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Basel/Amsterdam
7-night Enchanting Rhine Cruise
December 30, 2019
AmaWaterways: AmaKristina
Basel/Amsterdam
Vacation Offer ID 1298156
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SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • 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
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program 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 pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • 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 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

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions

7-night Enchanting Rhine Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Basel

Basel 12/30/2019

Embark the ship. Tonight, gather onboard and meet your fellow passengers. (D)
12/30/2019 12/30/2019
Breisach

Breisach 12/31/2019

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 Tower. 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". Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside; or go to the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions, as well as home to elaborate cuckoo clocks, striking half-timber houses, ruined castles, and quaint towns. (B,L,D)
12/31/2019 12/31/2019
Riquewihr

Riquewihr 12/31/2019

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 Tower. 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". Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside; or go to the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions, as well as home to elaborate cuckoo clocks, striking half-timber houses, ruined castles, and quaint towns. (B,L,D)
12/31/2019 12/31/2019
Strasbourg

Strasbourg 01/01/2020

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l'Orangerie, the European Parliament, and the Place de la République. Then walk through its iconic UNESCO World Heritage-listed "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 Cathédrale Notre-Dame with its famous astronomical clock. For the active adventurer, you can take a guided bike ride through this captivating city and Parc de l'Orangerie. (B,L,D)
01/01/2020 01/01/2020
Ludwigshafen

Ludwigshafen 01/02/2020

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany's Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosophers' Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany's oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town's special delights, Rüdesheimer Kaffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)
01/02/2020 01/02/2020
Heidelberg

Heidelberg 01/02/2020

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany's Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosophers' Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany's oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town's special delights, Rüdesheimer Kaffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)
01/02/2020 01/02/2020
Rudesheim

Rudesheim 01/02/2020

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany's Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosophers' Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany's oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum; or taste one of the town's special delights, Rüdesheimer Kaffee, ceremoniously made with brandy. (B,L,D)
01/02/2020 01/02/2020
Rudesheim

Rudesheim 01/03/2020

Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of three excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. If you prefer a more active adventure, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg or hike through the town's beautiful vineyards. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you'll enjoy an exclusive festive celebration. (B,L,D)
01/03/2020 01/03/2020
Lahnstein

Lahnstein 01/03/2020

Your exploration of Rüdesheim continues with your choice of three excursions. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. If you prefer a more active adventure, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg or hike through the town's beautiful vineyards. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles to Lahnstein where you'll enjoy an exclusive festive celebration. (B,L,D)
01/03/2020 01/03/2020
Cologne

Cologne 01/04/2020

Home to one of Germany's most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral, this 2,000-year-old city is also a bustling cosmopolitan hotspot. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral, where the remains of the fabled Three Kings—the Magi—are believed to rest. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste Kölsch beer and Reibekuchen—potato pancakes served with apple sauce. (B,L,D)
01/04/2020 01/04/2020
Amsterdam

Amsterdam 01/05/2020

Eclectic Amsterdam boasts amazing history, art, architecture, and museums, and you have a choice as to how you wish to explore it. The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your city tour beginning with a scenic canal cruise followed by a walk to Begijnhof, known for its Middle Age buildings. For a different view of the city, you can join the Jewish Heritage tour begins with a visit to the 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Museum chronicling the history of the Jews in Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Discover Amsterdam’s highlights in the historic city center by private car and by private boat.
Highlights:

  • See the city center by private car; land mark buildings, merchant houses, the famous skinny bridge at the Amstel river and the floating flower market.
  • Experience the canal ring of Amsterdam (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a private salon boat.
  • Visit the famous Van Gogh Museum, with the most extensive collection of this well known Dutch painter. Optional visit possible to the renowned Rijksmuseum. See the Dutch Master paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals.
  • Countryside tour and visit to the windmill village “Zaanse Schans”: Dutch wooden houses, canals, cheese farm and wooden shoe maker.
     

