Enchanting Rhine Wine Cruise | Centre Holidays
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ENCHANTING RHINE WINE CRUISE

Begin in Amsterdam, with its canals and distinctive architecture. Visit Cologne, Heidelberg, medieval Strasbourg and Basel, Switzerland

Travel Style

Marine

Start

Amsterdam

Finish

Basel

Trip Code

ERWC151

Countries

4

Number of countries visited

Days

8

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

ENCHANTING RHINE WINE CRUISE
Trip Code: ERWC151

  • Map

    Trip Route

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: AmaWaterways
    • Countries: Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland
    • Min/Max: 1 or more passengers
    • Style: Marine (River Cruises)
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Ships: AmaKristina, AmaPrima and AmaSonata
    • Rivers: Rhine
    • Amsterdam scenic canal cruise
    • Various walking tours or bike tours, excursions and hikes
    • Wine tasting onboard
    • Strasbourg city tour
  • Amsterdam • Embarkation

    Day 1

    Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Aboard Wine Toast as you commence your wine-themed itinerary through some of Europe’s most enchanting and historic wine regions.

    Onboard ship
      Dinner

  • Amsterdam

    Day 2

    After breakfast, your tour of Amsterdam begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the tall narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour that will show you many key sights, including a photo stop at the windmill famously painted by Rembrandt. You’ll have some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship. The ship departs this afternoon, en route to Germany.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Cologne, Germany • Koblenz

    Day 3

    Your guided tour of Cologne this morning includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city’s majestic Gothic cathedral. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint café. This afternoon, as the ship cruises to Koblenz, enjoy a wine lecture and tasting onboard. After arriving in Koblenz this evening, your Cruise Manager will take you on a walking tour through this charming town. The ship moors here overnight.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Rudesheim

    Day 4

    This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, admiring its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in the winemaking town of Rüdesheim where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Or, take a Gondola Ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. Later you’ll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns. This evening, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments. The ship sails overnight.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Speyer • Heidelberg

    Day 5

    Arrive around noon in Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the 13th-century Altpörtel (“Old Gate”). Choose either a city tour of Speyer or a half-day excursion to historic Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask) and see beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below. This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Strasbourg, France

    Day 6

    Capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. After arriving this morning, enjoy a panoramic city tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament, and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, take a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish. The ship moors overnight.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Breisach, Germany

    Day 7

    You have two exciting excursions to choose from today. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town that looks much as it did back in the 16th century. A second option is a walking tour of Breisach and Freiburg. Breisach is a beautiful town that houses one of Europe’s largest wine cellars. In Freiburg, you will visit the historical city center and the Augustinerplatz, site of Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Tonight, the ship cruises to Switzerland.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Basel, Switzerland • Disembarkation

    Day 8

    Disembark after breakfast. 

      Breakfast

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    Spacious Staterooms

    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
    • Computer for internet access
    • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
    • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily

    An Array of Amenities

    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
    • Internet and Wi-Fi access
    • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
    • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
    • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
    • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

    Award-Winning Dining

    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
    • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and 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
    • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A World of Exploration

    • 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 AmaWaterways

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