Europe's Rivers & Castles - Cruise Only

50%
OFF
Adventure Life
Castle surrounded by vineyards.
Adventure Life
Vineyard by the river
Adventure Life
A building sits in the middle of the river
Adventure Life
Visit the unique European towns
istock
Walk through the vineyards of Europe
AmaDolce's stairway and library.
Enjoy a game of chess on the AmaDolce's sun deck.
Embark your luxurious small ship in Luxembourg and settle in for an exciting 8-day European river cruise. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany and continue along the meandering Mosel River Valley, famous for Europe's steepest vineyards. Visit the charming towns of Bernkastel and Cochem, sampling Mosel vintages along the way. Then, cruise through the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, dotted with picturesque castles from Koblenz to Rüdesheim. Enter the Main River and stop at the medieval towns of Miltenberg, Wertheim and Bamberg before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg before ending your journey in majestic Prague.

Day 1

    Embark in Luxembourg

    Arrive in Luxembourg and transfer to the port to board your ship in the afternoon. Tonight gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. The ship departs very late tonight for Germany.(B,D)

    Day 2

      Trier / Bernkastel, Germany

      After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city introduces you to its rich Roman past. See the Roman Baths, Trier Cathedral, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, an area that has been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center this afternoon takes you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. Also enjoy a winery visit to sample several different regional vintages. The ship departs later this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

      Day 3

        Cochem / Koblenz / Rhine Castles / Rudesheim, Germany

        Today, the ship makes a brief stop in Alken, where you have a choice of two excursions – Cochem or Koblenz. In Cochem, take a guided tour of the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers fascinating views of the river valley. Alternatively, travel to Koblenz, a historic wine-growing town, where you can see the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady, and hear the story behind the Schängel Fountain and City Hall. Return to the ship for a scenic afternoon cruise along the most beautiful part of the Rhine, with ruined castles and fortresses and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and visit the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum after dinner. The ship moors overnight in in Rüdesheim. (B,L,D)

        Day 4

          Mainz / Heidelberg, Germany

          The ship departs Rüdesheim this morning and cruises to beautiful Mainz, arriving after lunch. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed Bible and centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses. Alternatively, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Visit the red-walled castle and see its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask), and also enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Later this afternoon, the ship departs Mainz and cruises overnight to Wertheim. (B,L,D)

          Day 5

            Wertheim, Germany

            This afternoon your ship arrives in Wertheim, where you can join a guided walking tour and spend free time to explore on your own. Reboard the ship this evening and cruise overnight to Wurzburg. (B,L,D)

            Day 6

              Würzburg / Kitzingen, Germany

              This morning, take a guided tour of Würzburg showing you all of the major sights or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture. This afternoon, take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. A famous shop dedicated solely to Christmas is located here, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and other seasonal wares. The ship cruises to Kitzingen, arriving this evening. The local Aulic Council and Wine Queen escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. Later tonight, the ship sails to Bamberg. (B,L,D)

              Day 7

                Bamberg, Germany

                After arriving this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, take a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Admire the town’s breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the serpentine streets lined with lovely houses and 18th-century mansions. Also sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. This evening, your ship cruises to Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

                Day 8

                  Disembark in Neuremberg, Germany

                  Following breakfast on board, disembark and bid farewell to Germany. Transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)
                   Category ECategory DCategory CCategory BCategory AJunior Suite
                  2014-Aug-04*$3,099$3,348$3,748$3,948$4,078$4,798
                  Port Charges: $161 per person.
                  * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                  2014-Sep-08
                  2014-Sep-29*
                  $3,499$3,748$4,148$4,348$4,478$5,198
                  Port Charges: $161 per person.
                  * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                  2014-Nov-03$2,899$3,148$3,548$3,748$3,878$4,598
                  Port Charges: $161 per person.
                  2015-May-19*
                  2015-May-26
                  $3,399$3,698$4,198$4,398$4,498$5,498
                  Port Charges: $168 per person.
                  * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                  2015-Jul-28*
                  2015-Aug-04
                  $3,299$3,598$4,098$4,298$4,398$5,398
                  Port Charges: $168 per person.
                  * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                  2015-Aug-25*$3,499$3,798$4,298$4,498$4,598$5,598
                  Port Charges: $168 per person.
                  * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                  2015-Sep-01$3,599$3,898$4,398$4,598$4,698$5,698
                  Port Charges: $168 per person.
                  5% OFF
                  Early Booking Bonus! Save 5% off cruise fare when you book any 2015 departure by July 31st!
                  All 2015 dates
                  3114
                  50% OFF
                  Explore Europe this fall! Book by August 31st to receive 2-for-1 savings or a single-supplement waiver on the November 3rd departure!
                  2014 : Nov 3
                  3276
                  These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
                  Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
                  Please note: Cruise fares do 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
                  - 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.

                  Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex.

                  Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

                  Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.

                  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