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Eiffel TowerPARIS, CHAMPAGNE AND BURGUNDY BARGING

Explore the hidden gems of Paris, charms of Champagne and meandering canals of Burgundy. This is the perfect vacation package including unique and interesting tours and barging in Burgundy. 

In Paris you will enjoy a private gourmet guided walking tour of Saint Germain de Pres. It will delight the senses with a blend of traditional and trend. You will meet passionate artists, such as the adventurous chocolate-makers on a quest to find the world’s finest cacao beans, butchers who advocate for the quality of their product, and wine-sellers captivated by the tradition. Of course there will be tasting along the way!

For dinner you will have an unforgettable evening aboard a glass top river boat for a gourmet dinner. Relax and take in all the beautiful sites along the Seine River and see why this glorious city is called the City of Lights. Every table has a view.

Now it's time for Bubbles. Enjoy a full day guided tour of the Champagne region with tasting at Veuve Clicquot, guided tour of Reims UNESCO world Heritage Cathedral and Champagne tasting Lunch at a family estate vineyard.

After your amazing stay in Paris and fun tour in Champagne it is time to explore the well renowned region of Burgundy.

The absolute best way to see this amazing region is by barge, as you meander along the canals with vineyard views and beautiful countryside. Once you step aboard your private charter barge you will have a Champagne welcome by your crew of four that will pamper you for the next four nights. This vacation is a perfect way to see the best of Paris, Champagne and Burgundy. 

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

8 nights accommodation
- 4 nights 4* hotel in Paris
- 4 nights fully crewed charter barge in Burgundy
All breakfasts included
1 Dinner aboard a glass-top boat and cruise on Seine
1 Lunch at a family estate in Champagne region

Private transfers to and from airport
First class rail tickets per itinerary
Guided services by local guides in Paris & Champagne
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
4 nights private charter barge in Burgundy
- All meals including one Chateaux dinner ashore
- All beverages and open bar onboard
- All daily excursions including entrance fees
- Full crew with gourmet chef
- Use of all amenities aboard including bicycles
- Transfers to and from Dijon

 DETAILS / RATES: 

Day 1 - Welcome to Paris

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Paris. Your driver will meet you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it and escort you to the car for transfer. Once at your hotel you can check in and then go explore this wonderful neighborhood or just relax. We will include some restaurant suggestions and guides to help you decide on your first evening meal in Paris.

Activities:

  • Private Transfer from Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle and Driver
  • Airport Meet and Greet

Hotel:

  • Hotel le Senat 4* or Similar
  • Breakfast included

DAY 2 - PARIS & CHAMPAGNE

Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel for a transfer to the rail station. Today you will be taking a train to Reims in the Champagne region. Arriving in the Champagne region, you start your day with a sightseeing of Reims. City of coronation, Reims is also the city of Champagne, definitely the most celebrated and festive of wines! You will enjoy the sight of the Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne: Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, Pommery, etc., many names that will make you think of a great party or a romantic dinner with a glass of champagne… And you are going to have more than one! Reims - city of Champagne Grande Maison de Champagne MummGuided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Mumm. The Mumm Maison de Champagne was founded in 1827, however the Mumm dynasty dates back to the 12th century. They were German and in the 18th century they were already wine producers and merchants. Recognising the quality and the potential of the sparkling wines produced in the nearby Champagne region, in 1927 they decided to establish a branch of their wine company there. “Only the Best” being their motto, they soon seduced illustrious European royal families. The creation of the “Cordon Rouge” definitely established their fame: they became the official supplier of the British Royalty – which they still are – and they attracted artists such as Utrillo and Foujita. Mumm is today the official sponsor of Formula One F1 races. Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims. Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary – over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here! Cathedral of Reims Champagne tasting lunch Champagne tasting Lunch. In the heart of the Champagne’s Vineyards, we will introduce you to local specialties which will be assorted with different sorts of Champagne (blanc de blancs, blancs de noir, rosé) at a boutique winery. The Montagne de Reims’ Vineyards. Here, the scenic Route du Champagne winds its way between plains, vineyards, forests and remarkable Grand Cru villages such as Verzy, Verzenay and Bouzy. Realm of Pinot Noir, 9 of the 17 grand cru villages in the whole of Champagne region lay on and around the Montagne de Reims. Here, the special “terroir” gives Champagne much of its character. Let’s stop in the vineyard to discover it together! Montagne de Reims vineyards Tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate. Before returning to Reims, you will experiment another face of Champagne: tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate. More than 4 000 family wine makers contribute to the prestige of Champagne and maintain the Tradition on from generation to generation, for one aim: the true expression of Champagne.Your guide in Reims will meet you here for your amazing guided tour of the Champagne region. After the tour you will take a train back to Paris and your drive will meet you at the station to take you to your hotel. Dinner on your own.

