Europe's Rivers & Castles Cruise Land Reverse
Europe's Rivers & Castles Cruise Land Reverse
Starts: Prague, Czech Republic on Sat, Aug 20, 2022
Ends: Paris, France on Fri, Sep 02, 2022
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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings
$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 20, 2022):ARRIVE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and check into your hotel.
Day 2 (Sun, Aug 21, 2022):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 (Mon, Aug 22, 2022):PRAGUE. Enjoy uninterrupted time to explore Prague and its many museums and landmarks at your leisure. Visit such sites as St. Vitus Cathedral, the Gothic resting place of numerous saints, or the Franz Kafka Museum, which houses first editions of several of the prolific author'''s works. You may also see the historic fort Vy''ehrad, explore the natural science and history collections at the N''rodn'' Museum or travel back through Jewish history at the Holocaust memorial in the former ghetto at Josefov. (B)
Day 4 (Tue, Aug 23, 2022):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 (Wed, Aug 24, 2022):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 (Thu, Aug 25, 2022):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 (Fri, Aug 26, 2022):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 (Sat, Aug 27, 2022):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 (Sun, Aug 28, 2022):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 (Mon, Aug 29, 2022):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 (Tue, Aug 30, 2022):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 (Wed, Aug 31, 2022):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 (Thu, Sep 01, 2022):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 (Fri, Sep 02, 2022):DEPART PARIS. Bid au revoir to Paris as you prepare for your homeward journey. (B)
- 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
Questions & Answers
Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?
Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?
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!