Cruise the Rhine and Mosel Rivers aboard Amadeus Silver III
Cruise the storied Rhine and Mosel rivers and explore the fascinating towns, cities and legends that have sprung from these scenic waterways. On this seven-night journey aboard a first-class ship, see castles, vineyards and charming Old Towns, and choose from a selection of included excursions in Amsterdam, two ports in Germany and in Strasbourg, France.
Depart for Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Transfer to the pier and embark the MS Amadeus Silver III. Join a discussion with a local expert regarding the latest issues affecting Europe. Learn about the European Union, which began in 1951 as a small group of countries cooperating economically. This evening, board a canal cruiser to see this beguiling city from the water. More than 60 miles of tree-lined canals and waterways crisscross Amsterdam. Accompanied by a local expert, see its charming, iconic gabled homes, as well as some of the city’s 1,500 bridges and dozens of islands. MS Amadeus Silver III (D)
After breakfast, set off this morning on one of these excursions:
*Visit the famed Rijksmuseum and marvel at its outstanding collection of masterpieces, featuring works by 17th-century Dutch masters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals. Highlights include Rembrandt’s portraits, self-portraits and drawings, as well as his largest canvas, “The Night Watch.” Study the way Vermeer captured natural light so beautifully in paintings like “The Milkmaid” and “Woman Reading a Letter.” OR
*Embrace Holland’s bicycle culture like a local and pedal through lush Waterland on a guided ride. Just outside Amsterdam, Waterland is made up of nine historical villages surrounded by marshy wetlands. As you bike through this rural area, admire the villages along your route and stop for a pastry in the village of Broek. OR
*Take the Jordaan District Walking and Food Tour. From its 17th-century roots as a working-class neighborhood, the Jordaan district has transformed into Amsterdam’s hippest place to shop, dine and unwind. With your guide, learn about its past as you meander through its tiny lanes and canals, lined with coffee bars, art galleries, vintage shops and boutiques. Along your route, pop into local eateries and shops to sample tasty traditional snacks and treats, including poffertjes, fluffy mini-pancakes; kibbeling, crispy, battered fish with dipping sauce; flavorful herring with onions; and varieties of fresh Dutch cheese.
After a bit of free time, the ship sails to Cologne, Germany, later this afternoon. This evening, get better acquainted with your fellow travelers during the Captain’s festive Welcome Reception and Dinner. MS Amadeus Silver III (B.L,D)
The ship arrives in Cologne this afternoon. Germany’s oldest major city, Cologne takes pride in its vibrant cultural scene and its awe-inspiring Gothic cathedral. Topped by two ornately decorated spires, the church was under construction for more than 630 years. During a guided walking tour of the old town, marvel at the cathedral’s impressive exterior as you stand in Cathedral Square, and then step inside to see the stone columns soaring upward toward the vaulted ceiling. After your walk through the old town, shop or linger in a quaint café. The ship departs Cologne this evening and sails overnight. MS Amadeus Silver III (B.L,D)
After sailing through a narrow portion of the Mosel River flanked by quaint villages and tiered vineyards, the ship will dock in Cochem early this afternoon. Visit Cochem and the Reichsburg Castle. Beautifully situated along a bend in the Mosel, Cochem charms with half-timbered houses, winding streets and hilltop Reichsburg castle overlooking the town. Learn about the old town’s folklore and landmarks on a guided walk, then tour the castle. Admire impressive views of the Mosel River Valley from high above. Late tonight, the ship will depart for Koblenz. MS Amadeus Silver III (B.L,D)
Arrive early this morning in Koblenz. More than 2,000 years ago, the Romans established a settlement at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers, the spot now occupied by lovely Koblenz. Meander with your guide through the historic center’s cobbled lanes and see the Church of Our Lady with its onion-domed towers, the romantic square, Jesuitenplatz, and other highlights. Later, sail through the river’s most dramatic and stunning scenery in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Known as the Rhine Gorge, this beautiful, gently curving 40-mile stretch was named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its combined historical, cultural, and geological significance. Pass Loreley Rock en route to Rüdesheim. Enjoy a lecture about the Castles and Legends of the Rhine. This celebrated river boasts some 40 castles, more than any other river in the world. The region is also rich with legends including the folk tale of Loreley, the siren whose song bewitched many sailors and caused ships to crash into the rocks.
Continue sailing to Rüdesheim, where the ship will dock for the evening. Enjoy one of the of the following excursions:
*Wines of the Rhine. As you glide along the Rhine, you are surrounded by steeply terraced vineyards that hug the hillsides. This is Riesling country, blessed with the ideal climate and soil to produce exceptional grapes. Walk along the Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim’s Old Town. Then, visit a local winery for a tasting of the region’s fine vintages. OR
*A Musical Walk in Time. In Rüdesheim’s charming Old Town, stroll with your guide along medieval walls and see the Eagle Tower. Head down Drosselgasse, the main street, which features the city’s popular restaurants, wine houses, taverns and shops, to visit Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett. At this unique, captivating museum, delight in the ingenuity and melodies of self-playing mechanical musical instruments, including music boxes, player pianos, calliopes and other varieties.
