Enchanting Rhine Cruise Only (Basel to Amsterdam) 2020

Enchanting Rhine Cruise Only (Basel to Amsterdam) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaMora
Starts: Basel, Switzerland on Sun, Mar 22, 2020
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sun, Mar 29, 2020

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Free Air on select 2020 Europe River Cruises

Mention Promo Code: PT2570
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Free Air on select 2020 Europe River Cruises

Free Air on select 2020 Europe River Cruises

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It's time to start planning your 2020 vacation. For a limited time, receive Free Airfare on some of Europe's most exciting river cruises! Plus when you book with AffordableTours.com you will receive our exclusive added value program of prepaid port charges with onboard credit. Ask your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.
Must Book By Mon, Sep 30, 2019
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All rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. FREE AIRFARE is valid on select sailings for new double occupancy reservations booked and deposited by September 30, 2019. FREE AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic economy-class airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability). FREE AIRFARE promotion includes base ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. FREE AIRFARE promotion is not applicable to triple/child fares. The deposit requirement for this Free Air promotion is $750 per person, $550 of which is non-refundable. Guest(s) must pay full brochure (published) fare for all itinerary components in order qualify. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of AmaWaterways and are published approximately 75 days prior to departure or sooner. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. Air carrier and flight schedule will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule. FREE AIRFARE is not combinable with dollar savings promotions or any other promotions/discounts. Stateroom upgrades, land programs, port charges, visas, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California

Receive up to $300 Onboard Credit on select 2020 Sailings!

Mention Promo Code: PT2578
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Receive up to $300 Onboard Credit on select 2020 Sailings!

Receive up to $300 Onboard Credit on select 2020 Sailings!

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Receive up to $300 onboard credit per stateroom on select 2020 sailing departures.
Offer is combinable with other promotional offers.
Must Book By Tue, Dec 31, 2019
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All prices listed are in USD. Offer valid on new FIT bookings made from April 1, 2019 through sailing date on Ensemble Travel Group 2020 Block dates only. Dates listed are embarkation dates. Rates are per person for cruise only based on double occupancy in a Category E (Mekong - Category C). Block program is combinable with current promotional offers available at the time of booking; not combinable with Ensemble Amenity and Ensemble Hosted programs. Block offer is applicable to FIT bookings only and not applicable to groups. 25% commission is calculated on the cruise fare only; land, air and insurance will be at standard commission rates. Onboard credit amounts are $300 per stateroom ($150 per person), based on double occupancy (solo travelers receive half). Optional land programs, port charges, intra-Asia and international airfare are additional; please ask for details. Tour Conductor offer is 1 complimentary stateroom (based on the value of one Category E (Mekong - Category C) earned for 12 paying double occupancy staterooms sold on the same sailing date. Tour Conductor is capped at one sailing. Availability is limited on each cruise and the offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice.


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Start with 2 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lucerne, and ending with an enchanting 7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam.

Day 1 (Sun, Mar 22, 2020):

BASEL, SWITZERLAND - EMBARKATION. Embark the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a '''Welcome Aboard''' Wine Toast as you commence your wine-themed itinerary through some of Europe'''s most enchanting and historic wine regions. (D)

Day 2 (Mon, Mar 23, 2020):

BREISACH, GERMANY. Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. While there, enjoy a visit to a winery for a tasting of locally produced Alsatian wines. Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg'''s M''nster, a Gothic cathedral said to have '''the most beautiful spire on earth.''' You'''ll visit a winery where you will have the opportunity to taste their locally produced wines, and then continue with a walking tour. Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside; or go to the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions, as well as home to elaborate cuckoo clocks, striking half-timber houses, ruined castles and quaint towns. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Tue, Mar 24, 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. Then walk through its iconic UNESCO World Heritage '''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. For the active adventurer, you can take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l'''Orangerie. Later in the afternoon, be treated to a special Alsatian wine tasting of some of the region'''s most delicious and notable wine. Discover how the Vosges Mountains provide the Alsace with ideal wine making conditions, and as such, Alsatian wines are not only delightful on the palate, but they'''re also highly praised for their fragrant aromas, ranging from bright and fruity to crisp and spicy. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Wed, Mar 25, 2020):

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY ''' R''DESHEIM. 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. Later in the day, sail to R''desheim where you can visit Siegfried'''s Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town'''s special delights, R''desheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Thu, Mar 26, 2020):

R''DESHEIM ''' RHINE GORGE. Your exploration of R''desheim continues with your choice of three excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. If you prefer a more active adventure, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg or hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you'''ll enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Fri, Mar 27, 2020):

COLOGNE. Home to one of Germany'''s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral, this 2,000 year-old city is also a bustling cosmopolitan hotspot. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral, where the remains of the fabled Three Kings'''the Magi''' are believed to rest. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste K''lsch beer and Reibekuchen'''potato pancakes served with apple sauce. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Sat, Mar 28, 2020):

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. Eclectic Amsterdam boasts amazing history, art, architecture, and museums, and you have a choice as to how you wish to explore it. The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour beginning with a scenic canal cruise followed by a walk to Begijnhof, known for its Middle Age buildings. For a different view of the city, you can join the Jewish Heritage tour begins with a visit to the 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Museum chronicling the history of the Jews in Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Sun, Mar 29, 2020):

AMSTERDAM '''DISEMBARKATION. Bid Farewell to Amsterdam as you prepare for your 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 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 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 Zurich at the Marriott Zurich(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Zurich to Lucerne withscenic Lake Lucerne cruise and walking tour
  • 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel SchweizerhofLucerne (or similar), including Lion Monument anddaily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Lucerne to ship in Basel withhighlights tour

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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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