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Rhine River Cruise 2019
(For Families)

8 days with Adventures by Disney  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 BASEL, SWITZERLAND
TRANSFER FROM BASEL AIRPORT (BSL) TO THE SHIP
Be escorted from Basel Airport to your new home for the next 8 days, a luxurious AmaWaterways Ship.
 
CHECK INTO YOUR STATEROOM
Your Adventure Guides help with the check-in as you familiarize yourself with your well-appointed stateroom. Look around the ship and discover its many fantastic amenities including the heated pool, fitness center, massage and hair salon, giant chessboard, library, sun deck and lounge.
 
WELCOME RECEPTION IN BASEL: SWISS CHEESE & WINE
Enjoy a taste of Switzerland at a special welcome event that features delicious Swiss cheese and wine onboard the ship!
 
CAPTAIN'S WELCOME COCKTAIL & DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Meet the Captain and your fellow Adventurers as you enjoy your first scrumptious dinner on board. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Start your day with a hearty breakfast with your fellow Adventurers.
 
FULL-DAY ACTIVITY – CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: TOUR THE BLACK FOREST, TAKE A TOBOGGAN RUN AND VISIT A MUSEUM WITH WOOD WORK
Tour the Black Forest and view the beautiful highlands, pastoral farms, grassy fields and woods up close.
 
Thrill to an alpine toboggan run. 
 
Attend a museum workshop and learn from an expert how to create a cuckoo pipe with wooden components that's iconic to the Black Forest.
 
OPTION B: TOUR THE BLACK FOREST, GO ZIPLINING AND TAKE A LEISURELY HIKE TO THE TRIBERG WATERFALLS
Tour the Black Forest and view the beautiful highlands, pastoral farms, grassy fields and woods up close.
 
Soar above the trees of the Black Forest on the Black Forest zipline. 
 
Enjoy a pleasant hike for an up-close view of Germany's highest waterfalls—the breathtaking Triberg Waterfalls.
 
OPTION C: ENJOY AN EXCURSION TO RIQUEWIHR
Discover one of the most beautiful villages in France—the medieval town of Riquewihr—as well as a variety of landscapes in this region, ranging from Alsatian vineyards to the Vosges Mountains.
 
Known as "the Gem of the Alsace Vineyards," Riquewihr features quaint half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and structures dating back to the 13th century.
 
Enjoy a privately guided horseback tour along the scenic trails of the Champ du Feu. Prior to the ride, each Guest will clean and prep their horse.
 
LUNCH DURING YOUR EXCURSION
Enjoy a delicious lunch served during your excursion.
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Return to the ship for a delectable evening meal.
 
VISIT ST. THOMAS CHURCH FOR A PRIVATE ORGAN CONCERT
Experience the rare pleasure of attending a private organ concert at St. Thomas Church, world-famous for its beautiful and historically significant organs—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played on one of them! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 3 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Begin your day of exciting activities with a good breakfast.
 
MORNING ACTIVITY – CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: TAKE AN ALSACE CANOE TRIP, ENJOY A STRASBOURG WALKING TOUR
Take an Alsace canoe trip through the center of old Strasbourg.
 
Enjoy a Strasbourg walking tour and explore this fascinating city—the capital of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region and the seat of the European Parliament.
 
OPTION B: TAKE A CANAL BOAT TRIP AND A LEISURE VISIT TO THE STRASBOURG CATHEDRAL DE NOTRE DAME
Take a Strasbourg city tour on the Batorama Canal Boat and pass by this city's main attractions—including towers, covered bridges and the Vauban Dam—and through this city's various districts such as the renowned Petite France.
 
Visit Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre Dame for an at-your-leisure visit of this beautiful cathedral, built in 1439 in the grand Gothic style, with Renaissance-era stained-glass windows and a famous astronomical clock created in 1843.
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
Savor lunch on board highlighting Strasbourg's unique cuisine influenced by both the French and German cultures. Refuel to be ready for the afternoon activities!
 
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY – CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: TAKE A FRENCH MACARON BAKING CLASS
Learn how to make delicious French macarons from a respected local chef on board the ship.
 
OPTION B: EXPLORE THE WINE CAVES OF CAVE HISTORIQUE DES HOSPICES
Discover wine caves in the medieval basements of Cave Historique Des Hospices, a hospital found in 1395. In its wine museum, 40 ancient wine barrels mark the history of the region—one containing wine from 1472.
 
Enjoy wine tasting the fine Alsatian varieties that have been more recently put in barrels and then bottled right there in the caves.
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Return to the ship for a delectable evening meal.
 
ENJOY ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT WITH KARAOKE
Delight in karaoke entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 4 MANNHEIM, GERMANY
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Say hello to your fellow Adventurers as you get ready for the day ahead with a tasty breakfast.
 
FULL-DAY ACTIVITY
 
PORSCHE MUSEUM AND MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM WITH LUNCH
Take excursions to the Porsche Museum and Mercedes-Benz Museum and learn the history of these 2 legendary automobile companies. Both museums house a variety of extraordinary automobiles, offer insights into how they were designed and introduce concept cars that might inspire future models.
 
