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11 Night Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Floriade Expo 2022

Find inspiration along the fabled, castle-laden Rhine and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle, with fascinating scenery of Europe’s steepest vineyards lining its shores.

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Departure Date

Jul 19, 2022

Multiple Dates

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AmaWaterways

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AmaCerto

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Europe

Overview

Encounter some of the prettiest towns of the Alsace—Strasbourg and Riquewihr—that blend their German and French heritage intoone enchanting masterpiece. Cochem and Bernkastel, towns that grew up below a castle, give you a sense of whatit was like to live during the Middle Ages. Visit Trier, once known as the second Rome as no other city inGermany has so many monuments from Roman times; and Koblenz, where history meets at two rivers. Bygonegrandeur of a different kind can be found at Mannheim’s glorious Baroque Palace and at Schwetzingen PalaceGardens with more than 100 sculptures and whimsical buildings, including the most spectacular, the TürkischerGarten. Colorful canals and glistening lakes, hilltop towns and majestic alps, mighty fortresses and storied castles,and hearty beer and delicate wines can all be experienced on this fairytale journey through time.

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Accommodations

  • 11-night cruise in a french balcony stateroom on the elegant AmaCerto
  • 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

Amenities

  • Wellness Program 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

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

Excursions

  • 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

Included Promotion

Save up to $3000 per stateroom on select 2022 Europe river cruise sailings PLUS, Canadian Resident special of FREE Gratuities on select 2022 Europe river cruise sailings! Savings are included in this advertised offer.

Package Pricing

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

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French Balcony 9031pp
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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 Cruise Only deal from Amsterdam to Basel with AMA Waterways onboard the beautiful AmaCerto. This journey departs on Jul 19, 2022 so don't miss out!

Day 1

ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS– EMBARKATION

Board the ship for your Rhine & Moselle Fairytales cruise. (D)

Day 2

AMSTERDAM

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.(B,L,D)

*Please note: The Floriade 2022 Expo opens from April 14 to October 9, 2022.

Day 3

COLOGNE, GERMANY

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. You’ll also pass by the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, and other local sights. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölschbeer, 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. (B,L,D)

Day 4

LAHNSTEIN

You have a choice to visit Burg Lahneck, a medieval 13th-century castle, located in the city of Lahnstein; or you can go to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress to take the aerial cable car over the Rhine to Koblenz, which boasts a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years. For those seeking a more active adventure, explore the area on the “Two Rivers Bike Tour,” which takes you along both the Rhine and Moselle rivers; or go on a hike around Lahnstein to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 5

COCHEM

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 thenwalk through its Old Town. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can go on a guided hike to the castle or a bike tour through Cochem. Or for a different adventure, follow your palate to one of Europe’s oldest mustard mills in Cochem for a taste of its finest mustard recipe.(B,L,D)

Day 6

TRIER

Set sail for Trier, Germany’s oldest city, where you can discover on a city tour why it has been called the “Rome of the North” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor’s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a bike tour through the historic city center and along the Moselle River; or hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. (B,L,D)

Day 7

BERNKASTEL

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Bernkastel that will enchant you.Walk through its 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 and hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Land shut Castle, which dates all the way back to the9th century. (B,L,D)

Day 8

RHINE GORGE – RÜDESHEIM

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching Rüdesheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards witha gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, and afterwards, 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. (B,L,D)

Day 9

LUDWIGSHAFEN

You have a choice of several excursions, depending on your interest. Visit Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Alternatively, relive a bygone era on an excursion to the glorious Schwetzingen Baroque Palace. Tour this splendid palace furnished with over 800 exhibits. Or, you may decide to visit Schwetzingen Palace Gardens with more than 100 sculptures and admire an assortment of whimsical buildings. The Apollo tempel houses a statue of the ancient Greek god of light and the arts, playing the lyre; and the most spectacular, the Türkischer Garten with a mosque, are a few of the many highlights you will see. You can also hike the historic Philosopher’s Path along the Neckar River or bike to the charming town of Ladenburg and glide past its half-timbered architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 10

STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, 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, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale.Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Day 11

BREISACH, GERMANY

Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively,you may wish to go to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.”Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside,or go on a hike in the Black Forest*, a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D)

*Please Note: Black forest hike is weather dependent and may only operate at certain times of year. Please refer to your final documents for details.

Day 12

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – DISEMBARKATION

Disembark the ship and bid farewell to Switzerland as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

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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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