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10 Night Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps with Lake Como

From the majestic Swiss Alps to Amsterdam’s colorful canals, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.

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Departure Date

Jul 22, 2022

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AmaWaterways

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AmaMora

Destination

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Europe

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SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury cruise
  • 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

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • 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
  • 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 drinks
  • 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

LAND PROGRAM

  • 3 nights hotel in Como at the Hilton Lake Como (or similar), including city tour, cruise to Bellagio and daily breakfast
  • Convenient transfers between your hotel and ship
  • Guided tours

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Package Pricing

Taxes are included. Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD.

River Cruise Only
French Balcony 8454pp
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Other US & Canadian gateways are available. Call For Pricing.

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Shore Excursions

Whether wine tasting in Burgundy, zip-lining in Costa Rica or photographing penguins in Chile, let CruisePlus & AMA Waterways Shore Excursions help you connect deeply to the people and places you visit.

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Itinerary

Enjoy this River Cruises deal from Lake Como to Amsterdam with AMA Waterways onboard the beautiful AmaMora. This journey departs on Jul 22, 2022 so don't miss out!

DAY 1 Lake Como Hotel check-in

Arrive in Lake Como and check into your hotel.

DAY 2 Lake Como Walking tour

Be treated to a walking tour of Lake Como, a former glacial lake and popular resort area for the rich and famous since Roman times. Gaze at the azure waters and impressive villas that line the lakeside from the hills above and perhaps recognize the scenery from such Hollywood blockbusters as Ocean’s Twelve and Casino Royale. (B)

DAY 3 Lake Como Lake Como boat excursion to the “Pearl of Lake Como,” Bellagio

Let the wind tousle your hair as you board your boat for a scenic ride along Lake Como to its stunning pearl, Bellagio. This intimate village offers postcard-perfect views whether you choose to stroll along the lakeside or venture up hill to its cobbled streets. Browse the shops or sample the local fare at Bellagio’s restaurants before returning to the boat. (B)

DAY 4 Lake Como Transfer to Basel with Bellinzona tour

EMBARKATION

Check out of your Lake Como hotel and, en route to Basel, be treated to a Bellinzona orientation tour. Once you arrive in Basel, embark your ship for your Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps cruise. (B,D)

DAY 5 Basel"City of Art" tour

OR Three countries bike tour

OR Full-Day Lucerne Excursion

Enjoy getting to know Basel, Switzerland’s third largest city. Long an important university, banking and trade center, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval town hall, richly decorated market square and exquisite 18th-century patrician homes. Tour the city by foot or on a guided bike tour that takes you through three countries: Switzerland, France and Germany. Or, choose a full-day excursion in Lucerne, known for its Lion Monument – the figure of a dying lion carved into a hillside in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution in 1792 – which Mark Twain described as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” You’ll also see Lucerne’s spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 Strasbourg“The Gem of Alsace” tour

OR Strasbourg bike tour

Strasbourg offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République before walking through its iconic “La Petite France” district, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 Ludwigshafen“Romantic Heidelberg” excursion

OR “Secrets of Speyer” tour

OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path hike

OR Ladenburg bike tour

Rüdesheim Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum

OR Rüdesheimer Coffee

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of four excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century, 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or pedal along the river Neckar to the picturesque medieval city center of Ladenburg and enjoy some free time to explore the shops. Later in the day, cruise to the charming village of Rüdesheim and let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 RüdesheimRüdesheim Gondola Ride and Wine Tasting

OR Vineyard hike

OR Guided bike tour of the Rheingau

Rhine Gorge Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising

LahnsteinBurg Lahneck tour

Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town’s iconic vineyards and drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching Lahnstein, where you will enjoy a unique evening visit at Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

DAY 9 Cologne“Holy City” walking tour and cathedral visit

OR Kölsch beer and local specialties tasting

OR Cologne bike tour

Enjoy cruising to Cologne. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, the Overstolzenhaus, and the Festival Hall. For a different view, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 AmsterdamCanal cruise tour

OR Floriade*

Amsterdam OR A Taste of Amsterdam**

There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Or opt for a rare experience with a journey into the Netherland’s Floriade Expo* in Almere – very close to Amsterdam – which will feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, souvenirs and food stalls. Alternatively, get a taste of local flavor, passing iconic canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges and house boats while tasting Dutch specialties at one of Amsterdam’s grand cafes. (B,L,D)

*Please note: The Floriade 2022 Expo opens from April 14 to October 9, 2022
**May be replaced with Jordaan District Walking Tour based on docking location

DAY 11 AmsterdamDISEMBARKATION

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

CruisePlus reserves the right to correct any human or electronic errors in the offers above.

Trip highlights are normally booked excursions and may not be accessible without booking directly through the Cruise Line.

Pricing, amenities, itinerary and availability may change anytime without notice and many not be reflected immediately on this page.
This deal was last updated on May 07, 2021.

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Expert Tips & Advice

Opt for late seating. Most cruise lines offer multiple dinner seatings. Pick the late seating because many of the excursions won't get you back in time for the early dinner seating.

Sherri Brooks

Sales supervisor

AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways is a family-owned and operated business that has been cruising on the rivers since 2002! From the very beginning, their goal was to create a river cruise company that they would enjoy themselves. That means the highest quality, locally sourced food and wine; elegantly appointed ships with staterooms offering maximum views of the ever-changing countryside and a crew that goes above and beyond, treating every guest like they are part of their family. AmaWaterways is also a leader in the river cruise industry in innovation and sustainability. In addition to their twin-balcony staterooms, they were the first river cruise line to offer a fleet of complimentary bikes, a fleetwide wellness program and The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant – all of which are included in the cruise fare! The environment is also very important to them and it shows! In Europe all 18 of their ships have earned the prestigious Green Award certification for their industry-leading safety, quality and environmental performance – including the most innovative ship to date, the AmaMagma.

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