AMAWaterways European River Cruise

Amawaterways SPECIAL OFFER: 

• $300 onboard credit per stateroom ($150 per person)
• $100 spa voucher per stateroom

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Rivers and Castles of Germany on AMAWaterways

7-night European river cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg on the Danube, Main, Moselle and Rhine

Visit German villages and experience the beautiful scenery of the Rhine River Gorge with its picturesque fortresses and castles. Tour the Mosel River Valley and walk in the vineyard covered hillsides.  Enjoy wine tastings, learn how to make a pretzel, shop for souvenirs in German villages and taste local delicacies. Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg.

Enjoy several daily included tours. You will have a choice of excursions including sightseeing, bike tours, hikes and special interest culinary tours. There are a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore.

Sample itinerary


Embark your cruise in Luxembourg and meet your fellow guests during the welcome dinner.


A guided walking tour of Trier—will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see Trier Cathedral, the Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 179 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel Valley’s wine-producing region, an area that’s been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center in the afternoon will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit and sample several regional vintages. 


Guided tour of Cochem visiting the spectacular Reichsburg Castle, offering views of the river valley. Take a walking tour of Koblenz and explore this charming town and shops. In the afternoon you enjoy a  scenic cruise along the beautiful stretch of the Rhine, with castle ruins, fortresses and the famous Lorelei Rock. The ship arrives in Rüdesheim and after dinner visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or relax at a coffee house while drinking the famous Rüdesheimer coffee. 


Cruise to beautiful Mainz, your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed Bible and printing presses. You can also choose to see the famed Chagall windows, which show scriptural scenes in stunning blue. As an alternative to Mainz, you can travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany’s, where you will take a tour of the old town and visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon wine cask) and enjoy views of the Neckar Valley.


Tour Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its glassworks and medieval architecture. You have your choice of one of three excursions today. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic city center, a scenic guided bike tour along the Main River, or visit a bakery for a pretzel-making demonstration and tasting. 

 DAY 6

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 UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon we stop in Kitzingen where the town’s Historic Court Council and honorary Wine Queen will escort you to one of Germany’s oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. You may either cruise to Kitzingen, or get there via a guided bike ride through the Franconian countryside. An optional excursion will visit Rothenburg, a typical medieval German town.


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 to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant 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.

dining onboard

AmaWaterways’ menus feature locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional choices. At breakfast, sip sparkling wine as you enjoy the buffet, fresh pastries, or choose from the made-to-order menu. Lunch is served in the restaurant or you can stop by the Main Lounge for a light lunch. The restaurant offers full menu service and regional wine or beer. Dinner is multi-course with wine recommendations that accompany your dishes.

Every guest is invited at no additional charge to experience The Chef’s Table, where you’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special, multi-course meal right in front of you. The menu makes this a truly distinct gastronomic experience. Indulge in delicious dishes paired with unlimited fine wines, hand-selected just for this dinner.

Enjoy an AMAWaterways river cruise by booking with Denise Alevy, an AMAWaterways River Cruise Specialist.

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