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Rhine River Cruise: Food & Wine

Discover 6 destinations in 4 countries on the adult-exclusive Rhine River Cruise: Food & Wine, an all-inclusive epicurean sailing with AmaWaterwaysTM, a leader in luxury river cruising. You'll visit world-famous breweries, award-winning wineries and local pubs, all while experiencing world-class culinary delights amid some of Europe's most scenic regions.

Day 1

Basel, Switzerland

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Transfer from Basel Airport (BSL) to the Ship

Be escorted from Basel Airport to your new home for the next 8 days, the luxurious AmaKristina 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!

Captain's Welcome Cocktail & Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Meet the Captain and your fellow Adventurers as you enjoy your first scrumptious dinner, featuring local beer and wine, onboard.

Day 2

Strasbourg, France

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

Start your day with a hearty breakfast with your fellow Adventurers.

Half-Day Activity–This excursion offered in the morning and afternoon.

Riquewihr Food & Wine Tasting Tour:
  • Traverse the cobblestone streets of this quaint medieval town.
  • Satisfy your hunger with some local food flavors of this lush region.
  • Get a taste of the great wines produced in the village, including the Riesling, which Riquewihr is known for.
  • Explore the vineyards that produce some of the most noted wines in the world.

Lunch During Your Excursion

Enjoy a delicious lunch served during your excursion, featuring local beer and wine.

Half-Day Activity — See above excursion, which is offered in the morning and afternoon.

Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Return to the AmaKristina for a delectable evening meal, featuring local beer and wine.

After Dinner Evening Activity: Enjoy Karaoke Onboard the Ship

Delight in karaoke entertainment.

Day 3

Strasbourg, France

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

Begin your day of exciting activities with a good breakfast.

Morning Activity – Choose One of These Options:

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.
  • Explore this fascinating city–the capital of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region and the seat of the European Parliament.
  • Enjoy an "at your leisure visit" to Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre Dame, built in 1439 in the grand Gothic style, with Renaissance-era stained-glass windows and a famous astronomical clock created in 1843.
  • Explore and discover the beauty of a truly marvelous city with some On Your Own time in Strasbourg.

Lunch Aboard the AmaKristina

Savor lunch onboard highlighting Strasbourg's unique cuisine influenced by both the French and German cultures. Local beer and wine is also included. Refuel to be ready for the afternoon activities!

ernoon Activity — Choose one of these options for half-day activities in the afternoon:

OPTION A:
Take a French Macaron Baking Class Learn how to make delicious French macarons from a respected local chef onboard 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 Onboard the AmaKristina

Return to the AmaKristina for a delectable evening meal, featuring local beer and wine.

Day 4

Mannheim, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Choose either the full-day activity or the half-day activity.

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

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

OPTION A:
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.
OPTION B:
On Your Own Time in Mannheim

Take your time and explore this modern city located where the Rhine and Neckar meet. Mannheim is nicknamed "die Quadratestadt," or "city of the squares," because it is laid out in a grid pattern. It is the home to the world's first bicycle and motorcar, as well as some beautiful parks.

Lunch Onboard the Ship

For those who didn't choose to participate in the full-day activity, enjoy lunch onboard the AmaKristina, which features local beer and wine.

Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Return from a fun-filled day for a tasty dinner, featuring local beer and wine, onboard the AmaKristina. 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!

Day 5

Rüdesheim, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

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 from the 18th to the 20th century.

Morning Activity — Choose One of These Options:

OPTION A:
Bike Tour of the Wine Countryside Beginning at Eberbach Abbey*
  • Take a guided bike tour through the pastoral countryside of the beautiful Rheingau, a distinguished German wine region.
  • Begin your tour of this area at Eberbach Abbey–a large, former monastery with impressive Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
OPTION B:
Adolf Störzel Vineyards Walk Discover the charm and beauty of the Adolf Störzel vineyards and walk amongst the grapes that produce some of the region's most unforgettable wines.

Experience more adventures at your own leisure.

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:
Coffee-Tasting at Rüdesheim Schloss Explore Rüdesheim and stop to savor a cup of the famous local coffee: Rüdesheimer Schloss Kaffe.
OPTION C:
Rüdesheim Gondola Ride to Niederwald Monument Be thrilled as you travel by gondola up to Niederwald Monument, a famous Germania monument that offers panoramic views of the Old Town, wine country and Rhine River.

Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina

Take a break between your morning and afternoon activities with a refreshing lunch, featuring local beer and wine, onboard.

Afternoon Excursion

Adolf Störzel Wine Tasting

Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by soft pretzels at Weingut Adolf Störzel inside the Bassenheimer Hof's cellar.

Iconic Castle Cruise Through the Rhine Gorge Behold 30 castles in all their magnificence! Sail through the Rhine Gorge, with the AmaKristina'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 Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy another excellent dinner, delivered with flare by the ship's outstanding Chef and staff and featuring local beer and wine.

* For all escorted or leisure bike rides, we require that Guests be in shape, know how to ride a bike, have ridden a bike recently, and know that the bike ride will take place on a solid surface, gravel and cobblestones, through towns, along the river, near traffic, crossing streets, etc. Bike trails are not on grass. Please Note: Guests wishing to bike on their own can visit the Cruise Manager to reserve a bicycle.

Day 6

Cologne, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy an early morning breakfast onboard with fellow Adventurers.

Half-Day Activities—Choose One of These Morning Options:

OPTION A:
Cologne Walking Tour, Leisure Visit to the 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.
  • Enjoy an on-your-own exploration 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 tour.
OPTION B:
Cologne Walking Tour, Leisure Visit to the 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.
  • Enjoy an on-your-own exploration of the famous Cologne Cathedral, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Learn about the history and culture of chocolate at your leisure on a self-guided tour of the Chocolate Museum. Enjoy tasting some amazing chocolate and creating your own chocolate bar.

Cologne Pub Tour

Take the Cologne Pub Tour and explore the fine beers of the region.

Lunch Onboard AmaKristina 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. Local beer and wine are included. 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 Onboard the AmaKristina

As you cruise towards Amsterdam, savor a delectable dinner accompanied by local beer and wine, onboard the ship.

Day 7

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

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:
Tour the Anne Frank House Tour the Anne Frank House, with its museum and famous attic where 2 Jewish families and a single man hid from the Nazis during World War II, as told in the deeply moving diary of one of the family members, teenager Anne Frank.
OPTION B:
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 C:
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 Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy a relaxing lunch, along with local beer and wine, 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, 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.
OPTION C:
Heineken Experience Step into a beer lover's paradise as you walk the hallowed halls of the historic Heineken Brewery. You'll learn how the world-reknown Heineken beer is brewed as you tour this brewing facility that was built in 1867. And prepare your taste buds for the tasting following the tour.

Captain's Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Join the Captain onboard the AmaKristina for one last cocktail party and scrumptious dinner, featuring local beer and wine. Say farewell to him and your fellow Adventurers and share the experiences you encountered on this magical adventure.

Evening Experience—Cocktail Workshop

Muddle, stir, build and shake until you've created the most delicious cocktail you can imagine. This fun and informative workshop will give you the skills to spice up your cocktails.

Day 8

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Accommodations: None

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

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).

All Inclusive

With an Adventures by Disney River Cruise vacation, you can rest easy knowing that the essentials for an unforgettable family vacation are included with your stay:
  • Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Your choice of multiple excursions daily
  • Services of Adventure Guides, onboard Cruise Director, onboard staff, and many local experts
  • All Gratuities
  • Fine dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) onboard the ship
  • Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Select meals off the ship for added experiences with regional cuisine
  • Cocktail reception, special welcome dinner, and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Bottled water in all state rooms replenished daily
  • Wi-Fi

Complimentary Bicycles

Choose from a fleet of bicycles on board that are at your disposal at every port. Explore many destinations along the river with wonder-filled bike paths on your own or with your fellow Adventurers.

Onboard Entertainment

With movie nights, karaoke and a live piano player there's plenty of entertainment on the ship itself. Be treated to live local dancers and more!

Onboard Amenities

Relax on the sun deck with lounge chairs and a retractable roof or in the heated swimming pool plus whirlpool and "swim up" bar. Enjoy music and a drink in the main lounge featuring a live piano player. Stay in touch with the complimentary wi-fi or get fit on the walking track, play a game of chess on the oversized chess board–there's so much to do onboard!

Inspired Cuisine and Dining

Enjoy several dining options based on each destination's regional cuisine from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in a sophisticated and stylish setting as the beautiful countryside slowly passes by. Choose from the main dining room, the Chef's table restaurant.

Spacious Staterooms

Experience all the comforts of the AmaWaterwaysTM fleet. Discover the innovative design of twin balconies, available in most staterooms, consisting of a French Balcony, plus a separate outside balcony for your private enjoyment.
2016 - 2017 Season*
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Departure Date:

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

Adult Starting at

$5,609USD

2017 - 2018 Season

Departure Date:

Sep 24, 2018 - Oct 1, 2018

Adult Starting at

$4,789USD

Departure Date:

Oct 8, 2018 - Oct 15, 2018

Adult Starting at

$5,089USD

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*Save $500 to $1,000 Per Person

The $1,000 per child discount and the $500 per adult discount may not be combined. Discount is taken from the non-discounted prevailing River Cruise Package price as quoted on AdventuresByDisney.com on date of booking ("Regular Rate"). Guests 11 years of age and younger at time of travel will receive the $1,000 discount off the child rate. Guests 12-19 years of age at time of travel will receive the $1,000 discount off of the adult rate. Regular Rates vary by departure date. These amounts cannot be combined. Offer not valid for Suites. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the Package booked. Valid for new bookings only. Bookings must be made through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. Discount not applicable toward deposit. Packages subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Subject to change without notice.

This Special Offer applies to the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise on the following dates: June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26 and August 2, 2017.

**Early Booking Rate

Early Booking Rate offer terminates on May 1, 2017 or when the limited spaces on the applicable departure date have been booked, whichever is earlier. Early Booking Rate designation may not reflect real time offer availability; accordingly, availability of Early Booking Rate is subject to confirmation at time of booking reservation with Adventures by Disney. Availability of the Early Booking Rate for select departures will be determined at the time standard trip deposit is paid. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard trip deposit, will not guarantee availability of the Early Booking Rate for selected departure date. The Early Booking Rate is $500 less than the rate applicable to the same departure date and river cruise after the termination of the Early Booking Rate offer. A limited number of staterooms of certain categories are available on each applicable departure date at the Early Booking Rate. Early Booking Rate offer excludes suites and category E staterooms. Early Booking Rate is valid on new bookings only. Spaces on the river cruise at the Early Booking Rate are subject to availability. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise booked. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Void where prohibited. Booking is subject to conditions and restrictions. Early Booking Rate cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Not valid for group bookings. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to Adventures by Disney's standard terms and conditions.

Note on Accommodations: (Subject to availability):

Parties of 1 or 2:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 stateroom with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds.
Parties of 3:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 stateroom with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds plus 1 fold-out chair bed.
Parties of 4:
  • Guests booked as a Quad, are accommodated in 1 suite with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds plus 1 queen-sized sofa bed.
  • Guests booked as 2 Doubles, are accommodated in 2 staterooms each with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds.

NOTE: Connecting rooms may be requested but are not guaranteed.




 

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