Ultimate River Cruise
FRC-161111/155321 Rhine/Danube
15 Nights from
£3,959
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Cruise prices are per person

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person

Single Supplements for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 14 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Bernkastel wine tasting
  • Enjoy a smoked beer tasting in Bamberg
  • Illuminations Cruise in Budapest
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tours and excursions
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Cocktail receptiona and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Spa & Fitness Room
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • Salon & Massage Services
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare and overseas transfers
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Day 1
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany; the small, landlocked nation of Luxembourg, which is accessible via the Moselle River. It is regarded as the green heart of Europe, due to the fact it is covered by unique species of flora. It is not without its fair share of history either, with a commanding fortress which dates back over 1,000 years. The City of Luxembourg, its Old Quarters and Fortifications have collectively earned UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Day 2
Trier, Germany

The city of Trier is a popular destination during Moselle River cruises due to its rich history and position within the Moselle Wine Region. Many believe it is the oldest city in Germany, dating back to the 4th century BC when it was settled by the Celts.

Modern day Trier has much to offer its visitors, including Roman and Medieval buildings, like the Porta Nigra and the cathedral, which are extremely well-preserved. There are also museums dedicated to the history of Karl Marx and Roman artefacts found in and around the city, along with the ever-popular toy museum. Additionally, there is a vibrant Christmas market held on the streets throughout December.

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Day 2
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Bernkastel-Kues, situated north-east of Trier, on the Moselle River, is made up of two former towns – each of which retains a distinctive feel and character. Above the town sits the ruins of Landshut Castle, built in the 9th century and offers fantastic views of the Moselle and surrounding area. Bernkastel is home to a renowned market and is filled with romantic half-timbered houses and beautifully designed gables. This part of the town is also home to the 14th century Pfarrkirche St Michael, which has a tower and was historically part of the fortification wall. Kues is home to a hospice, which was founded by Nikolaus Cusanus and contains a chapel, library, courtyard and cloisters. Hidden within the hospice are a series of vaulted cellars, where you can sample regional sparkling Moselle wines.

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Day 3
Rudesheim, Germany

Located at the foot of the Taunus Mountains and at the heart of the Rhine River is the town of Rudesheim. Being in the Rhine Gorge, Rudesheim is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a historic winemaking town. Not only does the wine make this town worth visiting, but the Old Town itself and the picturesque Rheingau landscape and the romantic Rhine River itself.

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Day 3
Alken, Germany

Situated on the banks of the Moselle River is the village of Alken, which remains home to a series of old houses and remains of medieval walls. It is home to many historical structures including Laacher Yard - which dates back to 1093, the 13th-century military tower, and the Malteserhaus – one of the oldest houses in the village.

Located above the village, on a nearby hilltop, sits the fascinating 12th century Castle Thurant, which was built on ancient Roman foundations.

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Day 4
Mainz, Germany

Situated on the left bank of the Rhine is the west-central German city of Mainz, which is opposite Wiesbaden – where the River Main joins the Rhine. It is home to one of the oldest and most unique Roman style cathedrals in Germany, which was built of red sandstone in 1000 AD and rebuilt in 1136 following a fire. Inside, you will find many murals depicting the life of Christ, as well as 60 memorial tombs of archbishops.

The Gothic St Stephen’s Church houses nine mesmerising stained glass windows, designed by Marc Chagall. There are three Baroque churches in Mainz, which collectively illustrate the transition from Rococo to Neoclassicism. The city is also renowned for the Gutenberg Museum, where you can find out more about the invention of the moveable type printing press, which aided the worldwide distribution of many books including the Bible.

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Day 5
Wertheim, Germany

The historical town of Wertheim am Main is situated at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers. Visitors can tour the ruins of Wertheim Castle, which offers great panoramic views over the medieval town centre and the surrounding hills.

The town comes to life during the summer months with Wertheim’s own version of Oktoberfest taking place and a medieval festival being held in the castle grounds. There is also a collection of designer outlet stores at Wertheim Village.

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Day 6
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg is located in the German state of Bavaria, along the River Main. The Wurzburger Residenz and the Marienberg Fortress show off the impressive Baroque architecture found in this historic city and are two of the most popular places to visit.

Known as the city of 100 churches, many of these are still intact and help to give Wurzburg a fairytale feel. The most notable is Käppele, a small church known by this colloquial name and which features famous artworks and a chapel decorated with artificial bones and skulls. The city also lies within the Franconian wine region and is therefore a great place to taste some of the local vintages.

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Day 7
Bamberg, Germany

The south-central German river town of Bamberg has been recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Situated on the Regnitz River, north of Nuremberg, this gorgeous town is set amidst a series of picturesque rivers and forests. This perfectly preserved historic town is home to a range of architectural styles including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Within the city, there are many historic structures and museums including the Alte Residenz (Old Palace), Neue Residenz, the former Benedictine abbey and an imperial cathedral which contains many notable statues. Additionally, there are nine breweries in Bamberg, offering a collective total of 200 types of beer.

