FROM $4,248

Ama Waterways Medieval Treasures Wine River Cruise from Basel

Discover the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg, and savour local flavours on this enchanting 7-night river cruise from Basel to Nuremberg. Enjoy the breathtaking views from your river-view stateroom and indulge in the culinary experiences, shore excursions, and cultural exploration for an unforgettable journey.

Ama Waterways Medieval Treasures Wine River Cruise from Basel

DEPARTURE DATE: October 30, 2024
Countries Visited: France, Germany, Switzerland
Departure Port:Basel, Switzerland


Walk through thousands of years of history 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 with visits to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and the Speyer Technik Museum. Discover the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg, and savor local flavors like rich Rüdesheimer coffee and hearty Bamberg smoked beer. All this and more awaits you as you experience the many medieval treasures of Europe.

Travel Dates & Pricing

October 30, 2024from $4,248 CAD - Compared to $5,239 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night river cruise from Basel to Nuremberg in river view stateroom
  • Prepaid gratuities
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Guided hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Taxes and port charges


1Wed Oct 30Basel
2Thu Oct 31Strasbourg
3Fri Nov 1Ludwigshafen
4Sat Nov 2Rüdesheim
5Sun Nov 3Miltenberg
6Mon Nov 4Kitzingen
7Tue Nov 5Bamberg
8Wed Nov 6Nuremberg

DAY 1 – Basel


Board the ship in Basel for your Medieval Treasures cruise.

DAY 2 – Strasbourg

“The Gem of the Alsace” tour

OR Strasbourg bike tour

Capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is beloved for its wine culture and enchanting 16th- and
17th-century half-timbered houses, which line La Petite France quarter on the banks of the Grand Île (Grand Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République and then walk through the iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can go on a guided bike tour.

DAY 3 – Ludwigshafen

Mannheim Baroque Palace

OR “Secrets of Speyer” tour
OR OR Speyer Technik Museum


Wine tasting

Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace—one of the largest palaces in Europe, which is furnished with over 800 exhibits, recreating its bygone grandeur. Alternatively, join a walking tour of one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its crypt contains the tomb of eight German emperors and kings. Speyer is also home to the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate. Or, if you prefer a more modern view of Speyer, you can visit the intriguing Speyer Technik Museum. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim, where you’ll be treated to a wine tasting.

DAY 4 – Rüdesheim

Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet

OR Gondola ride
OR Vineyard hike

Continue your exploration of Rüdesheim with a choice of excursions. Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure will want to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet. For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of Rüdesheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a hike through the vineyards. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – Miltenberg

“The Pearl of the Main” walking tour

OR Miltenberg Castle hike
OR Miltenberg to Wertheim bike tour

Walking tour

OR Pretzel bakery visit and tasting

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. For those who would like a more active adventure, hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany’s most beautiful city centers with precious half-timbered houses. While here, join a walking tour or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting.

DAY 6 – Kitzingen

Würzburg walking tour and Residenz Palace

OR Full-day Rothenburg*
OR Kitzingen to Volkach bike tour

Walking tour and exclusive wine event
There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. You can go to Würzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. While here, visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Alternatively, you can take a trip through a thousand years of history while in Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Interestingly, the imagery of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. Or for a more active excursion, go on a bike tour from Kitzengen to Volkach. Later in the day, take a walking tour and attend a special wine event in Volkach held exclusively for AmaWaterways guests.

*Volkach walking tour and wine tasting event not combinable with this excursion.

DAY 7 – Bamberg

UNESCO city walking tour and smoked beer tasting

OR Tastes of Bamberg
OR Bamberg bike tour

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite dating back to 1427. And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River from Eltmann and to Bamberg’s quirky quarters beyond the town center. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 – Nuremberg


Bid farewell to Nuremberg and prepare for your flight home.

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