We Love —
- Explore scenic cities along the Rhine on a delightful cruise, visiting pretty medieval market towns brimming with traditional gifts, picturesque buildings and unique character.
- This picturesque journey offers cultural adventures, food, wine, art, music, and history.
- Indulge yourself with a full board basis throughout your stay!
Your Destination —
Along the way, precipitous cliffs, steep vineyards, a castle perched on virtually every hilltop and pretty villages line the river banks on either side, testifying to its importance as a great symbol of Germany.
Your Itinerary In Brief —
Day 1: Amsterdam
Day 2: Amsterdam
Day 3: Cologne
Day 4: Rhine Gorge
Day 5: Ludwigshafen
Day 6: Strasbourg
Day 7: Breisach
Day 8: Basel
Your Cruise Itinerary —
Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship.
Day 2: Amsterdam (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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.
Day 3: Cologne (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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 Kölsch 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.
Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. 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, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream.
Day 5: Ludwigshafen (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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 Altpörtel, Old Gate.
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 République 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 Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie.
Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions. 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 and famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, head to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the countryside, or hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions.
Day 8: Basel
Disembark after breakfast.
Your Ship —
Our guests will enjoy a 7-night Cruise on an AMA Cruise, in an Outside Stateroom on a Full Board Basis (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - selected drinks included).
Just for you:
- Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
- La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
- Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
Indulge in a range of amenities, such as an entertainment on demand system, a wellness program with a dedicated Wellness Host, personalised service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs, a sun deck pool with swim-up bars, fitness rooms, massage services and hair salons, main lounges with panoramic views and bars & daily entertainment including cultural performances.
You will also enjoy dining with a variety of venues and regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients.
Your Cabin —
Outside Stateroom (D Fixed Window, C/CA French Balcony, BB Twin Balcony, BA Twin Balcony or AB Twin Balcony)
Sleeps up to
Please note: Views from some staterooms may be obstructed
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change (exact flight times will be confirmed at a later date.)
Transfers: Return shared airport-port transfers are included..