fountains, public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon offers free time to shop for Swiss-made watches, knives and delicious chocolates. Or, if you prefer, join the optional tour and cable car ride to the top of a Swiss mountain with incredible views of the surrounding area (seasonal availability). (B)

Day 10 LUCERNE - ZURICH

Enjoy a free morning in Lucerne before checking out of your hotel. Enjoy a leisurely cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, where you will board a motorcoach for a scenic drive to Zurich. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B)

Day 11 ZURICH

Your morning walking tour of picturesque Zurich will include Grossmunster Abbey, St.Peter (with the world's largest church clock face), Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumunster, which was fully renovated in 2004 and now offers an exceptional 360 panoramic view of Zurich. The afternoon and evening are free for you to explore the town on your own, or you may take an optional excursion to see the Rhine Falls. (B)

Day 12 DEPART ZURICH

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

 


2019 / 2020 Per Person Cruise Fares

 
Cruise
Departure
Ship: Amacerto, Amaverde, Amaprima
Piano Deck - Cat E w/window
Piano Deck - Cat D w/window
Violin/Cello Deck - Cat C w/ French balcony aft
Cello Deck - Cat BB w/twin balconies fwd & mid
Violin Deck - Cat BA aft w/twin balconies
Cello Deck - Cat AB w/twin balconies
Violinr Deck - Cat AA w/twin balconies
Violin Deck - Suite w/twin balconies
Amsterdam to Basel
10-Nov-19
AmaSerena
$3,099
$3,398
$3,568
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
18-Nov-19
AmaKristina
$2,999
$3,298
$3,598
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$4,998
$6,298
                   
23-Mar-20
AmaStella
$2,799
$3,098
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,198
23-Mar-20
AmaStella
$2,999
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
20-Jul-20
AmaKristina
$3,699
$3,098
$3,698
$4,198
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$5,998
09-Nov-20
AmaKristina
$3,299
$3,198
$3,898
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$4,998
$6,298
16-Nov-20
AmaStella
$3,199
$3,098
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,198


PORT FEES OF $189

4 Night land program in Switzerland - $1560 (2019) $1560 (2020)per person additional.

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


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