Fly free to Europe this fall with AmaWaterways and experience Europe as the locals do, with less crowds and amid brilliant fall foliage. Inhale the festive aroma of fresh roasted chestnuts as you explore grand cities and storybook villages in France and along the Danube, Rhine and Moselle rivers in perfect jacket weather. We've extended our FREE AIR offer so that you have the opportunity to take advantage of this outstanding deal while there is still time. Book select AmaWaterways departures by August 31 and you’ll fly to Europe on us! Just mention promo code FLYFREE-EB at the time of booking and get Free Roundtrip Airfare from more than 50 US and Canada gateways.*
Cruise the Danube & Get ✈ Free Roundtrip Air
Johann Strauss’s famous “Blue Danube Waltz,” recognizable across the globe, was inspired by the legendary Danube River, as have been countless compositions and stories throughout the centuries. Europe’s second longest river extends for thousands of miles, passing through ten countries and four fascinating capitals, including Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade. With AmaWaterways, you’ll discover the rich history that has unfolded along its banks where medieval cities emerged along vital trade routes and timeless traditions were born in grand cities and charming hamlets alike.
2018 Embarkation Dates: November 4, 11, 16, 17 (Founder’s Cruise with Rudi Schreiner), 18 (Founder’s Cruise with Kristin Karst) Aboard the AmaCerto, AmaSerena or AmaSonata
7-night Nuremberg to Vienna cruise (or reverse) Can be combined with 3 nights pre-cruise in Prague and 2 nights post-cruise in Vienna (or reverse) Fall in love with Old World Europe as you let the melodious Danube serenade you. Discover places where history is not only portrayed but an essential part of daily life, as in the medieval city of Nuremberg, which is also steeped in WWII history. Pair world-renowned Rieslings with Austrian apricots, crisp Wiener schnitzel, German sausage and fresh-baked pretzels. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the historic city centers of Prague and Vienna, the Old Town of Regensburg, and Austria’s famous Wachau Valley.
Blue Danube Discovery
2018 Embarkation Dates: November 10, 16. Aboard the AmaCerto or AmaViola
7-night Budapest to Nuremberg cruise Can be combined with 2 nights pre-cruise in Budapest and 3 nights post-cruise in Prague Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley wine-making region and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.
Magical Christmas Markets
2018 Embarkation Date: November 23. Aboard the AmaSerena
7-night Nuremberg to Vienna cruise (or reverse) Can be combined with 2 nights pre-cruise in Prague and 2 nights post-cruise in Vienna (or reverse) An overflowing of good tidings comes alive on this dreamlike journey. A winter wonderland awaits you at Prague’s brightly decorated Christmas Markets with delicious scents flavoring the air. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg and stroll through Regensburg’s romantic market at the Thurn and Taxis palace, savoring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. Delight in the magic of Salzburg’s Christkindlmarkt, located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress. And visit enchanting Viennese Christmas markets, from the regal Schönbrunn Palace to Rathaus, with its carousel rides and pavilions.
Cruise the Rhine & Get ✈ Free Roundtrip Air
At 766 miles, the Rhine River is the longest river in western Europe. Its origins have been tracked to the melting glaciers of the Swiss Alps, which once glistened over sparkling quartz pebbles, the original “rhinestones.” Gemstones aside, the Rhine is treasured by more than 58 million souls who live within the nine nations along its path. Its most breathtaking 90 miles reveal medieval villages, historic vineyards and more than 40 storybook castles. So historically significant is the Upper Middle Rhine Valley that it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2018 Embarkation Date: November 19. Aboard the AmaKristina
7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel Can be combined with 2 nights Lucerne and 2 nights Zurich post-cruise Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Discover Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, gateway to the Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time offer local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and allow you 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.
2018 Embarkation Date: November 17, 19. Aboard the AmaStella or AmaPrima
7-night Basel to Amsterdam cruise Can be combined with 2 nights Zurich and 2 nights Lucerne pre-cruise Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and progressive future. Zurich’s medieval houses offer a striking backdrop to its ultra-modern metropolis. And Amsterdam’s Golden Age melds seamlessly with its lively cafes, exciting nightlife and glorious museums. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, poetry and music, like Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote A Tramp Abroad. Take a front-row seat on an enchanting journey along the Rhine.
2018 Embarkation Date: November 15. Aboard the AmaDante
7-night Basel to Nuremberg and cruise Can be combined with 3 nights Zurich pre-cruise and 3 nights Prague post-cruise Zurich and Lucerne provide the perfect starting point to this incredible cruise along the Rhine and Main rivers. Step back in time in the medieval towns of Rothenburg, Bamberg and Miltenberg. Revel in the architectural gems on display—the Würzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Indulge your inner child at Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and the Speyer Technical Museum. Discover the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg, and the fairytale capital of Europe, Prague. All this and more awaits you as you experience the many medieval treasures of Europe.
Europe's Rivers and Castles
2018 Embarkation Date: November 1. Aboard the AmaDante
7-night Nuremberg to Luxembourg cruise Can be combined with 3 nights Prague pre-cruise and 2 nights Paris post-cruise
From the meandering Main to the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its multitude of castles to the vineyard-clad hills of the Moselle, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque. Let the storybook villages—Wertheim, Bernkastel and Cochem-captivate you. Marvel at the world’s largest ceiling fresco in the UNESCO-designated Wurzburg Residence, as well as beautiful Chagall windows while in Mainz. Sample the world-famous wines of the Rheingau, the hearty smoked beer of Bamberg and Rüdesheim’s famed coffee and gain an intimate understanding of the places you visit.
Cruise France & Get ✈ Free Roundtrip Air
In the corner of southwestern France, the Garonne and Dordogne rivers merge together to form the Gironde Estuary, which naturally divides the Bordeaux region into the Left and Right banks. The left Bank is more flat and gravelly, producing vines that give life to rich red and sweet white blends, while the Right Bank boasts limestone and clay soils that produce some of the world’s best Merlot-based blends. Travelers from around the world flock to this region that is well known for its wine and other tantalizing gastronomic delights.
Taste of Bordeaux
2018 Embarkation Date: November 1. Aboard the AmaDolce
7-night roundtrip Bordeaux cruise Can be combined with 2 nights Paris pre-cruise and 2 nights Loire Valley and 1 night Paris post-cruise Rendezvous in Paris before traveling to Bordeaux, one of the world’s undisputed wine regions. Glide past fiery orange and crimson leaves in milder autumn weather. Amid less crowds, you’ll sip reds poured from bottles just matured and take in the romance of the French countryside. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion and Libourne. Be treated to an exclusive experience in Bourg, featuring live French music, dancing, wine and hors d’oeuvres.