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Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel: Cruise Only

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Visit some of Europe's most fascinating cities as you sail the Rhine River from youthful Amsterdam to Germany's fashion center, Düsseldorf. Explore splendid Cologne with its magnificent dome and admire the picturesque Rhine castles on your way to bustling Frankfurt and medieval Heidelberg. Continue to fascinating Koblenz and cruise the beautiful Mosel River Valley to charming Cochem and lovely Bernkastel.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam
Day 3 : Dusseldorf | Cologne, Germany
Day 4 : Rudesheim
Day 5 : Mainz | Lahnstein
Day 6 : Cochem
Day 7 : Bernkastel
Day 8 : Luxembourg | Disembark | Paris

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided canal boat tour across the romantic Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne, home to one of Germany‚Äôs most revered Gothic masterpieces
  • Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above Rudesheim's vineyards
  • Admire the Rhine River Gorge's famous beautiful and imposing castles

Ship

MS Amasiena

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore beautiful Amsterdam Wander the streets of Rudesheim Cruise the Rhine through Cologne Visit charming towns on the Moselle River Bridge at night in Luxembourg
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Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark

Arrive in charming Amsterdam. Your luxurious river cruise ship is moored near the city center. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Cocktail Reception. (D)

Day 2 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, admire beautiful 17th-century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Enjoy an afternoon information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. 

Day 3 Dusseldorf | Cologne, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, the Overstolzenhaus, and the Festival Hall. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine.

Day 4 Rudesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise along the Rhine River and take in some of the dozens of castles that line its path before reaching Rüdesheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, and afterward, be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee, and whipped cream.

Day 5 Mainz | Lahnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Mainz, located at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers. Join a walking tour of Mainz, home to many historic treasures, including one of Germany’s most important churches, the Romanesque cathedral and the Chagall stained-glass windows depicting scriptural scenes in stunning blue, which you will get to see. For a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour through Mainz. Later in the day, cruise to Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle.

Day 6 Cochem

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning taking in the beauty of the Moselle on this scenic stretch of the river before reaching Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle and then walk through its Old Town. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can go on a guided bike tour through Cochem. Or for a different adventure, tour one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard.

Day 7 Bernkastel

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Walkthrough Bernkastel's colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour along the Moselle and hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. 

Day 8 Luxembourg | Disembark | Paris

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, bid farewell to your cruise ship in and transfer to the airport for flights home 
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Complimentary Sailing for Frontline Heroes
Frontline Heroes Specials - As a thank you to our First Responders, AMA is offering active frontline medical heroes a complimentary Future Cruise Certificate to be used when they share a cabin with a regular paying passenger. Valid for all cabin types, except for Cat A+, AA+ and Suites. For new bookings after May 8, 2020. Contact us for details.
Valid on all 2021 departures.

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Frontline Heroes Specials - Confirm booking now and frontline medical heroes get savings of $1,000 plus complimentary prepaid gratuities. Offer is not combinable with Complimentary Sailing specials. For new bookings after May 8, 2020. Contact us for details.
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Included features:
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation 
  • A computer for internet access & complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library, and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venue
  • 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 Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drink
  • 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
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