Rhine River Cruise

Rhine River Cruise

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Discover 6 destinations in 4 countries on the all-inclusive Adventures by Disney® Rhine River Cruise!

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All about the Rhine River Cruise.

Discover 6 destinations in 4 countries on the all-inclusive Adventures by Disney® Rhine River Cruise! Enjoy exclusive sailings with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising, as well as exciting activities for every member of your family.

  1. Day 1 Basel, Switzerland

    Transfer from Basel Airport (BSL) to the Ship

    Be escorted from Basel Airport to your new home for the next 8 days, a luxurious AmaWaterways 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 heated pool, fitness center, massage and hair salon, giant chessboard, library, sun deck and lounge.

    Welcome Reception in Basel: Swiss Cheese & Wine

    Enjoy a taste of Switzerland at a special welcome event that features delicious Swiss cheese and wine onboard the ship!

    Captain’s Welcome Cocktail & Dinner On Board the Ship

    Meet the Captain and your fellow Adventurers as you enjoy your first scrumptious dinner on board.

  2. Day 2 Strasbourg, France

    Breakfast On Board the Ship

    Start your day with a hearty breakfast with your fellow Adventurers.

    Full-Day Activity – Choose One of These Options:

    OPTION A:

    Tour the Black Forest, Take a Toboggan Run and Visit a Museum with Wood Work

      • Tour the Black Forest and view the beautiful highlands, pastoral farms, grassy fields and woods up close.
      • Thrill to an alpine toboggan run. See important details
      • Attend a museum workshop and learn from an expert how to create a cuckoo pipe with wooden components that’s iconic to the Black Forest.

     

    A man holds a carved wooden cuckoo clock, shaped like a house

    OPTION B:

    Tour the Black Forest, Go Ziplining and Take a Leisurely Hike to the Triberg Waterfalls

    • Tour the Black Forest and view the beautiful highlands, pastoral farms, grassy fields and woods up close.
    • Soar above the trees of the Black Forest on the Black Forest zipline. See important details
    • Enjoy a pleasant hike for an up-close view of Germany’s highest waterfalls—the breathtaking Triberg Waterfalls.

    A girl waves as she ziplines through a forest

    OPTION C:

    Enjoy an Excursion to Riquewihr

      • Discover one of the most beautiful villages in France—the medieval town of Riquewihr—as well as a variety of landscapes in this region, ranging from Alsatian vineyards to the Vosges Mountains.
      • Known as ”the Gem of the Alsace Vineyards,” Riquewihr features quaint half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and structures dating back to the 13th century.

     

    • Enjoy a privately guided horseback tour along the scenic trails of the Champ du Feu. Prior to the ride, each Guest will clean and prep their horse. See important details

    Several storefronts in traditional French style, with flowers in window boxes, line a quaint street in Riquewihr, France

    Lunch During Your Excursion

    Enjoy a delicious lunch served during your excursion.

    Dinner On Board the Ship

    Return to the ship for a delectable evening meal.

    Visit St. Thomas Church for a Private Organ Concert

    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!

  3. Day 3 Strasbourg, France

    Breakfast On Board the Ship

    Begin your day of exciting activities with a good breakfast.

    Morning Activity – Choose One of These Options:

    OPTION A:

    Take an Alsace Canoe Trip, Enjoy a Strasbourg Walking Tour

    • Take an Alsace canoe trip through the center of old Strasbourg.
    • 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.

    A waterway through the center of old Strasbourg, France

    OPTION B:

    Take a Canal Boat Trip and a Leisure Visit to the Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre Dame

    • Take a Strasbourg city tour on the Batorama Canal Boat and pass by this city’s main attractions—including towers, covered bridges and the Vauban Dam—and through this city’s various districts such as the renowned Petite France.
    • Visit Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre Dame for an at-your-leisure visit of this beautiful cathedral, built in 1439 in the grand Gothic style, with Renaissance-era stained-glass windows and a famous astronomical clock created in 1843.

    A family of 3 on a boardwalk overlooking a waterway in an old European town

    Lunch On Board the Ship

    Savor lunch on board highlighting Strasbourg’s unique cuisine influenced by both the French and German cultures. Refuel to be ready for the afternoon activities!

    Afternoon Activity – Choose One of These Options:

    OPTION A:

    Take a French Macaron Baking Class Learn how to make delicious French macarons from a respected local chef on board the ship.

