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From Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Tue, Jun 29, 2021
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Departure
Jun 29, 2021
Arrival
Jul 06, 2021

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Free Air or Free Companion Air on 2021 River Cruises

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Free Air or Free Companion Air on 2021 River Cruises

Free Air or Free Companion Air on 2021 River Cruises

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Book early and receive either Free Air or Free Companion air on select 2021 Europe river cruises, plus receive Prepaid port charges & up to $150 per couple onboard credit courtesy of AffordableTours.com. Both special airfare offers include exclusive airport transfers (for both guests when Free Companion Air is selected). Not all cruises and/or dates will qualify, contact your Travel Consultant for full details.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
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Applicable Gateways: ATL, BNA, BOS, CLE, CLT, CVG, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MCO, MIA, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, YEG, YHZ, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYC, YYZ Other select gateways available for an additional $199 per person; ask for details. Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. FREE AIR, FREE COMPANION AIR, BUSINESS AIR and up to $2,000 Cruise Savings are valid on select 2021 sailings for new FIT and Group double occupancy reservations booked and deposited by December 31, 2020. FREE AIR and FREE COMPANION AIR promotions are based on economy, round-trip, trans-Atlantic airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability). FREE COMPANION AIR is based on double occupancy, applies to the second guest and requires the purchase of airfare through AmaWaterways for the first guest. BUSINESS AIR paid upgrade is $2,999 per person based on double occupancy and is eligible for both guests in the same stateroom on both FREE AIR and FREE COMPANION AIR offers. Offers 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. Certain long-distance transfers not included. Promotions not applicable to triple/child fares. Guest(s) must pay full brochure (published) fare for all itinerary components in order to qualify. Any air schedules and ticketing relating to AmaWaterways air promotions will be provided 75 - 90 days before the travel start date once full payment is received for the river cruise and promotional air price (if any). Once payment has been received in full and your airline tickets have been issued, any changes will be subject to penalty and any additional fare collection if not cancelled within 24 hours of ticketing. Should the name on your airline reservation not match your passport exactly, your airline reservation will have to be cancelled, full penalties will be assessed and your reservation will have to be recreated subject to market pricing at the time of the new reservation. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of AmaWaterways. 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. Air promotions are not combinable with Solo Traveler promotions or any other promotions/discounts. Must mention promo code FLYFREE in order to receive FREE AIRFARE, FLYCOMP for FREE COMPANION AIR and FLYBUS in order to receive BUSINESS AIR. Up to $2,000 Cruise Savings is based on double occupancy and varies by itinerary and sailing. Offers are capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice. Stateroom upgrades, land programs, port charges, visas, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

Cyber Sale, Save up to $1600 on 2021/2022 River Cruises

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Cyber Sale, Save up to $1600 on 2021/2022 River Cruises

Cyber Sale, Save up to $1600 on 2021/2022 River Cruises

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During our Cyber Sale you will receive an additional $100 off per person in combination with our up to $1500 off promotion we currently have going on. Don't miss this deal, it ends soon!
Combinable with most other promotions.
Must Book By Sun, Dec 06, 2020
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Valid only on new FIT bookings made November 23 – December 6, 2020. Receive $100 per person savings on all 2021 & 2022 sailings in Europe and Asia (Excluding: Portugal and Christmas Market/New Year’s cruises). Not applicable to Group bookings. Combinable with Past Guest and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Combinable with other promotions. Combinable with Consortia Block and Amenity Programs. Additional restrictions apply.

25% Single Supplement on 2021 Europe and Asia river cruise

Mention Promo Code: PT2775
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25% Single Supplement on 2021 Europe and Asia river cruise

25% Single Supplement on 2021 Europe and Asia river cruise

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Enjoy 25% single supplements on Europe and Asia sailings or 25% single supplements on Balcony staterooms on select 2021 sailings. (Contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.)
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
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25% Single Supplement: A supplement equal to 25% of the full per person cruise fare will be assessed in addition to the cost of a single per person fare. 25% Single Supplement is not available on AmaMagna and is not combinable with any other offer. Limited-time Savings of 25% Single Supplement is only applicable to 2021 Europe and Asia sailings with a current offer and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. Offer is applicable to new FIT and Group reservations made between October 7, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and is combinable with Past Guest Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit programs. 25% Single Supplement is also available on all sailings, applicable to Category E and D (Europe) and Category C (Asia). 25% Single Supplement offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, is limited to availability, is capacity controlled and is subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

Save up to $1500 on 2021 River Cruises

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Save up to $1500 on 2021 River Cruises

Save up to $1500 on 2021 River Cruises

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Save up to $1500 on select 2021 river cruises. Amount varies by sailing date and not all dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.
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All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a E category stateroom for Europe, BB (AB category for AmaMagna) for Holiday Cruises, and category C for Egypt, unless stated otherwise. Discount is not combinable with FREE AIR or COMPANION AIR offer. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings for new bookings only made from October 1 – December 31, 2020. Up to $1,500 Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy, and varies by itinerary and sailing date. Complimentary upgrades for Holiday cruises are applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna). Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. 25% Single Supplement Savings applicable to select 2021 Europe and Asia sailings with a current retail offer and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any Solo Travelers booked with 25% Single Supplement, or any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately December 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. Free Air promotion: for applicable gateways, offer details and complete terms and conditions, visit our website. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

