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Medieval Treasures River Cruise

From $3199 $798 taxes

Starting from Basel, experience the romantic Rhine and peaceful Main rivers. Ancient castles, grand palaces and medieval towns are yours to enjoy. Revel in the architectural gems on display—the Würzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Visit the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg and the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt. Discover the many medieval treasures on this unforgettable journey.

Travel Bets Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Basel and return from Nuremburg
  • 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:  *Select Sailings Special Savings book by December 31, 2017

Outside French Balcony Taxes &  Fees
Vancouver
May 16-24, 2018* $3199 $3549 $798
Victoria and Kelowna add $300

AMA SOLO TRAVELER PROGRAM – Guests traveling solo can book a base category stateroom on any river cruise in Europe, Asia or Africa without paying an additional single supplement fee.  (Restrictions apply)

Day Date Time Activity Port of Call Country
Thu 05/17/2018 03:00 PM EMBARK BASEL (PORT) SWITZERLAND
Thu 05/17/2018 10:00 PM DEPARTURE BASEL (PORT) SWITZERLAND
Fri 05/18/2018 12:00 PM ARRIVAL STRASBOURG FRANCE
Fri 05/18/2018 11:00 PM DEPARTURE STRASBOURG FRANCE
Sat 05/19/2018 08:00 AM ARRIVAL MANNHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sat 05/19/2018 01:00 PM DEPARTURE MANNHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sat 05/19/2018 06:30 PM ARRIVAL RÜDESHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sat 05/19/2018 11:59 PM OVERNIGHT RÜDESHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sun 05/20/2018 09:00 AM DEPARTURE RÜDESHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sun 05/20/2018 12:00 PM ARRIVAL RUESSELHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sun 05/20/2018 12:30 PM DEPARTURE RUESSELHEIM GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sun 05/20/2018 04:00 PM ARRIVAL FRANKFURT GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Sun 05/20/2018 11:00 PM DEPARTURE FRANKFURT GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Mon 05/21/2018 03:00 PM ARRIVAL MILTENBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Mon 05/21/2018 07:00 PM DEPARTURE MILTENBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Tue 05/22/2018 01:30 PM ARRIVAL WÜRZBURG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Tue 05/22/2018 07:00 PM DEPARTURE WÜRZBURG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Wed 05/23/2018 02:30 PM ARRIVAL BAMBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Wed 05/23/2018 07:00 PM DEPARTURE BAMBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
Thu 05/24/2018 06:00 AM ARRIVAL NUREMBERG (PORT) GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
DAY 1
EMBARKATION – BASEL, SWITZERLAND

Embark your cruise in Basel. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers on board. (D)

DAY 2
STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République and then walk through the iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can go on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace—one of the largest palaces in Europe. Alternatively, join a walking tour of one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate; or visit the intriguing Speyer Technical Museum. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim, where you’ll be treated to a Riesling wine tasting. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
RÜDESHEIM – FRANKFURT

Continue your exploration of Rüdesheim with a choice of excursions. Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure will want to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of self-playing musical instruments. For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of Rüdesheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a bike ride along the Rhine. You can also join a full-day excursion to Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Later in the day, cruise to the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt, where you’ll take in the sights on a panoramic city tour and then immerse yourself in the local flavors with an authentic Römerberg beer tasting. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
MILTENBERG

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. Alternatively, indulge in regional specialties of Franconia; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
WÜRZBURG

Nestled along the “Romantic Road” in the middle of Germany’s largest wine producing region lies Würzburg. Join a walking tour of this beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. Or you can visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Get more active with a hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River. During the afternoon, participate in a special Franconian wine tasting at the famous wine cellars located underneath Würzburg. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
BAMBERG

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427. And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River and to its quirky quarters beyond the town center. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
NUREMBERG– DISEMBARKATION

Disembark the ship in Nuremberg after breakfast and return home. (B)


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