    A tray of 4 decorated macarons

    OPTION B:

    Explore the Wine Caves of Cave Historique Des Hospices

    • Discover wine caves in the medieval basements of Cave Historique Des Hospices, a hospital found in 1395. In its wine museum, 40 ancient wine barrels mark the history of the region—one containing wine from 1472.
    • Enjoy wine tasting the fine Alsatian varieties that have been more recently put in barrels and then bottled right there in the caves.

    A row of wine barrels

    Dinner On Board the Ship

    Return to the ship for a delectable evening meal.

    Enjoy Onboard Entertainment with Karaoke

    Delight in karaoke entertainment.

  4. Day 4 Mannheim, Germany

    Breakfast On Board the Ship

    Say hello to your fellow Adventurers as you get ready for the day ahead with a tasty breakfast.

    Full-Day Activity

    Porsche Museum and Mercedes-Benz Museum with 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 automobiles, offer insights into how they were designed and introduce concept cars that might inspire future models.
    • Between museum visits, enjoy a delicious lunch.

    An aerial view looking down on the Mercedes-Benz Museum

    Or …

    Half-Day Activity

    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.

     

    A mother with her 2 daughters and son walk outside at Heidelberg Castle

    Lunch On Board the Ship

    For those who didn’t choose to participate in the full-day activity, enjoy lunch on board the ship.

    Dinner On Board the Ship

    Return from a fun-filled day for a tasty dinner on board the ship. Share stories of your experiences with your fellow Adventurers.

    Evening Entertainment – Spaghetti Ice Cream Tasting & Demonstration Watch the famous ”spaghetti” ice being made—and then delight in tasting this spectacular ice cream dessert! Created in the 1960s, this scrumptious spaghetti-lookalike is made first by reimagining the pasta. Watch vanilla ice cream as it’s pressed through a potato ricer to resemble spaghetti and then placed on a bed of whipped cream, with strawberry sauce poured over it to represent tomato sauce and almonds or shaved white chocolate sprinkled on top to look like parmesan cheese. Delizioso!
  5. Day 5 Rüdesheim, Germany

    Breakfast On Board the Ship

    Wake up to a delightful breakfast with fellow Adventurers.

    Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum

    Visit 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 back from the 18th to the 20th century.

    Weingut Adolf Störzel Wine Tasting

    Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by cheese and pretzels at Weingut Adolf Störzel inside the Bassenheimer Hof’s cellar.

    Lunch On Board the Ship

    Take a break between your morning and afternoon activities with a refreshing lunch on board.

    Afternoon On Your Own Options

    OPTION A:

    Biking Around Rüdesheim Enjoy biking on your own through the quaint town of Rüdesheim and the surrounding wine country that is the birthplace of acclaimed pinot noir and Riesling wines. See important details

    A female Adventure Guide and several Guests wearing helmets, bike along a path in Rüdesheim

    OPTION B:

    Rüdesheim Coffee-Tasting Explore Rüdesheim and stop to savor a cup of the famous local coffee.

    Two cups, topped with whipped cream, sit on a table with a lit candle and several roses in a restaurant with wood slatted chairs

    OPTION C:

    Rüdesheim Gondola Ride to Niederwald Monument Be thrilled as you take to the sky on the Rüdesheim Gondola Ride to Niederwald Monument, a famous Germania monument that offers panoramic view of the old town, wine country and the Rhine River.

    A gondola stretches out over a pastoral setting Rüdesheim

    Iconic Castle Cruise Through the Rhine Gorge

    Behold 30 castles in all their magnificence! Sail through the Rhine Gorge, with the ship’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. Also, participate in a Rüdesheimer coffee demonstration and tasting on the sun deck.

    Dinner On Board the Ship

    Be our Guest for another excellent dinner prepared by the ship’s culinary team.

  6. Day 6 Cologne, Germany

    Breakfast On Board the Ship

    Enjoy an early morning breakfast on board with fellow Adventurers.

    Full-Day Activity (Until 2:00 PM) – One Option is Available:

    Indoor Winter Park Visit an indoor ski hall in Neuss to experience winter park games or an outdoor climbing park. Go sledding and tubing or take the ropes obstacle course. See important details

    Guests play indoor winter games

    Or …

    Half-Day Activities—Choose One of These Morning Options:

    OPTION A:

    Cologne Walking Tour, Leisure Visit of Cologne Cathedral and Fragrance Museum

    • 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.
    • Take an ”on your own” tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Learn about the storied history of fragrance and how traditional German eau de cologne is made on a privately guided visit.

