9 Days - Tour Dates: October 5 - 13, 2021
Day 1 - Tuesday, 10/5/2021 - To Amsterdam
Home Pick-up and overnight flight to Amsterdam.
Day 2 - Wednesday, 10/6/2021 - To Lucerne
Arrive in Amsterdam, meet your Tour Manager and visit Zaanse Schans Windmill Village with its tidy green houses, real working windmills, and small museums. Board the Amadeus Imperial for your 7 night cruise. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening. - Dinner
Day 3 - Thursday, 10/7/2021 - Amsterdam / Cheese Tasting
Enjoy an Amsterdam canal cruise. See Amsterdam’s attractive old houses and busy modern harbor. Then, walk through the quaint village of Hoorn. Coach to the old fishing village of Volendam and on to a countryside local cheese farm for a tour and tasting. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4 - Friday, 10/8/2021 - Cologne
After breakfast, arrive into the beautiful city of Cologne. Explore the historic Old Town and visit the famous twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, along with the twelve Romanesque Cathedrals that span the city. There are many medieval houses, bridges, and gates that will delight the historian in you, while the more modern skyscrapers that tower overhead are sure to impress. After an exciting day, return to the vessel spend the evening cruising the Danube. An optional to Siebengebirge National Park & Drachenfels Castle will be available. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5 - Saturday, 10/9/2021 - Oberwesel
Early this morning, join others on the deck for the famous Loreley Passage, a narrow section of the Rhine that has inspired a modern day folklore story of the siren of the river. Dock in Oberwesel, and perhaps join the optional walking tour on the walls that still surround much of the city. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6 - Sunday, 10/10/2021 - Miltenberg & Wertheim
Choose to relax onboard, or join the afternoon optional to the two medieval towns of Miltenberg and Wertheim, famous for their architecture and museums. In Wertheim explore the medieval streets with half-timbered houses and a glass museum. In Miltenberg, more half-timbered houses and an historic market square. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7 - Monday, 10/11/2021 - Würzburg
Welcome to the Bavarian city of Würzburg, located in the heart of the Franconian wine region! Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, Maria Chapel, and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress, and the surrounding vineyards. Würzburg is the perfect place to visit local wineries for tastings. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8 - Tuesday, 10/12/2021 - Bamberg
This morning cruise the beautiful Main River. After lunch arrive in the UNESCO-protected Imperial city of Bamberg. Enjoy a Bamberg walking tour to see the New Residence, the unique Town Hall built on a bridge, and the Imperial Cathedral with its four towers. Overlooking the city are seven churches, each atop a hill. This evening, transit the Main-Danube Canal highlighted by a talk onboard about this important waterway. This evening enjoy Bavarian Night onboard your ship. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - In-Flight Meal
Day 9 - Wednesday, 10/13/2021 - Nuremberg
Transfer to the Frankfurt Airport and fly home to the USA.
OR, Take a guided tour of Nuremberg if you add the 7 Night Vienna, Budapest & Highlights of the Danube River Cruise from $1,500 pp dbl.
Click here for the combined Across the Heart of Europe 14 Night River Cruise. - Breakfast - In-Flight Meal
Round Trip Air included from LAX /SAN / SFO / DFW / IAH
Prices are per person double
Cat E Haydn $3,999 pp Double
Cat D Haydn $4,199 pp Double
Cat C Strauss $4,499 pp Double
Cat B Strauss $4,699 pp Double
Cat A Mozart $4,899 pp Double
Suite Mozart $5,299 pp Double
Single Cabins: E & D - ADD $1,000
C & B - ADD $1,400 (First TWO to Book, Save 50% off the Single Supplement)
A - ADD $1,800
Suite - ADD $2,200
+ $100 pp Air Add-On: SAT / AUS / ABQ / PHX / LAS
+ $200 pp Air Add-On: SNA / SJC / OAK / SMF
+ $300 pp Air Add-On: ONT / PSP
$685 Air Taxes/Port Taxes/Fees/Transfers included
Deposit of $500 p.p. due with booking
The Ship - MS Amadeus IMPERIAL
The innovative 168-passenger Amadeus Imperial, NEW in 2020, features all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel while offering the effortless combination of vibrant energy & intimate small ship experience. This Premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open air regardless of the weather. The attentive English-speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality. The cabin design plans are forward-thinking, bright & modern, all part of a premium focus with 72 large Staterooms & 12 Suites. The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you. This Imperial charter features English-only onboard commentary with inclusive shore excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.
Comfortable & Innovative Staterooms
After boarding, unpack once. All staterooms are larger than traditional river cruise cabins & offer excellent river views. The Mozart Deck features 12 Suites with Walk Out Balconies. The other 19 Staterooms on the Mozart Deck & 35 Staterooms on the Strauss Deck feature an innovative Drop-Down Panoramic Window. The 18 Staterooms on the Haydn Deck have a fixed window. All staterooms are fully equipped with comfortable & modern furnishings including flat screen TV & large private bathrooms with shower.
Staterooms - 172 or 188 sq ft
Staterooms feature 2 twin beds that can be separated or put together, flat screen TV, private bath with shower, hair dryer, closet, phone, desk, chair, & safe. Mozart & Strauss Decks feature Drop Down Panoramic Window with 188 sq. ft. of floor space. Haydn Deck Staterooms have a fixed window with 172 sq ft floor space.
Suite - 284 sq ft with Balcony
Suites are on the Mozart Deck and have panoramic windows with exterior Walk Out Balcony, two twin beds that can be separated or put together, private sitting area, flat screen TV, mini-bar, private bath with shower, hair dryer, phone, closet, desk, chair, safe & offer 284 square feet of floor space.
Click here for a deck plan