Activities:

  • Private Transfer from Hotel to Rail Station - Vehicle/Driver
  • Semi-Private guided Champagne Tour (maximum 8 guests)
  • Duration 9 hrs Champagne tour, 11 hours Including Paris round trip TGV
  • Private Driver/Motorcoach with air-conditioning for champagne tour  - Guide/Driver

Rail:

  • Round trip TGV rail tickets from 
  • 45 minute rail
  • Paris Est Rail Station 

Hotel:

  • Hotel le Senat 4* or Similar
  • Breakfast included

DAY 3 - PARIS 

Today you will meet your guide at a pre-designated location for your gourmet walking tour.  Your guide a brings you into the heart of Paris on a delicious 2 ½ hour walking tour of Saint Germain de Prés. This food tour will delight all of your senses! A blend of tradition and trend, this guided tour of Saint Germain de Prés will speak to anyone with a passion for Paris and food. Let yourself be taken away during our tastings and discover the splendor of the rich cultural, historic and gastronomic heritage of France. You will meet passionate artists, such as the adventurous chocolate-makers on a quest to find the world’s finest cacao beans, butchers who advocate for the quality of their product, and wine-sellers captivated by the tradition of terroir. Beat the Parisian pavement, just as Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir did in days past. The neighborhood, Saint Germain de Prés, remains the meeting place of philosophers, authors and musicians, keeping alive a certain intellectual ambiance. During this guided food tour of Saint Germain de Prés, access some of the most renowned establishments in the neighborhood, as well as little known gems. See the monuments and listen to the anecdotes that tell the story of the neighborhood. Between the butchers, sausage shops, bistros, wine-sellers, pastry and chocolate makers, your palette will be pampered and your belly satisfied.Give in to this extraordinary culinary experience, you will not soon forget this passage through the heart of Saint Germain de Prés in Paris.

After your walking tour you will have time to relax before your gourmet dinner cruise on the Seine. You will discover the full splendor of a panoramic view aboard an all-glass boat. Enjoy refined cuisine and discrete, attentive service to the sound of live musical entertainment. Your Chef offers traditional French cuisine, elegant and refined, freshly prepared on board each day using seasonal produce. A cuisine that highlights taste, simplicity and respect for the original flavors of the ingredients used. Mastered culinary technique and stylish presentation enhance every dish served aboard.

Activities:

  • Private guided gourmet walking tour of the Saint Germain de Pres
  • 2 1/2 hours
  • Private Transfer from Hotel to Eiffel Tower mooring - Vehicle/Driver
  • Gourmet dinner cruise including Champagne welcome, choice of starter, main dish, cheese and dessert and selection of wines
  • 2 1/2 hours
  • Private Transfer after cruise to your hotel - Vehicle/Driver

Hotel:

  • Hotel le Senat 4* or Similar
  • Breakfast included

DAY 4 - BURGUNDY

Enjoy breakfast and then your driver will take you to the rail station for your journey to Dijon. Once in Dijon the Captain of your barge will meet you with the vessel name on the train platform. He will assist with your luggage and take you to your barge. You will be met at the agreed meeting point and travel in air-conditioned comfort, moored on the Canal de Bourgogne. You will be welcomed aboard by the captain and the crew with champagne, the tone will be set for your memorable cruise in Burgundy. You will have time to settle into your lovely cabins and explore the barge before your first candlelit dinner on board during which you will be introduced to regional specialties and local wines.

