2021 : Medieval Treasures : 7-Night Cruise with 4 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Night Post-Cruise : Zurich to Prague : ms AmaLucia
CRUISE FROM : Basel to Nuremberg
Walk through thousands of years of history in the medieval towns of Rothenburg, Bamberg and Miltenberg. Revel in the architectural gems on display-the Wurzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Indulge your inner child with visits to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and the Speyer Technical Museum. Discover the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg and savor local flavors like rich Rudesheimer coffee and hearty Bamberg smoked beer. All this and more awaits you as you experience the many medieval treasures of Europe.
COUNTRIES: France, Germany, Switzerland
RIVERS: Rhine, Main
At A Glance
On our 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.
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Day 1 : ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Arrive in Zurich and check into your hotel.
Day 2 : ZURICH
Set alongside a glistening lake and framed by the Alps, Switzerland's largest city, Zurich, seamlessly blends its historic past with its progressive future-all of which will be on full display during your city tour. (B)
Day 3 : ZURICH - LUCERNE
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Lucerne, where you'll enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. (B)
Day 4 : LUCERNE
Discover Lucerne's unrivaled beauty on a walking tour that includes the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century, as well as a visit to the iconic Lion Monument, sculpted in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. (B)
Day 5 : LUCERNE - BASEL - EMBARKATION
Check out of your hotel and head to Basel. Before boarding the ship, you'll go on a highlights tour of the city. (B,D)
Day 6 : STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is beloved for its wine culture and enchanting 16th- and 17th-century half-timbered houses, which line La Petite France quarter on the banks of the Grand Ile (Grand Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l'Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique and then walk through the iconic "La Petite France" district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathedrale de Notre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can go on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY - RUDESHEIM
Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace-one of the largest palaces in Europe, which is furnished with over 800 exhibits, recreating its bygone grandeur. Alternatively, join a walking tour of one of Germany's oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its crypt contains the tomb of eight German emperors and kings. Speyer is also home to the medieval Altportel, Old Gate. Or, if you prefer a more modern view of Speyer, you can visit the intriguing Speyer Technical Museum. Later in the day, sail to Rudesheim, where you'll be treated to a wine tasting. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : RUDESHEIM
Continue your exploration of Rudesheim with a choice of excursions. Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure will want to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of Rudesheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a hike through the vineyards. (B,L,D)
Day 9 : MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM
Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the "Pearl of the Main River." While on your walking tour, you'll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. For those who would like a more active adventure, hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Or you can taste local specialties on a "Flavors of Miltenberg" tour. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany's most beautiful city centers with precious half-timbered houses. While here, join a walking tour, hike to the impressive stone ruins of Wertheim Castle or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : KITZINGEN- VOLKACH
There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. You can go to Wurzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. While here, visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Alternatively, you can take a trip through a thousand years of history while in Rothenburg, Germany's best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Interestingly, the imagery of Walt Disney's Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. Or for a more active excursion, go on a bike tour from Kitzengen to Volkach. (B,L,D)
Day 11 : BAMBERG
Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you'll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite dating 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 from Eltmann and to Bamberg's quirky quarters beyond the town center. (B,L,D)
Day 12 : NUREMBERG - DISEMBARKATION - PILZEN - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Disembark the ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a panoramic tour of the WWII-era city before continuing on to Pilzen, where you'll enjoy a highlights tour. Afterward, transfer to Prague. (B)
Day 13 : PRAGUE
Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historic city center that's recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See all the key highlights, including the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, home to the Astronomical Clock. (B)
Day 14 : PRAGUE
Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so join a tasting and discover some of the very best beer in the world. (B)
Day 15 : DEPART PRAGUE
Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
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- Cruise Line
- Offer valid through 3/31/2021
- 15 Days
- Cruise Ship
- ms AmaLucia
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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).