Tour Duration:
8 hours, full day tours should take place between 08h00 and 19h00 for maximum 8 consecutive hours.

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port, guided tour by professional guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Visit the largest flower auction in the world.

(Flower Auction only on week days, best visiting hours 07.30 -09.00 hrs) 

Highlights:

  • Visit to world largest flower auction (wholesaler market) and bulb fields.
  • Enjoy the city of The Hague, the governmental capitol of The Netherlands and home of Dutch the Royal family Orange-Nassau.
  • See the “Girl with a pearl earring” at the Mauritshuis / Royal Painting Cabinet
  • Experience Porceleyne Fles / Royal Delft, the Delftware factory.

Tour Duration:
8 hours

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during the tour, additional English speaking local guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.


 

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

Discover the beautiful “Green Heart” of Holland and its largest National Park "De Hoge Veluwe". You will visit the renowned Kröller Müller museum; which offers an collection of fine art mainly from the 19thand 20th centuries. Such as an extensive range of paintings by the world famous Vincent van Gogh. The museum is surrounded by an open air exhibition of modern sculptures; showing some exceptional pieces of for example Rodin, Henry Moore and Serra. 
Enjoy the "Loo Palace" (1650) for a visit. Het Loo Palace, in the woodland setting of Apeldoorn. Since 1984 the palace has served as a museum after a spectacular restoration 
of the buildings and the gardens, returning them to their original seventeenth 
century.  


Highlights:

  • A visit to Kröller Müller Museum in Otterloo and The “Loo Palace” in Apeldoorn; both situated in the beautiful Dutch countryside..

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the Pier and private car at disposal, English speaking guide available, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Enjoy Amsterdam beautiful historic city center, canal ring and its famous museums.

Highlights:

  • Explore Amsterdam’s city center and 400 year old canal ring (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • See the merchant houses along the canals, floating flower market and the antique street
  • Visit the world renowned Rijksmuseum, with Rembrandt’s famous painting “The Nightwatch”
  • Enjoy a wonderful boat tour of 1,5 hours in a private salon boat and see Amsterdam from the waterside.  

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Museums Yes, private boat No.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: English speaking guide fora walking tour, entrance fees.

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam- In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours) 
Discover the Jewish history of Amsterdam; Portuguese synagoge and the former Jewish quarter and the Resistance Museum.

(Jewish Historical Museum daily opened from 11.00-17.00 hr except on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Portuguese Synagoge opened from Sunday till Thursday 10.00-17.00 hr, Friday 10.00 -16.00 hr, Saturday closed for sabbat).

Highlights:

  • A visit to the Jewish Historical Museum; the museum has been housed in a complex of four former Ashkenazic synagogues, built between 1671 and 1752. The museum owns a magnificent collection of special objects.
  • A visit to “The Esnoga” or the Portuguese synagogue, built in 1675, which is situated at the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein just opposite the Jewish Historical Museum. In this complex you will explore the “Treasuries”; very special ceremonial objects and a part of the famous library Ets Haïm-Livraria Montezinos which can only be visited by appointment.
  • A visit to the Resistance Museum.

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 
Tour can operate: half day
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during touradditional English speaking guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)
Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and 
Broek In Waterland (4 hours) 


In the surroundings of Amsterdam there are many beautiful and typical Dutch villages, which are definitely worth a visit. During this tour you will visit Marken with its traditional green painted houses, taste smoked eel at fisherman’s village Monnickendam and enjoy the wonderful Dutch scenery at Broek In Waterland.

