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AMA WATERWAYS - Treasures of the Main & Rhine Cruise - 2015 Rates

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Enjoy 2 nights in Prague and then a 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam

2015 Departures and Prices Per Person in  USD
Ship
Cruise Start
Start
City
Cruise
Only
Cruise
+ Land
25 December
Prague $2899 $3679


Please Note: Most Christmas Markets open around Nov. 25 and remain open until approximately Dec. 23.
Check with each country's tourist office for more information.

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Cabin Upgrades per person in US Dollars
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The above prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window,
To upgrade to a higher category, add the following amount per person
Category Deck Stateroom
D Piano Fixed windows
C Violin & Cello Fixed windows
BB Cello French Balcony & Outside Balcony
BA Violin French Balcony & Outside Balcony
AB Cello French Balcony & Outside Balcony
AA Violin French Balcony & Outside Balcony
AA+ Violin French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Suite Violin French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Please Note: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.
The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds | Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

TREASURES OF THE MAIN AND RHINE RUISE MAP

Included in your Amadeus Waterway Cruise

Start your voyage with a visit to historic Prague, "the city of a hundred spires." Embark your ship in historic Nuremberg where you will cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge with visits to charming Rudesheim and Koblenz. Arrive at historic Cologne where you can discover the city's magnificent Cathedral before concluding your vacation in vibrant Amsterdam, amidst legendary canals.

  • 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to the ship in Nuremberg
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most with French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • "Limited Edition Tours"
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package
  • All local taxes

CRUISE & LAND DAILY ITINERARY
( See here for Cruise Only Daily Itineraray )

Day 1   
Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic

Day 2    ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful and historic city.

Day 3    PRAGUE
This morning's sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, then cross the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The remainder of your morning is free to shop at Prague's renowned Christmas Market with its tempting assortment of handicrafts, toys and local delicacies; mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square; or relax at a coffeehouse. This afternoon, you may take an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp that now serves as a memorial to those who perished. Tonight, enjoy a festive Folklore Dinner. (B)

Day 4   PRAGUE - NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION
Depart Prague after breakfast and drive through the pastoral German countryside to Nuremberg. There, visit the world's largest Christmas Market, with over 100 red and white canvas-topped stalls offering unique crafts, toys, dollhouses, carved angels, freshly baked gingerbread, mulled wine and other seasonal delights. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship moors in Nuremberg overnight. (B)

Day 5 NUREMBERG - BAMBERG
NUREMBERG - BAMBERG Enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the engineering marvel known as the Main-Danube Canal, which traverses the Alps via 16 locks. Arrive in Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is free time to sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer before you return to the ship. The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 KITZINGEN - WURZBURG
After arriving in Kitzingen, your walking tour includes the city's famous 13th-century Leaning Tower, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church, and the Renaissance-style Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany's oldest wine cellar for a tasting of several different wines and an overview of wine production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different excursions. Take a guided tour of Wurzburg showing you all of the major sights or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's best examples of Baroque architecture. You might also enjoy an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum. Rejoin the ship in Wurzburg and cruise overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7 WERTHEIM
We arrive in Wertheim this morning, a town that has retained much of its character and charm. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own. Later, a motor coach will transfer you to Freudenberg to rejoin the ship. We depart early this afternoon and cruise overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 8 RUDESHEIM - KOBLENZ
Early this morning, you will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, passing castle after castle. Don't miss the legendary Lorelei Rock, where legend says sweet songs of local beauties once lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rudesheim, you will board a miniature train that will take you to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. Arrive in Koblenz in the evening and enjoy a walking tour through this charming town, lead by your Cruise Manager. (B,L,D)

Day 9 KOBLENZ - COLOGNE
We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne today, arriving this afternoon. After lunch on board, enjoy a walking tour of Cologne and visit the spectacular 13th-century Medieval Gothic cathedral. We depart late tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 10 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Enjoy your last morning leisurely cruising to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch. You'll have a guided canal cruise, a city tour with a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill, and free time to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 11 AMSTERDAM - DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Amsterdam - End of Cruise (B)


CRUISE ONLY DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1 NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION
Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)

Day 2 NUREMBERG - BAMBERG
Enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the engineering marvel known as the Main-Danube Canal, which traverses the Alps via 16 locks. Arrive in Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have free time to sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer before you return to the ship. The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 KITZINGEN-WURZBURG
After arriving in Kitzingen, your walking tour includes the city's famous medieval Leaning Tower, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance-style Town Hall. Later, the Wine Queen and Town Council will escort you to Germany's oldest wine cellar to taste several wines and learn about wine production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different excursions: a guided tour of Wurzburg that will show you all of the city's major sights; Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's best examples of Baroque architecture; or an optional tour of medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entry to the Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum, which is solely devoted to this beloved holiday. Rejoin the ship in Wurzburg and cruise overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4 WERTHEIM
We arrive in Wertheim this morning, a town that has retained much of its distinct character and charm. You will have some free time to explore the town on your own before a motor coach transfers you to Freudenberg to rejoin the ship. We depart early this afternoon and cruise overnight. (B,L,D)

 Day 5 RUDESHEIM-KOBLENZ .
Early this morning, you will cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, where you'll see the ruins of mist-shrouded fortresses and fairy tale castles. Look for the Lorelei Rock at the narrowest part of the river, where legend says sweet songs of local beauties once lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rudesheim, you will board a miniature train that will take you to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see its incredible collection. During your free time, explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. Arrive in Koblenz in the evening and enjoy a walking tour through this charming town lead by your Cruise Manager. (B,L,D)

Day 6 KOBLENZ-COLOGNE
We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne today, arriving this afternoon. After lunch on board, enjoy a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit Cologne's spectacular Gothic cathedral. We depart late tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 7 AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
} Enjoy a leisurely cruise this morning to Amsterdam, arriving after lunch. You'll have a guided canal cruise, a city tour of all the top sights, a photo stop at an iconic Dutch windmill and free time to explore this vibrant and colorful city Castelo da Penaon your own. (B,L,D)

Day 8 DISEMBARKATION - DEPART BUDAPEST
Your cruise comes to an end . (B)

 

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