Activities:

  • Private Transfer from Hotel to Rail Station - Vehicle/Driver
  • Welcome aboard private charter barge 
  • Duration 9 hrs Champagne tour, 11 hours Including Paris round trip TGV
  • Private Driver/Motorcoach with air-conditioning for champagne tour  - Guide/Driver

Rail:

  • Round trip TGV rail tickets from Paris
  • 1 hr 45 minutes
  • Paris Gare de Lyon

Charter Barge:

  • 4 night accommodations
  • All meals included 
  • All beverages aboard
  • All excursions and entrance fees

DAY 5 - BURGUNDY

This morning the delights of Dijon await you. This city offers so much more than the eponymous mustard. Take a walk around the Les Halles market admiring the metal and glass architecture designed by Gustave Eiffel. Absorb the culture in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, one of France’s oldest museums, which can be found within the stunning medieval centre. Dijon city, Palais des Ducs. Here you will also find the elegant Palace of the Dukes. As you wander through the cobbled streets, don’t forget to stroke La Chouette, the little owl carved on one of the pillars of the Notre Dame church,

 Charter Barge:
  • 4 night accommodations
  • All meals included 
  • All beverages aboard
  • All excursions and entrance fees

DAY 6 - BURGUNDY

This morning’s voyage will take you to Plombières les Dijon where you will disembark for a drive through the Route des Grands Crus vineyards of Burgundy. Your tour will culminate with a wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay, renowned not only for its exceptional red and white Burgundies, but also for some of the finest, most succulent rosé in France. This will be followed by a visit to the Fromagerie Gaugry: specialists in the production of washed rind soft cheeses, and the last cheese makers still producing raw milk Epoisses. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the making of Burgundian cheeses and taste them for yourself. Don’t forget to leave room for that wonderful Galla Dinner aboard!

Charter Barge:

  • 4 night accommodations
  • All meals included 
  • All beverages aboard
  • All excursions and entrance fees

DAY 7 - BURGUNDY & PARIS

Gissey sur Ouche to Fleurey sur Ouche
Your day will begin by cruising through the charming villages of Saint Marie sur Ouche and Pont de Pany, once a very important bread market, and then the historic village of Fleurey sur Ouche, known to have been occupied by man since the Stone Age. The village is noted for its traditional houses on narrow streets and Gallo-Roman ruins. Your on-shore excursion today is the renowned walled vineyard of Clos de Vougeot. Created by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, by the year 1336 it served as the leading vineyard of this prominent order. Your expedition will conclude with a private wine tasting at Gevrey Chambertin: the largest wine-producing village in Burgundy. Once back on board, you will be ready for another gourmet dinner.

Charter Barge:

  • 4 night accommodations
  • All meals included 
  • All beverages aboard
  • All excursions and entrance fees

DAY 9 - PARIS

After breakfast your crew will bid you farewell and transfer you to the Dijon Rail Station. A driver will transfer you from the rail station to a deluxe accommodatons at the Chateux Chantilly. Upon arrival enjoy a glass of Champange, three course menu at Le Jardin d'Hiver and free access to the Domaine de Chatilly including the Chateau de Chantilly and gardens, Conde Museum ad Grand Stable & Living Horse museum. This luxury hotel is only twenty five minutes from the Charles de Gaulle airport. 

Activities:

  • Private Transfer from Barge to rail station - Vehicle/Driver
  • Private Transfer from rail station to hotel - Vehicle/Driver

Rail:

  • Round trip TGV rail tickets from 
  • 45 minute rail
  • Paris Est Rail Station 

Hotel:

  • Hotel le Senat 4* or Similar
  • Breakfast included

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EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES
Experienced travelers agree that a European river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to explore Europe's castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages. Travel along the famous rivers of Europe with a Rhine and Danube river cruise and discover fascinating history and authentic experiences with comprehensive sightseeing plus your own exploration. It's a simple way to travel and you're in the middle of the action, not seeing it from afar. Plus there's plenty of time to unwind. Think of this as your own personal journey of discovery through Europe.

