Get ready for an unforgettable European experience which fits the wonders of Dutch waterways, the Rhine, the Main and the Main-Danube Canal, all into one cruise.
Highlights of the itinerary are the capital city of Amsterdam with its many canals and bustling streets, the cathedral city of Cologne, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley and its incredible wealth of castles and winegrowing villages, the historic university city of Würzburg and the medieval town of Bamberg in Bavaria. Along the way, pass the Main-Danube canal, an engineering marvel completed in 1992 connecting the rivers through the heart of Europe.
Due to low clearance heights at bridges and locks on the river route between Frankfurt and Nuremberg, access to the sun deck might be restricted for safety reasons.
Historic Amsterdam is the starting point of your European cruise. After embarkation, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail and savor fabulous dishes at the Welcome Dinner. A rousing performance by a traditional shanty choir completes the experience.
In the morning, enjoy a cruise along the famous Amsterdam canals, followed by a trip to the beautiful Waterland region with historic fishing villages and peaceful countryside.
Or choose to explore the art, history and culture of the Dutch on a tour of Haarlem. Visit the Cathedral of St. Bavo and enjoy the medieval atmosphere of the town’s cobbled streets and gabled houses. Rejoin your ship in Utrecht for lunch.
In the morning, discover the highlights of Cologne on the guided city tour. End with a glass of typical Kölsch, a famed Rhineland beer. After lunch, chocolate lovers will be able to visit the Cologne Chocolate Museum and find out more about the fascinating 500-year history of this melt-in-your-mouth cocoa treat.
Alternatively, nature enthusiasts may prefer the excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park, Germany’s first nature reserve, and Drachenfels castle ruins. With the Rhine sprawling below in all its splendor, the views from the top of the castle ruins are stunning. After an exciting day, return to the vessel to continue south along the river.
The morning starts on a high note with the passage of the Lorelei in the myth-enshrouded Upper Middle Rhine Valley. At lunchtime, the vessel arrives in Rüdesheim, a picturesque wine-making town in the Rhine Gorge where the river landscape has enchanted visitors for centuries, and is protected by UNESCO since 2002.
Discover the region’s rich history on a walking tour and admire the magical collection of instruments at the Music Cabinet Museum. Or take, instead, a tram ride through the vineyards of Rüdesheim on the “Wine Express”, enjoy some fine wine and stroll along the quaint “Drosselgasse”.
After a tranquil morning on board, join the afternoon excursion to Miltenberg and Wertheim. Miltenberg is a town flanked by the river Main with an incredible, forested hillside, and features Miltenberg Castle and one of the oldest inns in Germany, the Hotel “Zum Riesen”.
Continue to Wertheim and explore the medieval streets with their half-timbered houses and the unique glass museum. This evening, enjoy another memorable meal as the AMADEUS ship plies the waters toward our next stop.
Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known for lavish architecture, located in the center of the Franconian wine country. In the morning, experience the many beautiful sights of the town as well as the Baroque Residenz palace. The tour concludes with wine tasting in the ancient wine cellar of a local vineyard.
As an alternate excursion, join the trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, whose towers, city gates, walls, and half-timbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War. Unwind and relax on board this afternoon and let our Chefs delight you with their culinary magic at the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
Spend the morning cruising the scenic Main river. After lunch, arrive in the imperial city of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site which retains its medieval layout of three settlement areas, along with its historic buildings and Baroque facades.
Bamberg is ranked as one of Germany’s most attractive towns and known for its deliciously smoky beer. This German town is also the place to begin your crossing of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal. This evening, join a presentation about the Main-Danube canal, which allows free flow of traffic between the North Sea and the Black Sea.
Disembarkation follows breakfast. We wish you a good trip home and hope to see you soon!
Would you like to start your journey from the current disembarkation port? Then follow the link to the itinerary in reversed direction:Nuremberg → Amsterdam
Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.
Enjoy the flexibility to choose any shore excursion of the ones listed below for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
When booking our new ALL-IN excursion package prior to departure we offer you maximum flexibility at a great value. Create your personalized shore excursion program by choosing your favorite tours from our list of exciting options in each port.
Enjoy a package of 4 pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance:
Additional shore excursions can be purchased onboard at the below rate.
|Cruise Amsterdam - Nuremberg||Unit Price|
|OR Haarlem - art, history and Dutch lifestyle||$ 43.00|
|Cologne – historic capital of the Rhineland with Kölsch tasting||$ 41.00|
|Visit to the Chocolate Museum (Cologne)||$ 32.00|
|OR Siebengebirge and Drachenfels castle ruins||$ 78.00|
|Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum||$ 32.00|
|OR Visit to a vineyard with tasting & Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim||$ 47.00|
|Miltenberg walking tour and Wertheim with glass museum||$ 46.00|
|Würzburg with visit to the Residenz and wine tasting||$ 67.00|
|Bamberg walking tour||$ 33.00|
Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.