Exclusive Wine Cruise Europe's Rivers & Castles (Wine Cruise) Nov 13 - 20, 2024

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Hosted by Kathy Gilstrap, Owner, Texas Hills Vineyard, Johnson City, TX

Prior to starting the journey into the world of grape growing and wine making, Kathy and her late husband Gary owned and operated a community pharmacy for over 20 years. In 1995, they relocated to Johnson City, Texas and bought land for the vineyard and winery. Always a lover of wine, Kathy's background in pharmacy involved studies in organic and biochemistry which made for a natural progression into being a part of the art and chemistry of wine making. As one of the first wineries in the Texas Hill Country, Texas Hills Vineyard matched the climate to the grape varietals by planting Pinot Grigio, Syrah and Sangiovee in the vineyard. Receiving recognition for their Pinot Grigio in 1997 and followed with many more accolades including winning a Gold medal for his Kick Butt Cab at an International Double Blind wine tasting competition. The Texas Hills Vineyard philosophy for making wine is: “Make wine that tastes good, not just follow what others are doing, follow your own sense of quality and good taste”. This philosophy is reflected in their motto: “Wine to Share With Friends”. Kathy looks forward to sharing their award-winning Texas Hill Country wines and making new friends on this cruise.

Expertly Curated WINE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – Alsace and Moselle

Historic villages, medieval mansions, and towering hillsides wrapped in vineyards are just a few of the amazing things that overlook the river’s edge from Nuremberg to Luxembourg. Our Europe’s Rivers & Castles itinerary takes you through the Mosel, Rhine and Main rivers to discover some of Europe’s most fascinating scenery while dabbling in the remarkable wines grown in Germany.

For over one thousand years, a wide variety of tantalizing wines have been surfacing from the special soils of the Franconia region, alongside the Main River in Eastern Germany. These grapevines benefit from a continental climate with a Mediterranean influence, which is ideal for growing grapes. Both dry, fruity white wines and rare, decadent reds are made with superb quality here.

Overview Europe's Rivers & Castles (Wine Cruise)


7- Night Cruise

CRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to Luxembourg

Two iconic cities, Prague and Paris, bookend this perfect journey that combines three beautiful rivers, each of which is striking in its own unique way. From the meandering Main to the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its multitude of castles dotting its shores to the vineyard-clad hills of the Moselle, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque. Let the storybook villages—Wertheim, Bernkastel and Cochem—captivate you; and Rothenburg, located on the Romantic Road enchant you. Marvel at the world's largest ceiling fresco in the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the beautiful Chagall windows while in Mainz. Savour the many flavors of Germany with a chance to sample the world-famous wines of the Rheingau, the hearty smoked beer of Bamberg and Rüdesheim’s famed coffee. All along the way, gain an intimate understanding of the history and culture of the places you visit.

COUNTRIES: Germany, Luxembourg

RIVERS: Main, Main-Danube Canal, Moselle, Rhine

Europe's Rivers & Castles (Wine Cruise) At A Glance

On our 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 Limited Edition 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.
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Itinerary is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule provided with your final documents.

Included Features Europe's Rivers & Castles (Wine Cruise)


7- Night Cruise

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • 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 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
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and 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

Dates & Prices Europe's Rivers & Castles (Wine Cruise)

EMBARK November 13
7-NIGHT CRUISENurembergLuxembourg
Save £750 Per Person
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE AND 3 NIGHTS PARIS POST-CRUISE
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS REIMS, 1 NIGHT PARIS POST-CRUISE
Category E
Fixed Windows
Piano Deck
160 sq. ft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category D
Fixed Windows
Piano Deck
160 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £225 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category C
French Balcony
Violin & Cello Deck
170 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £977 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin & Cello Deck
Category BB
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck
210 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £1,428 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Cello Deck
Category BA
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
210 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £1,578 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category AB
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck
235 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £1,729 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Cello Deck
Category AA
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
235 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £1,879 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category AA+
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
290 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £2,330 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Suite
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
300 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £2,856 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck

Notes:

ImportantDates, fares & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges (included in cruise fare)£168 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise50% of per person double occupancy fare & Suites 100% of per person double occupancy fare. Please see terms below for details.

Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

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).

Terms & Conditions:

*All fly-cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy of an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Rates include port charges, group overseas transfers (between airport and ship) and return economy flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Manchester Airport. Flights from selected regional UK gateways are available from a £75pp supplement. Flight schedules and airlines used are fully at the discretion of AmaWaterways and timings will be confirmed at the time of flight booking confirmation. Requests for alternative flights may incur a supplement. Flight costs are based on embarkation and disembarkation points, supplements may occur when purchasing land packages if different gateways are required. Any offers shown are valid on select sailings only and are combinable with all past guest programmes, but not combinable with any other offers or promotions. Solo guests must pay an additional solo supplement before receiving any savings unless stated otherwise. Fares and offers are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Land programmes and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions may apply. Please see our brochure or website for full Terms & Conditions. Cruise Only Fares are available on request.

Ships Europe's Rivers & Castles (Wine Cruise)

AmaPrima

This 162-passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring our exclusive twin balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Internet/WiFi access and more.Learn more

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