Our riverboats offer generous selection of complimentary amenities on all European voyages, including in-room Internet access, Wi-Fi and Infotainment (with movies, music and satellite TV). All of your onboard meals are included, along with unlimited fine wine, beer and sodas with lunch and dinner. AmaWaterways also provides complimentary bottled water, specialty coffees and teas throughout your cruise. In addition, your cruise price includes enriching shore excursions with expert guides in every port and bicycles for exploring on your own or on a guided bike tour.

Tulip Time Cruise
Enjoy a 7-night cruise through The Netherlands & Belgium in the spring, traveling round trip from Amsterdam
9 Days - Travel to Amsterdam and return from Amsterdam
Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime. Admire the colorful tulip carpets and flower displays; stroll amidst Kinderdijks’ lush green countryside dotted with world-famous windmills. Taste the famous local cheeses and learn about the traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people. In Belgium, admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp and Ghent.

Paris & Normandy
Enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Seine River, and then relax for 2 nights in Paris
11 Days - Travel to Paris & return from Paris. B
Begin your journey in magical Paris, the “City of Light,” where you will embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived and worked for 43 years, and Honfleur, a charming French harbor town immortalized by generations of artists. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, then take an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches of WWII. Visit Les Andelys, home of Château Gaillard. Conclude your journey with a panoramic tour of Paris’ top sights and a visit to the Musee d’Orsay.

Provence & Spain
Spend 3 nights in Paris, travel by high-speed TGV train to Lyon, and embark upon an enchanting 7-night cruise through Provence, ending with 3 nights in Barcelona (or 2 nights in Marseille)
15 Days – Travel to Paris & return from Barcelona (or Marseille) or reverse
From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary is truly captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris, then travel in style aboard the high-speed TGV train to Lyon, France’s gastronomical capital. From there, cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Your itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Barcelona or opt for a two night stay in Marseille, one of France's most vibrant cities.

The Enchanting Rhine 
Start with a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, followed by 2 nights in Lucerne, ending with 2 nights in Zurich
13 Days – Travel to Amsterdam & return from Zurich or reverse
Begin in the legendary city of Amsterdam, with its myriad canals and distinctive architecture. Visit the majestic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, the German university town of Heidelberg and medieval Strasbourg. Conclude your journey amidst Switzerland’s snow-capped vistas, with a scenic lake cruise and souvenir shopping in two cosmopolitan cities, Lucerne and Zurich.

Europe's Rivers & Castles
3 nights in Paris, an enchanting 7-night cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg, plus 2 nights in Prague
14 Days - Travel to Paris & return from Prague or reverse
Start your European vacation in Paris before taking a high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, where you will board your ship. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley, its steep hillsides covered with vineyards. Visit the German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, dotted with picturesque fortresses and castle ruins. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg. Conclude with two nights in beautiful Prague.

Magnificent Europe 
A truly grand cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest through the heart of Europe and across the Continental Divide
16 Days - Travel to Amsterdam & return from Budapest or reverse
Follow the route of emperors and kings on a “Magnificent” European journey along three great rivers through five fascinating countries! Begin in Amsterdam, then travel on the Rhine to Cologne, a historic university town with a breathtaking Cathedral. Cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then onto the Main River. Marvel at the Main-Danube Canal – an engineering masterpiece – as you traverse Europe’s Continental Divide from the comfort of your ship. Discover the culture and traditions of such grand old capitals as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, you’ll see perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe’s loveliest countryside, filled with ancient abbeys and fairytale castles.