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Day 8
Nuremberg, Germany

Located on the Pegnitz River is the second largest city of Bavaria and incredibly energetic city of Nuremberg. Emerging from the uplands of Franconia, Nuremberg is also close to the Main-Danube Canal. With official records dating back to 1050 this incredible city has a very long history, unfortunately only a handful of historic buildings survived the damage of WW2. The most significant remaining building is the Church of St. Sebald, a breathtaking example of gothic and renaissance master craft.  As well as museums, a Renaissance city hall, and customs house, there is an imperial castle towering above them all.

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Day 10
Regensburg, Germany

Situated along the banks of the Danube River is the Bavarian city of Regensburg. A cultural centre of Germany, the cities medieval heart is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting one of the most important Gothic churches in Bavaria, St. Peter’s Cathedral. With a stunning 14th century stained glass window and two Romanesque chapels, St. Peter’s in one of the main attractions in Regensburg. Full of history, the city also offers other notable examples of Romanesque architecture, including the Porta Praetoria, which dates back to 179 AD. Despite the repeated bombings of WW2, Regensburg’s medieval buildings and charm has survived, and sustained little damage.

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Day 11
Passau, Germany

Resting at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers in Bavaria is the town of Passau. Lying on the border of Austria, Passau offers a unique and eclectic blend of German and Austria Baroque architecture. St Stephen’s Cathedral is the main focus for tourism in Passau and is a true masterpiece of Italian Baroque. The main attractions of the cathedral include a treasury, museum, Italian painted frescoes and the biggest European church organ, boasting 17,774 pipes.

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Day 11
Linz, Austria

The Austrian city of Linz sits on the banks of the Danube River, 100 miles west of Vienna. It is home to a number of historic buildings and landmarks including: the old castle; St. Martin’s Church; the Baroque Town Hall; the 13th century main square, which features a monument to the Holy Trinity; and the 17th century cathedral. More recently, Linz has developed into an important cultural centre, with a number of schools of art music; several museums; art galleries; libraries; opera houses; and theatres. Additionally, Linz provides a point of access from which to visit the city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart.

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Day 12
Vienna, Austria

The charming Austrian capital is situated on the River Danube and is a world-renowned centre for classical music, art, theatre and history. Home of the waltz, the Spanish Riding School, Sachertorte and Vienna Boys’ Choir, its central core is easily manageable by foot but excellent public transport is also available. The Schönbrunn Palace is the summer residence of Maria Theresia and the Hapsburgs and is one of the most iconic buildings in this great city.

Before 1806, Vienna was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire and later it became the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and, in 1918, the capital of independent Austria which emerged from World War I as a republic. During WWII, Vienna was divided into five zones, but the 1955 State Treaty helped the country regain its independence and Vienna was once again the capital of a sovereign Austria.

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Day 12
Melk, Austria

Situated in northeast Austria is the city of Melk – regarded as a gateway to the famous Wachau wine region. It is located at a meeting point of the Danube and Melk rivers and is home to a towering, yellow, baroque Abbey, which sits high above the Danube River. Inside the Abbey, you will find many interesting features including the Melk Cross, Abbey Library, Marble Room, and Collegiate Church. Elsewhere in the city, you will find a number of pretty Renaissance houses and the Schallaburg Castle.

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Day 13
Vienna, Austria

The charming Austrian capital is situated on the River Danube and is a world-renowned centre for classical music, art, theatre and history. Home of the waltz, the Spanish Riding School, Sachertorte and Vienna Boys’ Choir, its central core is easily manageable by foot but excellent public transport is also available. The Schönbrunn Palace is the summer residence of Maria Theresia and the Hapsburgs and is one of the most iconic buildings in this great city.

Before 1806, Vienna was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire and later it became the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and, in 1918, the capital of independent Austria which emerged from World War I as a republic. During WWII, Vienna was divided into five zones, but the 1955 State Treaty helped the country regain its independence and Vienna was once again the capital of a sovereign Austria.

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Day 14
Budapest, Hungary

The River Danube plays a vital role in the build-up of the Hungarian capital of Budapest. It flows right through the heart of the city and has led to the construction of seven magnificent bridges - which connect the old city of Buda, on the right bank, with more modern city of Pest, on the left bank. One of the city’s instantly recognisable highlights is the Hungarian parliament building – a spectacular structure which sits beside the Danube. Venture into Budapest, wander its many streets, and you will discover St. Matthias Church, which was originally built in Romanesque style in the 11th century, but later rebuilt in Gothic style, in the 14th century.

