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Europe’s Rivers & Castles River Cruise

From $3049 $798 taxes

This perfect journey combines three beautiful rivers, the Rhine, Main and Moselle, into one grand adventure. Cruise past historic vineyards and imposing hilltop castles. Discover how everything in Zell centers on the “Black Cat” and how it relates to wine, and learn the secrets of Trier’s Porta Nigra. Let the storybook villages of Rüdesheim, Wertheim, Bernkastel and Cochem captivate you. All along the way, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque.

Travel Bets Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Nuremburg and return from Luxemberg
  • 7 nights deluxe river cruise aboard AmaDante
  • Airport transfers from airport to port and port to airport
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • 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

Travel Best Bets Exclusive:  Book by February 28!

May 23 Outside French Balcony Taxes &  Fees
Vancouver $3049 $3549 $798
Victoria and Kelowna add $300

 

Day Date Time Activity Port of Call Country
Thu 05/24/2018 03:00 PM EMBARK NUREMBERG (PORT) GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Thu 05/24/2018 08:30 PM DEPARTURE NUREMBERG (PORT) GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Fri 05/25/2018 08:30 AM ARRIVAL BAMBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Fri 05/25/2018 02:00 PM DEPARTURE BAMBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Fri 05/25/2018 09:00 PM ARRIVAL SCHWEINFURT GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Fri 05/25/2018 11:59 PM DEPARTURE SCHWEINFURT GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sat 05/26/2018 08:00 AM ARRIVAL KITZINGEN GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sat 05/26/2018 01:00 PM DEPARTURE KITZINGEN GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sat 05/26/2018 06:30 PM ARRIVAL WÜRZBURG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sat 05/26/2018 07:00 PM DEPARTURE WÜRZBURG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sun 05/27/2018 08:30 AM ARRIVAL WERTHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sun 05/27/2018 01:00 PM DEPARTURE WERTHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Mon 05/28/2018 09:00 AM ARRIVAL MAINZ GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Mon 05/28/2018 10:00 AM DEPARTURE MAINZ GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Mon 05/28/2018 11:00 AM ARRIVAL RÜDESHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Mon 05/28/2018 04:00 PM DEPARTURE RÜDESHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Mon 05/28/2018 07:30 PM ARRIVAL KOBLENZ AM RHEIN GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Mon 05/28/2018 09:59 PM DEPARTURE KOBLENZ AM RHEIN GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Tue 05/29/2018 07:00 AM ARRIVAL COCHEM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Tue 05/29/2018 01:00 PM DEPARTURE COCHEM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Tue 05/29/2018 06:30 PM ARRIVAL ZELL GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Tue 05/29/2018 11:59 PM OVERNIGHT ZELL GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Wed 05/30/2018 12:01 AM DEPARTURE ZELL GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Wed 05/30/2018 01:30 PM ARRIVAL TRIER GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Wed 05/30/2018 06:30 PM DEPARTURE TRIER GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Wed 05/30/2018 08:30 PM ARRIVAL WASSERBILLIG, LUX LUXEMBOURG
Wed 05/30/2018 11:59 PM OVERNIGHT WASSERBILLIG, LUX LUXEMBOURG
Thu 05/31/2018 09:00 AM DISEMBARK WASSERBILLIG, LUX LUXEMBOURG

Nuremberg to Luxembourg

Day 1 Nuremberg – EMBARKATION
Embark your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers on board. (D)

Day 2
Bamberg – Walking tour and smoked beer tasting
Schweinfurt – Free evening
Discover enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guided walking tour includes the Imperial Cathedral and the charming fishermen’s village known as “Little Venice” as well as taste the city’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. (B,L,D)

Day 3
Kitzingen – Walking tour and wine tasting
Würzburg – City tour and Residenz Palace visit OR Kitzingen bike tour
Explore Kitzingen, Franconia’s wine trade center, with a city tour. Later, the Aulic (wine) Council and Wine Queen will welcome you with a special five-wine tasting in one of Germany’s oldest wine cellars. During the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Join a guided bike ride from Kitzingen to Würzburg along the Main River and “Romantic Road,” or take a walking tour through Würzburg and then visit its Residenz Palace. The 300-room palace took nearly 60 years to complete and contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco, created by Venetian painter Tiepolo, as well as one of the most beautiful staircases in the world (B,L,D)

Day 4
Wertheim – Walking tour OR Main River bike tour OR Pretzel bakery visit and tasting OR Castle hike
Wertheim’s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 5
Mainz – City tour with Chagall windows OR Full-day Heidelberg excursion OR Mainz to Rüdesheim bike tour
Rüdesheim – Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum OR Vineyard hike OR Gondola ride
Rhine Gorge – Scenic cruising
Koblenz – Evening walking tour
Arrive in Mainz, located at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers, where you have a choice of three excursions. 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. Alternatively, visit Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, where you will tour the Old Town and visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat. For a more active adventure, cycle along the Rhine River to Rüdesheim. During the afternoon, you can participate in one of three excursions while in Rüdesheim. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of self-playing musical instruments; take a ride over the vineyards of Rüdesheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or go on a hike through the vineyards. Later in the day, set sail towards Koblenz through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles and legendary Lorelei Rock. After dinner, join a tour of Koblenz to explore its romantic narrow streets, historic squares and 12th-century churches. (B,L,D)

Day 6
Cochem – Reichsburg Castle and walking tour OR Cochem Mustard Mill tour OR Bike tour
Zell – Exclusive wine festival
Wake up in fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard. You may also opt to take a guided bike tour along the captivating Moselle River. Later cruise to Zell, famous for their Riesling and the well-known arched black cat icon, often seen on the labels of local German wines. Experience the hospitality of the citizens of Zell, including the local Wine Queen and Mayor, at an exclusive wine festival where you’ll sample local wines, sausages and more. (B,L,D)

Day 7
Trier – City tour OR Secrets of Porta Nigra tour OR Amphitheater Hill hike
Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moselle to Trier, Germany’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra Gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Alternatively, you can join a tour to discover the Secrets of the Porta Nigra; or go on a hike to Trier’s amphitheater where gladiators once held contests. (B,L,D)

Day 8
Luxembourg – DISEMBARKATION
This morning, bid farewell to your luxurious river cruise ship. (B)

 


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