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7 Night Rhine and Moselle Splendors - June 18, 2025 AmaWaterways River Cruise - AmaPrima

Embark on an unforgettable 7-night journey with AmaWaterays’ Rhine Splendors and Moselle Delights river cruise, departing from Luxembourg on June 18th, 2025 onboard the AmaPrima hosted by Ken Wytsma of Wine History Tours and Megan Love with Share the Magic Travel.

This enchanting cruise offers a perfect blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Sail through the picturesque Moselle Valley, renowned for its terraced vineyards and charming medieval towns. Explore the iconic cities along the Rhine River, including Strasbourg, with its stunning Gothic architecture, and Heidelberg, with its beautiful castle. Enjoy guided tours, gourmet dining, and luxurious onboard amenities as you immerse yourself in the heart of Europe’s most scenic waterways. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in style and comfort.

Our exclusive group rates will provide you with the best pricing, extra amenities, and additional complimentary excursions available to you, only when you book directly into our group space offered by Megan Love with Share the Magic Travel. With Ken traveling alongside us, you’ll be able to enjoy additional benefits from his historical expertise and epicurean focus of the Rhinegau region, focusing on his knowledge of pinot noir and riesling varietals.

Meet Your Hosts

Megan Love, Senior Travel Advisor and Director of Business Development with Share the Magic Travel, and Ken Wytsma owner of Wine History Tours located in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Megan Love

Director of Business Development, Share the Magic Travel

Ken Wytsma

Owner of Wine History Tours

Our Sailing Itinerary

Cruise From :

Expand your imagination in fairytale villages—Trier, with its ancient Roman treasures, and enchanting Cochem where folklore and history come alive in every street. Whimsical fantasies abound at Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet and at the Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen, a cultural heritage site of European significance with more than 100 sculptures scattered throughout its surprising landscape. Blend German heritage with French heritage in Strasbourg, and you have the most splendid journey.

Countries :

France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Rivers :

Rhine, Moselle

Compliementary excursions Include one of the following:

“Rome of the North” tour

OR Luxembourg Wine Tasting

OR Trier bike tour

WASSERBILLIG, LUXEMBOURG

Wasserbillig is your gateway to Trier, Germany’s oldest city, often referred to as the second Rome. Be guided to the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. You can also cycle along the Moselle River past Trier’s Imperial Baths, Porta Nigra city gate and other historic sites. As a final alternative, enjoy a lovely wine tasting in Luxembourg. (B,L,D)

Complimentary excursion options include your choice of:

Reichsburg Castle and walking tour

OR Reichsburg Castle hike

OR Cochem bike tour

Exclusive Burg Lahneck Castle visit

History comes to life in Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle, and then walk through its Old Town. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can go on a guided hike to the castle. Later in the day, sail along the Moselle, taking in the fascinating scenery before arriving in Lahnstein where you’ll enjoy an exclusive visit to Burg Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Complimentary excursion options Include your choice of:

Gondola Ride and wine tasting

OR Vineyard hike

OR Guided Bike Tour of the Rheingau

Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum

OR Rüdesheimer Coffee

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, and afterwards be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet charm you or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

Compliementary excursion options include your choice of:

“Romantic Heidelberg” excursion

OR Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens

OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path hike

OR Ladenburg bike tour

You have a choice of several excursions, depending on your interest. Visit Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Alternatively, relive a bygone era on an excursion to the glorious Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens. Tour this splendid palace and wander through its gardens with more than 100 sculptures and an assortment of whimsical buildings. The Apollotempel houses a statue of the ancient Greek god of light and the arts, playing the lyre; and the most spectacular, the Türkischer Garten with a mosque, are a few of the many highlights you will see. For those seeking a more active adventure, hike the historic Philosopher’s Path along the Neckar River or join a guided bike tour along the Neckar River to the medieval town of Ladenburg. (B,L,D)

Complimentary excursion options include your choice of:

“The Gem of the Alsace” tour

OR Strasbourg bike tour

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, has flavors of both France and Germany which you’ll get to discover. Enjoy a panoramic bus tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République followed by a walking tour through its iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. You’ll also see the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. The active adventurer can join a guided Old Town bike tour, which also takes you through the Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Complimentary excursion options include your choice of:

Riquewihr walking tour

OR Freiburg excursion

OR Black Forest hike

OR Breisach Wine Country bike tour

Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” You also have the choice to go on a hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions; or cycle through the scenic countryside. (B,L,D)

Stateroom Options Available

Category E, D - Fixed Windows

-160 square feet; Piano Deck

Exclusive group price through June 30th, 2024:

-Category E: $3,480.00 per person

Category D: $3,779.00 per person

(price includes taxes, fees, and port expenses)

Prepaid gratuities included when booked by June 30th, 2024!

Nonrefundable deposit due to book: $400 per person; final payment due 90 days prior to travel.

Category C, BB - French Balcony

Exclusive group price through June 30th, 2024:

-Category C: $4,879.00 per person (170 square feet; Cello Deck)
-Category D: $5,479.00 per person (210 square feet; Cello Deck)
(price includes taxes, fees, and port expenses)
 
Prepaid gratuities included when booked by June 30th, 2024!
 
Nonrefundable deposit due to book: $400 per person; final payment due 90 days prior to travel.