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Accommodation

Suite

The Suite is a very comfortable area of 255 Square feet and boasts a French Balcony, floor to ceiling window, living area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, complimentary toiletries, Flat screen television with local and satellite channels, direct dial telephone, compimentary bottled water replenished daily, fully stocked mini-bar, in room safe, internet access and a spacious wardrobe.

All staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies and music library.

Junior Suite (CAT A+)

Category A+ stateroom is a very comfortable area of 225 Square feet and boasts a French Balcony, floor to ceiling window, living area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, complimentary toiletries, Flat screen television with local and satellite channels, direct dial telephone, complimentary bottled water replenished daily, fully stocked mini-bar, in room safe, internet access and a spacious wardrobe.

All staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first-run Hollywood movies and music library.

CAT A, B & C Staterooms

Category A, B and C Staterooms are 170 square feet, and offer a French balcony, a seating area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided.

CAT D & E Staterooms

Both Cat D & E Staterooms come in at a very comfortable 170 square feet, and offer two fixed windows placed higher up in the stateroom thanks to their location near the waterline. Guests will find an ensuite shower room with toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided.

Single Suite

The Single suites comes in at a very comfortable 140 square feet, and offers a French balcony, ensuite shower room with toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided for guests.

Entertainment

After dinner, AmaWaterways invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Aft Lounge

The Aft Lounge is a wonderful oasis tucked away at the back of the ship. Bar service is available by simply picking up the telephone, and the views from this aft vantage point are unparalleled. The Aft Lounge also sports a whole host of board games, books and other diversions.

Sun Deck

The uppermost deck is the Sun Deck. The perfect vantage point for viewing some of the remarkable scenery you’ll be passing, the Sun Deck has a wide array of chairs and seating options, including a hot tub located just aft of the Navigation Bridge.

While taking in the passing views of the riverside enjoy a stroll along the walking track or why not challenge fellow passengers to a game of chess.

Main Lounge & Bar

The Main Lounge is your go-to place for nightly entertainment, great drinks and light lunches. The Main Lounge offers a bow seating area with commanding views of the waterway ahead and even features a dance floor to dance the night away along with the Bar in AmaLyra's Main Lounge is your source for a variety of drinks.

Round-the-clock coffee, tea and water are always available here, and an Early-and-Late-Riser’s breakfast can be had in the morning. A “Light Lunch” is served in the Lounge and consists of soup, sandwiches, salads and a selection of cold meats and cheeses.

Library

A well stocked Library featuring books on a wide variety of subjects. Copies of the daily news are also available here. 

Onboard Entertainment

After dinner, we invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Complimentary Internet & Entertainment On-Demand

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. Our exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary. 

Enrichment

Your river cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. Customise how you explore with a variety of included shore excursions and flexible tour options.

Shore Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Our complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. They hire the top local guides in every location. They’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. They offer a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in.

Complimentary Bicycles & Bike Tours

AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedalling. They're the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks. 

Dining
  • Main Dining Restaurant - offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
  • Opening seating amidst elegant and comfortable surroundings
  • Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and speciality coffees with lunch & dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast

Main Restaurant

All the way forward on Cello Deck is the Main Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here in a relaxed, open-seating environment. Breakfast and dinner can be ordered off the menu or taken buffet-style, while dinners are a menu-driven affair, each offering their own, port-dependent local specialties.

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Complimentary specialty tea & coffee station available 24/7
  • Elevator reaches the Violin & Cello Decks
  • Beauty salon, massage and spa services
  • Walking track, heated pool and fitness room
HealthFitness

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself?They have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Centre, their Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Massage, Beauty & Hair Salon

The Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Fitness Centre

Guests will find a well equipped fitness centre onboard.

Whirlpool & Walking Track

While taking in the passing views of the riverside enjoy a stroll along the walking track or why not indulge yourself with a glass of champagne and sit in the Whirlpool.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Any disability requiring special attention must be reported to AmaWaterways at the time of booking. AmaWaterways will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants but is not responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour busses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships. 

Dietary Requirements

Please advise the AmaWaterways reservation agent at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that not all diets are possible.

Dress Code

They recommend country club casual for dinner. Guests typically wear dressier attire for the Captain’s Dinner. 

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Observation deck
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Bicycles
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track

 

Violin Deck

 

  • Bow Seating Area
  • Main Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Massage & Hair Salon
  • The Chefs Table Restaurant
  • Fitness Suite
  • Elevator
  • Suites 301, 303, 304
  • CAT A+ Stateroom 302

 

Cello Deck

 

  • Main Restaurant 
  • Elevator
  • CAT A Staterooms 305-324
  • CAT B Staterooms 325-328
  • CAT C Staterooms 329-332

 

Piano Deck

  • CAT D Staterooms 101-107
  • CAT E Staterooms 109-112
  • Crew Cabins
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