Highlights:
  • Monnickendam, this small town is situated on a former island and is located near the IJssellake. It is a lovely place to visit and has many special featureslike its houses on pillars, the traditional greenpainted houses and folkloristic customs and clothing's. 
  • Explore Monnickendam; This town is a former fisherman's village and has an interesting history. During the city walk you will for instance see the beautiful City Hall and 'De Waag' a place where they used to weigh the ship loadings coming in from overseas.
  • Enjoy Broek-in-Waterland; situated in the beautiful “Waterland” area. During the 17e and 18e century this village was one of the most prosperous villages in this area. Many ship owners, captains and merchants used to settle here. Famous people like the French philosopher Victor Hugo, the emperor Alexander of Russia and Napoleon visited this small village.
Tour Duration:  4 hours, half day tours should take place between 08.00 – 13.00 hr or 13.00 – 19.00 hr

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transfer to/from the port, guided tour, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral
water


Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 
Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)
Discover Vincent van Gogh’s roots; see his birthplace of Zundert in the South of Holland. Visit the village of Nuenen and the Vincentre, hometown of Van Gogh’s world famous “The Potato Eaters”. 

Highlights:
  • Explore Vincent’s birthplace Zundert in the south of Holland (1h15 min drive). Here your will be met by a Van Gogh Expert to pass by the Van Gogh house, the church of Zundert and the graveyard.
  • Discover the village of Nuenen, known most of all for Vincent's first large painting, “The Potato Eaters”, the original can be found in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh by visiting some of the 21 locations in the village of Nuenen with links to his life. See the highlights of the two years he spent in Nuenen. This was the last place where Vincent lived and painted before departing for Belgium and France.
  • Visit to the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, where 11 Van Gogh paintings are displayed in the exposition “the story of Brabant”.
Note:
The Vincentre is open throughout the year on the following days:
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Het Noordbrabants Museum Opening hours:
  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday            11:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday       11:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Friday   11:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Tour Duration: 10 hours 8am – 6.30pm

Tour can operate: Tuesday to Sunday  

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: transfer to/from the port, including private driver, professional guide, entrance tickets to the different museums.

Not Included: lunch
 
Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours
Meet your driver at the Port in Amsterdam for a private transfer to the city centre where your guide is waiting to meet you for a walking tour of this beautiful city. Begin at Dam Square, bordered by the Royal Palace and enjoy wonderful views of the canals and gabled houses of the mercantile quarter before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*. After your tour, transfer in the comfort of your own private vehicle back to your ship.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)

Highlights:
  • Tour Anne Frank's house

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam in the hands of your expert guide. You are met at the port and transferred to Dam Square where your morning’s walking tour includes the notable Royal Palace.  Admire the views of the canals and the gabled houses of the Canal Ring district, where you will visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*.

After lunch explore the beautifully-restored Rijksmuseum, to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces from the seventeenth-century Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the delightful Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as those of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)


Highlights:
  • Visit Anne Frank's House
  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours
You are met at Amsterdam port for a full-day excursion outside of the city. Not far from Amsterdam lies Aalsmeer with its Flower Auction - the largest in the world. Here you will watch the colourful auction from the observation gallery, and the earlier you arrive, the more you see.

From Aalsmeer, travel on to Delft, one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands. Delft preserves an historic look that is best appreciated by walking along its small canals with their graceful humpbacked bridges. Delft is also world-renowned for its famous blue and white porcelain. After lunch at leisure continue to Den Haag, the home of the Dutch Royal Family and also the administrative capital of The Netherlands. Explore the Mauritshuis Museum that holds one of the world's finest collections of paintings, predominately Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, Steen, Hals, Rubens and Van Dyck.


Highlights:
  • Watch the colourful Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit the Mauritshuis Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
01/05/2020 01/05/2020
Amsterdam

Amsterdam 01/06/2020

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Discover Amsterdam’s highlights in the historic city center by private car and by private boat.
Highlights:

  • See the city center by private car; land mark buildings, merchant houses, the famous skinny bridge at the Amstel river and the floating flower market.
  • Experience the canal ring of Amsterdam (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a private salon boat.
  • Visit the famous Van Gogh Museum, with the most extensive collection of this well known Dutch painter. Optional visit possible to the renowned Rijksmuseum. See the Dutch Master paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals.
  • Countryside tour and visit to the windmill village “Zaanse Schans”: Dutch wooden houses, canals, cheese farm and wooden shoe maker.
     

