Medieval Treasures
FRC-386068/386044
8 Nights from
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Cruise prices are per person

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person

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

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Enjoy an authentic Romerberg beer tasting in Frankfurt
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg
  • Exclusive wine tasting in Rudesheim
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • All onboard meals
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • 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
Itinerary
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Day 1
Basel, Switzerland

Embark your cruise in Basel and indulge in a Welcome Dinner.

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Day 1
Basel, Switzerland

The city of Basel, in northern Switzerland, sits along the Rhine at the mouths of the Birs and Wiese rivers. It is divided into two parts – Kleinbasel (industrial section to the north) and Grossbasel (the older commercial and cultural centre). The latter is dominated by the Romanesque and Gothic-style Munster, which was Basel’s protestant cathedral until 1528 and houses a monumental slab to Erasmus, who is entombed there. Other notable buildings include the late Gothic-Rathaus (Town Hall), the Church of St. Martin (Basel’s oldest religious foundation), and the 14th-century Franciscan church – which now houses a historical museum.

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Day 2
Strasbourg, France

Capital city of France’s Alsace region, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. After arriving this morning, enjoy either a panoramic bus tour or guided bike tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, explore on foot with a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. You also have the option of exploring Strasbourg on a guided hike that begins at the Orangery and makes its way to the cathedral. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish before the ship departs tonight.

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Day 2
Strasbourg, France

Located along the banks of the Rhine River close to the border with Germany, is the capital city and largest city of the Grand Est region, Strasbourg. The historic Grande Île city centre of Strasbourg has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is immersed is Franco-German culture.

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Day 3
Mannheim, Germany

Arrive in Mannheim, where you have a choice of either visiting the city’s famed Baroque Palace or joining a walking tour of Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the medieval Altpörtel (Old Gate). Continue on to Rüdesheim, where tonight you will enjoy an exclusive wine tasting.

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Day 3
Mannheim, Germany

The south-west German city of Mannheim is situated on the right bank of the Rhine River, opposite Ludwigshafen – at the mouth of the Neckar River. There are many examples of baroque architecture located throughout Mannheim, including a Jesuit Church, old town hall, pilgrimage church, warehouse, and arsenal. The emblem of Mannheim is a cylindrical water tower, which was constructed in 1888. The history of Mannheim extends as far back as 764, when it was first referred to as a village. Germany’s first National Theatre opened in the city in 1778 and the construction of the city’s Rhine harbour took place in 1834.

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Day 4
Rudesheim, Germany - Frankfurt on Main, Germany

Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of one of three excursions: a gondola ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue followed by a wine tasting with a local vintner; a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments; or a half-day excursion to the historic university town of Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask) and enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Afterwards, you’ll cruise to the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt, where you’ll take in the sights on a panoramic city tour. Tonight, immerse yourself in local flavors with an authentic Romerberg beer tasting.

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Day 4
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 4
Frankfurt on Main, Germany
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Day 5
Miltenberg, Germany

Wake up in Miltenberg this morning and either join a walking tour of this delightful old town, with its narrow cobblestone streets and steeply gabled houses, or indulge in a tasting of local specialties.

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Day 5
Miltenberg, Germany

The town of Miltenberg is situated in Lower Franconia, Bavaria, and is home to a historic marketplace. This beautiful town is home to a wealth of stunning timber-framed buildings and landmarks including the Old Town Hall and the Jewish cemetery with old city walls.

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Day 6
Wurzburg, Germany

This morning’s guided tour of Würzburg will show you all of the city’s major sights, or you may prefer to visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also have the option to participate in a local wine tasting.

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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

Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will have one of three ways to explore. The first is a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, as well as sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. The second is a guided bike tour along the Main River, and the third is a Bamberg Specialties tasting where you will enjoy smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a local favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427. This evening, we continue cruising towards Nuremberg.

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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

Depart the ship after breakfast and return home.

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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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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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