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Offer ID: 1473520

7-night Rhine Castles and Swiss Alps Cruise

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Optional Private Excursion
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Basel Destination Guide
Arrive
07/29/24
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Depart
07/29/24
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Embark your ship in Basel for your Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps cruise.,

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Basel Destination Guide
Arrive
07/30/24
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Depart
07/30/24
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Enjoy getting to know Basel, Switzerland's third-largest city. Long an important university, banking, and trade center, Basel's glorious past is still evident in its medieval town hall, richly decorated market square, and exquisite 18th-century patrician homes. Tour the city by foot or on a guided bike tour that takes you through three countries: Switzerland, France, and Germany. Or, choose a full-day excursion in Lucerne, known for its Lion Monument — the figure of a dying lion carved into a hillside in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution in 1792 — which Mark Twain described as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world". You'll also see Lucerne's spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. (B,L,D),

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Lucerne Destination Guide
Arrive
07/30/24
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Depart
07/30/24
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Strasbourg Destination Guide
Arrive
07/31/24
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Depart
07/31/24
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Strasbourg offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its location at the border between the two countries. 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, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cathédrale de Nôtre-Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l'Orangerie. (B,L,D),

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Ludwigshafen
Arrive
08/01/24
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Depart
08/01/24
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Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of four 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 Philosophers' Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy 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 Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or pedal along the river Neckar to the picturesque medieval city center of Ladenburg and enjoy some free time to explore the shops. Later in the day, cruise to the charming village of Rüdesheim and 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, Rüdesheim coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee, and whipped cream. (B,L,D),

Heidelberg Destination Guide
Arrive
08/01/24
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Depart
08/01/24
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Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of four 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 Philosophers' Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy 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 Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or pedal along the river Neckar to the picturesque medieval city center of Ladenburg and enjoy some free time to explore the shops. Later in the day, cruise to the charming village of Rüdesheim and 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, Rüdesheim coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee, and whipped cream. (B,L,D),

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Rudesheim Destination Guide
Arrive
08/01/24
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Depart
08/01/24
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Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of four 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 Philosophers' Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy 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 Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or pedal along the river Neckar to the picturesque medieval city center of Ladenburg and enjoy some free time to explore the shops. Later in the day, cruise to the charming village of Rüdesheim and 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, Rüdesheim coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee, and whipped cream. (B,L,D),

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Rudesheim Destination Guide
Arrive
08/02/24
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Depart
08/02/24
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Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town's iconic vineyards and drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town's beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, cruise through the captivating UNESCO World Heritage-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching Lahnstein, where you will enjoy a unique evening visit at Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D),

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Lahnstein
Arrive
08/02/24
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Depart
08/02/24
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Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town's iconic vineyards and drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town's beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, cruise through the captivating UNESCO World Heritage-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching Lahnstein, where you will enjoy a unique evening visit at Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D),

Cologne Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
08/03/24
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Depart
08/03/24
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Enjoy cruising to Cologne. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany's most revered Gothic masterpieces. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany's oldest town hall, the Overstolzenhaus, and the Festival Hall. For a different view, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and 'Reibekuchen mit Apfelmus', potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D),

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Amsterdam Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
08/04/24
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Depart
08/04/24
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There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you'll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Alternatively, get a taste of local flavor, passing iconic canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges, and house boats while tasting Dutch specialties at one of Amsterdam's grand cafés. Please note: tour depends upon docking location and may be replaced with Jordaan District Walking Tour. (B,L,D),

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Amsterdam Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
08/05/24
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Depart
08/05/24
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Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B),

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Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise Inclusions
    SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
    • Computer for internet access
    • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
    • Mini-Fridge, Desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily
    AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
    • Wellness Program 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 and 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
    • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala 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
    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

Offer ID

1473520

Voyage Number

21040

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