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Treasures of the Main & Rhine - Cruise Only

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Amaserena
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Explore the enchanting waterways of Europe on this 8-day cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam. Join the MS Amaserena crew in a once-in-a lifetime voyage navigating through the extraordinary Main and the romantic Rhine. Stop along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz. Head to Cologne, and visit the city’s magnificent Cathedral before concluding your vacation in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Nuremberg, Germany | Embark
Day 2 : Bamberg, Germany
Day 3 : Kitzingen | Wurzburg, Germany
Day 4 : Wertheim, Germany
Day 5 : Rudesheim | Koblenz, Germany
Day 6 : Cologne, Germany
Day 7 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 8 : Amsterdam, Netherlands | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy a walking tour of medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Germany‚Äôs oldest wine cellar and taste several different wines
  • Join a tour to a local bakery and delight yourself with a Pretzel tasting
  • Experience a Gondola Ride and a visit to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue

Ship

MS Amaserena

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Amsterdam Frauenkirche church in Nuremberg Nuremberg Wurzburg Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam

Day 1 Nuremberg, Germany | Embark

Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship moors overnight in Nuremberg. 

Day 2 Bamberg, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Or taste your way through the city 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.

Day 3 Kitzingen | Wurzburg, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning arrive in Kitzingen for a walking tour. 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 welcome you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar, where you can taste several different wines and learn about the history of wine production in the region. This afternoon’s guided tour of Würzburg shows you all of the city’s major sights, or you may prefer to visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise overnight tonight to Wertheim. 

Day 4 Wertheim, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Welcome to Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its intricate glassworks and charming medieval architecture. You have your choice of one of three excursions today. You have your option of enjoying a guided walking tour of the historic city center, a guided bike tour along the Main River, or a visit to local bakery for a Pretzel tasting. After lunch, the ship cruises towards Mainz. 

Day 5 Rudesheim | Koblenz, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, admiring its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock. This afternoon arrive in the winemaking town of Rüdesheim where you have the option to take one of three excursions: wine tasting with a local vintner, a Gondola Ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, or a guided bike tour along the Rhine River to one of Germany's best wine regions. Afterwards, you have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns. Later this morning, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments. This afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz and cruises through the Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, with hillsides dotted with fairy-tale castles. After arriving in Koblenz this evening, your Cruise Manager takes you on a walking tour through this charming town. The ship moors here overnight. 

Day 6 Cologne, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship cruises to Cologne today, where you have an afternoon walking tour of the old part of the city and visit the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral. You have some free time to explore on your own. The ship departs this evening for Amsterdam. 

Day 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a leisurely cruise this morning to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch. You have a guided canal cruise, a city tour of all the top sights, a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill and free time to explore this vibrant and colorful city our own.

Day 8 Amsterdam, Netherlands | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. 

MS Amaserena

Per person starting at
$3,599
AmaSerena E
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Piano deck, fixed windows
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D
Piano deck, fixed windows
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C
Violin & Cello deck, French Balcony
AmaSerena C
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BB
Cello deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony
AmaSerena AB
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BA
Violin deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony
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AB
Cello deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony
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AA
Violin deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony
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AA+
Violin deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony
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Suite
Violin deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony

Notes

Single supplement is 50%, except for Suites which are 100%.

Included Features:
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
- Computer for internet access
- Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
- Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
- Bottled water replenished daily
- Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
- Internet and Wi-Fi access
- Daily entertainment including cultural performances
- All onboard dining in a variety of venues
- Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
- The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
- Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
- La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
- Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
- Bike tours and hikes
- Special Interest Tours
- Knowledgeable guides
- Personal headset for easy exploration
- Airport transfers with purchase of air from the expedition company. 
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