Category BA, AB (Forward, Aft) - Outside Balcony

Exclusive group price through June 30th, 2024:

-Category BA: $5,679 per person (210 square feet; Violin Deck)

-Category AB: $5,879 per person (235 square feet; Cello Deck)

(price includes taxes, fees, and port expenses)

Prepaid gratuities included when booked by June 30th, 2024!

Nonrefundable deposit due to book: $400 per person; final payment due 90 days prior to travel.

Category AA and Suite

Exclusive group price through June 30th, 2024:

-Category AA: $6,079.00 per person (235 square feet; Violin Deck)

-Category SS Suite: $7379 per person (300 square feet; Violin Deck)

(price includes taxes, fees, and port expenses)

Prepaid gratuities included when booked by June 30th, 2024!

Nonrefundable deposit due to book: $400 per person; final payment due 90 days prior to travel.

Pre- and Post- Cruise Trip Extension Options

3 Nights in Paris Pre-Cruise Extension

Paris provides the perfect beginning and ending to your splendid journey.

DAY 1: Paris Hotel check-in

DAY 2: Paris “City of Light” tour; Enjoy a morning tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and Place de la Concorde. You’ll pass the magnificent Opéra Garnier, the legendary Louvre and, on the Left Bank, the Sorbonne University and the Panthéon. (Breakfast Included)

DAY 3: Paris – Evening Montmartre and illumination tour; Visit Montmartre, long known as the city’s premier artist’s enclave. For easy access to Montmartre, you’ll hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre’s most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur, the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you’ll be taken on an illumination tour. (Breakfast Included)

Train transportation is included from Paris to Luxembourg on day 4.

Added cost per person for this pre-cruise extension: $1,485 per person. Space is limited.

3 Nights Paris Pre-Cruise And 2 Nights Lake Lucerne, 2 Nights Zurich Post-Cruise

All included items from the 3 nights in Pari pre-cruise extension, plus:

DAY 11 – BASEL – DISEMBARKATION – LAKE LUCERNE – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Disembark the ship and before transferring to Lake Lucerne, go on a highlights tour of Basel, one of Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan cities. Then go on a walking tour of Lake Lucerne along its cobblestone streets, spotting the Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest wooden bridges in Europe. Afterwards, check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening. (B)

LAKE LUCERNE – Today, visit the iconic Lion Monument, carved beautifully into rock in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. You’ll also visit the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. There is a total of nine towers, including one featuring the oldest clock in the city. (B)

LAKE LUCERNE – ZURICH – Check out of your hotel and before your transfer via motorcoach to Zurich, enjoy a scenic lake cruise in Lucerne. As part of your included excursion, you will ascend a picturesque mountain on a cable car ride, Mount Rigi, known as the “Queen of the Mountains.” Take in breathtaking views of the city and surrounding landscape below. Once in Zurich, check into your hotel. (B)

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)

Added cost per person for this pre- and post-cruise extension experience $3,245.00

1 Night In Paris, 2 Nights Reims (Champagne) Pre-Cruise And 2 Nights Lake Lucerne, 2 Nights Zurich Post-Cruise

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE – Arrive in Paris and check into your hotel.

PARIS – REIMS: Begin your day by transferring to Reims in the Champagne region of France. Along the way, venture to Château le Vaux Vicomte. This 17th-century estate, commissioned by Louis XIV’s Superintendent in conjunction with an architect, painter, and landscape gardener, is considered a masterpiece and is the largest private estate listed as a Historical Monument in France. In fact, its incredible gardens were said to have inspired those of Versailles. Later, check into your hotel in Reims. Known as the unofficial capital of champagne, Reims is home to the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame de Reims, and many impressive wine cellars. (B)

REIMS: Explore the history behind the drink of celebration as you enjoy a scenic drive on the Route du Champagnes. You will see some of the famous Champagne houses such as Epernay, Hautvillers and Champagne makers of Veuve-Clicquot and Moet et Chandon. (B)

Train transfers will take you to Luxembourg from Reims.

DAY 11 – BASEL – DISEMBARKATION – LAKE LUCERNE – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Disembark the ship and before transferring to Lake Lucerne, go on a highlights tour of Basel, one of Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan cities. Then go on a walking tour of Lake Lucerne along its cobblestone streets, spotting the Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest wooden bridges in Europe. Afterwards, check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening. (B)

LAKE LUCERNE – Today, visit the iconic Lion Monument, carved beautifully into rock in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution. You’ll also visit the spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century. There is a total of nine towers, including one featuring the oldest clock in the city. (B)

LAKE LUCERNE – ZURICH – Check out of your hotel and before your transfer via motorcoach to Zurich, enjoy a scenic lake cruise in Lucerne. As part of your included excursion, you will ascend a picturesque mountain on a cable car ride, Mount Rigi, known as the “Queen of the Mountains.” Take in breathtaking views of the city and surrounding landscape below. Once in Zurich, check into your hotel. (B)

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)

Added cost per person for this pre- and post-cruise extension experience $3,245.00

What’s included with AmaWaterways?

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)

  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations

  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Bottled water replenished daily

  • 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 packages

  • Internet and Wi-Fi access

  • Sun Deck pool with swim-up bar 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 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner

  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience

  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast

  • Sip & Sail 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