Ultimate River Cruise 
Spend 2 nights in Budapest, embark upon a stunning 14-night river cruise from Budapest to Luxembourg, then end your holiday with 3 nights in Paris
21 Days - Travel to Budapest & return from Paris or reverse
This cruise along the legendary rivers of Europe showcases a number of cultural and scenic highlights in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and France. You will experience three grand old capitals – Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna – interspersed with charming towns, steeply terraced hillside vineyards, ancient fortresses and spectacular vistas. Discover medieval cities along the Main River, cruise through the most scenic portion of the Rhine, and continue on through the lush Mosel River Valley, famous for its historic castles and incredible wine. Conclude your river cruise vacation in beautiful Paris, the timeless “City of Light.”

Enticing Douro
Spend 3 nights in Lisbon, then enjoy a relaxing 7-night cruise through the Douro River Valley
12 Days - Travel to Lisbon & return from Porto
Spend three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before beginning your journey down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages. Begin in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego. Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus. Explore the 24th-century Alpendurada Monastery before concluding your cruise in Porto.

Port Wine & Flamenco
Spend 3 nights in Lisbon, enjoy a 7-night Douro cruise, followed by 3 nights in Madrid
15 Days - Travel to Lisbon & return from Madrid or reverse
Start your journey in Portugal's beautiful capital city, Lisbon. Then travel to Porto, where you will embark your ship and begin to traverse through one of Europe’s wildest and unexplored regions, filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steeply terraced hillsides. Visit the small town of Pinhão, a Mecca for wine lovers, the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes and the village of Entre-Os-Rios. Conclude your journey in beautiful Madrid, renowned for its great cultural and artistic heritage.

Grand Danube Cruise
Spend 3 nights in Prague, then embark on a fascinating 14-night cruise from Vilshofen to Rousse spending 1 night in Bulgaria and 3 nights in Istanbul
23 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Istanbul or reverse
Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague. After embarking upon your cruise, you will savor Wachau Valley wines, experience the beauty and history of Vienna and Budapest, traverse the narrow Iron Gates, and cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Bucharest, capital of Romania. Disembark your cruise and continue overland to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv. Your sojourn concludes with 3 nights in exotic Istanbul.Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague. After embarking upon your cruise, you will savor Wachau Valley wines, experience the beauty and history of Vienna and Budapest, traverse the narrow Iron Gates, and cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Bucharest, capital of Romania. Disembark and take the optional air transfer to Istanbul or continue overland to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv. Your sojourn concludes with 3 nights in exotic Istanbul.

The Romantic Danube
Spend 3 nights in Prague, and then enjoy a fascinating cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest
12 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Budapest or reverse
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague followed by 7 nights cruising from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.

Melodies of the Danube
Enjoy a fascinating cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen & spend 3 nights in Munich (or Prague)
12 Days – Travel to Budapest & return from Munich (or Prague)
Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and explore charming medieval towns. Conclude your journey with a three night stay in Munich or Prague.

The Legendary Danube 
Spend 3 nights in Prague, then enjoy a fascinating 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest
12 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Budapest
Start your voyage with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, one of Europe’s most fabled rivers, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. Visit centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful vistas slowly gliding past. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conclude your European river cruise vacation with visits to two grand capitals, Vienna and Budapest.

Blue Danube Discovery 
Spend 2 nights in Budapest, enjoy an unforgettable 7-night cruise to Nuremberg, then explore Prague for 3 nights
14 Days – Travel to Budapest & return from Prague
Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you explore some of Europe’s most renowned destinations. From Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers and artists, cruise to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and Regensburg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, explore the stunningly beautiful Wachau Valley, and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal, a masterpiece of modern engineering.

Black Sea Voyage 
Start with 2 nights in Vienna (or Budapest), then take a 7-night cruise to Bulgaria, stay 1 night in Plovdiv and end with 3 nights in Istanbul
15 Days - Travel to Vienna (or Budapest) & return from Istanbul or reverse
Begin your vacation in Vienna (or in Budapest), one of the world’s most celebrated cities, renowned for its music, architecture and dance. Transfer to Budapest and embark upon your Danube river cruise. Traverse the dramatic narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates, then cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border. Visit Vidin, Belogradchik and Bucharest, the capital and largest city in Romania. Disembark and continue by land to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv. Conclude your journey in Istanbul, a truly exotic and fascinating cultural crossroads.

