Europe's Rivers & Castles Cruise (Prague to Paris) 2020

Europe's Rivers & Castles Cruise (Prague to Paris) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaDante
Starts: Prague, Czech Republic on Mon, Aug 24, 2020
Ends: Paris, France on Sun, Sep 06, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Czech, France, Germany, Luxembourg

Rivers Visited

Main, Moselle, Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Prague, 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Luxembourg and 3 nights in Paris

Day 1 (Mon, Aug 24, 2020):

ARRIVE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and check into your hotel.

Day 2 (Tue, Aug 25, 2020):

PRAGUE. Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour ora hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one ofEurope'''s most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historiccity center that'''s recognized as a UNESCO World HeritageSite. (B)

Day 3 (Wed, Aug 26, 2020):

PRAGUE. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made, whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis. Beer is a core part of the country'''s national identity, so much so the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro establishments offering a huge range of styles, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech'''s beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

Day 4 (Thu, Aug 27, 2020):

PRAGUE ''' NUREMBERG, GERMANY ''' EMBARKATION. Depart Prague and drive through the pastoral German countryside for a city tour of Nuremberg'''s fabulous Gothic churches and impressive city walls. Later in the day, board your luxurious ship. (B,D)

Day 5 (Fri, Aug 28, 2020):

BAMBERG. Bamberg has been referredto as '''Franconian Rome''' as, like Rome, it was built onseven hills'''but in Bamberg, a church graces each one.Bamberg'''s medieval and Baroque architecture haswithstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of thismedieval gem where you'''ll see its cathedral, Old Town Halland elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in thetown'''s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Later, enjoy freetime in Volkach. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Sat, Aug 29, 2020):

W''RZBURG. Go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany'''s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Later in the day, and for those not going to Rothenburg, enjoy a city tour of W''rzburg, a bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit W''rzburg'''s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Sun, Aug 30, 2020):

WERTHEIM. Wertheim's old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Mon, Aug 31, 2020):

R''DESHEIM ''' RHINE GORGE ''' LAHNSTEIN. Arrive in R''desheim, where you can visit Siegfried'''s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or take a ride over the vineyards of R''desheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument, and then afterwards be treated to a wine tasting. You may also hike through a R''desheim vineyard. Later in the day, set sail towards Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Tue, Sep 01, 2020):

COCHEM ''' ZELL. Wake up in fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe'''s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem'''s famous mustard. You may also opt to take a guided bike tour along the captivating Moselle River or a hike to Reichsburg Castle. Later, cruise to Zell, famous for its Riesling and the well-known arched black cat icon, often seen on the labels of local German wines. Experience the hospitality of the citizens of Zell, including the local Wine Queen and Mayor, at an exclusive wine festival where you'''ll sample local wines, sausages and more. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Wed, Sep 02, 2020):

TRIER. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moselle to Trier, Germany'''s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and as such has been referred to as the '''Rome of the North''' or '''Second Rome''' as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D. on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor'''s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a bike tour through the historic city center and along the Moselle River; or hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. (B,L,D)

Day 11 (Thu, Sep 03, 2020):

LUXEMBOURG ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' PARIS, FRANCE. Disembark in Luxembourg. En route to Paris, you will stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of General George Patton. Later, you will enjoy a walking tour through Luxembourg before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris, where you will check into your hotel. (B)

Day 12 (Fri, Sep 04, 2020):

PARIS. Enjoy a tour of Paris, taking in all its iconicsites, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe,the Champs-''lys''es and Place de la Concorde. You'''ll passthe magnificent Op''ra Garnier, the legendary Louvreand, on the Left Bank, the Sorbonne University and thePanth''on. (B)

Day 13 (Sat, Sep 05, 2020):

PARIS. Enjoy a visit to Montmartre, long knownas the city'''s premier artist'''s enclave. During the mid tolate 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home.Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there.For easy access to Montmartre, you'''ll hop aboard thefunicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre'''s mostrecognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacr''-Coeur,constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of thisRoman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in thecity. After your visit to Montmartre, you'''ll be taken on anillumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned asthe '''City of Light.''' (B)

Day 14 (Sun, Sep 06, 2020):

DEPART PARIS. Bid au revoir to Paris as you prepare for your homeward journey. (B)

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet 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
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 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 venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs 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 drinks
  • 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
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Cosmopolitan HotelPrague (or similar), including city tour, Czech beertasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to Nuremberg with city tourof the Nuremberg and then on to the ship
  • Transfer from the ship in Luxembourg to Paris via high-speed TGV train
  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Marriott OperaAmbassador Hotel (or similar), including city tour,Montmartre, illumination tour and daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaDante


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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