The Enchanting Rhine Cruise

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Peaceful canal running through a European town
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Rooftop view of a peaceful city in Europe
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A cathedral at sunset from the Rhine
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Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips
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Visit the unique European towns
Relax at the spa aboard the AmaCello.
AmaCello's gift shop.

Departs

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Oct 26, 2014
  • Nov 09, 2014
  • Mar 26, 2015
  • Apr 09, 2015
  • May 07, 2015
  • May 10, 2015
  • May 21, 2015
  • Jun 04, 2015
  • Jun 21, 2015
  • Jul 02, 2015
  • Jul 30, 2015
  • Aug 16, 2015
  • Aug 27, 2015
  • Aug 30, 2015
  • Sep 24, 2015
  • Oct 11, 2015
  • Oct 22, 2015
  • Oct 25, 2015
  • Nov 08, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Begin your European river cruise in vibrant Amsterdam, enjoying her legendary canals and colorful surroundings. Visit the majestic Cologne Cathedral, the historic university town of Heidelberg, the Alsation capital of Strasbourg, and an excursion to the legendary Black Forest region. Conclude your journey in the midst of Switzerland's stunning scenery and world-famous cities, enjoying lake- side excursions and Alpine vistas.

Day 1

  • Dinner

Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands / Embark

Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. (D)

Day 2

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amsterdam, Netherlands

After breakfast, your tour of Amsterdam begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the 'Venice of the North.' See the tall narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour that will show you many key sights, including a photo stop at the windmill famously painted by Rembrandt. You'll have some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship. The ship departs this afternoon en route to Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 3

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cologne, Germany

Enjoy a guided tour of Cologne this morning, which takes you to the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city's majestic 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Afterwards, you have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint cafe. Late tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz and moors overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rudesheim, Germany

This morning sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge, passing castle after castle and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rudesheim and enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. This evening, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to a remarkable collection of centuries-old robotic and self-playing musical instruments. As an alternative, sample a glass of Rüedesheimer coffee – a local favorite – at a friendly café. The ship sails overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 5

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Heidelberg, Germany

Arrive around noon in Speyer, one of Germany's oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the 13th-century Altportel ('Old Gate'). Choose either a city tour of Speyer or a half-day excursion to historic Heidelberg to visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask) and see beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below. This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France. (B,L,D)

Day 6

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Strasbourg, France

Capital and principal city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Ill River, where it flows into the Rhine on the border with Germany. This morning, take a panoramic tour through this charming medieval town lined with narrow cobbled streets. The tour takes you past the Orangery, the town's oldest park, the European Parliament, and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, take a walking tour of the "La Petite France" neighborhood, where you will see the sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps, take a stroll through Strasbourg's historic city center, the 'Grande Ile' ('Grand Island'), a UNESCO World Heritage site, or sample the local cuisine and wine that merges the best of French and German influences. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breisach, Germany

You have two exciting excursions to choose from today. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town that looks much as it did back in the 16th century. A second option is a walking tour of Breisach and Freiburg. Breisach is a beautiful town on that houses one of Europe's largest wine cellars. In Freiburg, visit the historical city center and the Augustinerplatz, site of Freiburg's Munster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Tonight, the ship cruises to Switzerland. (B,L,D)

Day 8

  • Breakfast

Basel - Lucerne, Switzerland / Disembark

Disembark after breakfast for a city tour of cosmopolitan Basel. Switzerland's second largest city is ideally located at the crossroads of Switzerland, France and Germany. Long an important center for banking, commerce, and trade, Basel's glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite 18th-century patrician homes. After free time for lunch on your own, depart for Lucerne. En route visit the Lion Monument, a dramatic sculpture that honors the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution. Arrive mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel. (B)

Day 9

  • Breakfast

Lucerne, Switzerland

Situated on Lake Lucerne, the city is a medieval gem. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour that explores some of the city's lovely cobblestone streets, monuments, fountain-embellished public squares, covered bridges and colorful frescoed buildings. The afternoon offers free time to shop for Swiss-made watches, knives and world-famous chocolates. Or, you can join the optional tour. Or, if you prefer, join the optional tour to cable car ride to the top of Mount Pilatus, the mountain which dominates the city and offers incredible views of the surrounding area (seasonal availability). (B)

Day 10

  • Breakfast

Lucerne - Zurich, Switzerland

Enjoy a free morning in Lucerne before checking out of your hotel. Afterwards, cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau. Upon arrival in Vitznau, board a motor coach for a scenic drive to Zurich. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B)

Day 11

  • Breakfast

Zurich, Switzerland

Your morning walking tour of picturesque Zurich includes Grossmunster, St.Peter, with the largest church clock face in the world, Old Town, Town Hall and Fraumunster, which was fully renovated in 2004 and now offers an exceptional 360-degree view of Zurich. The afternoon and evening is free for you to explore the town on your own. Perhaps, return to the Old Town, which offers engaging cafes, restaurants and a wealth of nightlife, or shop along Bahnhofstrasse and Niederdorf. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to the Rhine Falls. (B)

Day 12

  • Breakfast

Zurich, Switzerland

After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
 Cat ECat DCat CCat BCat AJunior Suite
2014-Oct-23$4,259$4,508$4,908$5,108$5,238$6,258
Port Charges: $161 per person
2014-Oct-26*$4,159$4,408$4,808$5,008$5,138$6,158
Port Charges: $161 per person
* Itinerary operates in reverse.
2014-Nov-09*$3,859$4,108$4,508$4,708$4,838$5,858
Port Charges: $161 per person
* Itinerary operates in reverse.
2015-Mar-26$3,659$3,958$4,458$4,658$4,758$5,958
Port Charges: $168 per person
2015-Apr-09
2015-Nov-08*
$3,958$4,258$4,758$4,958$5,058$6,258
Port Charges: $168 per person
* Itinerary operates in reverse.
2015-May-07
2015-Jun-21*
2015-Jul-02
2015-Jul-30
2015-Oct-11*
$4,459$4,758$5,258$5,458$5,558$6,758
Port Charges: $168 per person
* Itinerary operates in reverse.
2015-May-10*
2015-May-21
2015-Jun-04
2015-Aug-16*
$4,559$4,859$5,358$5,558$5,658$6,858
Port Charges: $168 per person
* Itinerary operates in reverse.
2015-Aug-27$4,659$4,958$5,458$5,658$5,758$6,958
Port Charges: $168 per person
2015-Aug-30*
2015-Sep-24
$4,759$5,058$5,558$5,758$5,858$7,058
Port Charges: $168 per person
* Itinerary operates in reverse.
2015-Oct-22$4,259$4,558$5,058$5,258$5,358$6,558
Port Charges: $168 per person
2015-Oct-25*$4,159$4,458$4,958$5,158$5,258$6,458
Port Charges: $168 per person
* Itinerary operates in reverse.
Please note: Cruise fare does not include port charges.

Included Features:
- 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies
- Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
- Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations
- Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms
- Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
- Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship
- Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
- Transfer from the Ship in Basel to Hotel in Lucerne
- 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Lucerne including daily Buffet Breakfast
- 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Zürich including daily Buffet Breakfast
- Special Highlights including Lectures, Theme Dinners, Cooking Demonstration, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
- Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
- Services of Professional Cruise Manager
- All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
- All local Taxes

Deposit & Payment

Initial deposit is $400, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

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Cancellation Policy

Days Prior to departureFee
121 days or more$400 per person
120-90 days$600 per person
89-60 days40% trip cost
59-30 days55% trip cost
29-0 days100% trip cost