Medieval Treasures : 2019 - 7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS PRE-CRUISE AND 3 NIGHTS POST-CRUISE : Zurich to Prague : ms AmaDante

OVERVIEW

CRUISE FROM : Basel to Nuremberg

Zurich and Lucerne provide the perfect starting point before experiencing the romantic Rhine and peaceful Main rivers. Walk through thousands of years of history in the medieval towns of Rothenburg, Bamberg and Miltenberg. Revel in the architectural gems on display-the Wurzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Indulge your inner child with visits to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum and the Speyer Technical Museum. Discover the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg, and the fairytale capital of Europe, Prague. All this and more awaits on an adventure to experience the many medieval treasures of Europe.

COUNTRIES: France, Germany, Switzerland

RIVERS: Rhine

Medieval Treasures

At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

INCLUDED FEATURES

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

  • 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
  • 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

Land Program

  • 2 nights hotel in Zurich at the Steigenberger Zurich (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Zurich to Lucerne via scenic Lake Lucerne cruise
  • 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne (or similar), including walking tour, Lion Monument and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Lucerne to Basel with highlights tour and then on to the ship
  • Transfer from the ship in Nuremberg to Prague via Pilzen with highlights tour
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Cosmopolitan Prague (or similar), including city tour, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
    Arrive in Zurich and check into your hotel.

    Day 2 : ZURICH
    Set alongside a glistening lake and framed by the Alps, Switzerland's largest city, Zurich, seamlessly blends its historic past with its progressive future-all of which will be on full display during your city tour. One of the top experiences in Zurich is a visit to Old Town where you will find yourself amongst medieval houses, churches and the modern Bahnhofstrasse, a mile-long street featuring exclusive fashion boutiques, stores and street cafés. (B)

    Day 3 : ZURICH - LUCERNE
    Check out of your hotel and head off on a scenic drive past Alpine lakes before reaching Vitznau. Upon arrival, enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. Once in Lucerne, you'll check into your hotel. (B)

    Day 4 : LUCERNE
    The gateway to Central Switzerland, Lucerne's beauty and charm is unrivalled. You'll discover this beauty on a walking tour. Stroll along Chapel Bridge, admiring the stunning gable paintings above. The mighty mountains of Mount Pilatus and Rigi overlook the swans that glide along the scenic lake and are part of Lucerne's everlasting allure, as is the iconic Lion Monument, which you'll visit. Sculpted in memory for the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution in 1792, it has captured the hearts and minds of visitors for centuries, including Mark Twain who praised it as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world." You'll also visit the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. Located around the Musegg Wall area, the towers rise high over the city, giving great panoramic views of Lucerne, the Reuss River and the surrounding mountain scenery. There are a total of nine towers, including one featuring the oldest clock in the city. (B)

    Day 5 : LUCERNE - BASEL - EMBARKATION
    Check out of your hotel and head to Basel. Before boarding the ship, you'll go on a highlights tour of the city. One of Switzerland's most cosmopolitan cities, Basel is home to 40 museums (the highest concentration in the nation), a picturesque Old Town and richly decorated Market Square, a 500-year-old Rathaus (town hall) and Switzerland's oldest zoo (built in 1870 and home to 600 animal species and exotic flora). (B,D)

    Day 6 : STRASBOURG, FRANCE
    Capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is beloved for its wine culture and enchanting 16th- and 17th-century half-timbered houses which line La Petite France quarter on the banks of the Grand Île (Grand Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l'Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République and then walk through the 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 go on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY - RÜDESHEIM
    Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace-one of the largest palaces in Europe, which is furnished with over 800 exhibits, including 21 large tapestries, ornate furniture, priceless paintings, valuable porcelain and costly silverware, recreating its bygone grandeur. Alternatively, join a walking tour of 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. Or, you can visit the intriguing Speyer Technical Museum, home to a German navy submarine, an Antonov; the largest production propeller-driven airplane ever built, a Lufthansa jumbo jet; and a Russian BURAN orbiter, the counterpart of the American space shuttle. Later in the day, sail to Rudesheim, where you'll be treated to a Riesling wine tasting. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : RÜDESHEIM
    Continue your exploration of Rudesheim with a choice of excursions. Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure will want to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of self-playing musical instruments. For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of Rudesheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM
    Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the "Pearl of the Main River." While on your walking tour, you'll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. For those who would like a more active adventure hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany's most beautiful city centers with precious half-timbered houses, each one more beautiful than the next. While here, join a walking tour or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : KITZINGEN - VOLKACH
    There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. Enduring legends make visiting Kitzingen extra fun, especially for Dracula followers, which you can learn more about on a walking tour. Prefer to get more active, go on a bike tour from Kitzingen to Volkach. Alternatively, you can visit either Wurzburg or Rothenburg. While in Wurzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor, you will visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or, you can take a trip through a thousand years of history while in Rothenburg, Germany's best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Later in the day, everyone will be treated to an exclusive wine festival celebration in Volkach, located in lower Franconia. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : BAMBERG
    Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you'll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427. And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River and to its quirky quarters beyond the town center. (B,L,D)

    Day 12 : NUREMBERG - DISEMBARKATION - PILZEN - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Disembark the ship in Nuremberg and transfer to Prague. En route, stop at Pilzen, where you'll enjoy a highlights tour before continuing on to Prague. (B)

    Day 13 : PRAGUE
    Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historic city center that's recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See all the key highlights, including the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, home to the Astronomical Clock. (B)

    Day 14 : PRAGUE
    Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made, whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis. Beer is a core part of the country's national identity, so much so, the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro establishments offering a huge range of styles, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech's beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

    Day 15 : DEPART PRAGUE
    Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2018
    Duration
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaDante

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Zurich  
    Day 2Zurich  
    Day 3Lucerne  
    Day 4Lucerne  
    Day 5Basel  
    Day 6Strasbourg  
    Day 7Ludwigshafen  
    Day 8Rudesheim  
    Day 9Wertheim  
    Day 10Volkach  
    Day 11Bamberg  
    Day 12Prague  
    Day 13Prague  
    Day 14Prague  
    Day 15Depart Prague  
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