Europe's Rivers & Castles 

Europe's Rivers & Castles

Don't Miss Out - 2 Nights Paris, 7 Night River Cruise & 2 Nights Prague
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AmaDolce | AmaLyra
5/16/14 to 10/31/14
14 days

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Cruise Description

Europe's Rivers & Castles River Cruise and Tour
Aboard AmaDolce or AmaLyra
May to October 2014 - Paris to Prague - 14 Days
Day City/Port Highlights
1 - Overnight flight to Paris*
2 Paris Check-in to your hotel. Day and evening at leisure.
3 Paris Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during your morning guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, see the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opéra, Madeleine church, Champs d’Elysées and much more. Afternoon on your own. Evening optional “Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show”. (B)
4 Paris Enjoy a full free day to explore the romantic “City of Lights.” There are two optional tours to choose from, “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” and "Montmartre & Illuminations.” (B)
5 Paris/ Luxembourg Bid au revoir to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Metz, then transfer to Luxembourg, one of Europe’s last independent duchies. You will have a guided walking tour of Luxembourg and stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of Gen. George Patton, before boarding the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. (B,D)
6 Trier/ Bernkastel After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see the Roman Baths, Trier Cathedral, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, for a guided walking tour of the old town center, plus a winery visit and tasting. The Mosel wine region has been cultivating wine for over 500 years.  A guided bicycle tour is also available. (B,L,D)
7 Alken (for Cochem or Koblenz) and Rüdesheim Today, the ship makes a brief stop in Alken, for your choice of two excursions. In Cochem, take a guided tour of the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers fascinating views of the river valley. Or, travel to Koblenz, an historic wine-growing town, where you will see the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady, and hear the story behind the Schängel Fountain and City Hall. Scenic afternoon cruise along the Rhine, with ruined castles and fortresses and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim (the ship moors overnight) this evening and visit the Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum after dinner. (B,L,D)
8 Mainz (Heidelberg option) Afternoon guided walking tour visits the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed Bible and centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses. Or, travel to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled castle and see its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask), and also enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley and city below. (B,L,D)
9 Wertheim Afternoon guided walking tour and free time to explore on your own. You may also opt for a guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)
10 Würzburg/ Kitzingen A morning guided tour of Würzburg shows 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. Afternoon optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. A famous shop dedicated solely to Christmas is located here, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and other seasonal wares. This evening arrive Kitzingen, the local Aulic Council and Wine Queen will escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. (B,L,D)
11 Bamberg Afternoon guided walking tour in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the town’s breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the serpentine streets lined with lovely houses and 18th-century mansions. You will also sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. (B,L,D)
12 Nuremberg/ Prague Disembark and take a guided tour of historic Nuremberg. You will see Gothic churches, the zeppelin field where Hitler held his infamous Nazi Party Rallies, and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Enjoy free time on your own before transferring to Prague. (B)
13 Prague Morning sightseeing tour, visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before crossing the famous Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The balance of the day is yours to spend as you wish. This evening, an optional “Folklore Dinner Show” provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)
14 Prague Return home. (B)

Per Person Fares From (based on Oct 31 departure):
French Balcony Stateroom $3,548
Riverview Stateroom $2,899

•3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
•Transfer to the high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, followed by transfer to ship
•7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
•Life enriching tours and excursions daily
•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
•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
•Transfer to the hotel in Prague
•2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
•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
*Flights not included in the fares shown. Fares are in US dollars, cruise only, per person based on double occupancy in the minimum river view and french baloncy staterooms. Port charges of $161 per person are additional. Goverment taxes and fees may apply. We reserve the right to correct errors.
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