2024 : Treasures of the Main & Rhine (Christmas) : Nuremberg to Amsterdam : 7- Night Cruise : ms AmaPrima

CRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to Amsterdam

Experience the deep-rooted European holiday traditions during the most festive time of year as you sail along the Rhine and Main rivers. Get lost in the Christmas Markets of Cologne, located in front of its UNESCO-designated Gothic cathedral. Marvel at an immaculate example of Baroque architecture at another UNESCO Site, Wurzburg Residenz, a reminder of life lived on a grand scale. Savor the storybook atmosphere and seasonal traditions 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. Cherish the glory of the holiday season and visit some of Europe's most timeless Christmas Markets.

COUNTRIES: Germany, Netherlands

RIVERS: Rhine, Main

Treasures of the Main & Rhine (Christmas)

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.

Included Features

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

    AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

    AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chai des Rotisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chai des Rotisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION
    Embark the ship in Nuremberg for your Treasures of the Main & Rhine Christmas cruise. (D)

    Day 2 : 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 and a visit to Bamberg's charming Christmas Markets. 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. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 : WIRZBURG
    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 and festive Christmas Markets. 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 4 : 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 and local Christmas Markets 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 5 : 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 three 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 and visit the town's fairytale Christmas Markets. Alternatively, visit hike through a Rudesheim vineyard or take a bike ride through the Rheingau wine region. Later in the day, set sail towards Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : 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. During your free time, browse through the city's most impressive Christmas Markets*, offering 160 attractively designed wooden pavilions. Here, you will have an opportunity to taste mulled wine, and watch artisans at work. 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 7 : 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 8 : AMSTERDAM - DISEMBARKATION.
    Bid farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homebound flight. (B)

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2024
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaPrima

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Nuremberg  
    Day 2Bamberg  
    Day 3Wurzburg  
    Day 4Wertheim  
    Day 5Rudesheim  
    Day 6Cologne  
    Day 7Amsterdam  
    Day 8Amsterdam  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    12/04/2024$3,699.00* (USD)Quote
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    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price$224 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

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    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).

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