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Spend 3 nights in Paris then enjoy a 7-Night River Cruise from Luxembourg to Amsterdam, traveling through France, Germany, & the Netherlands!  Experience the unforgettable beauty and centuries-old vineyards along two of Europe’s most renowned waterways, the Rhine and Mosel. Begin in Paris, the “City of Light,” then continue via high-speed TGV train to Luxembourg, where you will board your vessel. View the steepest vineyards in the world along the Mosel River; visit ancient wine villages and vineyards while enjoying wine tastings along the way. On the Rhine, you will arrive at historic Cologne where you can discover the city’s magnificent cathedral. Conclude your river cruise vacation in vibrant Amsterdam, amidst legendary canals.


Day 1 – Depart Home

Board your overnight flight to Paris, France. Your R&J Tour Director is there to assist you throughout your entire trip.


Day 2 – Arrive in Paris, France

Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. Our tour and cruise manager will also meet us here. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

Hotel: Pullman Paris Montpamasse (or similar)

Day 3 – Paris

Enjoy Paris’ famous sights during this morning’s guided tour. Start with a panoramic overview in which you will see the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. Conclude your tour with a visit to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. The afternoon is free for you to explore the “City of Light” on your own. This evening, there is an optional Parisian Cabaret dinner theater excursion.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – Paris

Your last day in Paris is free for you to enjoy at your own pace. In the alternative, you may choose to join the optional Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower excursion this morning, or the optional Montmartre & Illuminations excursion this evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Paris to Luxembourg – Embarkation

After checking out of your hotel, you will transfer to the Paris Est train station to board a high-speed TGV train bound for Metz. You’ll have free time in Metz to have lunch on your own. Next, you will travel by motor coach to Luxembourg, where you will enjoy a tour of the capital of the Grand Duchy and have a photo stop at the American Military Cemetery, General Patton’s burial place. Tonight we board the AmaDolce, settle into our rooms, and meet our fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner.

Ship: AmaDolce

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 – Bernkastel

This afternoon, arrive in charming Bernkastel, where you will enjoy a vineyard visit and walking tour. Strategically located in the heart of the Mosel, the town boasts over 500 years of documented wine history. Bernkastel features a medieval marketplace and half-timbered homes with steep gables and beautiful town squares with fountains dating back centuries. Above the town stand the ruins of Castle Landshut, the former summer home of the Archbishop of Trier which was destroyed by a fire in the 17th-century. You will also enjoy wine tasting with a local vintner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Cochem to Koblenz

This morning, tour picturesque Cochem, located amidst the steep vineyards and wine villages of the Mosel. You will have your choice of a walking tour and guided visit to the hilltop Reichsburg Castle, featuring spectacular views of the Mosel. In the alternative, you may choose to participate in a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This evening, cruise to Koblenz.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Koblenz to Mainz

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz, a historic wine-producing town on the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine. See the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady and hear the story behind the Schängel Fountain and City Hall. This afternoon continue cruising on the Rhine River, where you will see the stunning beauty of the Rhine castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock as we sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge. The ship moors overnight in Mainz.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – Mainz or Heidelberg to RÜdesheim

Today, decide between two excursions: take a guided walking tour of beautiful Mainz and see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible. See Mainz’s Old Town, with its narrow streets, Baroque churches and half-timbered houses. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. In the alternative, you may choose a full day excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Your excursion includes a walk with the old town on one side and the new town on the other, connected by the Old Stone Bridge. This evening, all passengers have the opportunity to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. This historic museum houses one of the greatest collections of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th-20th centuries.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – Cologne

Arrive in Cologne this morning, where you will enjoy a walking tour of Old Town and Cathedral Square. You will visit the spectacular 13th-century gothic cathedral whose twin spires are amongst the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you will have free time to linger in the cathedral, browse the many nearby shops or perhaps enjoy a glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s famous beer. In the alternative, enjoy a scenic bike ride through Cologne (capacity controlled).

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – Amsterdam, Holland

Arrive in vibrant Amsterdam this morning. After breakfast, your tour begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic motor coach tour of Amsterdam, in which you will see numerous landmarks, including the Royal Palace and a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill. You will then have free time to explore Dam Square and shop for souvenirs.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Disembarkation – Depart Amsterdam to Home

Your river cruise vacation ends today as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast


“Ralph & I recently returned from a 12 day adventure traveling from Paris to Amsterdam, including a seven night cruise aboard the AMAWaterways, cruising the Mosel and Rhine Rivers of France and Germany, viewing the vineyards, castles, and charming villages along the way, while celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary! We invite you to experience this same beautiful, enchanting, and relaxing trip of a lifetime!”  Jan Engel, Owner & President






Travel Bucks

$65 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$400 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 90 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

PLEASE CALL FOR PRICING & STATEROOM AVAILABILITY! Includes Stateroom, Roundtrip airfare from MSP including all baggage fees, taxes & surcharges, Port Charges, 23 Meals, all activities as stated in brochure, Hotels, AmaDolce Cruise

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Tour Highlights

- 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
- 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
- Life enriching tours and excursions daily
- “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
- Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
- Red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board
- Complimentary bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
- Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and
piano music
- Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
- Services of professional Cruise Manager
- All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

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