Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps Group Cruise

May 22, 2023 - May 29, 2023

Discover fairytale castles and historic vineyards as part of this spectacular Rhine River cruise fantasy. Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rudesheim and the university town of Heidelberg. Enjoy cruising through the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, where 40 castles are strung like pearls along the river banks. Cross the border into France’s Alsace region in enchanting Strasbourg and take in spectacular panoramas of the Swiss Alps. Encompassing the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, as well as iconic landmarks and majestic mountain landscapes, this distinctive itinerary is truly a dream come true.  You'll also have the option to add on 3 nights in breathtaking Lake Como, nestled in the foot of the Alps where you'll be treated to postcard-perfect views and a scenic boat ride to Bellagio, the "pearl of Lake Como".

ITINERARY

Date Location Arrive Depart
May 21, 2023 Amsterdam - pre cruise stay - optional Day at leisure or city tour
May 22, 2023 Amsterdam Embarkation
May 23, 2023 Amsterdam Canal cruise tour Scenic cruising out of Amsterdam
May 24, 2023 Cologne “Holy City” walking tour and cathedral visit OR Kölsch beer and local specialties tasting OR Cologne bike tour
May 25, 2023 Rhine Gorge Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising / Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum OR Rüdesheimer Coffee Rüdesheim wine tasting OR Gondola ride OR Vineyard hike OR Guided bike tour of the Rheingau
May, 26, 2023 Ludwigishafen “Romantic Heidelberg” excursion OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s hike OR “Secrets of Speyer” tour OR Ladenburg bike tour
May 27, 2023 Strasbourg “The Gem of Alsace” tour OR Strasbourg bike tour
May 28, 2023 Basel “City of Art” tour OR Three countries bike tour OR Lucerne Full ­Day Tour Lucerne Half ­Day Tour
Basel Disembarkation
May 30, 2023 Lake Como - Optional Walking tour
May 31, 2023 Lake Como - Optional Lake Como boat excursion to the “Pearl of Lake Como,” Bellagio

Per Person Pricing
(Based on double occupancy) for cruise only. Pricing subject to availability.

Accommodation Category Type Per Person
Suite - French & Outside Balcony, 350 sq. ft. Category SS $7,458.00
French & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft. Category AA $5,948.00
French & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft. Category BA $5548.00
French Balcony, 170 sq. ft. Category CA $4,748.00
Fixed Window, 160 sq. ft. Category D $4,158.00
Fixed Window, 160 sq. ft. Category E $3,649.00

WHAT'S INCLUDED

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • 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
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

PRE and POST CRUISE OPTIONS

Pre-cruise 2 nights in Amsterdam from $750 per person

Post-cruise 3 nights in Lake Como from $1,440 per person

PROMOTIONS AVAILABLE

Because you are sailing with me, I am allowed to offer a group savings of $250 per person which is included in price listed above. In addition you may qualify for the following promotions which may be added on.

  • Military Service Member
  • Past Guest Referral Program
  • Combination Cruise Savings
  • Any promotion that is offered at time of booking

DEPOSIT
REQUIREMENTS

$400 per person deposit is due at the time of booking.  The deposit is 50% nonrefundable seven days after booking and fully nonrefundable 120 days prior to sailing.  Final payment is is due 120 days prior to sailing.