Christmas Time Cruise 
Enjoy 2 nights in Prague, then visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Nuremberg to Budapest
11 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Budapest or reverse
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey that kicks off in Prague. After boarding your ship in Nuremberg, you will cruise through the charming region where so many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience a number of enchanting Christmas markets in places such as Regensburg, Salzburg, and Vienna, each with its own local flavor and traditions. Conclude your holiday cruise in Budapest.

Christmas on the Rhine
Spend 2 nights in Zürich, 2 nights in Lucerne, then enjoy a 7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam
13 Days – Travel to Zürich & return from Amsterdam or reverse
Begin your journey with a visit to two of Switzerland’s loveliest cities, Zürich and Lucerne, where you will enjoy a lake excursion, magical Christmas markets and pristine Alpine vistas. In Basel, embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region. You will also visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Conclude your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings.

Magnificent Europe (Christmas Cruise) 
Visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Budapest to Amsterdam
16 Days - Travel to Budapest and return from Amsterdam
A “Magnificent” European journey through five fascinating countries! Begin in Budapest and travel through the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe's Continental Divide. Discover the culture and traditions of grand capitals, the perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe's loveliest countryside. Your cruise ends among the legendary canals and colorful surroundings of Amsterdam.

Treasures of the Main & Rhine 
Enjoy 2 nights in Prague and then a 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam
11 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Amsterdam
Your European adventure begins with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz. In Cologne, you will visit the city’s magnificent Cathedral before concluding your vacation in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals.

 

 

EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES
Experienced travelers agree that a European river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to explore Europe's castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages. Travel along the famous rivers of Europe with a Rhine and Danube river cruise and discover fascinating history and authentic experiences with comprehensive sightseeing plus your own exploration. It's a simple way to travel and you're in the middle of the action, not seeing it from afar. Plus there's plenty of time to unwind. Think of this as your own personal journey of discovery through Europe.

Our riverboats offer generous selection of complimentary amenities on all European voyages, including in-room Internet access, Wi-Fi and Infotainment (with movies, music and satellite TV). All of your onboard meals are included, along with unlimited fine wine, beer and sodas with lunch and dinner. AmaWaterways also provides complimentary bottled water, specialty coffees and teas throughout your cruise. In addition, your cruise price includes enriching shore excursions with expert guides in every port and bicycles for exploring on your own or on a guided bike tour.

BIG PICTURE

Tulip Time Cruise

Enjoy a 7-night cruise through The Netherlands & Belgium in the spring, traveling roundtrip from Amsterdam
9 Days - Travel to Amsterdam and return from Amsterdam
Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime. Admire the colorful tulip carpets and flower displays; stroll amidst Kinderdijks’ lush green countryside dotted with world-famous windmills. Taste the famous local cheeses and learn about the traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people. In Belgium, admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp and Ghent.

Paris & Normandy (2015)
Enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Seine River, and then relax for 2 nights in Paris
11 Days - Travel to Paris & return from Paris. B
Begin your journey in magical Paris, the “City of Light,” where you will embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived and worked for 43 years, and Honfleur, a charming French harbor town immortalized by generations of artists. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, then take an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches of WWII. Visit Les Andelys, home of Château Gaillard. Conclude your journey with a panoramic tour of Paris’ top sights and a visit to the Musee d’Orsay.

Provence & Spain (2015)
Spend 3 nights in Paris, travel by high-speed TGV train to Lyon, and embark upon an enchanting 7-night cruise through Provence, ending with 3 nights in Barcelona (or 2 nights in Marseille)
15 Days – Travel to Paris & return from Barcelona (or Marseille) or reverse
From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary is truly captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris, then travel in style aboard the high-speed TGV train to Lyon, France’s gastronomical capital. From there, cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Your itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Barcelona or opt for a two night stay in Marseille, one of France's most vibrant cities.

