Europes Rivers & Castles« All MS Amalyra cruise options
- Day 1 Arrive Paris, France
- Day 2 Exploring Paris
- Day 3 Free day Paris
- Day 4 Paris / Luxembourg
- Day 5 Trier / Bernkastel
- Day 6 Cochem / Koblenz / Rhine Castles / Rudesheim
- Day 7 Mainz / Heidelberg
- Day 8 Wertheim
- Day 9 Würzburg / Kitzingen
- Day 10 Bamberg
- Day 11 Nuremberg / Prague, Czech Republic
- Day 12 Exploring Prague
- Day 13 Depart Prague / Return Home
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Cat E||Cat D||Cat C||Cat B||Cat A||Junior Suite|
|Jun 16 '13
Jun 22 '13
|Port Charges: $147 per person.|
|Oct 31 '14
|Port Charges: $161 per person.|
Day 1 Arrive Paris, France
Time to rest or start exploring the city during the balance of the day.
Day 2 Exploring Paris
Enjoy Paris' famous sights during this morning's guided tour: Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, see the unique Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the many museums, galleries and other attractions that the city has to offer. (B)
Day 3 Free day Paris
Enjoy a full free day to explore the amazing "City of Lights," where romance fills the air. Stroll along the Champs Elysées, the boutique-lined boulevards, or visit the top of the Eiffel Tower, built for the World's Fair of 1889. There are two optional tours to choose from as well, “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” and Montmartre & Illuminations.” (B)
Day 4 Paris / Luxembourg
Bid au revoir to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Metz, then transfer to Luxembourg, one of Europe’s last independent duchies. You will have a guided walking tour of Luxembourg and stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of Gen. George Patton, before boarding the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. The ship departs very late tonight for Germany. (B,D)
Day 5 Trier / Bernkastel
After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will 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’s been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center this afternoon will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit to sample several different regional vintages. A guided bicycle tour is also available. The ship departs later this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Cochem / Koblenz / Rhine Castles / Rudesheim
Today, the ship makes a brief stop in Alken, where you will have a choice of two excursions – Cochem or Koblenz. In Cochem, you will take a guided tour of the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers fascinating views of the river valley. Alternatively, travel to Koblenz, an historic wine-growing town, where you will 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 7 Mainz / Heidelberg
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. You will 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 8 Wertheim
This afternoon your ship arrives in Wertheim, where you will have a guided walking tour and free time to explore on your own. You may also opt for a guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled). Reboard the ship this evening and cruise overnight to Wurzburg. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Würzburg / Kitzingen
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. Or take a guided bike tour from Würzburg to Kitzingen (capacity controlled). The ship will cruise to Kitzingen, arriving this evening. The local Aulic Council and Wine Queen will escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. Later tonight, the ship sails to Bamberg. (B,L,D)
Day 10 Bamberg
After arriving this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll have 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. You will also sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. As an alternative, you can see the sights on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This evening, we cruise to Nuremberg. (B,L,D)
Day 11 Nuremberg / Prague, Czech Republic
After breakfast, you will leave the ship and take a guided tour of historic Nuremberg. You will see Gothic churches, the zeppelin field where Hitler held his infamous Nazi Party Rallies, and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. You will also have some free time on your own before transferring to Prague. (B)
Day 12 Exploring Prague
After your morning sightseeing tour, you’ll see why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before crossing the famous Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The balance of the day is yours to spend as you wish, perhaps to take an optional excursion to Terezin, a former concentration camp that now serves as a memorial to those who perished. This evening, an optional “Folklore Dinner Show” provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions (B)
Day 13 Depart Prague / Return Home
Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
Itinerary NotesPlease note: Cruise fares do not include port charges.
- 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris including daily Buffet Breakfast
- Transfer from the hotel to the High-speed TGV train to Luxembourg
- 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 Nuremberg to the Hotel in Prague
- 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Prague 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 $600, 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/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|121 days or more||$400 per person|
|120-90 days||$600 per person|
|89-60 days||40% trip cost|
|59-30 days||55% trip cost|
|29-0 days||100% trip cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 148
- River Cruise Ship
Launched in 2008, the MS Amalyra is part of the newest, state-of-the-art fleet of river cruise vessels in Europe. This vessel sets new standards in European river cruising and offers a number of features which no other European river cruise ship can match. The MS Amalyra carries 148 passengers in unequaled luxury, comfort and style and is staffed by a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service.
This vessel features an array of amenities specifically designed for comfort, convenience and luxury on the great waterways of Europe.
The latest high-tech features onboard:
BICYCLES: Each ship has plenty of bicycles onboard which can be used by passengers, free of charge, to explore the small towns. Most regions offer well-maintained bicycle paths along the river.
WELLNESS AREA: Located in the aft area of the Violin Deck, this generously designed space includes a glassed-in fitness room, massage and beauty salon; the aft lounge with modern wicker furniture and French doors to enjoy the fresh river air.
ELEVATOR: Each ship has an elevator, which very few river cruise ships feature. The elevator reaches four different levels: the Restaurant level (1), the Staterooms on the Cello Deck (2), the Lobby and Panorama Lounge (3) and the Staterooms on the Violin Deck (4).
INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMS: Every stateroom is equipped with monitor, keyboard with Internet access, English language TV stations, a large movie selection and numerous music programs. Our satellite telephone system allows you to call home for a nominal fee.
STATEROOMS: Inside your exquisitely decorated stateroom, you'll find all the amenities of a fine hotel with white-on-white plush bedding, a cozy sitting area, Infotainment System, hair dryer, safe, terry bathrobes, individually controlled air-conditioning and ample closet space. All staterooms and Jr. Suites are outside; over 82% feature large French balconies, which are a true delight when relaxing in your stateroom.
JUNIOR SUITES: Although rarely found on European river cruise ships, Junior Suites aboard our ships are extra spacious at 255 square feet. They feature a comfortable sitting area with a sofa and two chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies and luxurious, extra spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers. The suites sell quickly, so early reservations are recommended.
Built in: Holland
Length: 360 feet
Width: 38 feet
Crew: 41 (European)
Jr. Suites: 4
Ship Registry: Built in Switzerland
Home port: Basel
170 sq. feet. 6 cabins on Piano Deck. Picture window, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #108-113.
170 sq. feet. 7 cabins on Piano Deck. Picture window, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #101-107.
170 sq. feet. 6 cabins on Cello Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #225-230.
170 sq. feet. 24 cabins on Cello Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #201-224.
170 sq. feet. 28 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #305-332.
255 sq. feet. 4 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, bathtub and shower, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #310-304.