Enchanting Rhine September 2020 | Craig Travel

Enchanting Rhine September 2020

Enchanting Rhine
Featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau
ms AmaStella
September 20, 2020 to October 3, 2020
14 Days
Meals:
30
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Email specialist Roselle King to discuss your travel plans

Explore the magnificence of Europe along its majestic river network historically used for commerce and trade. Delve into centuries of history along the mighty Rhine as we cruise by fabled castles, Gothic cathedrals, centuries old marketplaces and explore quaint medieval towns. Embarking our luxurious floating home in Amsterdam, Netherlands, we discover historic towns and landmarks in Germany, France and Switzerland. Disembarking in Basel, we continue our European exploration in the Medieval town of Konstanz, nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Constance. Next we cross the Alps to Innsbruck and finally enter the small Bavarian town of Oberammergau. For almost 400 years, the people of the alpine town of Oberammergau have fulfilled a vow to honour God through the Passion Play, a larger than life portrayal of the life and passion of Jesus. Every ten years the village devotes itself to this wonderful event, involving a cast of thousands, entirely made up of local residents. For over two years, characters take on their roles, reliving the important tales of the Bible. The Passion Play in Oberammergau only comes around every 10 years. With an event this rare and special most groups will sell out fast. Call today to reserve your places.

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Alternate Departures

Sunday, May 10, 2020 to Saturday, May 23, 2020

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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Excursions and land arrangements include some extensive walks, often over rough surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Access to some decks and to shore in some ports may involve steep steps. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Leisurely river cruise and land tour with overnight moorings and multi night stays in most centres
  • Enjoy a city tour of Amsterdam and such iconic sites as Anne Frank’s house and beautiful windmills
  • Visit Cologne’s fabled 13th century Gothic cathedral
  • Sail through the Rhine Gorge lined with fairytale castles
  • Visit the Flower Island of Mainau
  • Walking tour of Innsbruck including the royal tombs
  • Premium theatre tickets for the Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Explore Munich, Bavaria’s capital
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on an AmaWaterways ms AmaStella
  • 2 nights in Oberammergau including Transfers between airports, hotels and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside and at hotels
  • All meals during the cruise
  • Quality European wines, beers, and soft drinks, while on board, at every lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome and Captain Gala’s Dinners
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port and local guides in Zurich, Konstanz and Munich
  • Services of your cruise/tour escort and/or cruise director
  • All gratuities, including guides and ship staff, and taxes for included services, including departure and port taxes
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value included with purchase of group airfare
ms AmaStella

For our cruise on the beautiful Rhine we will have the pleasure of sailing on the ms AmaStella, which made its debut in 2016. This deluxe 156 passenger vessel features modern design elements along with all the fine amenities that we have come to expect from AmaWaterways. We will be travelling in spacious comfort in beautifully-decorated cabins that include private bathrooms, a small sitting area, a writing desk, a flat-screen television with complimentary Internet and first-run Hollywood movies, ample wardrobes, individual temperature controls, a safe, and a telephone. All cabins come with twin beds that convert to one large bed if you so choose. Enjoy spectacular views of the river and countryside through large picture windows in cabins on the Piano Deck, while all cabins on the Cello and Violin Decks offer French balconies with full-height glass doors that open and many with Outside balconies as well. Do step out of the luxurious comfort of your cabins occasionally, however, as the rest of the ship is equally inviting! Enjoy fine culinary creations in five separate dining venues, watch the scenery go by as you unwind in the entertainment lounge or wine bar, take advantage of the fitness facilities that include a heated swimming pool, a walking track and a fleet of bicycles (for the more adventurous), or simply indulge yourself in the spa with a massage, hair or beauty treatment. There is a small elevator with access to all decks except the Piano and Sun Decks. Smoking is not allowed within the ship. The ship operates exclusively in English.

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise / Tour Only
$6,965
Toronto
$8,375
Ottawa / Montreal
$8,485
Halifax
$8,595
St. John’s / Fredericton
$8,645
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
$8,695
Regina / Saskatoon
$8,795
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$8,725
Victoria
$8,795

Cruise/Tour only price is based on joining at the ship in Amsterdam and leaving at the hotel in Munich. Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat E Outside Twin on Piano Deck. Airfares from other gateways are available on request.  

Cruise/Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with a minimum 20 members travelling. In this day of fluctuating exchange rates, inflation, fuel surcharges and rising airfares, it is impossible to provide accurate prices for 2020. Prices in this brochure are based on exchange rates as of July 2018, and tariffs, fees, taxes and airfares applicable for 2018 and are subject to change. Final prices will be available in late 2019. Itinerary is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Pricing

To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
Cat E Deluxe (Piano - Window)
$2,450
Included
Cat D Deluxe (Piano - Window)
$2,950
$450
Cat CB Deluxe (Violin - French Balcony)
$3,500
$750
Cat CA Deluxe (Violin, Cello - French Balcony)
$4,700
$1,500
Cat BB* Deluxe (Cello)
$4,850
$1,600
Cat BA* Deluxe (Violin)
$5,200
$1,850
Cat AB* Deluxe (Cello)
$5,650
$2,050
Cat AA* Deluxe (Violin)
$6,050
$2,300
Suite* (Violin)
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$3,850

*Cabins have multiple balconies. Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking. Book early for best choice. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Singles are extremely limited. Please ask for rates.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. Comprehensive Insurance will be available for purchase in spring 2019. Details will be sent as soon as they are available.  Insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Deposit Amount:
1st Deposit $500pp | 2nd Deposit $1,500pp due October 1, 2019 | If booking after October 1, 2019 deposit is $2,000pp
Final Payment Date:
Monday, May 18, 2020

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