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
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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.
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.”
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.