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Escorted Captivating Rhine River Cruise - Tulips in bloom

Escorted Captivating Rhine River Cruise 2022

Join Beth Schulberg in Europe next spring 2022 as we sail on the beautiful AMA Waterways AmaSiena, Apr 14th-21st. See the tulips in bloom in the Netherlands!  Experience the Alsace region of France and the capital, Strasbourg, with its quaint district of Petit France. See the awakening vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, gateway to the Black Forest. Fabled towns and castles lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.

Countries: Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland all on the captivating Rhine River

2 Nights Amsterdam Pre-Cruise†  · 7-Night Rhine River Cruise · 2 Nights or 5 Nights Switzerland Post-Cruise †

For Pricing or More Details, Please Inquire
† Optional stays.


Pre-Cruise (Optional)

Note ~ Flights to Amsterdam: for those going to Amsterdam for two nights should depart the US on 4/11/2022 arriving on 4/12/2022  

Date 2022City/TownActivity
Apr 12AmsterdamArrive in Amsterdam; check into Movenpick Hotel
Apr 13AmsterdamGroup canal tour & free time to explore
Apr 14AmsterdamTransfer to the AmaSiena

Typical Amsterdam Architecture

7-Night AMA Waterways River Cruise

Note ~ Flights to Amsterdam: for those going  straight to the ship (no pre-cruise stay) should depart the US on 4/13/2022 arriving on 4/14/2022.  

Date 2022City/TownActivity
Apr 14AmsterdamArrive in Amsterdam; embark on the AmaSiena
Apr 15AmsterdamCanal tour cruise OR the Floriade*
Apr 16Cologne“Holy City” walking tour ORKolsch beer tasting OR Cologne bike tour
Apr 17Rhine GorgeCastles along the Rhine (cruising) & Rüdesheim wine tasting & Seigfried’s Mechanical Museum. Optional: Gondola ride OR Vineyard Hike OR Guided bike tour of Rheingau OR Rüdesheim coffee tasting
Apr 18Ludwigshafen Heidelberg excursion OR Secrets of Speyer OR Heidelberg hike OR Ladenburg hike
Apr 19 Strasbourg “Gem of the Alsace” tour OR Strasbourg bike tour
Apr 20 Breisach Riquewihr walking tour OR Freiburg excursion OR Black Forest excursion OR Breisach wine country bike tour
April 21 Basel Disembark. Transfer to Zurich airport OR continue on your optional stay.
Escorted-Captivating-Rhine-River-Cruise Heidelberg

Heidelberg & Castle

Escorted-Captivating-Rhine-River-Cruise Strasbourg

Le Petit France, Strasbourg

2-Night Post-Cruise, Lucerne, Switzerland (Optional)

Note ~ Flights home: for those staying 2 nights in Switzerland, you should depart for the US on 4/23/2022 on flights departing after 11:30 AM.  

Date 2022City/TownActivity
Apr 21Basel-LucerneMeet your representative in front of the cruise terminal  & transfer by private coach to Lucerne and the 4-star Monopole Hotel (standard room, taxes inc.). Hotel porterage: 1 bag per person (roundtrip). 2-night stay.
Apr 22LucerneBreakfast. Half-day Mt. Pilatus excursion (meet guide in lobby). Private coach. Excursion is 1st Class Roundtrip  via cable car, cog-wheel rail & lake cruise. Steamer docks near downtown and hotel. Free time to explore.
Apr 23LucerneBreakfast. Meet your rep and transfer to the Zurich airport.
Escorted-Captivating-Rhine-River-Cruise Alp Horns

Alp Horns

5-Night Post-Cruise, Switzerland (Optional)

Note ~ Flights home: for those staying 5 nights in Switzerland, you should depart for the US on 4/26/2022 on flights departing after 1:00 PM.  (OR stay an extra night at an airport hotel & depart early Apr 27th.)

Date 2022City/TownActivity
Apr 21 – 22Basel-LucerneSame itinerary as the 2-night stay above.
Apr 23Lucerne-InterlakenLucerne to Interlaken & lunch. (Limited commentary by tour escort). Hotel is 4-star Hotel Metropole (standard room, taxes inc.) Hotel porterage is 1 bag per person roundtrip. 3-night stay.
Apr 24InterlakenBreakfast. Private coach trip through Lauterbrunnen Valley, highlights: Cable cars Stechelberg to Gimmelwald,  & Murren; train to Grutschalp; funicular ride 7 storeys inside cavern of Trummelbach Falls.
Apr 25InterlakenBreakfast. JungFrau Rail to Grindiwald to Top of World.
Apr 26Interlaken-ZurichBreakfast. Transfer by private coach to Zurich Airport.
Escorted-Captivating-Rhine-River-Cruise Lauterbrunnen


Journey into the Netherlands for an included experience, Floriade 2022 – a rare horticultural exhibition that only happens every 10 years. While in Almere, right outside of Amsterdam, you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the flourishing gardens, explore the innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, and learn what a green future could look like.

Inclusions on your river cruise:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Your knowledgeable and personable escort, Beth Schulberg, owner of Cruise & Travel Specialists
  • 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
  • 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 programs
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Disclaimer: Itinerary subject to change in the case of events outside of our control.

Contact Beth or your travel professional at this agency for further details as to pricing, accommodation details and restrictions.

This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.

Escorted Captivating Rhine River cruise - lake Lucerne