Between museum visits, enjoy a delicious lunch.
 
OR …
 
HALF-DAY ACTIVITY
 
TOUR HEIDELBERG AND THE FAMOUS HEIDELBERG CASTLE
Visit Heidelberg Castle with a costumed guide telling you the fascinating history of this fortress and home of royalty, built in 1614 and considered an important Renaissance structure.
 
Take a walking tour through Heidelberg, Germany's oldest and most renowned university town.
 
Spend time on your own in Heidelberg, exploring the baroque buildings, shops and beautiful waterfronts.
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
For those who didn't choose to participate in the full-day activity, enjoy lunch on board the ship.
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Return from a fun-filled day for a tasty dinner on board the ship. Share stories of your experiences with your fellow Adventurers.
 
EVENING ENTERTAINMENT – SPAGHETTI ICE CREAM TASTING & DEMONSTRATION
Watch the famous "spaghetti" ice being made—and then delight in tasting this spectacular ice cream dessert! Created in the 1960s, this scrumptious spaghetti-lookalike is made first by reimagining the pasta. Watch vanilla ice cream as it's pressed through a potato ricer to resemble spaghetti and then placed on a bed of whipped cream, with strawberry sauce poured over it to represent tomato sauce and almonds or shaved white chocolate sprinkled on top to look like parmesan cheese. Delizioso! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 5 RÜDESHEIM, GERMANY
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Wake up to a delightful breakfast with fellow Adventurers.
 
SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSIC CABINET MUSEUM
Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum, which contains one of the largest collections of beautiful mechanical music boxes, giant pianos and other automated instruments–dating back from the 18th to the 20th century.
 
WEINGUT ADOLF STÖRZEL WINE TASTING
Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by cheese and pretzels at Weingut Adolf Störzel inside the Bassenheimer Hof's cellar.
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
Take a break between your morning and afternoon activities with a refreshing lunch on board.
 
AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN OPTIONS
 
OPTION A: BIKING AROUND RÜDESHEIM
Enjoy biking on your own through the quaint town of Rüdesheim and the surrounding wine country that is the birthplace of acclaimed pinot noir and Riesling wines. 
 
OPTION B: RÜDESHEIM COFFEE-TASTING
Explore Rüdesheim and stop to savor a cup of the famous local coffee.
 
OPTION C: RÜDESHEIM GONDOLA RIDE TO NIEDERWALD MONUMENT
Be thrilled as you take to the sky on the Rüdesheim Gondola Ride to Niederwald Monument, a famous Germania monument that offers panoramic view of the old town, wine country and the Rhine River.
 
ICONIC CASTLE CRUISE THROUGH THE RHINE GORGE
Behold 30 castles in all their magnificence! Sail through the Rhine Gorge, with the ship's Cruise Manager commenting on the castles' fascinating history and offering insights about the area. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage, the beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley along the shoreline is splendid to behold. Also, participate in a Rüdesheimer coffee demonstration and tasting on the sun deck.
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Be our Guest for another excellent dinner prepared by the ship’s culinary team. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 6 COLOGNE, GERMANY
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy an early morning breakfast on board with fellow Adventurers.
 
FULL-DAY ACTIVITY (UNTIL 2:00 PM) – ONE OPTION IS AVAILABLE:
 
INDOOR WINTER PARK
Visit an indoor ski hall in Neuss to experience winter park games or an outdoor climbing park. Go sledding and tubing or take the ropes obstacle course. 
 
OR …
 
HALF-DAY ACTIVITIES—CHOOSE ONE OF THESE MORNING OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: COLOGNE WALKING TOUR, LEISURE VISIT OF COLOGNE CATHEDRAL AND FRAGRANCE MUSEUM
Take a Cologne walking tour and explore this incredible 2,000-year old city, restored with Gothic architecture and abounding with churches, museums and galleries.
 
Take an "on your own" tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Learn about the storied history of fragrance and how traditional German eau de cologne is made on a privately guided visit.
 
OPTION B: COLOGNE WALKING TOUR, LEISURE VISIT OF COLOGNE CATHEDRAL AND CHOCOLATE MUSEUM
Take a Cologne walking tour and explore this incredible 2,000-year old city, restored with Gothic architecture and abounding with churches, museums and galleries.
 
Take an "on your own" tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Learn about the history and culture of chocolate on a self-gudied tour of the Chocolate Museum at your leisure. You'll enjoy tasting some amazing chocolate, as well as create your own chocolate bar.
 
OPTION C: COLOGNE PUB TOUR
Take the Cologne Pub Tour and explore the fine beers of the region.
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP AND DEPART FOR AMSTERDAM
Tapas are available beginning at noon for your enjoyment between excursions. A late lunch is served around 2:30 PM as the ship departs. Say goodbye to Cologne and head towards Amsterdam, continuing your picturesque voyage down the Rhine River.
 
AFTERNOON FRÜHSCHOPPEN
Take a break and enjoy a beer with sausages and pretzels as your Adventure Guides tell you about what lies ahead when you disembark tomorrow morning in Amsterdam.
 
DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
As you cruise towards Amsterdam, savor a delectable dinner on board. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 7 AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for the adventures ahead.
 
AMSTERDAM CANAL CRUISE
Travel by boat along one of the 165 canals that are Amsterdam's lifeline. Along the way, view this 800-year-old city's famous historical center and some of its most memorable and beautiful attractions—ancient churches, quaint canal houses, picturesque bridges, cobblestone streets and more.
 
MORNING ACTIVITY—CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: DISCOVER HISTORY AT THE RIJKSMUSEUM
Discover the art and history of Amsterdam in The Rijksmuseum. This national museum displays nearly 8,000 pieces of art dating from the 9th to 19th centuries. Housed in over 150 rooms in an impressive, gold-leaf building, magnificent fifteenth 15th to 17th century paintings are on display—masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, among others. It also houses some outstanding 19th century works as well as a remarkable Asian collection. 
 
OPTION B: VISIT THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM AND PAINT WORKSHOP
Explore The Van Gogh Museum with over 1,000 paintings, drawings and letters of Vincent Van Gogh. This museum contains the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. Learn about Van Gogh's personal history, how conservators restored his paintings and more. Get an intimate view of some of his greatest masterpieces, including "Sunflowers" and "The Bedroom," as well as many works of his contemporaries. Then, express yourself in a painting workshop designed to bring out the artist in you! 
 
LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy a relaxing lunch with your fellow Adventurers before you set off on your afternoon excursions.
 
AFTERNOON EXCURSION—CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS:
 
OPTION A: COUNTRYSIDE VISIT TO VOLENDAM, A FISHING VILLAGE
Tour the classic fishing village of Volendam, located near IJsselmeer Lake just outside of Amsterdam. With its beautiful harbor home to old fishing boats and residents who still wear traditional clothing such as pointed bonnets, it represents traditional life in The Netherlands.
 
OPTION B: SEE THE SIGHTS IN ZAANSE SCHANS AND DECORATE YOUR OWN CLOG AND SEE A CHEESE-MAKING DEMONSTRATION
Take in the community of Zaanse Schans, located amidst a meadow landscape and appearing as if it's straight out of a child's storybook, with iconic wooden windmills and other structures that have been moved and reassembled here piece by piece to bring the history of this area to life. Feel welcomed by this community as you stroll past wooden houses, shops and museums.
 
Try your hand at clog-decorating and see a cheese-making demonstration. 
 
CAPTAIN'S FAREWELL COCKTAIL PARTY & DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Join the Captain on board the ship for one last cocktail party and scrumptious dinner. Say farewell to him and your fellow Adventurers and share the experiences you encountered on this magical adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 8 AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy one last breakfast on the ship as you close your incredible adventure.
 
TRANSFER TO THE AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPOL (AMS)
Get assistance with your luggage and be escorted to your next stop to the Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS). (Breakfast)
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Black Forest Adventures Ride a toboggan through the pastoral landscape and learn to make an iconic cuckoo pipe.
  • Heidelberg Castle Tour Learn about the history of this renowned storybook castle that dates back to 1614.
  • Riquewihr Excursion Enjoy this quaint medieval village with its cobblestone streets and 13th-century structures.
  • Strasbourg Walking Tour Explore this amazing city and the Gothic Cathedral de Notre Dame with its Rhine River views.
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise See this picturesque city and its remarkable attractions as you glide down one of its 165 canals.
  • Van Gogh Museum Marvel at the largest collection of this master painter's works, then express yourself on canvas.
  • Rhine Gorge Castle Cruise Sail through the Rhine Gorge and the lovely shoreline that's populated with 30 iconic castles.
  • Chocolate Museum Discover the history and culture of this tasty treat, then sample some amazing chocolate.
  • Indoor Winter Park Sled, tube or hit the ropes at this indoor ski hall that's home to wonderful wintry games.
  • Medieval Wine Caves Head down to the basement caves of Cave Historique Des Hospices and its ancient wine barrels.
  • Rüdesheim Gondola Ride Take to the sky via a gondola ride to Niederwald Monument for amazing panoramic views.
  • Cologne Walking Tour Walk around this historic 2,000 year old city that is now a cultural hub of galleries and museums.
  • Horseback Riding in Riquewihr Ride the trails of the Champ du Feu and enjoy breathtaking views from atop a horse.
All This Included
Discover 6 destinations in 4 countries on the all-inclusive Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise! Enjoy exclusive sailings with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising, as well as exciting activities for every member of your family.
  • Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Your choice of multiple excursions daily
  • Services of Adventure Guides, on-board Cruise Director, on-board staff, and many local experts
  • All Gratuities
    7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Fine dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on-board the ship
  • Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board
  • Select meals off the ship for added experiences with regional cuisine
  • Cocktail reception, special welcome dinner, and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • All entertainment on-board the ship such as a nightly piano lounge, baking class for kids, karaoke nights and more
  • Bottled water in all state rooms replenished daily
  • WiFi
  • Complimentary bicycles at yoru disposal in every port
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS AmaKristina or MS AmaMora
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Some activities have limited capacity and are on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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