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Holiday Rhine River Cruise

8 days with Adventures by Disney  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Transfer from Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS) to the AmaKristina Ship
Be transferred by coach from Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS) to your new home for the next 8 days, the luxurious AmaKristina Ship.
Check Into Your Stateroom
Your Adventure Guides help with the check-in as you familiarize yourself with your well-appointed stateroom. Look around the ship and discover its many fantastic amenities including the fitness center, massage and hair salon, giant chessboard, library, sun deck and lounge.

Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party & Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina
Meet the Captain and your fellow Adventurers as you enjoy your first scrumptious dinner onboard.
After-Dinner Walking Tour – Illuminade
Take a privately guided tour through Amsterdam's neighborhoods of Weesper and Plantage, both brimming with the best of contemporary culture. On this special Illuminade route, see 20 beautiful light-artworks. Created for the Amsterdam Light Festival, these glowing and twinkling art pieces add a brilliant dynamic to Amsterdam after dark. (Dinner)
Day 2 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Choose either the full-day activity or one of the options for half-day activities.
Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for the adventures ahead.
Full-Day Activity*
Visit a Fishing Village, See the Sights in Zaanse Schans, Participate in Clog-Decorating and See a Cheese-Making Demonstration
Tour the classic fishing village of Volendam, located near IJsselmeer Lake just outside of Amsterdam. With its beautiful harbor home to old fishing boats and residents who still wear traditional clothing such as pointed bonnets, Volendam represents traditional life in The Netherlands.
Explore the traditional village of Zaanse Schans, located within a meadow landscape and appearing as if it's straight out of a child's storybook, with iconic wooden windmills. These windmills and other structures have been moved and reassembled here piece by piece to bring the history of this area to life. Feel welcomed by this community as you stroll past wooden houses, shops and museums. Try your hand at clog-decorating and see a cheese-making demonstration.
Half-Day Activities
Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Panoramic City Tour
Begin your half-day of activities with this panoramic city tour. Travel by boat along one of the 165 canals that are Amsterdam's lifeline. Along the way, view this 800-year-old city's famous historical center and some of its most memorable and beautiful attractionsancient churches, quaint canal houses, picturesque bridges, cobblestone streets and more.
Choose One of These Options:
OPTION A: Tour the Anne Frank House
Tour the Anne Frank House, with its museum and famous attic where 2 Jewish families and a single man hid during World War II, as told in the deeply moving diary of one of the family members, teenager Anne Frank.
OPTION B: Discover History at the Rijksmuseum**
Discover the art and history of Amsterdam in The Rijksmuseum. This national museum displays nearly 8,000 pieces of art dating from the 9th to 19th centuries. Housed in over 150 rooms in an impressive, gold-leaf building, magnificent 15th- to 17th-century paintings are on display—masterpieces such as The Night Watch by Rembrandt and The Milkmaid by Vermeer, among others. It also houses some outstanding 19th-century works as well as a remarkable Asian collection.
OPTION C: Visit the Van Gogh Museum and Paint Workshop**
Explore The Van Gogh Museum with over 1,000 paintings, drawings and letters of Vincent Van Gogh. This museum contains the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. Learn about Van Gogh's personal history, how conservators restored his paintings and more. Get an intimate view of some of his greatest masterpieces, including Sunflowers and The Bedroom, as well as many works of his contemporaries. Then, express yourself in a painting workshop designed to bring out the artist in you!
OPTION D: On Your Own at Leidseplein Square
Visit this attractive square, which is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive lights and a large Christmas tree in the center of its impressive ice skating rink. Delight in a small Christmas market and sample traditional Dutch treats!
Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina
Relax with a tasty lunch as you sail towards your next destination.