Mention Promo Code: PT2711
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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


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

  1. Day 1
    Tue, Jun 29, 2021
    EMBARKATION ''' BASEL, SWITZERLAND. Board the ship in Basel for your Enchanting Rhine cruise. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Wed, Jun 30, 2021
    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. 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.''' Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside, or go on a hike to 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.
  3. Day 3
    Thu, Jul 01, 2021
    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. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Fri, Jul 02, 2021
    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. Or ride along the river Neckar to the medieval town of Ladenburg where you'''ll have some free time to explore the shops and quaint Marktplatz. 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 Musical Instrument Museum; or taste one of the town'''s special delights, R''desheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sat, Jul 03, 2021
    R''DESHEIM ''' RHINE GORGE ''' LAHNSTEIN. 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, hike through R''desheim'''s vineyards, taking in views of the town, the Roman Bridge and Bromersburg Castle. Or join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River. 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)
  6. Day 6
    Sun, Jul 04, 2021
    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 mit apfelmus'''potato pancakes served with applesauce. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Mon, Jul 05, 2021
    AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. 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. If you prefer exploring the world with your taste buds, stroll past traditional canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges and house boats to taste Dutch specialties at a grand Amsterdam caf''. (B,L,D). . *Depending on docking location, A Taste of Amsterdam may not operate; therefore, an alternative tour will operate instead.
  8. Day 8
    Tue, Jul 06, 2021
    AMSTERDAM ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

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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
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • 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), includingcity 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

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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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.

AmaWaterways Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.4
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 257 reviews about AmaWaterways Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Very nice experience. All handled in a professional and courteous manner.

we traveled with another river cruise line several years ago and much prefer ama waterways.

This was my first river cruise, and my only regret is that I've waited as long as I have to do this. The entire AmaWaterways crew -- from the ship captain all the way to the housekeeper -- were outstanding. The ship itself was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and the cabin was well organized and extremely comfortable. I appreciated the variety of available shore excursions, and the local guides were excellent. I'm looking forward to cruising again many times with AmaWaterways.

This was my second trip with Amawaterways and it was just as wonderful as the first. I have actually booked two more with them through Karen at Affordable Tours.

Trip was everything that was expected and more.

We booked the cruise and extensions which was 24 days. Evidentially, this trip could have been booked in segments which we were not aware of as the coming and going of various groups was very strange throughout. We started in Prague, always a great adventure. We were to go to Nuremberg, but due to low water were bused to the ship departure, Vilshofen, with options to hit the first two ports we missed by bus as excursions. Other folks joined from Vienna, a large group came onboard, and we were nearly at max going down the river. All but 18 people left at Budapest, including the Cruise Director. At that point we found out the second portion was a Wine Cruise with a different name, new director, and new passengers came aboard bringing us to capacity once again. So this became two cruises, actually, with totally different passengers on each except the original 18. As we continued for the extension, there were 40 of us until the end in Bucharest. One can see how this was rather disfunctional and more like a train ride with customers joining and departing continuously. Never knew who would be at dinner the next night. This may work from a business point, but very confusing to those that just purchased a single cruise with extensions and enjoyed meeting folks as we sailed down the river. Had I known there would be such a revolving door would have researched better and re-evaluated my choice. AMA, as always did a superb job, but the logistics of this whole adventure must have been a nightmare and stressful for the staff. Vacations need continuity.

We are very pleased with our trip.Morgan gave many options to pick from but, after discussion of the places we wanted to see she help us to narrow our choices.I would recommend Morgan to any of our friends how are planning to travel.

Could not improve on this fabulous tour

The AmaWaterway trip along the Douro - with extensions in Madrid and Lisbon -- provides a wonderful autumn interlude in Iberia. The program is especially strong for the one week spent on the Douro. The programs in Madrid and Lisbon leave a great deal of free time -- good if you can arrange your own meals and excursions, not so good if you like more arranged, especially after long flight to Europe.

I appreciated the tips for preparation before we travelled. The trip exceeded our expectations and was just wonderful! The onboard per person credit was useful for small purchases aboard ship and helped pay gratuities at the end of our cruise.

Everything was first class with lots of attention to detail and the pleasure of the passengers.

This was a vacation of a lifetime! Staff members were courteous, friendly and very helpful with every aspect of the trip. The sites were fabulous! Made many wonderful friends along the way! Would recommend this trip to anyone! Many beautiful memories were made!

Our cruise was excellent. A perfect choice for us.

Vince is my agent that tends to my wife and myself's travel desires. He is the most accommodating person with the company providing an extremely competitive competitive rate.

All the arrangements were made through Affordable Tours and everything went as planned.

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