The Experience

Visit Amsterdam and cruise the Rhine River, enjoy an A&K exclusive experience in Gouda, a stop at Cologne’s great cathedral and a tasting at a chocolatier’s workshop (or a gingerbread bakery) in Basel. Day 1: ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Upon arrival in Amsterdam you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your A&K Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky | Meals: D
Day 2: AMSTERDAM / Canals, History and Diamonds
Explore Amsterdam today on a private canal boat cruise, followed by a visit to the Anne Frank House where the celebrated young author wrote her World War II diary. Continue to the Diamond Museum with its glittering displays of priceless gems. At mid-afternoon, priority embarkation has been arranged aboard ,˜Amadeus Silver.,™ Enjoy a welcome cocktail prior to dinner this evening.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B D
Day 3: GOUDA / Exclusive A&K Excursion
Today’s excursion is exclusive to A&K guests. In Gouda, visit De Waag, a 17th-century weigh house, and its museum of local crafts. Stroll the market square before the afternoon cruise to Utrecht.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 4: COLOGNE, GERMANY / Gothic Cathedral
When the ship docks in Cologne, take a walking tour of the old city that includes a visit to the magnificent Gothic cathedral, which has graced the city’s skyline since the 13th century.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 5: COCHEM / Local Wine Tasting
Arrive in Cochem on the Moselle River for an optional walking tour that includes a wine tasting. If you prefer, explore independently. Tonight, enjoy a private pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club, hosted by your A&K Tour Director.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 6: KOBLENZ & RADESHEIM / Along the Scenic Rhine
In Koblenz this morning, explore on your own or join an optional walking tour. Later, cruise a postcard-perfect stretch of the Rhine, passing hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and charming villages. Proceed to Radesheim to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 7: MANNHIEM & SPEYER / Riverside Towns
Choose from two optional activities this morning, a walking tour of Mannheim, with its landmark 19th-century wasserturm (water tower), or an excursion to the lively university town of Heidelberg. After lunch, cruise to Speyer for a guided walk. See the 180-foothigh Old Gate and visit the Imperial Cathedral. Tonight, join the captain for a gala dinner.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 8: STRASBOURG / Magnificent Stained Glass
Tour Strasbourg, capital of France,™s Alsace region, including the Gothic cathedral with its intricate facade, beautiful stained glass windows and marvelous astronomical clock, and visit the city’s historic center (or Grand Ãzle), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 9: BASEL, SWITZERLAND / Chocolatier Tour & Tasting
After breakfast, disembark for a tour of Basel, where you visit the majestic cathedral and explore the local market. Lunch at a local restaurant and visit a chocolatier for a workshop tour and tasting. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening.

Hilton Basel | Meals: B L D
After breakfast, transfer to Basel airport and depart.

Meals: B
NOTE: July 29 departure runs in reverse, Basel to Amsterdam and features a gingerbread factory visit instead of the chocolatier workshop visit in Basel.
Timings and pre-/post-cruise sightseeing may vary.

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