Tour Duration:
8 hours, full day tours should take place between 08h00 and 19h00 for maximum 8 consecutive hours.

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port, guided tour by professional guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Visit the largest flower auction in the world.

(Flower Auction only on week days, best visiting hours 07.30 -09.00 hrs) 

Highlights:

  • Visit to world largest flower auction (wholesaler market) and bulb fields.
  • Enjoy the city of The Hague, the governmental capitol of The Netherlands and home of Dutch the Royal family Orange-Nassau.
  • See the “Girl with a pearl earring” at the Mauritshuis / Royal Painting Cabinet
  • Experience Porceleyne Fles / Royal Delft, the Delftware factory.

Tour Duration:
8 hours

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during the tour, additional English speaking local guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.


 

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

Discover the beautiful “Green Heart” of Holland and its largest National Park "De Hoge Veluwe". You will visit the renowned Kröller Müller museum; which offers an collection of fine art mainly from the 19thand 20th centuries. Such as an extensive range of paintings by the world famous Vincent van Gogh. The museum is surrounded by an open air exhibition of modern sculptures; showing some exceptional pieces of for example Rodin, Henry Moore and Serra. 
Enjoy the "Loo Palace" (1650) for a visit. Het Loo Palace, in the woodland setting of Apeldoorn. Since 1984 the palace has served as a museum after a spectacular restoration 
of the buildings and the gardens, returning them to their original seventeenth 
century.  


Highlights:

  • A visit to Kröller Müller Museum in Otterloo and The “Loo Palace” in Apeldoorn; both situated in the beautiful Dutch countryside..

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the Pier and private car at disposal, English speaking guide available, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Enjoy Amsterdam beautiful historic city center, canal ring and its famous museums.

Highlights:

  • Explore Amsterdam’s city center and 400 year old canal ring (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • See the merchant houses along the canals, floating flower market and the antique street
  • Visit the world renowned Rijksmuseum, with Rembrandt’s famous painting “The Nightwatch”
  • Enjoy a wonderful boat tour of 1,5 hours in a private salon boat and see Amsterdam from the waterside.  

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Museums Yes, private boat No.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: English speaking guide fora walking tour, entrance fees.

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam- In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours) 
Discover the Jewish history of Amsterdam; Portuguese synagoge and the former Jewish quarter and the Resistance Museum.

(Jewish Historical Museum daily opened from 11.00-17.00 hr except on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Portuguese Synagoge opened from Sunday till Thursday 10.00-17.00 hr, Friday 10.00 -16.00 hr, Saturday closed for sabbat).

Highlights:

  • A visit to the Jewish Historical Museum; the museum has been housed in a complex of four former Ashkenazic synagogues, built between 1671 and 1752. The museum owns a magnificent collection of special objects.
  • A visit to “The Esnoga” or the Portuguese synagogue, built in 1675, which is situated at the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein just opposite the Jewish Historical Museum. In this complex you will explore the “Treasuries”; very special ceremonial objects and a part of the famous library Ets Haïm-Livraria Montezinos which can only be visited by appointment.
  • A visit to the Resistance Museum.

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 
Tour can operate: half day
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during touradditional English speaking guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)
Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and 
Broek In Waterland (4 hours) 


In the surroundings of Amsterdam there are many beautiful and typical Dutch villages, which are definitely worth a visit. During this tour you will visit Marken with its traditional green painted houses, taste smoked eel at fisherman’s village Monnickendam and enjoy the wonderful Dutch scenery at Broek In Waterland.

