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Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard MS Amaprima
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Cruise through the canals of Amsterdam
Highlights
  • Visit some of Europe's most fascinating cities as you sail the Rhine River
  • Sail from vibrant Amsterdam to Cologne with its magnificent Cathedral
  • Visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer in Cologne
  • Tour colorful Luxembourg before your splendid finale in Paris
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Amsterdam

Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.

Day 2: Amsterdam

  • 1 Breakfast
Follow your guide through the charming capital of the Netherlands, with its iconic meandering canals, bridges and distinctive architecture. 

Day 3: Amsterdam | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Check out of your hotel and, before transferring to your ship, visit Zaanse Schans, observing life as it used to be in the Netherlands. Authentic windmills, houses and shops were relocated to this area, creating a typical 17th- to 18th-century village. 

Day 4: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam.

Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: Mainz | Koblenz

  • 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: Luxembourg | Disembark | Paris

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Disembark the ship and explore one of Europe’s last independent duchies. Enjoy a guided walking tour as well as a stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of General George Patton, before boarding your TGV high-speed train to Paris. 

Day 11: Explore Paris

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning's guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, past the Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own.

Day 12: Free Day Paris

  • 1 Breakfast
Visit Montmartre, long known as the city’s premier artist’s enclave. For easy access to Montmartre, you’ll hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre’s most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur, the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you’ll be taken on an illumination tour.

Day 13: Paris

  • 1 Breakfast
Check out of your hotel and bid farewell to Paris as you depart for your flight home. 

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Cruise through the canals of Amsterdam Klosterkirche near Rudesheim Stop in charming Cochem, Germany Enjoy time in Dusseldorf Wander through Paris' historic Montmartre district

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Notes

ONBOARD CRUISE INCLUSIONS
» 7-night cruise in elegantly appointed accommodations
» Fine dining with a variety of choices
» Unlimited hand-selected wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner » Multiple dining venues
» Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
» Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne  des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and  Gala Dinner
» Professionally trained Wellness Host leading  a variety of exercise classes » Live local entertainment
» Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi access

COMPLIMENTARY EXCURSIONS
» Small group guided shore excursions with a variety of choices and activity levels, including gentle, regular and active walking tours
» Hiking and biking tours
» Exclusive Special Interest Tours

LAND EXTENSION INCLUSIONS
» 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at the Flower Market or Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky (or similar)
» 2 nights hotel in Reims at the Novotel Suites Reims Centre Hotel (or similar)
» 1 night hotel in Paris at the Pullman Charles de Gaulle (or similar)
» Daily breakfast
» City tours and Routes des Champagne tour
» Portage service
» Services of a professionally trained  Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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