Escorted Europe’s Rivers and Castles | Cruise Holidays Select by Ann-MarieDebra MacIntyre2023-11-13T16:31:41-04:00
ESCORTED EUROPE’S RIVERS & CASTLES AUGUST 28, 2024
7-NIGHT CRUISE ♦ AUG 28 – Sep 4, 2024 PERSONALLY ESCORTED BY ANN MARIE GAUDET CRUISE FROM : WASSERBILLIG, LUXEMBOURG TO NUREMBERG, GERMANY
From the meandering Main to the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its multitude of castles dotting its shores to the vineyard-clad hills of the Moselle, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque. Let the storybook villages—Bernkastel, Cochem and Wertheim—captivate you; and Rothenburg, located on the Romantic Road enchant you. Marvel at the world’s largest ceiling fresco in the Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Savor the many flavors of Germany with a chance to sample the world-famous wines of the Rheingau and the hearty smoked beer of Bamberg. All along the way, gain an intimate understanding of the history and culture of the places you visit.
COUNTRIES VISITED: GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG RIVER: THE RHINE, MOSELLE, MAIN, MAIN-DANUBE CANAL
ESCORTED CRUISE PRICING
FARE per Person*
E (Entry Level)
*Fares in CAD, based on double occupancy. Port fees are $285 per person extra. Early booking savings not reflected.
ADD ON A LAND STAY:
Pre-cruise: 1 night Paris & 2 night Reims (Champagne) package = $1715 per person, Starts Aug 25
Pre-cruise: 3 nights Paris = $1753 per person, Starts Aug 25
Post cruise: – 3 Nights Prague = $1144 per person, Starts Sep 4
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Traben Trarbach is your gateway to fascinating Bernkastel. Walk through 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. Alternatively, stay in Traben Trarbach, a prominent wine trading center at the turn of the century, and join a guided walking tour to learn more about its history and 14th century castle. If you prefer a more active tour, join our guide on a cycling excursion through town. (B,L,D)
Head to fairytale Cochem and visit Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, hike to Reichsburg Castle and enjoy a visit inside, or pedal through the charming town on a guided bike tour. Later in the day, sit out on your balcony or go up on the Sun Deck to marvel at the beautiful views as we cruise to Koblenz. There, you can join a guided evening walk through the charming historic town, perhaps stopping for photos at the Augenroller (eye roller) of Koblenz. (B,L,D)
Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards above the Rhine River. (B,L,D)
Wertheim’s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany.(B,L,D)
Enjoy a city tour of Würzburg, bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or stretch your legs while hiking to Würzburg Castle. Alternately, go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. (B,L,D)
Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day. (B,L,D)
AmaPrimaOVERVIEW Enjoy an authentic European river cruise experience on board AmaPrima. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and fresh scents of Europe’s great landscapes from our signature twin balconies, available in most staterooms. Revel in the luxury of white marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed, multi-jet showers and granite countertops. Or indulge in the added enhancements of a suite, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom with a tub and separate shower. Emerge from your refreshing slumber for bountiful buffet breakfasts in the Main Restaurant, fresh salads and sandwiches at lunch, and one entertaining evening diving into a regionally inspired tasting menu at The Chef’s Table. Have tea in the Main Lounge, visit the massage and hair salon for a treat, find distinctive souvenirs in the gift shop, take a dip in the heated pool and more—it’s all yours to experience on the incredible AmaPrima.
Terms & Conditions: * Cruise fares listed are in CAD dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are exclusive of any current supplier discounts available at time of booking. Taxes and fees are $285 per person in addition to quoted fares. Past guest discounts and benefits may apply. International air fare, travel insurance and items of a personal nature are not included. Air fare and travel insurance may be purchased separately. A non-refundable deposit of CA$500 per person is required to reserve your cruise. Dates, prices and itineraries are subject to change. Additional conditions apply. For more information, please contact your travel professional at this agency. This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.