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Rhine River Cruise: Food & Wine

A man and woman, with drinks in hand, enjoy a nighttime walk through a city A castle looms over a charming town on a river 2 couples wine tasting in a winery and talking to a vintner A city on a river featuring a church with spires, skyscrapers and a covered bridge A small village is nestled between the river and the base of a hill A pair of painted wooden clogs with several windmills in the background A man and woman share a romantic moment while looking out of a window at Heidelberg Castle with the city of Mannheim in the distance Two cups, topped with whipped cream, sit on a table with a lit candle and several roses, in a restaurant with wood slatted chairs and archways A canal lined with boats and quaint buildings on shore at sunset A man in a jacket and tie sits next to a woman in a dress and necklace at a table with several wine glasses A gondola stretches out over a pastoral setting in Rüdesheim
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Rhine River Cruise: Food & Wine

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Discover 6 destinations in 4 countries on the adult-exclusive Rhine River Cruise: Food & Wine, an all-inclusive epicurean sailing with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising. You'll visit world-famous breweries, award-winning wineries and local pubs, all while experiencing world-class culinary delights amid some of Europe's most scenic regions.

Rhine River Cruise: Food & Wine

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Rüdesheim, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaKristina

A casually dressed couple window shops while exploring the shops of Rüdesheim

Breakfast Onboard the AmaKristina

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 from the 18th to the 20th century.

Morning Activity – Choose One of These Options:

OPTION A:
Bike Tour of the Wine Countryside Beginning at Eberbach Abbey*
  • Take a guided bike tour through the pastoral countryside of the beautiful Rheingau, a distinguished German wine region.
  • Begin your tour of this area at Eberbach Abbey—a large, former monastery with impressive Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
A cluster of grapes
OPTION B:
Adolf Störzel Vineyards Walk Discover the charm and beauty of the Adolf Störzel vineyards and walk amongst the grapes that produce some of the region's most unforgettable wines.
A variety of cheeses and bread on a wooden cutting board

Experience more adventures at your own leisure.

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.
OPTION B:
Coffee-Tasting at Rüdesheim Schloss Explore Rüdesheim and stop to savor a cup of the famous local coffee: Rüdesheimer Schloss Kaffe.
OPTION C:
Rüdesheim Gondola Ride to Niederwald Monument Be thrilled as you travel by gondola up to Niederwald Monument, a famous Germania monument that offers panoramic views of the Old Town, wine country and Rhine River.

Lunch Onboard the AmaKristina

Take a break between your morning and afternoon activities with a refreshing lunch, featuring local beer and wine, onboard.

Afternoon Excursion

Adolf Störzel Wine Tasting

Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by soft pretzels at Weingut Adolf Störzel inside the Bassenheimer Hof's cellar.

Iconic Castle Cruise Through the Rhine Gorge Behold 30 castles in all their magnificence! Sail through the Rhine Gorge, with the AmaKristina'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.
A castle on a hill and another castle near a river, with the buildings of a town lining its shore

Dinner Onboard the AmaKristina

Enjoy another excellent dinner, delivered with flare by the ship's outstanding Chef and staff and featuring local beer and wine.

* For all escorted or leisure bike rides, we require that Guests be in shape, know how to ride a bike, have ridden a bike recently, and know that the bike ride will take place on a solid surface, gravel and cobblestones, through towns, along the river, near traffic, crossing streets, etc. Bike trails are not on grass. Please Note: Guests wishing to bike on their own can visit the Cruise Manager to reserve a bicycle.