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Cruise the Rhine River

Join us September 29 – October 7, 2024, for an unforgettable Sunroc Signature trip on a cruise aboard the award-winning Amamora River Cruise Ship through the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam! You will depart the USA on September 29, the cruise sets sail on September 30 and return home on October 7th.

Sunroc has secured a trip through the Rhine River to sail through several countries in Europe with a curated tour that represents the finest destinations and experiences the continent has to offer. You and a guest will enjoy resplendent riverside views from your own private suite balcony. Aboard the Amamora, you will take advantage of locally sourced cuisine, an all-day tapas menu, relaxation in the pool, spa, or on the sun deck, Entertainment-On-Demand, and full-day excursions to enhance your time in Europe. Every Sunroc Signature trip provides never to be forgotten experiences and adventure.

Mark Elder
President
Sunroc

 

Depart USA on September 29 and set sail on September 30

 

DAY 1 – September 30
BASEL, SWITZERLAND – EMBARKATION

Embark your ship in Basel for your Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps cruise.


 

DAY 2 – October 1
BASEL – LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

Enjoy getting to know Basel, Switzerland’s third largest city. Long an important university, banking and trade center, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval town hall, richly decorated market square and exquisite 18th-century patrician homes. Tour the city by foot or on a guided bike tour that takes you through three countries: Switzerland, France, and Germany. Alternatively, go on a full-day excursion to Lake Lucerne, or opt for one of the morning excursions and visit Lake Lucerne in the afternoon. With either Lake Lucerne excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to see its Lion Monument – the figure of a dying lion carved into a hillside in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution in 1792 – which Mark Twain described as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” You’ll also see Lake Lucerne’s spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century.

MORNING EXCURSION OPTIONS

  • City of Art Tour
  • Three Countries Bike Tour

AFTERNOON EXCURSION OPTION

  • Half-Day Lake Lucerne Tour

ALL DAY EXCURSION

  • Full-Day Lake Lucerne Excursion

 

DAY 3 – October 2
STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Strasbourg 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 before walking through its iconic “La Petite France” district, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie.

MORNING EXCURSION OPTIONS

  • The Gem of Alsace Tour
  • Strasbourg Bike Tour

DAY 4 – October 3

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY (Morning) – RÜDESHEIM, GERMANY (Afternoon)

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of four 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 Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy 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 Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or pedal along the river Neckar to the picturesque medieval city center of Ladenburg and enjoy some free time to explore the shops. Later in the day, cruise to the charming village of Rüdesheim and let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream.

MORNING EXCURSION OPTIONS

  • Romantic Heidelberg Excursion
  • Secrets of Speyer Tour
  • Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path hike
  • Ladenburg Bike Tour

AFTERNOON EXCURSION OPTIONS IN RUDESEIM

  • Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet
  • Rüdesheimer Coffee

 

 

DAY 5 – October 4
RÜDESHEIM

Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town’s iconic vineyards and drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching Lahnstein, where you will enjoy a unique evening visit at Lahneck Castle.

MORNING EXCURSION OPTIONS

  • Rüdesheim Gondola Ride and Wine Tasting
  • Vineyard Hike
  • Guided Bike Tour of the Rheingau

MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON DECK AS YOU TRAVEL TO LAHNSTEIN – CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE SCENIC CRUISING IN THE RHINE

AFTERNOON EXCURSION OPTION IN LAHNSTEIN

  • Burg Tour

 

DAY 6 – October 5
COLOGNE, GERMANY

Enjoy cruising to Cologne. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, the Overstolzenhaus, and the Festival Hall. For a different view, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten.

EXCURSION OPTIONS

  • Cologne walking tour and Kölsch Beer Tasting
  • Cologne Cathedral Architecture Tour
  • Cologne Bike Tour

 

DAY 7 – October 6
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Alternatively, get a taste of local flavor, passing iconic canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges and houseboats while tasting Dutch specialties at one of Amsterdam’s grand cafes. *Please note: tour depends upon docking location and may be replaced with Jordaan District Walking Tour.

EXCURSION OPTIONS

  • Canal Cruise Tour
  • A Taste of Amsterdam*

DAY 8 – October 7
AMSTERDAM – DISEMBARKATION

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight.

Our ship is an incredible twin-balcony ship with generous personal space, multiple dining choices and exceptional stateroom comfort. On board, you will find an all-day tapas menu and afternoon tea, as well as a 24-hour coffee station, in addition to AmaWaterways’ signature exquisite, locally sourced cuisine in the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table. Active leisure amenities include a sun-deck walking track, pool with swim-up bar, fitness room and bicycles for in-port exploration. Staterooms are equipped with everything you need for a relaxing vacation, including Entertainment-On-Demand with free high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi. And should you treat yourself to a suite, you’ll enjoy a larger sitting area and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower, as well as a bed facing the river, so you can wake up and fall asleep to magnificent views.

 

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