Afternoon Holiday Party and Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina
Enjoy an afternoon to remember during daytime sailing at a delightful holiday party with your family and fellow Adventurers! Afterwards, savor a delicious dinner and share stories about your incredible adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 3 Cologne, Germany
Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina
Enjoy breakfast onboard with fellow Adventurers.
Onboard Activities
In addition to the various activities always available onboard, there are special holiday-related ones that might be specially fun for you and members of your family:
Gingerbread Decorating
Get in the holiday spirit by decorating gingerbread.
Mulled Wine Demonstration and Tasting
Learn how this special holiday treat is made—and enjoy tasting the results!
Junior Adventurer Exclusive Gift Exchange
Junior Adventurers meet each other at this holiday gift exchange.
Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina
Relish a delicious lunch and get ready to go on shore.
Cologne Walking Tour
Take a Cologne walking tour and explore this incredible 2,000-year old city, restored with Gothic architecture and abounding with churches, museums and galleries. Discover the Old Town, Cologne Rathaus, Overstolzenhaus, Heumarkt, Festival Hall, the Jewish Baths, Alter Market and Cathedral Square. Stand in awe before the Cologne Cathedral, a High Gothic masterpiece that began construction in 1248 and was completed in 1880, with 7 centuries of architects faithfully following the original medieval plan.
Delight in this theme park with attractions and activities that delight every age group. Next to Cologne in Brühl, Phantasialand is filled with fun attractions, playscapes and live shows. And in the winter, Phantasialand is awe-inspiring with its snowy landscapes and twinkling lights.
Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina
Enjoy a delectable dinner onboard and share stories with your fellow Adventurers about today's adventures. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 4 Rüdesheim, Germany
Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina
Wake up to a delightful breakfast with fellow Adventurers.
Iconic Castle Cruise Through the Rhine Gorge
Behold 22 castles in all their magnificence! Sail through the Rhine Gorge, with the AmaKristina's Cruise Manager commenting on the castles' fascinating history and offering insights about the area. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage, the beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley along the shoreline is splendid to behold.
Rüdesheimer Coffee Demonstration and Tasting
For a wonderful morning pick-me-up, try the coffee that's renowned throughout the region. Participate in a Rüdesheimer coffee demonstration onboard the AmaKristina and enjoy a delicious taste of Germany. For Junior Adventurers, there will be a hot chocolate tasting!
Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina
Enjoy a refreshing lunch as the ship continues sailing toward Rüdesheim.
Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum
Tour Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum, which contains one of the largest collections of beautiful mechanical music boxes, giant pianos and other automated instruments, dating from the 18th to the 20th century.
Weingut Adolf Störzel Wine Tasting
Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by a savory snack at Weingut Adolf Störzel inside the Bassenheimer Hof's cellar.
Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina
Dine on an excellent evening meal, delivered with flair by the ship's outstanding Chef and staff. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 5 Speyer, Germany
Choose either the full-day activity or one of the options for half-day activities in the morning and one of the options for half-day activities in the afternoon.
Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina
Say hello to your fellow Adventurers as you get ready for the day ahead with a tasty breakfast.

Full-Day Activity One Option is Available:
Porsche Museum and Mercedes-Benz Museum with Beer Garden Lunch
Take excursions to the Porsche Museum and Mercedes-Benz Museum and learn the history of these 2 legendary automobile companies. Both museums house a variety of extraordinary cars, offer insights into how the autos were designed and introduce concept cars that might inspire future models.Between museum visits, enjoy lunch at a local beer garden.
Half-Day Activity: Choose One Activity for the Morning and the Other for the Afternoon:
Activity A: Tour Heidelberg and the Famous Heidelberg Castle
Visit Heidelberg Castle with a costumed guide telling you the fascinating history of this fortress and home of royalty, built in 1614 and considered an important Renaissance structure. Take a walking tour through Heidelberg, Germany's oldest and most renowned university town. Spend time on your own in Heidelberg, exploring the baroque buildings, shops and beautiful waterfronts.
Activity B: Speyer Walking Tour with a Costumed Guide and On Your Own Visit to the Speyer Christmas Market
Take a medieval crime-walking tour with a costumed guide on a special Speyer walking tour. Visit the Crypt at the Speyer Cathedral and the
Clock Tower at the west end of Speyer.
Explore the Speyer Christmas Market. Located within view of the imperial cathedral in front of the Old Mint on the Maximilianstrasse, this Christmas Market features delightful German-made goods as well as products from 8 sister cities from other countries, lending an international flair to the festive offerings. Perhaps while you're there you'll even get a chance to watch artists and craftsmen creating their artwork in the town hall courtyard!
Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina
For those who didn't choose to participate in the full-day activity, enjoy lunch onboard the AmaKristina between your morning and afternoon activities.
Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina
Return from a fun-filled day for a tasty dinner onboard the AmaKristina. Share stories of your experiences with your fellow Adventurers. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 6 Strasbourg, France
Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina
Start your day with a hearty breakfast with your fellow Adventurers.

