Amsterdam to Paris Enjoy a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Trier, then spend 3 nights in Paris 12 Days •
7-night Deluxe Cruise in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies
Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms
Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
Unlimited Quality Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions with every Dinner on board the Ship
Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris including daily Buffet Breakfast
Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, on board Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
Day 1, Sat. DEPART USA.
Day 2, Sun. ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. Arrive in charming Amsterdam. Your luxurious river cruise ship is moored near the city center. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Cocktail Reception. (D)
Day 3, Mon. AMSTERDAM. After breakfast, admire beautiful 17th-century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Enjoy an afternoon information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. (B,L,D)
Day 4, Tue. DüSSELDORF - COLOGNE, GERMANY. This morning, arrive in Düsseldorf, mooring on the fashionable Rhine Embankment next to the historic Old Town. Here, you will disembark for a walking tour to see the Burgplatz with its Old Castle Tower, Marktplatz with the Town Hall and the sophisticated shopping of the Kings Avenue. Later, cruise the Rhine to Cologne; arriving in the afternoon, you will visit the fabled 13th-century Gothic cathedral. The ship overnights in Cologne and is minutes away from the Old Town, perfect for after dinner exploration. (B,L,D)
Day 5, Wed. FRANKFURT. Today, take in the stunning beauty of the castles along the Rhine as we sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge, and cruise past the famous Lorelei Rock. In the afternoon, arrive in Frankfurt, the bustling metropolis on the Main River; here, enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic city center "The Romer." (B,L,D)
Day 6, Thu. MAINZ (Heidelberg) - KOBLENZ. Today, you decide: Either disembark for a trip to Mainz or travel by motorcoach to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town, where you will visit the red-walled Castle, the Great Vat, a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask, and enjoy the beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and Heidelberg below. Then there is a walking tour of old Heidelberg and free time for lunch on your own before returning to Mainz. If you choose Mainz, your guided walking tour of this beautiful town includes the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world's first printed bible. After lunch, the ship will cruise to Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine Rivers. After dinner, the ship will arrive in Koblenz, just in time for your Cruise Director to escort you on an evening walk around the town. (B,L,D)
Day 7, Fri. COCHEM. After breakfast, begin cruising the beautiful Mosel River with its steep sided banks of vineyards. After lunch, we stop in Cochem, where you'll enjoy a guided visit of Reichsburg Castle, with spectacular views of the river. (B,L,D)
Day 8, Sat. BERNKASTEL - TRIER. Arrive in Bernkastel early this morning and explore this quaint little town on your included walking tour. Strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, Bernkastel boasts over 500 years of documented wine history. Then onto Trier, Germany's oldest city, for a guided tour which will introduce you to the city's rich ancient Roman past, including the Roman Baths, site of ancient gladiator games. (B,L,D)
Day 9, Sun. TRIER - LUXEMBOURG - PARIS. This morning, bid farewell to your cruise ship and head to Luxembourg for a city tour of the Grand Duchy and some free time. After lunch, continue on to Paris, where you arrive this afternoon. (B)
Day 10, Mon. PARIS. Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning's guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, pass the Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Champs Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. (B)
Day 11, Tue. PARIS. Your last day in the "City of Lights" is free for you to enjoy. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair; gaze at the Impressionist collection at Musée D'Orsay; stroll along the Seine; or choose one of the various optional tours that are offered. (B)
Day 12, Wed. PARIS. (B)
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Our culinary staff onboard the MS AMADANTE, MS AMACELLO, MS AMALEGRO and MS AMADAGIO offers sophisticated menus comprised of wonderful soups, the freshest produce, and high quality choice cut meats and seafood. Your Maitre d' greets you upon entering the restaurant with a bright smile and stays accessible to ensure your comfort.
Start your day with a lavish gourmet breakfast. Choose from a rich assortment of breads, croissants and pastries, a variety of fresh fruit, yogurt and cereals, and smoked salmon. Taste the delicious cheeses, cold cuts and local sausages, as well as our daily regional specials.
Return from your shore excursion to a delicious lunch. Start with mouth-watering hot or cold appetizers, taste the homemade soups and choose from a selection of great entrees. Finish off with a delectable dessert while enjoying spectacular river views.
In the evening, you are our honored guest for an elegant dinner or a traditional theme night with a feast of regional specialties. Enjoy delicious cuisine and complimentary free-flowing wines from the local vintners. Our kitchen crew knows how to orchestrate a truly memorable dining experience.
With the decrease in the value of the dollar and the high price of fuel the cost of hotels and meals have doubled in European during the last three years. Savy travelers have come to understand that a river cruise offers the best value for a European Vacation. Accommodations, all meals on board and shore excursions are included in the price and some companies even include wine with dinner. Because of this, you do not have to live in fear of the $300 per night hotel bill, the $100 not so wonderful restaurant meal and the $10 cup of coffee with no free refills. Many people believe that by dealing directly with the cruise line, they cut out the expense of a middleman. But when it comes to cruising, this is never the case. The cruise lines depend on travel agents to sell their product, and so it is the cruise lines who pay the agent's commission, not the customer. The lines also offer agents various extra incentives, bonus commissions and value-added perks, giving the travel agents more pricing leverage and the ability for us to offer you lower rates: There are many superb and well-trained travel agents, but there are not many who know as much as we do about river cruising.