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Europe's Rivers & Castles (Prague to Paris)
13 days  |  See Prices

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After checking into your hotel, the day is yours to relax or to begin exploring this charming city on your own.
Your morning's sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with a historic city center that’s been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Wenceslas Square and the Vltava River before visiting the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle. Afterwards, walk over the Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square and see the Church of Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock. The evening is free to mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for souvenirs, or enjoy one of the city’s many charming cafés or restaurants. Or enjoy an optional “Folklore Dinner Show.” (B)
After breakfast, depart Prague and drive through the pastoral German countryside to Nuremberg. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Nuremberg, with its fabulous Gothic churches and impressive city walls. See the infamous zeppelin field where Hitler once held his Nazi Party rallies and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Late this afternoon, you will board your luxurious ship and meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship departs tonight for Bamberg. (B,D)
This morning you will arrive in the medieval town of Bamberg. Enjoy a walking tour of this picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site, with sights that include the cathedral and Old Town Hall that straddles the river. Explore the serpentine streets lined with charming houses and sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before returning to the ship. Continue your cruise early this afternoon. You will have free time after arriving in Schweinfurt tonight. The ship sails for Kitzingen overnight. (B,L,D)
This morning you will arrive in Kitzingen for a walking tour. You’ll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar, where you will taste several different wines and learn about the history of wine production in the region. This afternoon in Wurzburg visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture. Another possibility is an optional excursion to the medieval town of Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road, where you will have a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. Rejoin the ship in Würzburg. We cruise overnight tonight to Wertheim. (B,L,D)
This morning, you will have a guided walking tour Wertheim, a town that has retained much of its medieval charm and character. After lunch, the ship will cruise towards Mainz. (B,L,D)
Early this morning arrive in Mainz after breakfast and choose one of two excursions. The first is a walking tour of beautiful Mainz, where you will visit the Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible. As an alternative, you may chose an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, where you can visit the red-walled Heidelberg Castle and its Great Vat, and take a walking tour of the historic old quarter. Later, stop in Rudesheim to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses a fantastic collection of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th-20th centuries From Rudesheim, we depart late afternoon for Koblenz, arriving in time for an evening walking tour. The ship will cruise through the Rhine River gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Later this evening the ship sails for Cochem. (B,L,D)
Wake up this morning in Cochem, a fairytale village surrounded by scenic vineyards. Walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses and enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle situated high above the town. From the castle’s grounds, you’ll have a spectacular view of the river. Early this afternoon, the ship will cruise past hillside vineyards en route to Zell, arriving early evening. The town’s Mayor and Wine Queen will be on hand to warmly welcome you to a memorable wine festival. The ship moors overnight in Zell. (B,L,D)
The ship arrives mid-afternoon in Trier, Germany’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site This area is renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and your guided tour will include such sights as the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. This evening, the ship cruises towards the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (B,L,D)
This morning, bid farewell to the ship. Guests continuing on to Paris set off on a scenic transfer to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. En route, you will stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of Gen. George Patton. Later, you will enjoy a walking tour of Luxembourg and have free time for lunch on your own before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris. Arrive mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel. An optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour is available tonight. (B)
Day 11 PARIS
Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning’s guided tour. Start with a panoramic tour in which you will see the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. Your tour concludes with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. Tonight, you may enjoy an optional “Parisian Cabaret” dinner show. (B)
Day 12 PARIS
Your last day in the “City of Lights” is free for you to enjoy however you wish. (B)
Bid au revoir to Paris as you prepare for your homeward journey. (B)
Prague: InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar)
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS AmaDante
Paris: Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar)
Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley, its steep hillsides covered with vineyards. Visit the German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, dotted with picturesque fortresses and castle ruins. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg.
  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer to the high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, followed by transfer to ship
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Entertainment on demand 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
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Unlimited red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Transfer to the hotel in Prague
  • 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & 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)
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
  • All local taxes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $168 per person.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price & Suites 100% of twin price. Single Supplement for Land: $800 per person.
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