2024 : Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle : Amsterdam to Paris : 7- Night Cruise With 2 Nights Pre-Cruise And 3 Nights Post-Cruise : ms AmaCerto

CRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to Luxembourg

CRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to Luxembourg

Bookend your travels with stays in two incredible cities rich with history and culture: Amsterdam and Paris. Drink in the beauty, history and flavor of the Rhine and Moselle river valleys' iconic vineyards. Begin your journey with a gentle ride through Amsterdam's legendary canals, then head to Cologne where you can whet your palate for the wines ahead by tasting Kolsch beer. As for the vineyards, you'll soar above them by gondola or hike among the grapes in Rudesheim and sip wines in Bernkastel as well, learning the legend of the Bernkasteler Doctor. Discover the celebrated Champagne region of France in Reims, the unofficial capital of Champagne Whatever you choose to do ashore, the stories you're told and flavors that grace your palate will surely transform you.

COUNTRIES: Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands

RIVERS: Rhine, Moselle

COUNTRIES: Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands

RIVERS: Rhine, Moselle

Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

At A Glance

On our river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access & complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • 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
  • 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 venue
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chai des Rotisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chai des Rotisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drink
  • 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

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.
    Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.

    Day 2 : AMSTERDAM
    Follow your guide through the charming capital of the Netherlands, with its iconic meandering canals, bridges and distinctive architecture. (B)

    Day 3 : AMSTERDAM - EMBARKATION
    Check out of your hotel and, before transferring to your ship, visit Zaanse Schans, observing life as it used to be in the Netherlands. Authentic windmills, houses and shops were relocated to this area, creating a typical 17th- to 18th-century village. (B,D)

    Day 4 : AMSTERDAM
    There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you'll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : COLOGNE, GERMANY
    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 Old Market and the Heumarkt. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kolsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : RUDESHEIM
    Cruise along the Rhine River and take in some of the dozens of castles that line its path before reaching Rudesheim. 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 admire the Rheingau. Later in the day, let Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you or taste one of the town's special delights, Rudesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : MAINZ - LAHNSTEIN
    Arrive in Mainz, located at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers. Join a walking tour of Mainz, home to many historic treasures, including one of Germany's most important churches, the Romanesque cathedral and the Chagall stained-glass windows depicting scriptural scenes in stunning blue, which you will get to see. As an alternative, enjoy a walking tour of Mainz's Old Town with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, where you will learn more about the German visionary's inventions and have an opportunity to admire two of his original mid-15th century Gutenberg Bibles. For a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour through Mainz. Later in the day, cruise to 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 8 : MOSELLE VALLEY - COCHEM
    Spend the morning taking in the beauty of the Moselle on this scenic stretch of the river before reaching Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle and then walk through its Old Town. Or for a different adventure, tour one of Europe's oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem's famous mustard. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can hike up to the Reichsburg Castle or go on a guided bike tour through Cochem. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : BERNKASTEL
    Walk through Bernkastel's colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century and cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour along the Moselle. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : LUXEMBOURG - DISEMBARKATION - REIMS, 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 transfering to Reims, where you will check into your hotel. Afterwards, join a guided tour through the city of Reims. Known as the unofficial capital of Champagne, Reims is home to the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame de Reims, and many impressive wine cellars. (B)

    Day 11 : REIMS
    Explore the history behind the drink of celebration as you enjoy a scenic drive on the Routes des Champagnes. You will see some of the famous Champagne houses such as Epernay, Hautvillers and Champagne makers of Veuve-Clicquot and Moet et Chandon. (B)

    Day 12 : REIMS - PARIS
    Check out of your hotel in Reims. Before transferring to Paris, enjoy a highlights tour of historic WWI sites in Reims, including the Belleau Wood American WWI monument. (B)

    Day 13 : DEPART PARIS
    Bid au revoir to Paris as you prepare for your journey home.

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Duration
    13 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaCerto

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Amsterdam  
    Day 2Amsterdam  
    Day 3Amsterdam  
    Day 4Amsterdam  
    Day 5Cologne  
    Day 6Rudesheim  
    Day 7Lahnstein  
    Day 8Cochem  
    Day 9Bernkastel  
    Day 10Reims  
    Day 11Reims  
    Day 12Paris  
    Day 13Paris  
    Dates/Pricing

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    09/30/2024$6,399.00* (USD)Quote
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    Important Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price $224 per person.

    Single Supplement "50% of twin price; A+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

    Single Supplement for Land A single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

    Bedding Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size)."

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    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

      
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