2023 : Treasures of the Main & Rhine : 7-Night Cruise with 3 Nights Pre-Cruise : Prague to Amsterdam : ms AmaCerto
Treasures of the Main & Rhine
CRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to Amsterdam
From Prague, the "City of Spires," to the heartland of Germany along the Rhine and Main rivers and to cosmopolitan Amsterdam, you'll get an up-close look at the magnificent castles, medieval towns and forever-inspiring cities. Experience Prague's eclectic mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Get lost in the medieval chivalric atmosphere of Nuremberg's Kaiserburg Castle, representative of the thousands of fortresses that dotted Germany's landscape in the Middle Ages. Marvel at an immaculate example of Baroque architecture at the designated UNESCO World Heritage Wurzburg Residenz, a reminder of life lived on a grand scale. Savor the storybook atmosphere of some of Europe's most charming towns, Wertheim and Rudesheim; and along the way, get swept up in the many treasures just waiting to be discovered along the Rhine and Main rivers.
COUNTRIES: Germany, Netherlands
RIVERS: Rhine, Main
Treasures of the Main & Rhine
At A Glance
On our river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
Treasures of the Main & Rhine
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Day 1 : Arrive In Prague, Czech Republic
Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful city.
Day 2 : Prague
Experience the wonders of Prague and its historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site on your city tour or you can hike to the grand castle. See Rudolfinum and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital's famous Astronomical Clock. (B)
Day 3 : Prague
Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made, whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis. Beer is a core part of the country's national identity, so much so the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro establishments offering a huge range of styles, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech's beer some of the very best in the world. (B)
Day 4 : Prague - Nuremberg, Germany - Embarkation
Depart Prague after breakfast and drive through the scenic countryside to Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg's cobblestone streets to the Imperial castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. (B,D)
Day 5 : Bamberg
Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions followed by a tasting of the city's famous smoked beer. Or indulge in the local flavors by sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427. And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River and to its quirky quarters beyond the town center. In the evening, sail to the Bavarian town of Volkach, where you'll enjoy a free evening strolling along the streets and visiting shops and cafes. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : Wurzburg
Visit Wurzburg, nestled along the "Romantic Road" in the middle of Germany's largest wine producing region. Join a walking tour of this beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. Or admire its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. As an alternative, hike up to Marienberg Fortress, dating back to the 13th century, and overlooking the Main. You may also head to picturesque Rothenburg on the "Romantic Road," known for its well-preserved medieval Old Town. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : Wertheim
Wertheim's old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley. Alternatively, enjoy a guided walking tour through the medieval town of Miltenberg where you'll see you will see the Schnatterloch (old market square) and one of the oldest inns in Germany, the Hotel Zum Reisen. Or, opt for a hike up into the surrounding hills to Miltenberg Castle. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : Rudesheim
Cruise from the meandering Main River to the captivating Rhine River en route to the winemaking town of Rudesheim. Once there, you will have a choice of two excursions. Take a peaceful ride over the vineyards on Rudesheim's gondola. Afterwards, wine connoisseurs will want to go on a wine tasting with a local vintner. Alternatively, visit hike through a Rudesheim vineyard or take a bike ride through the Rheingau wine region. (B,L,D)
Day 9 : Cologne
Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. Continue on to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany's oldest town hall, the Heumarkt and the Alter Markt. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kolsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
View Amsterdam on a scenic canal cruise, taking in the magic of its iconic bridges. If you prefer exploring the world with your taste buds, stroll past traditional canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges and house boats to taste Dutch specialties at a grand Amsterdam cafe. (B,L,D)
*Depending on docking location, A Taste of Amsterdam may not operate; therefore, an alternative tour will operate instead.
Day 11 : Amsterdam - Disembarkation.
Bid farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homebound flight. (B)
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- Cruise Line
- Offer valid through 12/31/2021
- 11 Days
- Cruise Ship
- ms AmaCerto
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ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges not included in cruise price$210 per person.
Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.
Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.
BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).