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Captivating Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam to Zurich) 2020

Captivating Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam to Zurich) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaMora
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Fri, Nov 06, 2020
Ends: Zurich, Switzerland on Thu, Nov 19, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights Amsterdam, 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, 2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Zurich

Day 1 (Fri, Nov 06, 2020):

ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.

Day 2 (Sat, Nov 07, 2020):

AMSTERDAM. Follow your guide through the charming capital of the Netherlands, with its iconic meandering canals, bridges and distinctive architecture. (B)

Day 3 (Sun, Nov 08, 2020):

AMSTERDAM ''' EMBARKATION. Check out of your hotel and, before transferring to your ship, visit Zaanse Schans, observing life as it used to be lived in the Netherlands. Authentic windmills, houses and shops were relocated to this picturesque area, creating a typical 17th- to 18th-century village. (B,D)

Day 4 (Mon, Nov 09, 2020):

AMSTERDAM. There are 165 canals in Amsterdam,and you'''ll get enjoy some of them on your canal cruise.Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Tue, Nov 10, 2020):

COLOGNE, GERMANY. Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany'''s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany'''s oldest town hall, the Overstolzenhaus and the Festival Hall. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous K''lsch beer, only made in Cologne, and Reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with apple sauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Wed, Nov 11, 2020):

RHINE GORGE - R''DESHEIM. Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of R''desheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue and afterwards be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg. Later in the day, let Siegfried'''s Mechanical Music Museum charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town'''s special delights, R''desheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Thu, Nov 12, 2020):

LUDWIGSHAFEN. Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany'''s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher's Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany'''s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe'''a UNESCO World Heritage Site'''and the medieval Altp''rtel, Old Gate. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Fri, Nov 13, 2020):

STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l'''Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la R''publique before walking through its 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 Cath''drale de N''tre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l'''Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Sat, Nov 14, 2020):

BREISACH, GERMANY. Breisach is your gateway toseveral different excursions. Step back in time with a visitto the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looksalmost the same as it did in the 16th century. On yourwalking tour, admire historic architecture and famous sights,such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, head to Freiburg,founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg'''s M''nster, aGothic cathedral said to have '''the most beautiful spireon earth.''' Those wishing a more active excursion cancycle through the countryside, or hike in the Black Forest*,a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D) *Please Note: Black forest hike is weather dependent and may only operate at certain times of year. Please refer to your final documents for details.

Day 10 (Sun, Nov 15, 2020):

BASEL, SWITZERLAND ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' LUCERNE. Disembark the ship and, before transferring to Lucerne, go on a highlights tour of Basel. Once in Lucerne, visit the iconic Lion Monument, sculpted in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. Later, check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening. (B)

Day 11 (Mon, Nov 16, 2020):

LUCERNE. Discover Lucerne's unrivaled beauty on a walking tour that includes the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. There are a total of nine towers, including one featuring the oldest clock in the city. (B)

Day 12 (Tue, Nov 17, 2020):

LUCERNE ''' ZURICH. Check out of your hotel and transfer via motorcoach to Zurich, traveling past scenic landscapes and Alpine lakes. Once in Zurich, enjoy a scenic lake cruise before checking into your hotel. (B)

Day 13 (Wed, Nov 18, 2020):

ZURICH. Switzerland'''s largest city, Zurich,seamlessly blends its historic past with its progressivefuture'''all of which will be on full display duringyour city tour. One of the top experiences in Zurichis a visit to Old Town where you will find yourselfamongst medieval houses, churches and the modernBahnhofstrasse. (B)

Day 14 (Thu, Nov 19, 2020):

DEPART ZURICH. After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin 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
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities 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 pool with swim-up bar 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
  • 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at the Barbizon Palace or Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Hotels (or similar), including walking tour, Zaanse Schans visit and daily breakfastt
  • Transfer from the ship in Basel to Lucerne withBasel city tour en route
  • 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel SchweizerhofLucerne (or similar), including walking tour, LionMonument and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Lucerne to Zurich withscenic Lake Lucerne cruise
  • 2 nights hotel in Zurich at the Hotel Marriott Zurich(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaMora


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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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