Europe's Rivers & Castles Cruise Land Forward
Europe's Rivers & Castles Cruise Land Forward
Starts: Paris, France on Sat, Aug 13, 2022
Ends: Prague, Czech Republic on Fri, Aug 26, 2022
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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings
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River Cruise Itinerary
3 nights in Paris, an enchanting 7-night cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg, plus 3 nights in Prague
Day 1 (Sat, Aug 13, 2022):ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Walk through the city'''s enchanting streets, drop by a charming sidewalk caf'' or visit one of many world-class museums.
Day 2 (Sun, Aug 14, 2022):PARIS. Enjoy a tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-''lys''es and Place de la Concorde. You'''ll pass the magnificent Op''ra Garnier, the legendary Louvre and, on the Left Bank, the Sorbonne University and the Panth''on. (B)
Day 3 (Mon, Aug 15, 2022):PARIS. Enjoy an evening visit to Montmartre, long known as the city'''s premier artist'''s enclave. During the mid to late 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 the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre'''s most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacr''-Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you'''ll be taken on an illumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned as the '''City of Light.''' (B)
Day 4 (Tue, Aug 16, 2022):PARIS ''' LUXEMBOURG ''' EMBARKATION. Check out of your Paris hotel and board your high-speed train to Luxembourg. There you will join a walking tour of the Grand Duchy where you will see the Centre Europ''en and Place d'''Armes before boarding your ship in Luxembourg. (B,D)
Day 5 (Wed, Aug 17, 2022):SCHWEICH, GERMANY ''' TRIER ''' BERNKASTEL, GERMANY. Trier is Germany'''s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and 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 hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. Later in the day, sail to Bernkastel. Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Those seeking an active adventure can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)
Day 6 (Thu, Aug 18, 2022):ALKEN, GERMANY ''' COCHEM ''' R''DESHEIM, GERMANY. Head to 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. Or, enjoy a guided walking tour of Koblenz, a historic town located at the northern end of the Rhine Gorge where you will the town'''s famous Clock Tower. Later in the day, set sail for R''desheim, where you can visit Siegfried'''s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or enjoy the town'''s iconic R''desheimer coffee, served ceremoniously with whipped cream and brandy. (B,L,D)
Day 7 (Fri, Aug 19, 2022):R''DESHEIM. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards above the Rhine River. As an alternative, head to the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers to Mainz, where you'''ll enjoy a walking tour of its Old Town, brimming with quaint narrow streets, Baroque churches and half-timbered houses. You'''ll also have a chance to visit the Collegiate Church of St. Stephan, best known for its blue Chagall windows. (B,L,D)
Day 8 (Sat, Aug 20, 2022):WERTHEIM, GERMANY. 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 9 (Sun, Aug 21, 2022):W''RZBURG, GERMANY. Enjoy a city tour of W''rzburg, 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. Or stretch your legs while hiking to W''rzburg Castle. Alternately, go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany'''s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. (B,L,D)
Day 10 (Mon, Aug 22, 2022):ELTMANN, GERMANY. Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as '''Franconian Rome''' as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills'''but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg'''s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you'''ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town'''s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day. (B,L,D)
Day 11 (Tue, Aug 23, 2022):NUREMBERG ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Disembark the ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a city tour before transferring to Prague, where you will check into your hotel. (B)
Day 12 (Wed, Aug 24, 2022):PRAGUE. Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike to the castle. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe'''s most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historic city center that'''s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)
Day 13 (Thu, Aug 25, 2022):PRAGUE. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so join a tasting and discover some of the very best beer in the world. (B)
Day 14 (Fri, Aug 26, 2022):PRAGUE ''' RETURN FLIGHT HOME. Bid farewell to Prague as you prepare for your journey home.
- SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
- Computer for internet access
- Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
- 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 whirlpool with 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
- Captain'''s Welcome Cocktail and 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
- 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 Paris at the Renaissance Arc deTriomphe (or similar), including daily breakfast"
- "Transfer from Paris to the ship in Luxembourg via high-speed TGV train"
- Transfer from Nuremberg to the hotel in Prague
- "3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental Prague (or similar), including daily breakfast"
Life on Board
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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.
All the arrangements were made through Affordable Tours and everything went as planned.
The trip was outstanding. Very professional staff and excellent accommodations.
River cruise with AmaWaterways was great. No problems. It was a great cruise.
Everything was included in the price of this tour including the off shore excursions. There were so many excursions that the week went by very quick.
It was freezing cold and yet still a fantastic vacation!