Enjoy a Strasbourg Walking Tour and Visit the Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre Dame
Enjoy a Strasbourg walking tour and explore this fascinating city—the capital of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine region and the seat of the European Parliament. Visit Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre Dame, built in 1439 in the grand Gothic style, with Renaissance-era stained-glass windows and a famous astronomical clock created in 1843.
Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina
Enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to Strasbourg's city center!
Activity A: Take a French Macaron Baking Class
Learn how to make delicious French macarons from a respected local chef.
Activity B: On Your Own Visit to Strasbourg's Christmas Markets
Visit Strasbourg's renowned Christmas Market. Strasbourg is known as "the Capital of Christmas," hosting 300 stalls in 12 locations that contain incredible craftwork and traditional Alsatian Christmas decorations as well as tasty delicacies. In 1570, Strasbourg founded the first Christmas Market—and has remained the center of this extraordinary tradition ever since!
Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina
Return to the AmaKristina for a delectable evening meal. After Dinner Activity Take an Evening Walking Tour of Strasbourg, Visit St. Thomas Church for a Private Organ Concert Enjoy an evening walking tour of Strasbourg and learn more about this exciting city. Experience the rare pleasure of attending a private organ concert at St. Thomas Church, world-famous for its beautiful and historically significant organs—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played on one of them! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 7 Breisach, Germany
Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina
Begin your day with a tasty breakfast onboard and get ready to head out to the famous Alsatian town of Colmar.
Visit Colmar
Explore this idyllic town in the Alsace region of France, famous for its beautiful Renaissance and medieval half-timbered buildings. With the feel of a country village, Colmar displays over a thousand years of history, architecture and art as part of its charming heritage. Colmar is located near Germany and Switzerland on the famous Alsace wine route and boasts some of the world's finest Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines.
Lunch in Colmar
Enjoy a scrumptious lunch with your fellow Adventurers at a delicious restaurant in Colmar.
Reindeer Farm
Become Santa's helper! Visit a Reindeer Farm outside of Colmar and have the delightful experience of feeding a reindeer.
Captain's Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina
Join the Captain onboard the AmaKristina for one last cocktail party and scrumptious dinner. Say farewell to your fellow Adventurers and share the experiences you encountered on this magical adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 8 Basel-St. Johann, Switzerland
Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina
Enjoy your last breakfast onboard and get ready to transfer to the airport.
Transfers to Basel Airport (BSL)
Get assistance with your luggage and be transferred to the Basel Airport (BSL). (Breakfast)
River Cruise Highlights
  • Christmas Markets Along The Rhine River Discover wonderful holiday presents and splendid arts and crafts for your family and friends at Christmas Markets in some of the most magnificent cities in Europe.
  • Rhine River Gorge Cruise Enjoy the fairy tale-beauty of the Rhine River as you cruise past 22 magnificent castles! Discover the history and legends of this remarkable area as well as the secrets locked within the castles' stone walls.
  • See Windmills In Holland And Learn The Art Of Clog-Painting And Cheese-Making Visit the charming village of Zaanse Schans with its iconic wooden windmills. To complete your Dutch experience, decorate clogs and see a cheese-making demonstration.
  • Visit The Famous Storybook Heidelberg Castle Take a privately guided tour through this dramatic castle, perched on a hilltop and surrounded by terraces of green woods. Led by a period-clad guide through beautiful rooms and evocative ruins, learn the castle's fascinating history—and why it has inspired poets throughout the centuries!
  • Excursion To Porsche & Mercedes-Benz Museums Attention, car lovers! Explore the history of these 2 legendary automobile companies at their spectacular museums. Both museums house a variety of extraordinary cars, offer insights into how they were designed and introduce concept cars that might inspire future models.
All This Included
Discover 7 destinations in 4 countries on the all-inclusive Adventures by Disney Holiday Rhine River Cruise! Customize your trip with the kind of fun that will please each member of your family on exclusive sailings with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising. Experience holiday wonder in the locations where your favorite yuletide traditions began—and be filled with the joy of the season!
  • Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Your choice of multiple excursions daily
  • Services of Adventure Guides, on-board Cruise Director, on-board staff, and many local experts
  • All Gratuities
  • Fine dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on-board the ship
  • Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board
  • Select meals off the ship for added experiences with regional cuisine
  • Cocktail reception, special welcome dinner, and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • All entertainment on-board the ship such as a nightly piano lounge, baking class for kids, karaoke nights and more
  • Bottled water in all state rooms replenished daily
  • WiFi
  • Complimentary bicycles at yoru disposal in every port
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS AmaKristina
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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