The Enchanting Rhine (2015)
Start with a 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, followed by 2 nights in Lucerne, ending with 2 nights in Zurich
13 Days – Travel to Amsterdam & return from Zurich or reverse
Begin in the legendary city of Amsterdam, with its myriad canals and distinctive architecture. Visit the majestic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, the German university town of Heidelberg and medieval Strasbourg. Conclude your journey amidst Switzerland’s snow-capped vistas, with a scenic lake cruise and souvenir shopping in two cosmopolitan cities, Lucerne and Zurich.

Europe's Rivers & Castles (2015)
3 nights in Paris, an enchanting 7-night cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg, plus 2 nights in Prague
14 Days - Travel to Paris & return from Prague or reverse
Start your European vacation in Paris before taking a high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, where you will board your ship. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley, its steep hillsides covered with vineyards. Visit the German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, dotted with picturesque fortresses and castle ruins. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg. Conclude with two nights in beautiful Prague.

Magnificent Europe (2015)
A truly grand cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest through the heart of Europe and across the Continental Divide
16 Days - Travel to Amsterdam & return from Budapest or reverse
Follow the route of emperors and kings on a “Magnificent” European journey along three great rivers through five fascinating countries! Begin in Amsterdam, then travel on the Rhine to Cologne, a historic university town with a breathtaking Cathedral. Cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then onto the Main River. Marvel at the Main-Danube Canal – an engineering masterpiece – as you traverse Europe’s Continental Divide from the comfort of your ship. Discover the culture and traditions of such grand old capitals as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, you’ll see perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe’s loveliest countryside, filled with ancient abbeys and fairytale castles.

Ultimate River Cruise (2015)
Spend 2 nights in Budapest, embark upon a stunning 14-night river cruise from Budapest to Luxembourg, then end your holiday with 3 nights in Paris
21 Days - Travel to Budapest & return from Paris or reverse
This cruise along the legendary rivers of Europe showcases a number of cultural and scenic highlights in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and France. You will experience three grand old capitals – Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna – interspersed with charming towns, steeply terraced hillside vineyards, ancient fortresses and spectacular vistas. Discover medieval cities along the Main River, cruise through the most scenic portion of the Rhine, and continue on through the lush Mosel River Valley, famous for its historic castles and incredible wine. Conclude your river cruise vacation in beautiful Paris, the timeless “City of Light.”

Enticing Douro (2015)
Spend 3 nights in Lisbon, then enjoy a relaxing 7-night cruise through the Douro River Valley
12 Days - Travel to Lisbon & return from Porto
Spend three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before beginning your journey down the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards, and tranquil fishing villages. Begin in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego. Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus. Explore the 24th-century Alpendurada Monastery before concluding your cruise in Porto.

Port Wine & Flamenco (2015)
Spend 3 nights in Lisbon, enjoy a 7-night Douro cruise, followed by 3 nights in Madrid
15 Days - Travel to Lisbon & return from Madrid or reverse
Start your journey in Portugal's beautiful capital city, Lisbon. Then travel to Porto, where you will embark your ship and begin to traverse through one of Europe’s wildest and unexplored regions, filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steeply terraced hillsides. Visit the small town of Pinhão, a Mecca for wine lovers, the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes and the village of Entre-Os-Rios. Conclude your journey in beautiful Madrid, renowned for its great cultural and artistic heritage.