    A father lifts his daughter up high in front of the Cologne Cathedral as his wife and son watch

    OPTION B:

    Cologne Walking Tour, Leisure Visit of Cologne Cathedral and Chocolate Museum

    • 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.
    • Take an ”on your own” tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Learn about the history and culture of chocolate on a self-gudied tour of the Chocolate Museum at your leisure. You’ll enjoy tasting some amazing chocolate, as well as create your own chocolate bar.

    A female Adventure Guide shows Guests a 'Chocolaterie,' where chocolate is made

    OPTION C:

    Cologne Pub Tour Take the Cologne Pub Tour and explore the fine beers of the region.

    Two couples drinking beer in steins, with a woman toasting another woman

    Lunch On Board the Ship and Depart for Amsterdam

    Tapas are available beginning at noon for your enjoyment between excursions. A late lunch is served around 2:30 PM as the ship departs. Say goodbye to Cologne and head towards Amsterdam, continuing your picturesque voyage down the Rhine River.

    Afternoon Frühschoppen

    Take a break and enjoy a beer with sausages and pretzels as your Adventure Guides tell you about what lies ahead when you disembark tomorrow morning in Amsterdam.

    Dinner On Board the Ship

    As you cruise towards Amsterdam, savor a delectable dinner on board.

  7. Day 7 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Breakfast On Board the Ship

    Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for the adventures ahead.

    Amsterdam Canal Cruise

    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 attractions—ancient churches, quaint canal houses, picturesque bridges, cobblestone streets and more.

    Morning Activity—Choose One of These Options:

    OPTION A:

    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 fifteenth 15th to 17th century paintings are on display—masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, among others. It also houses some outstanding 19th century works as well as a remarkable Asian collection. See important details

    A stone bridge over a river leads to a quaint European village

    OPTION B:

    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! See important details

    A boy stands at an easel creating a painting of sunflowers, copying the sunflowers in a nearby vase

    Lunch On Board the Ship

    Enjoy a relaxing lunch with your fellow Adventurers before you set off on your afternoon excursions.

    Afternoon Excursion—Choose One of These Options:

    OPTION A:

    Countryside Visit to Volendam, a Fishing Village 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, it represents traditional life in The Netherlands.

    Several rows of ceramic vases filled with colorful artificial tulips

    OPTION B:

    See the Sights in Zaanse Schans and Decorate Your Own Clog and See a Cheese-Making Demonstration

    • Take in the community of Zaanse Schans, located amidst a meadow landscape and appearing as if it’s straight out of a child’s storybook, with iconic wooden windmills and other structures that 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. See important details

    A pair of painted wooden clogs with several windmills in the background

    Captain’s Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner On Board the Ship

    Join the Captain on board the ship for one last cocktail party and scrumptious dinner. Say farewell to him and your fellow Adventurers and share the experiences you encountered on this magical adventure.

  8. Day 8 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Breakfast On Board the Ship

    Enjoy one last breakfast on the ship as you close your incredible adventure.

    Transfer to the Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS)

    Get assistance with your luggage and be escorted to your next stop to the Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS).

What's Included

All Inclusive

With an Adventures by Disney River Cruise vacation, you can rest easy knowing that the essentials for an unforgettable family vacation are included with your stay:

  • 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

Choose from a fleet of bicycles on board that are at your disposal at every port. Explore many destinations along the river with wonder-filled bike paths on your own or with your fellow Adventurers.

Onboard Entertainment

With movie nights, karaoke and sing-a-longs plus live piano player there’s plenty of entertainment on the ship itself. Be treated to live local dancers, performers and more!

Onboard Amenities

Relax on the sun deck with lounge chairs and a retractable roof or in the heated swimming pool plus whirlpool and “swim up” bar. Enjoy music and a drink in the main lounge featuring a live piano player. Stay in touch with the complimentary wi-fi or get fit on the walking track, play a game of chess on the oversized chess board—there’s so much to do onboard!

Junior Adventurer Activities

Kids will enjoy movie nights complete with snacks and drinks plus cultural games and traditions based on each exciting destination.

Inspired Cuisine and Dining

Enjoy several dining options based on each destination’s regional cuisine from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in a sophisticated and stylish setting as the beautiful countryside slowly passes by. Choose from the main dining room, the Chef’s table restaurant or the Alfresco dining terrace.

Deluxe Staterooms

Enjoy all the comforts of the AmaWaterways fleet. Discover the innovative design of Twin Balconies, available in most staterooms, consisting of a French Balcony plus a separate Outside Balcony for your private enjoyment.