Treasures of The Main and Rhine (8 Days)

Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaSerena  |  24 Reviews
Nürnberg, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates: 28 Dec 2018 - 04 Jan 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
28 Dec 2018
Nürnberg, Germany

Board your cruise in Nuremberg and meet your fellow passengers. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)

DAY 2
29 Dec 2018
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 Hörnla 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 3
30 Dec 2018
Kitzingen, Germany
Würzburg, Germany

This morning you will arrive in Kitzingen for a walking tour. You'll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church, and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany's oldest wine cellar, where you will taste several different wines and learn about the history of wine production in the region. This afternoon's guided tour of Würzburg will show you all of the city's major sights, or you may prefer to visit the Residenz palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. We cruise overnight to Wertheim. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
31 Dec 2018
Wertheim, Germany

Welcome to Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its intricate glassworks and charming medieval architecture. You have your choice of one of three excursions today. You have your option of enjoying a guided walking tour of the historic city center, a guided bike tour along the Main River, or a visit to local bakery for a Pretzel tasting. After lunch, the ship will cruise towards Mainz. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
01 Jan 2019
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Koblenz, Germany

Today you will arrive in the winemaking town of Rüdesheim where you will have the option to take one of three excursions: wine tasting with a local vintner, a Gondola Ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, or a guided bike tour along the Rhine River to one of Germany's best wine regions. Afterwards, 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. Later this morning, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments. This afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz and cruises through the Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, with hillsides dotted with fairy-tale castles. After arriving in Koblenz this evening, your cruise manager will take you on a walking tour through this charming town. The ship moors here overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
02 Jan 2019
Koblenz, Germany
Cologne, Germany

The ship cruises to Cologne today, where you will have an afternoon walking tour of the old part of the city and visit the fabled 13th-century Gothic cathedral. You will have some free time to explore on your own. The ship departs this evening for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
03 Jan 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Enjoy a leisurely cruise this morning to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch. You'll have a guided canal cruise, a city tour of all the top sights, a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill, and free time to explore this vibrant and colorful city on your own. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
04 Jan 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

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About the Ship

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AmaSerena

The AmaSerena features our exclusive Twin Balconies in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 300 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary Wi-Fi and Entertainment-on-Demand; and a fleet of bicycles.

What's Included

Included

    • Land program as detailed in itinerary

    • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

    • 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 in all staterooms

    • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise

    • Multiple dining venues

    • Free-flowing 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

    • Sun Deck swimming pool

    • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

    • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music

    • Choice of life enriching tours and excursions in every port with personal headset included

    • Small-Group "Limited Edition Tours" including guided biking, hiking and culinary delights excursions

    • Fleet of bicycles available to explore on your own

    • 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

Not Included

  • -International airfare

    - Gratuities

    -Port charges

    -Spa and Massage services

About Us

At AmaWaterways, we love what we do - providing our guests with the best travel experiences possible. In fact, "Ama" is derived from the Latin word for "love." It is a concept that permeates every aspect of our river cruises, from the design of our ships to the development of our itineraries to the high levels of service we deliver to our guests. Experience more ways to discover, more ways to indulge and more onboard amenities. With an award-winning fleet in Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa, critically acclaimed dining and unique tour options, you will have the trip of a lifetime on our cruises.

Insider Tip

AmaWaterways is proud to be the only river cruise line inducted into La Chaine des Rotisseurs, one of the world's most prestigious culinary organizations.

Terms & Conditions

Brochure prices are per-person, U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy of a cabin, or standard hotel room, unless indicated otherwise. | Single rates are available for the cruise-only, at a supplement of plus-50% for standard rooms, plus-100% for other rooms, such as deluxe rooms and suites. | Single rates for land are available at a supplement. | Please see individual itineraries for amount of the supplement. | Pricing accuracy is assured only at time of printing. | If any of the cost factors increases, such as airfare, port or dock charges, fuel, insurance, taxes, surcharges or other, we reserve the right to increase cruise or cruise tour prices without notice.

Cancellation Policy: For any cruise/land booking, whether under deposit, partially paid, or paid in full, including air packages, the following travel agent or guest-requested situations are considered cancellations and penalties will apply as noted below: changes to departure date; substitutions of itinerary; substitution of another person for original booked guest(s); or changing to a promotional fare. All cancellations must be in writing. For all air-inclusive packages cancelled after issuance of an airline ticket, the air portion of the refund, if any, will be processed only after the return of airline ticket. The following cancellation charges will be assessed for all written cancellations received prior to departure up to the scheduled time of departure.

Cancellation received | Following charges will apply: (Broken out by days before departure) 121 days or more is $200 per person | 120-90 days is $400 per person | 89-60 days is 35% of full fare | 59-30 days is 50% of full fare | 29-7 days is 80% of full fare | 6 days prior to sailing is 100% cancellation. Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise, land or air component purchased from AmaWaterways. All air purchased through AmaWaterways has a cancellation penalty of $350 per person for Economy and $600 per person for Business class. In the event you purchase a non-refundable ticket, the full fare is under penalty.

*Certain airline tickets, including all intra-Asia Flights within 90 days of departure and published price tickets, are 100% non-refundable. Penalty rates shown are for flight arrangements deposited/booked from July 1, 2014 onward. Except as otherwise provided in your Passenger Ticket Contract, after travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise, cruise/tour or airfare.

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