Grand Danube Cruise (2015)
Spend 3 nights in Prague, then embark on a fascinating 14-night cruise from Vilshofen to Rousse spending 1 night in Bulgaria and 3 nights in Istanbul
23 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Istanbul or reverse
Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague. After embarking upon your cruise, you will savor Wachau Valley wines, experience the beauty and history of Vienna and Budapest, traverse the narrow Iron Gates, and cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Bucharest, capital of Romania. Disembark your cruise and continue overland to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv. Your sojourn concludes with 3 nights in exotic Istanbul.Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague. After embarking upon your cruise, you will savor Wachau Valley wines, experience the beauty and history of Vienna and Budapest, traverse the narrow Iron Gates, and cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Bucharest, capital of Romania. Disembark and take the optional air transfer to Istanbul or continue overland to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv. Your sojourn concludes with 3 nights in exotic Istanbul.

The Romantic Danube (2015)
Spend 3 nights in Prague, and then enjoy a fascinating cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest
12 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Budapest or reverse
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague followed by 7 nights cruising from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.

Melodies of the Danube (2015)
Enjoy a fascinating cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen & spend 3 nights in Munich (or Prague)
12 Days – Travel to Budapest & return from Munich (or Prague)
Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and explore charming medieval towns. Conclude your journey with a three night stay in Munich or Prague.

The Legendary Danube (2015)
Spend 3 nights in Prague, then enjoy a fascinating 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest
12 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Budapest
Start your voyage with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, one of Europe’s most fabled rivers, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. Visit centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful vistas slowly gliding past. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conclude your European river cruise vacation with visits to two grand capitals, Vienna and Budapest.

Blue Danube Discovery (2015)
Spend 2 nights in Budapest, enjoy an unforgettable 7-night cruise to Nuremberg, then explore Prague for 3 nights
14 Days – Travel to Budapest & return from Prague
Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you explore some of Europe’s most renowned destinations. From Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers and artists, cruise to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and Regensburg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, explore the stunningly beautiful Wachau Valley, and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal, a masterpiece of modern engineering.

Black Sea Voyage (2015)
Start with 2 nights in Vienna (or Budapest), then take a 7-night cruise to Bulgaria, stay 1 night in Plovdiv and end with 3 nights in Istanbul
15 Days - Travel to Vienna (or Budapest) & return from Istanbul or reverse
Begin your vacation in Vienna (or in Budapest), one of the world’s most celebrated cities, renowned for its music, architecture and dance. Transfer to Budapest and embark upon your Danube river cruise. Traverse the dramatic narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates, then cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border. Visit Vidin, Belogradchik and Bucharest, the capital and largest city in Romania. Disembark and continue by land to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria, before arriving in Plovdiv. Conclude your journey in Istanbul, a truly exotic and fascinating cultural crossroads.

Christmas Time Cruise (2015)
Enjoy 2 nights in Prague, then visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Nuremberg to Budapest
11 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Budapest or reverse
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey that kicks off in Prague. After boarding your ship in Nuremberg, you will cruise through the charming region where so many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience a number of enchanting Christmas markets in places such as Regensburg, Salzburg, and Vienna, each with its own local flavor and traditions. Conclude your holiday cruise in Budapest.

Christmas on the Rhine (2015)
Spend 2 nights in Zürich, 2 nights in Lucerne, then enjoy a 7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam
13 Days – Travel to Zürich & return from Amsterdam or reverse
Begin your journey with a visit to two of Switzerland’s loveliest cities, Zürich and Lucerne, where you will enjoy a lake excursion, magical Christmas markets and pristine Alpine vistas. In Basel, embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region. You will also visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Conclude your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings.

Magnificent Europe (Christmas Cruise) (2015)
Visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Budapest to Amsterdam
16 Days - Travel to Budapest and return from Amsterdam
A “Magnificent” European journey through five fascinating countries! Begin in Budapest and travel through the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe's Continental Divide. Discover the culture and traditions of grand capitals, the perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe's loveliest countryside. Your cruise ends among the legendary canals and colorful surroundings of Amsterdam.

Treasures of the Main & Rhine (2015)
Enjoy 2 nights in Prague and then a 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam
11 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Amsterdam
Your European adventure begins with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz. In Cologne, you will visit the city’s magnificent Cathedral before concluding your vacation in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals.

 

 

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