Take in the Sights
Along Europe’s Great Rivers

Choose how you want to explore while river cruising with AmaWaterways.
By Stacey Zable

Sailing Europe’s rivers with AmaWaterways encompasses a perfect combination of the must-see with the surprises of roads less traveled and glimpses into the local lifestyles. Here, your voyages along such rivers as the Danube, Seine, Rhine, Moselle and more offer a choice of included excursions that allow you to personalize your river journey your way. Options led by professional tour guides may include standard tours, exploring by bicycle, hikes, and Special Interest Tours. Whatever the choice, these intimate guided experiences are immersive and always memorable.

Castles and Flavors Abound


Dozens of castles as well as scenic valleys line your route while sailing on the 7-night Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle itinerary. Your voyage from Amsterdam to Luxembourg features fascinating port cities in Germany. Among the excursion options are guided tours that include Cologne’s Old Town or the chance to try the city’s Kölsch beer and regional delicacies at a local tavern. Soar above the vineyards on a gondola ride before tasting local vintages or hike through vineyards while stopping in Rüdesheim. Visits to Lahneck Castle along the Rhine River Gorge, Reichsburg Castle, and the half-timbered houses of Cochem offer a peek into the past. Relax during a tasting at a winery that is included in a walking tour of Bernkastel, home to medieval and Renaissance buildings. Hike to the ruins of Landshut Castle and be rewarded with breathtaking views. Rhine and Moselle bike tours showcase the beauty of the rivers.

The City of Lights, Impressionists, and a Historic Beach


The 7-night Paris & Normandy voyage along the Seine River inspires from start to finish as it sails roundtrip from Paris. Among the special sights to discover is Richard the Lionheart’s Château Gaillard set on the cliffs above the Seine, with an option to hike to its towering locale. An overnight stop at the UNESCO-designated Le Havre has one day filled with excursion choices that can include the lovely harbor town of Honfleur. Day two in Le Havre is dedicated to the Normandy beaches. Other port stops feature a Medieval Rouen walking tour that includes the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Visit Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny or explore the 18th-century Château de Bizy, inspired by Versailles. Next is the last home of Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise or a discovery of Château Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Guided bike tours along the way take in the French cities and countryside.

Old World Romance


Travel through four countries—Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia—and centuries of beauty, romance, and music on the 7-night Romantic Danube itinerary. Scenic cruising through the Strudengau and UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau Valley are among its highlights. Sail from Vilshofen to Budapest, starting with an overnight that includes an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration before sailing to Passau for a walking tour. Active options offer a hike into the hills to the Veste Oberhaus, Passau’s Castle Hill, or a River Inn bike tour. While in Linz, take a walking tour or discover beyond the city with a full-day excursion featuring the iconic treasures of Salzburg. Follow your guide on a walking tour of Dürnstein or on a hike to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was held. More tours explore Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, as well as the flavors of Slovakia. Active included tours provide opportunities to hike to Bratislava Castle and Budapest’s Castle Hill and bike along the Danube through the Wachau Valley and within the historic cities you visit.


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