STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Captivating Rhine Wine Cruise

from $2,799

DATES:
AmaStella 2018:   Aug 13 | Nov 5
AmaSerena 2019:  April 7 |July 21 | Nov 10
AmaPrima 2019:  July 13
AmaKristina  2019:  Aug 19| Nov 11

DURATION: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

EMBARK:  AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

DISEMBARK:  BASEL, SWITZERLAND

SHIPS:  AmaPrima, AmaSerena, AmaPrima, AmaKristina

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All about the Captivating Rhine Wine Cruise.

Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Then there is Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and gateway to Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.

COUNTRIES VISITED: FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND
RIVERS: RHINE, MOSELLE

 

Your Wine Hosts for 2018 & 2019

Aug 13, 2018 – Earl & Hilda Jones of Abacela Vineyards and Winery Roseburg, Oregon, on board as they lead insightful discussions and share their passion and vision for making premium handcrafted wines.
Nov 5, 2018 – Matthieu Finot, Winemaker of King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Virginia, is passionate to lead discussions and wine tastings on board the AmaStella. Learn how Matthieu came from a family of viticulturists and wine lovers and how he continued his family’s pursuit of making and enjoying wine.
Nov 17, 2018 – Join Matt Wengel, Winemaker of Lemelson Vineyards in Carlton, OR, as he shares how he traveled all over the world and ended up in Oregon, where he always wanted to go! Matt is excited to lead insightful discussions about food and wine along the Rhine River.

April 7, 2019 – Join Dr. Douglas Garman, PhD, Wine Expert for Europa Village Winery in Temecula, CA, on board as they lead insightful discussions and share their passion and vision for making premium handcrafted wines.
July 13, 2019 – Join Tony & Christine Lombardi, Owners, Lombardi Wines, Petaluma, CA and Cabell Coursey, Co-owner, Coursey Graves Winery, Santa Rosa CA, on board as they lead insightful discussions and share their passion and vision for making premium handcrafted wines.
July 21, 2019 – Join Scott Scheid, President & CEO of Scheid Winery, Greenfield, CA, on board as they lead insightful discussions and share their passion and vision for making premium handcrafted wines.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • 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 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
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 Daily 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
  1. Day 1 Amsterdam 

    Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship. Join fellow guests for a special welcome aboard wine toast.

  2. Day 2 Amsterdam    

    Get acquainted with Amsterdam on a scenic canal cruise, where you will see the beautiful wooden Skinny Bridge and Anne Frank’s House. Continue with a walk to the Begijnhof and be charmed by its Middle Age buildings followed by a city tour that includes the Royal Palace and Westerkerk. Later in the day, enjoy scenic cruising. (B,L,D)

  3. Day 3 Cologne     

    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. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, the Overstolzenhaus and the Festival Hall. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and Reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with apple sauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)

  4. Day 4  Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

    Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a walking tour through the vineyards where you’ll stop to sample wines at three different tasting stations. Or choose to drink up the stunning views by soaring

    high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. For a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Music 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)

  5. Day 5 Ludwigshafen

    Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three 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 be rewarded with 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 Altpörtel, Old Gate. (B,L,D)

  6. Day 6 Strasbourg

    Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, has flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location, which you’ll get to discover. Enjoy a panoramic bus tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République followed by a walking tour through its iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. You’ll also see the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. The active adventurer can join a guided bike tour, which also takes you through the Parc de l’Orangerie. Later in the afternoon, be treated to a special Alsatian wine tasting of some of the region’s most delicious and notable wine. Discover how the Vosges Mountains provide the Alsace with ideal wine making conditions, and as such, Alsatian wines are not only delightful on the palate, but they’re also highly praised for their fragrant aromas, ranging from bright and fruity to crisp and spicy. (B,L,D)  

  7. Day 7 Breisach

    Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr. Having survived WWII without being badly damaged, this charming medieval hamlet looks

    much like it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture and surrounding vineyards as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate; afterwards, take part in a wine tasting of some of the regions’ famous Alsatian wines. Alternatively, you may wish to visit Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the countryside.
    New for 2019; Tour the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions, as well as home to elaborate cuckoo clocks, striking half-timber houses, ruined castles and quaint towns.  (B,L,D)

  8. Day 8 Basel, Switzerland

    Bid Farewell to Basel as you prepare for your flight home or your continued journey (B)

AmaPrima

Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the 162- passenger AmaPrima introduced in 2013, provides a distinctive river cruise experience. Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms range in size from 160-290 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the suites at 300 sq. ft. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Additional stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the marble bathroom, enjoy multi-jet shower heads, soothing bath and body products, robes and hair dryers. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. The AmaPrima offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. The stunning Main Lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment. As a member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. You’ll also relish a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes. With a walking track and heated swimming pool on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles to use on your own or on one of the many guided bike tours, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

AmaSerena

Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the AmaSerena introduced in 2015, provides a distinctive river cruise experience. Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms range in size from 160-290 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the suites at 300 sq. ft. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Additional stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the marble bathroom, enjoy multi-jet shower heads, soothing bath and body products, robes and hair dryers. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. The AmaSerena offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. The stunning Main Lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment. As a member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. You’ll also relish a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes. With a walking track and heated swimming pool on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles to use on your own or on one of the many guided bike tours, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

AmaKristina

Inspired by luxury yachts and designed specifically to maximize the enjoyment of every guest, the AmaKristina introduced in 2017, provides a distinctive river cruise experience. Relax in spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Additional stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the marble bathroom, enjoy multi-jet shower heads, soothing bath and body products, robes and hair dryers. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. The AmaKristina offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. On the Sun Deck, enjoy a dip in the heated pool, as well as a refreshing beverage at the swim-up bar. The stunning Main Lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment. As a member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine, along with unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner. You’ll also relish a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes. With a walking track on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

AmaStella 

Inspired by luxury yachts and designed specifically to maximize the enjoyment of every guest, the AmaStella introduced in 2016, provides a distinctive river cruise experience. Relax in spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Additional stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the marble bathroom, enjoy multi-jet shower heads, soothing bath and body products, robes and hair dryers. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. The AmaKristina offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. On the Sun Deck, enjoy a dip in the heated pool, as well as a refreshing beverage at the swim-up bar. The stunning Main Lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment. As a member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs,, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine, along with unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner. You’ll also relish a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes. With a walking track on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers