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Rhine River Cruise: Holiday

Discover 7 destinations in 4 countries on the all-inclusive Adventures by Disney Holiday Rhine River Cruise! Customize your trip with the kind of fun that will please each member of your family on exclusive sailings with AmaWaterwaysTM, a leader in luxury river cruising. Experience holiday wonder in the locations where your favorite yuletide traditions began-and be filled with the joy of the season!

Day 1

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Transfer from Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS) to the AmaKristina Ship

Be transferred by coach from Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS) 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 fitness center, massage and hair salon, giant chessboard, library, sun deck and lounge.

Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party & Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Meet the Captain and your fellow Adventurers as you enjoy your first scrumptious dinner onboard.

After-Dinner Walking Tour – Illuminade

Take a privately guided tour through Amsterdam's neighborhoods of Weesper and Plantage, both brimming with the best of contemporary culture. On this special Illuminade route, see 20 beautiful light-artworks. Created for the Amsterdam Light Festival, these glowing and twinkling art pieces add a brilliant dynamic to Amsterdam after dark.

Day 2

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Choose either the full-day activity or one of the options for half-day activities.

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for the adventures ahead.

Full-Day Activity*

Visit a Fishing Village, See the Sights in Zaanse Schans, Participate in Clog-Decorating and See a Cheese-Making Demonstration 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, Volendam represents traditional life in The Netherlands.

Explore the traditional village of Zaanse Schans, located within a meadow landscape and appearing as if it's straight out of a child's storybook, with iconic wooden windmills. These windmills and other structures 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.

Half-Day Activities

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Begin your half-day of activities with this panoramic city tour. 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.

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 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 15th- to 17th-century paintings are on display—masterpieces such as The Night Watch by Rembrandt and The Milkmaid by 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!
OPTION D:
On Your Own at Leidseplein Square Visit this attractive square, which is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive lights and a large Christmas tree in the center of its impressive ice skating rink. Delight in a small Christmas market and sample traditional Dutch treats!

Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina

Relax with a tasty lunch as you sail towards your next destination.

Afternoon Holiday Party and Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy an afternoon to remember during daytime sailing at a delightful holiday party with your family and fellow Adventurers! Afterwards, savor a delicious dinner and share stories about your incredible adventure.

* Until 1:00 PM
** Minimum age is 6 years old.

Day 3

Cologne, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy breakfast onboard with fellow Adventurers.

Onboard Activities

In addition to the various activities always available onboard, there are special holiday-related ones that might be specially fun for you and members of your family:

Gingerbread Decorating Get in the holiday spirit by decorating gingerbread.
Mulled Wine Demonstration and Tasting Learn how this special holiday treat is made—and enjoy tasting the results!
Junior Adventurer Exclusive Gift Exchange Junior Adventurers meet each other at this holiday gift exchange.

Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina

Relish a delicious lunch and get ready to go on shore.

Cologne Walking Tour 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. Discover the Old Town, Cologne Rathaus, Overstolzenhaus, Heumarkt, Festival Hall, the Jewish Baths, Alter Market and Cathedral Square. Stand in awe before the Cologne Cathedral, a High Gothic masterpiece that began construction in 1248 and was completed in 1880, with 7 centuries of architects faithfully following the original medieval plan.

Phantasialand

Delight in this theme park with attractions and activities that delight every age group. Next to Cologne in Brühl, Phantasialand is filled with fun attractions, playscapes and live shows. And in the winter, Phantasialand is awe-inspiring with its snowy landscapes and twinkling lights

Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy a delectable dinner onboard and share stories with your fellow Adventurers about today's adventures.

Day 4

Rüdesheim, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

Wake up to a delightful breakfast with fellow Adventurers.

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.

Rüdesheimer Coffee Demonstration and Tasting

For a wonderful morning pick-me-up, try the coffee that's renowned throughout the region. Participate in a Rüdesheimer coffee demonstration onboard the AmaKristina and enjoy a delicious taste of Germany. For Junior Adventurers, there will be a hot chocolate tasting!

Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy a refreshing lunch as the ship continues sailing toward Rüdesheim.

Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum

Tour 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.

Weingut Adolf Störzel Wine Tasting

Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by a savory snack at Weingut Adolf Störzel inside the Bassenheimer Hof's cellar.

Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Dine on an excellent evening meal, delivered with flair by the ship's outstanding Chef and staff.

Day 5

Mannheim, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Choose either the full-day activity or the half-day afternoon 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 cars, offer insights into how the autos were designed and introduce concept cars that might inspire future models.
  • Between museum visits, enjoy lunch amongst the locals with a view of the largest square in Stuttgart, Schlossplatz

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 Onboard the AmaKristina

For those who didn't choose to participate in the full-day activity, enjoy lunch onboard the AmaKristina.

Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Return from a fun-filled day for a tasty dinner onboard the AmaKristina. Share stories of your experiences with your fellow Adventurers.

Day 6

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.

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 the city's main attractions - including towers, covered bridges and the Vauban Dam - and through 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 set of the European Parliament.
  • At your leisure, visit the Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre Dame, built in 1439 in the grand Gothic style, with Renaissance-era stain glass windows and a famous astronomical clock, created in 1843.

Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Strasbourg's city center!

Activity A:
Take a French Macaron Baking Class Learn how to make delicious French macarons from a respected local chef onboard the ship.
Activity B:
On Your Own Visit to Strasbourg's Christmas Markets Visit Strasbourg's renowned Christmas Market. Strasbourg is known as "the Capital of Christmas," hosting 300 stalls in 12 locations that contain incredible craftwork and traditional Alsatian Christmas decorations as well as tasty delicacies. In 1570, Strasbourg founded the first Christmas Market—and has remained the center of this extraordinary tradition ever since!

Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Return to the AmaKristina for a delectable evening meal.

After Dinner Activity - 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!

Day 7

Breisach, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast onboard and get ready to head out to the famous Alsatian town of Colmar.

Visit Colmar

Explore this idyllic town in the Alsace region of France, famous for its beautiful Renaissance and medieval half-timbered buildings. With the feel of a country village, Colmar displays over a thousand years of history, architecture and art as part of its charming heritage. Colmar is located near Germany and Switzerland on the famous Alsace wine route and boasts some of the world's finest Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines.

Lunch in Colmar

Enjoy a scrumptious lunch with your fellow Adventurers at a delicious restaurant in Colmar.

Reindeer Farm

Become Santa's helper! Visit a Reindeer Farm outside of Colmar and have the delightful experience of feeding a reindeer.

Captain's Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

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

Day 8

Basel-St. Johann, Switzerland

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Accommodations: None

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy your last breakfast onboard and get ready to transfer to the airport.

Transfers to Basel Airport (BSL)

Get assistance with your luggage and be transferred to the Basel Airport (BSL).

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, on-board Cruise Director, on-board staff, and many local experts
  • All Gratuities
  • 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

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 sing-a-longs plus live piano player there's plenty of entertainment on the ship itself. Be treated to live local dancers, a magic show 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!

Junior Adventurer Activities

Kids will enjoy movie nights complete with snacks and drinks plus cultural games and traditions based on each exciting destination. They will also have a chance take part in other fun activities like cooking classes.

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 or the Alfresco dining terrace.

Spacious Staterooms

Enjoy all the comforts of the AmaViola-the newest ship in the AmaWaterways 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*
Download itinerary for the seasons' activities and accommodations.

Departure Date:

Dec 23, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

Adult Starting at

$5,609USD

Child Starting at

$5,339USD

Add 2 days in Amsterdam

$6,408USD

$6,098USD

PRICES ARE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.

AIRFARE TO AND FROM DESTINATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR RIVER CRUISE PACKAGE PRICES. All prices are in U.S. dollars. All prices are subject to change without notice. Your river cruise package pricing, which will be confirmed once we receive your 10% of the vacation package price per person deposit, is guaranteed at the time of booking for your party. Government fees or taxes are subject to change. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added. The child rate applies to Guests under 12 at the time of travel when accompanied by an adult in the same room. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are traveling with children, check this trip's minimum eligibility age and recommended minimum age. Room configurations are subject to availability. Please see "Notes on Accommodations" for room configurations.

*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 1219 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:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 suite with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds plus 1 queen-sized sofa bed.
Parties of 4 Guests, booked as 2 Doubles:
  • Guests 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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