Highlights:
  • Monnickendam, this small town is situated on a former island and is located near the IJssellake. It is a lovely place to visit and has many special featureslike its houses on pillars, the traditional greenpainted houses and folkloristic customs and clothing's. 
  • Explore Monnickendam; This town is a former fisherman's village and has an interesting history. During the city walk you will for instance see the beautiful City Hall and 'De Waag' a place where they used to weigh the ship loadings coming in from overseas.
  • Enjoy Broek-in-Waterland; situated in the beautiful “Waterland” area. During the 17e and 18e century this village was one of the most prosperous villages in this area. Many ship owners, captains and merchants used to settle here. Famous people like the French philosopher Victor Hugo, the emperor Alexander of Russia and Napoleon visited this small village.
Tour Duration:  4 hours, half day tours should take place between 08.00 – 13.00 hr or 13.00 – 19.00 hr

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transfer to/from the port, guided tour, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral
water


Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 
Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)
Discover Vincent van Gogh’s roots; see his birthplace of Zundert in the South of Holland. Visit the village of Nuenen and the Vincentre, hometown of Van Gogh’s world famous “The Potato Eaters”. 

Highlights:
  • Explore Vincent’s birthplace Zundert in the south of Holland (1h15 min drive). Here your will be met by a Van Gogh Expert to pass by the Van Gogh house, the church of Zundert and the graveyard.
  • Discover the village of Nuenen, known most of all for Vincent's first large painting, “The Potato Eaters”, the original can be found in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh by visiting some of the 21 locations in the village of Nuenen with links to his life. See the highlights of the two years he spent in Nuenen. This was the last place where Vincent lived and painted before departing for Belgium and France.
  • Visit to the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, where 11 Van Gogh paintings are displayed in the exposition “the story of Brabant”.
Note:
The Vincentre is open throughout the year on the following days:
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Het Noordbrabants Museum Opening hours:
  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday            11:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday       11:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Friday   11:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Tour Duration: 10 hours 8am – 6.30pm

Tour can operate: Tuesday to Sunday  

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: transfer to/from the port, including private driver, professional guide, entrance tickets to the different museums.

Not Included: lunch
 
Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours
Meet your driver at the Port in Amsterdam for a private transfer to the city centre where your guide is waiting to meet you for a walking tour of this beautiful city. Begin at Dam Square, bordered by the Royal Palace and enjoy wonderful views of the canals and gabled houses of the mercantile quarter before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*. After your tour, transfer in the comfort of your own private vehicle back to your ship.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)

Highlights:
  • Tour Anne Frank's house

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam in the hands of your expert guide. You are met at the port and transferred to Dam Square where your morning’s walking tour includes the notable Royal Palace.  Admire the views of the canals and the gabled houses of the Canal Ring district, where you will visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*.

After lunch explore the beautifully-restored Rijksmuseum, to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces from the seventeenth-century Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the delightful Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as those of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)


Highlights:
  • Visit Anne Frank's House
  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours
You are met at Amsterdam port for a full-day excursion outside of the city. Not far from Amsterdam lies Aalsmeer with its Flower Auction - the largest in the world. Here you will watch the colourful auction from the observation gallery, and the earlier you arrive, the more you see.

From Aalsmeer, travel on to Delft, one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands. Delft preserves an historic look that is best appreciated by walking along its small canals with their graceful humpbacked bridges. Delft is also world-renowned for its famous blue and white porcelain. After lunch at leisure continue to Den Haag, the home of the Dutch Royal Family and also the administrative capital of The Netherlands. Explore the Mauritshuis Museum that holds one of the world's finest collections of paintings, predominately Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, Steen, Hals, Rubens and Van Dyck.


