This cruise includes a trip along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, which are undoubtedly Europe’s most important and beautiful rivers. Start your cruise across Europe from Amsterdam on the North Sea along the fascinating Dutch waterways, down to Nuremberg, or in the opposite direction, from Nuremberg to Amsterdam.
You will visit the fascinating cities of Cologne, Würzburg and Bamberg and cruise the most important connection between the Danube and the Main: the Rhine-Main-Danube canal. Finally, you will pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, an inspiration for many writers and poets.
HIGHLIGHT RHINE IN FLAMES
On the departure May 3rd 2018 you can enjoy the unforgettable festive boat parade from the sun deck!
The historic Dutch capital city of Amsterdam is a wonderful starting point for your 15 day European cruise across Europe. After embarkation, enjoy an evening Welcome Cocktail, followed by a carefully prepared Welcome Dinner. The vessel overnights in Amsterdam.
In the morning, you can take part in the optional "Amsterdam and Northern Holland" combined excursion. After a city tour including a tour of the grachten, the second part of the outing in the comfortable tour bus will take you, amongst other places, to the charming fishing village of Volendam and to a typical cheese farm in the country. Your AMADEUS ship, which will have arrived in Utrecht in the meantime, will welcome you on board again at midday and will continue south shortly thereafter. Enjoy the panorama of the Lower Rhine region from the Sun Deck or the Lounge.
After breakfast, view our arrival into the beautiful city of Cologne. Every year visitors from all over the world are drawn to the historical city and its 2000-year history. Explore the historic Old Town and visit the famous twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, along with the twelve Romanesque Cathedrals that span the city.
There are many medieval houses, bridges, and gates that will delight the historian in you, while the more modern skyscrapers that tower overhead are sure to impress. To sample a bit of local flora and fauna, the National Park lies a short ride from the city. After an exciting day, return to the vessel spend the evening cruising the Danube.
Early this morning, join your fellow travellers on deck for the famous passage of the Loreley. This narrow passage on the Rhine has inspired a modern day folklore story of the siren of the river. After breakfast the vessel docks in Oberwesel, the ‘City of Towers’. Enjoy a walk around the wall that still surrounds much of the city. There are a large number of churches, as well as many historic houses that showcase the architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Spend the afternoon relaxing on deck, with the passing of the beautiful Rhineland countryside, as the vessel continues its journey.
Today, choose to remain onboard for a relaxing day or join our optional excursion in the afternoon to Miltenberg and Wertheim, two towns famous for their architecture and museums. Both are unique in their own way and are reflective of the storied history of the area. In Wertheim explore the medieval streets with its half-timbered houses and glass museum. In Miltenberg walk through the streets lined with half timbered houses and historic market square. This evening, enjoy another memorable meal as the ship plies the waters toward our next stop.
Welcome to the Bavarian city of Würzburg, located in the heart of the Franconian wine region! Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards. As the central hub for wineries in this part of Germany, Würzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings. Relax onboard this afternoon and enjoy a sumptuous dinner.
The morning is spent cruising the beautiful Main. After lunch arrive in the UNESCO-protected Imperial city of Bamberg and see the New Residence, the unique Town Hall built on a bridge, and the Imperial Cathedral with its four towers. Overlooking the city are seven churches, each atop a hill, surrounding the town.
This evening, we transit the Main-Danube canal highlighted with a talk onboard about this important waterway.
Disembarkation follows breakfast. We wish you a good trip home and hope to see you soon!
Owing to the variety of available excursions it‘s often difficult to choose between them - so on this cruise we offer you tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance with 15% discount. All excursions can of course also be booked individually at regular rates on board.
|Cruise Highlights||Unit Price||A||B||C|
|City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland excursion||$ 63|
|Cologne walking tour||$ 20|
|Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle||$ 67|
|Oberwesel walking tour||$ 18|
|Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours||$ 40|
|Würzburg walking tour incl. wine tasting||$ 56|
|Bamberg walking tour||$ 28|
|Onboard Booking Price||$ 139||$ 179||$ 292|
|Prices for packages booked in advance||$ 118||$ 152||$ 246|