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Treasures of the Rhine and Main
3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Prague pre-cruise, 7-Night Cruise Nuremberg to Amsterdam

AMA Christmas Cruise

AMA Treasures of Rhine and Main

Prague to Amsterdam - 11 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Amacerto, Amaprima

 

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful city.

Day 2 : Prague

Experience the wonders of Prague and its historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site on your city tour or you can hike to the grand castle. See Rudolfinum and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital’s famous Astronomical Clock. (B)

Day 3: Prague

Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made, whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis. Beer is a core part of the country’s national identity, so much so the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro establishments offering a huge range of styles, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech’s beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

Day 4: Prague - Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation Day)

Depart Prague after breakfast and drive through the scenic countryside to Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. (B,D)

Day 5 : Bamberg - Volkach

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 followed by a tasting of the city’s famous smoked beer. Or indulge in the local flavors by 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. In the evening, sail to the Bavarian town of Volkach, where you’ll enjoy a free evening strolling along the streets and visiting shops and cafes. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Würzburg

Visit Würzburg, nestled along the “Romantic Road” in the middle of Germany’s largest wine producing region. Join a walking tour of this beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. Or admire its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. As an alternative, hike up to Marienberg Fortress, dating back to the 13th century, and overlooking the Main. You may also head to picturesque Rothenburg on the “Romantic Road,” known for its well-preserved medieval Old Town. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Wertheim

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. Alternatively, enjoy a guided walking tour through the medieval town of Miltenberg where you’ll see you will see the Schnatterloch (old market square) and one of the oldest inns in Germany, the Hotel Zum Reisen. Or, opt for a hike up into the surrounding hills to Miltenberg Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Rüdesheim

Cruise from the meandering Main River to the captivating Rhine River en route to the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Once there, you will have a choice of three excursions. Take a peaceful ride over the vineyards on Rüdesheim’s gondola. Afterwards, wine connoisseurs will want to go on a wine tasting with a local vintner. Alternatively, visit hike through a Rüdesheim vineyard or take a bike ride through the Rheingau wine region. Later in the day, set sail towards 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 9: Cologne

Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. Continue on to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, the Heumarkt and the Alter Markt. For a different view of the city, 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. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Amsterdam

View Amsterdam on a scenic canal cruise, taking in the magic of its iconic bridges. Or opt for a rare experience with a journey into the Netherland’s Floriade Expo* in Almere – very close to Amsterdam – which will feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, souvenirs and food stalls. If you prefer exploring the world with your taste buds, stroll past traditional canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges and house boats to taste Dutch specialties at a grand Amsterdam café. (B,L,D)

*Please note: The Floriade 2022 Expo opens from April 14 to October 9, 2022. Depending on docking location, A Taste of Amsterdam may not operate; therefore, an alternative tour will operate instead.

Day 11: Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Most Christmas Markets begin opening as early as Nov. 25 and remain open until approximately Dec. 23. Check with each country's tourist office for UPDATED information.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the Christmas market cruise.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin. Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
From Prague
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Nuremberg)
Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/fixed windows
Cat. C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. CA - Upper & Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Cat. BB - Middle Deck fwd & aft w/ twin balconies
Cat. BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA+ - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w /twin balconies
May 21,2022
May 24, 2022ꕤ
Amaprima
$4,799
$5,098
$5,898
-
$6,498
$6,698
$6,898
$7,098
$7,698
$8,398
Jul 2,2022
Jul 5, 2022ꕤ
Amacerto
$4,799
$5,098
$5,898
-
$6,498
$6,698
$6,898
$7,098
$7,698
$8,398
Jul 30,2022
Aug 2, 2022ꕤ
Amaprima
$4,799
$5,098
$5,898
-
$6,498
$6,698
$6,898
$7,098
$7,698
$8,398
Sep 10,2022
Sep 13, 2022ꕤ
Amacerto
$5,099
$5,398
$6,198
-
$6,798
$6,998
$7,198
$7,398
$7,998
$8,698
Oct 8, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Amaprima
$4,899
$5,198
$5,998
-
$6,598
$6,798
$6,998
$7,198
$7,798
$8,498
Nov 26, 2022
Nov 29, 2022
Amaprima
$4,399
$4,698
$5,498
-
$6,098
$6,298
$6,498
$6,698
$7,298
$7,998
Apr 29, 2023
May 2, 2023
Amaprima
$4,799
$5,098
$5,898
-
$6,498
$6,698
$6,898
$7,098
$7,698
$8,398
Jun 10, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Amacerto
$4,799
$5,098
$5,898
-
$6,498
$6,698
$6,898
$7,098
$7,698
$8,398
Jul 22, 2023
Jul 25, 2023
Amaprima
$4,799
$5,098
$5,898
-
$6,498
$6,698
$6,898
$7,098
$7,698
$8,398
Aug 19, 2023
Aug 22, 2023
Amacerto
$4,899
$5,198
$5,998
-
$6,598
$6,798
$6,998
$7,198
$7,798
$8,498
Sep 23, 2023
Sep 26, 2023
Amaprima
$5,099
$5,398
$6,198
-
$6,798
$6,998
$7,198
$7,398
$7,998
$8,698
Oct 28, 2023
Oct 31, 2023
Amacerto
$4,599
$4,898
$5,698
-
$6,298
$6,498
$6,698
$6,898
$7,498
$8,198
Nov 25, 2023
Nov 28, 2023
Amaprima
$4,399
$4,698
$5,498
-
$6,098
$6,298
$6,498
$6,698
$7,298
$7,998
Port Charges: Additional $210 USD per person.
For Single Traveler: Single supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price// Single Supplement for Land: $320 per person.
For 8 days Cruise Only (no Prague): Subtract $900 USD from above rates .
ꕤ Denotes departures that includes Floriade 2022 - a rare horticultural exhibition that only happens every 10 years. Please contact us for details.
Please select bedding choice at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A -Two twin beds; Choice B - One large bed (larger than queen size)
Transfers at Start/End of Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.
Prices Include:
3 nights hotel accommodations in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar; hotel subject to change) with daily buffet breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the ship in Nuremberg on Embarkation Day
▪ 7-night Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
▪ "Culinary Delights - Bites & Sights" excursions
▪ State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
▪ Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
▪ Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
▪ Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
▪ Multiple dining venues on select vessels
▪ Free-flowing red and white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
▪ Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
▪ Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
Services of Professional Cruise Manager
All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
▪ Taxes
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare, transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal expenses

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