Highlights:
  • Watch the colourful Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit the Mauritshuis Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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AmaWaterways: AmaKristina
The AmaKristina features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.
Features and Amenities
  • Twin Balconies: This innovative design is available on most staterooms, and consists of a French Balcony plus a separate Outside Balcony for your private enjoyment.
  • Public Spaces: From gorgeous contemporary artwork to the inviting hallways and lounges, AmaKristina is built to make you feel at home.
  • Fine Dining: Enjoy several dining options in a sophisticated and stylish setting.
  • Entertainment: From classical quartets to local musicians and dancers, you're sure to be enthralled and entertained.
  • Massage Services: Pamper yourself as you sail through Europe's most beautiful and tranquil scenery.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2017
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2017
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Switzerland
Tonnage (GRT)
2,650
Guests (Lowers)
156
Total Guests
156
Passenger Decks
3
Number of Crew
51
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
78
Suites
4
Balconies
63
Ocean/River View
11
Interior
Accessible
Gratuities:

Gratuities to the Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price, and are to be given at guests' discretion.

Dining and Cuisine:

AmaKristina offers an array of dining options for your culinary enjoyment. Enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in the main dining room or in the Chef's Table restaurant with its own private chef.

Small Group Excursions:

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. AmaWaterways hires the top local guides in every location. You won't find more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. AmaWaterways offers a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in.

Public Areas:

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano, and dance floor
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Heated pool with swim-up bar
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon
  • Bicycles onboard

Complimentary Bicycles and Bike Tours:

AmaKristina carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for guests to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.

Impeccable Service:

With AmaWaterways you’ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. Passengers consistently rate AmaWaterways' personalized, professional, and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. At AmaWaterways, customer service is their top priority.

Complimentary Internet and Entertainment On-Demand:

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. The exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films, or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports, and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary.

Massage and Beauty Salon:

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? There are expert hair stylists, massage and beauty therapists at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Every feature in an AmaWaterways stateroom was thoughtfully conceived with guests' comfort in mind. Staterooms and suites give you the space to sit back and relax in between meals and exploration. Artfully crafted to a first-class standard, each room is equipped with innovative designs, plush bedding, multi-jet showerheads, and many other special touches that make you feel like you're getting the royal treatment.

Your stateroom was designed to ensure that you travel in luxury from one stunning destination to the next. Set the climate control to your preference and slip into a terrycloth bathrobe as you unwind. Turn on the Entertainment on Demand system and put on a newly-released movie. Switch your flat-screen monitor into computer mode and hop on the internet to post your adventures on social media. Your spacious stateroom is yours to relax in and enjoy as you see fit.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of June 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite) 5,398
Suite with Twin Balcony
  • Category: Suite
  • Violin Deck
  • Square Feet: 350
  • French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Balcony

River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AA) 4,098
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: AA
  • Violin Deck
  • Square Feet: 235
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AB) 3,898
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: AB
  • Cello Deck
  • Square Feet: 235
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BA) 3,698
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: BA
  • Violin Deck
  • Square Feet: 210
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BB) 3,498
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: BB
  • Cello Deck
  • Square Feet: 210
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone

French Balcony

River View Stateroom with French Balcony (CA) 3,248
River View Stateroom with French Balcony
  • Category: CA
  • Violin Deck
  • Cello Deck
  • Square Feet: 170
French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with French Balcony (CB) 2,948
River View Stateroom with French Balcony
  • Category: CB
  • Violin Deck
  • Square Feet: 170
French Balcony, 155 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone

River View

River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (D) 2,648
River View  Stateroom with Fixed Windows
  • Category: D
  • Piano Deck
  • Square Feet: 160
Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (E) 2,349
River View  Stateroom with Fixed Windows
  • Category: E
  • Piano Deck
  • Square Feet: 160
Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone

Rates are cruise or cruise/land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges are additional. No additional government fees/ taxes or fuel surcharge. No fees for the rate of exchange US$-EUR.

The fares listed reflect the "Save $750 Per person
PLUS $100 BONUS SAVINGS" promotion

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sun Deck

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Violin Deck

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Stateroom Key

  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AA)
  • Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BA)
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony (CA)
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony (CB)
Cello Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AB)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BB)
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony (CA)
Piano Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (D)
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (E)
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