Pedroncelli Winery Group Enchanting Rhine River Cruise - 8 Days / 7 Nights

May 13, 2017 (Sat) from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Multiple stops in beautiful Germany along the Rhine River, Cologne, Heidelberg, and more - Save $1000 per person if registered by 9/30/2016!
Also visiting Switzerland, France and Amsterdam
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Cost: Suites start at $2567.00 per person including port charges

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Wine     Vacation/Tour     Tasting (walk around)     Sit Down Dinner    

Welcome to the Pedroncelli Winery AMA Waterways River Cruise registration!  We are so excited to have you join us on this fabulous Enchanting Rhine River Journey!  

Pedroncelli Winery - Mark Abraham, will be your personal host on this amazing river cruise.  
NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME PRICES REFLECT A $1000 DISCOUNT PER PERSON!  Must be booked by 9/30/2016!

Your group will receive:

*Special wine tastings
*Educational seminars
*A minimum of two visits to local wineries and vineyards on the Rhine River, escorted by Mark, Pedroncelli Winery.  
*Private Chefs Table Dinner and wine presentation
RIVER CRUISING IS INTIMATE, ELEGANT, EASY, AND ENJOYABLE.  A wonderful way to spend time with old friends and for sure a wonderful way to meet new ones!

Your cruise begins in Basel, Switzerland.  Members of you group may choose to go a few days early and enjoy Switzerland’s snow-capped vistas and cosmopolitan cities with a boat ride across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne, or remain for a few days in Amsterdam.  
 
Enjoy a tour of Amsterdam’s legendary canals, lined with narrow buildings, cafes, and the house where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic cathedral, then relax on board as you cruise the stunning Rhine River Gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and fortresses. Next you’ll experience the university town of Heidelberg before wandering the streets of Strasbourg in Alsace. 


Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1 Sat, 5/13/17 Basel, Switzerland 
2 Sun, 5/14/17 Breisach, Germany 
3 Mon, 5/15/17 Strasbourg, France 
4 Tue, 5/16/17 Mannheim, Germany  - Rudesheim, Germany 
5 Wed, 5/17/17 Rudesheim, Germany - Koblenz, Germany 
6 Thu, 5/18/17 Cologne, Germany 
7 Fri, 5/19/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands 
8 Sat, 5/20/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Number of Nights: 7

 ABOUT THE AMA WATERWAYS AMASONATA

 

The AmaSonata – set to debut in 2014 – is a sister ship to the AmaCerto and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and Infotainment; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

PORTS OF CALL

Basel, Switzerland  (Day 1)
Gateway to the Swiss Rhineland, Basel is ideally situated on the Rhine at the crossroads of France, Germany, and Switzerland. As you walk the cobblestone streets of the Old City, retrace the steps of the brilliant scholar Erasmus of Rotterdam. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, where you´ll see the paintings of Picasso, Dali, Kandinsky, and Mondrian, among others.
 
Breisach, Germany  (Day 2)
This European town on the Rhine gave the Breisgau region its name. St. Stephan's cathedral on the high basalt cliffs and the Rhine gateway with museum hark back to the time when the noble Staufer family built the fortress to defend the town. The Badischer Winzerkeller is Europe's biggest producer-seller of wine. Also a centre for many important sekt producers.
Breisach, Germany - Attractions & Activities

Breisach's most prominent landmark is the Cathedral of St. Stephanus. Visible from any part of the city, this landmark towers prominently high above the Rhine.

Strasbourg, France  (Day 3)
The multicultural city of Strasbourg exhibits both French German influence due to its location along the Rhine River at the border of both countries. The old streets of "Petit France" with wooden houses and picturesque canals seem to make time stand still. The carefully restored Cathedral of Notre Dame contains a combination of architectural styles, and is most recognized for its 465-foot tall, graceful spires. Another landmark is the 18th century Chateau des Rohan, which houses three of the city's major museums.
 
Mannheim, Germany  (Day 4)
Today, Mannheim still does just as much to promote culture and the arts as it did in the time of Prince Elector Carl Theodor. The city's classical "chessboard" ground plan dates from the 17th century. The former heart of the Kurpfalz is now the lively centre of the Rhine-Neckar triangle, with a very strong service sector and a rich and varied cultural and arts scene. The city centre is particularly attractive, with its elegant shops and many inviting cafe's and restaurants.
 
Rudesheim, Germany  (Days 4, 5)
Located on the Rhine River, Rudesheim is the chief center of the Rhine wine industry. The famed Drosselgasse, a tavern-lined, cobblestone street, attracts locals and visitors alike. Half-timbered medieval houses, narrow streets, and old inns give the town the flavor of the Middle Ages. Visitors to the town may wish to see the 9th century Bromserburg, the oldest castle on the Rhine or Seigfried's Mechanical Music Museum housing one of the world's largest collections of self-playing instruments.
Rudesheim, Germany - Attractions & Activities

 

  • Situated at the beginning of the Rhine gorge, it is known for its excellent local wines with only Rhine vineyards situated on the southern slope.

 

Koblenz, Germany  (Day 5)
This 2,000-year-old city at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers is the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. History buffs can explore the Neoclassical Residence Schloss, the Prince Elector´s palace; the Deusches Eck, a settlement founded by the German Order of Knights in 1216; and Ehrenbreitstein, the oldest fortress in Europe.
 
Cologne, Germany  (Day 6)
The largest city on the Rhine, its commercial importance was already established as long ago as the Middle Ages. In the time of the Roman Empire, Cologne was the most important trading and manufacturing centre north of the Alps.
Cologne, Germany - Attractions & Activities

Founded by the Romans, Cologne is more than 2,000 years old. Its Gothic cathedral, which dominates the skyline, is a top attraction. Construction took place over a 600-year period, and the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Toast the town with Kolsch, Cologne's own beer style.

Amsterdam, Netherlands  (Days 7, 8)
A center of European commerce since the 15th century, Amsterdam is a lively city of canals, museums and entertainment. Perhaps you'll choose to explore this Dutch capital by canal boat. Visit the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmseum, with its collections of Flemish masterpieces.
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Attractions & Activities

Life in Amsterdam is centered on its many canals. So the best way to see the city is aboard a glass-topped canal boat, gliding through the town center. Discover the elegant merchant mansions and rows of waterside warehouses, which once housed the riches brought from the Far East. Look for the 17th-century "Skinny Bridge" and Amsterdam's narrowest house as you make your way past beautiful old churches to the Anne Frank House. Journey by the Jordaan, the old French Quarter that is now a popular artists' haunt with a wide assortment of cafés, antique shops, boutiques and galleries.

  • Visit the world's largest flower auction in the city of Aalsmeer. Visit a Delft Blue Pottery factory to observe the fascinating process of transforming a shapeless piece of clay into a beautiful work of art. Then tour the Hague, seat of government for all the Netherlands.
  • Head out to the countryside to see the quaint windmills in the authentic old village of Zaanse Schans.
  • Stop by the Rembrandt House, home to Rembrandt from 1639 to 1660. Inside is a collection of his engravings and drawings, as well as some of his personal belongings.

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