Late tonight, the ship will depart for Mannheim. MS Amadeus Silver III (B.L,D)
The ship arrives in Mannheim early this morning. Choose one of the following excursions:
*Heidelberg Castle and Town. On this half-day excursion, visit historic and romantic Heidelberg, including the red-walled castle with its giant 18th-century wine cask. Take in scenic views of the Neckar Valley and the city below, followed by an easygoing walk through the city center. OR
*Hike on Heidelberg’s Philosopher’s Way. Hike up this famous winding path. Relax in the Philosopher’s Garden, take a snack break and relish the marvelous views of the castle and old town.
Return to ship for lunch and cruise to Speyer. Take a guided stroll within the center of one of Germany’s oldest cities. Marvel at the extraordinary Romanesque cathedral, the burial place of emperors for almost 300 years and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the grand, 13th-century Altpörtel, or Old Gate, once part of the town’s fortification walls. Tonight, the ship departs for Strasbourg, France. MS Amadeus Silver III (B.L,D)
This morning, the ship arrives in Strasbourg, the capital of France’s Alsace region. The city’s lovely historic center, called the “Grande Ile” or Big Island, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Choose one of the following excursions:
*Strasbourg Panorama. Discover Strasbourg’s unique blend of German and French influences. Pass by the highlights, including Palais Rohan, an 18th-century building modeled after the noble mansions of Paris; St. Thomas Church, the main Protestant church; and the European Parliament buildings. Continue your exploration of Strasbourg with a guided walking tour of the historic center and a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, considered one of the finest Gothic masterpieces. OR
*Strasbourg Canal Cruise and Petite France Walking Tour. Discover the 16th- and 17th-century heritage of Petite France, a delightful and picturesque district, during a canal cruise and walking tour. Fishermen, tanners and millers once lived in the many half-timbered houses lining the waterways. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral along the way. OR
*Culinary Strasbourg. Experience the Alsatian culinary scene on a guided tour that takes you to the city’s winstubs (small wine pubs) and other local cafés and shops. Along the way, sample traditional dishes and wines of Alsace. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral during your walk.
The ship cruises to Basel, Switzerland, this afternoon. Tonight, share stories of your Rhine and Mosel adventures with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Reception and Dinner. MS Amadeus Silver III (B.L,D)
Cost and Details
Cost Details are approximate and based on 2021 rates. They are subject to change.
Cabin Categories (Prices are per person)
Category-Deck Full Price Discount Early Booking Price
E-Haydn (Aft) $3,595 $250 $3,295
D-Haydn (Midship) $3,645 $250 $3,395
C-Strauss (Aft) $3,945 $250 $3,695
B-Strauss (Midship) $4,045 $250 $3795
A-Mozart (Aft) $4,395 $250 $4,095
Suite-Mozart (Midship) $4,845 $250 $4,595
*VAT and Port Tax supplement is an additional charge per person.
Categories A, B, and C feature a drop-down panoramic window. Categories D and E feature a window.Suites feature a balcony.
All prices quoted are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, and do not include air transportation.
Single supplement is waived for solo travelers on this departure.
Accommodations (with baggage handling) and 7 nights aboard the exclusively chartered, first-class MS Amadeus Silver III; All deluxe motor coach transfers in the Land / Cruise Program and baggage handling; Extensive Meal Program: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners, including Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Dinners; Tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner; Opportunities to sample authentic cuisine and local flavors; Expert-led Enrichment programs enhance your insight into the region; Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage, and history; A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly; Tipping of guides and drivers
Airport transfer costs for those not participating in AHI's FlexAir; Fees for passports and, if applicable, visas; Entry/departure fees; Personal gratuities; Laundry and dry cleaning; Excursions, wine, liquors, mineral waters, and meals not mentioned in this brochure under included features; Travel Insurance; All items of a strictly personal nature
$895 per person
Includes two nights at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station; guided tour of Old Harbor and the National Maritime Museum and daily breakfast. Also includes services of AHI Travel Director and hospitality desk, and guide gratuities.
Switzerland's Interlaken and Bernese Oberland Post-Extension:
$995 per person
Includes two nights at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa; guided tour of Bern and daily breakfast. Also includes services of AHI Travel Director and hospitality desk, and guide gratuities.
This is a moderately active tour. For safety and enjoyment of each participant and the group, participants must be able to:
- Walk on average 2-3 miles at a steady pace. On this tour, you’ll be walking in cities and town and should be able to walk at a steady pace for approx. 2-4 hours.
- Be able to walk on cobblestone, gravel and pavement. Some of walking excursions require good balance as you walk over cobblestone sidewalks/roads and uneven pavement.
- Stand for up to approx. 2 hours at a time each day.
- Walk up and down stairs without hand rails, without the assistance of another person. Get off and on tour vehicles and the ship (via a gangplank) without assistance
In addition to expert local guides, and educational tour options, hear local speakers present lectures about about Contemporary Europe & Castles and Legends of the Rhine.
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