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Theme Cruises Along

Europes Waterways
Life-Enriching Tours Across
Cultures & Cuisines

Theme Cruises Along Europes Waterways

Art and wine lovers, beer


connoisseurs, devotees of jazz, and
seekers of Jewish heritage can all
choose from multiple themed tour
packages.
There are many layers to the rich
history and civilization of life along
the great rivers of Europe. It is easy
to travel through and only see the
surface, but why not go a little
deeper and celebrate life along the
way?
AmaWaterways has devised a
complete menu of themed tours on
historic river routes, to indulge your
favorite pastimes as you fulfill your
European dreams, all while enjoying
a more satisfying experience of area
cultures and history.

Tulips & Beer A Cruise through the Netherlands & Belgium


The newest theme cruise from AmaWaterways is a
unique way to experience Holland and Belgium. Let
your inner bon vivant sample a selected mix of
Dutch and Belgian beers with the varied tastes of
local cuisines.
Start with a beer pairing dinner, then tour historic
breweriesincluding one in a Dutch windmill.
Shipboard tastings with discussions are hosted by
author and beer connoisseur Don Russell.
Visit historic World War II sites, then on to Belgium for
the home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens. Tours and
tastings include Gruut Brewery in Ghent, or an
excursion to Bruges, a perfectly preserved medieval
city and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Back in The Netherlands, see Hollands largest


collection of 18th century windmills. End in
Amsterdam among breathtaking tulip carpets at
Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans, an old Dutch
village featuring working windmills.

Paris & Normandy - A Unique Art Appreciation and Painting Experience


An art immersion cruise takes you to Paris and
Normandy in Northern France. Paint your own
masterpieces with an expert instructor, taking
inspiration from the timeless landscapes seen in
the works of Monet, Gaugin, and Renoir.
Cruise along the Seine River to Giverny, where
youll wander in the footsteps of Claude Monet,
through his home and gardens.
Throughout Normandy choose from fascinating
tour options, like the historic beaches of World
War II, or visit Norman villages along the Routes
du Cidre (the Cider Road), for tastes of local
cider and Calvados.
Take in historic homes of historys greats, like
Napoleon Bonaparte or Van Gogh. Concluding in
Paris, guests can choose to extend this art
immersion with a full day touring the city and
indulging in the largest collection of
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works in the
world, housed in the Muse dOrsay.

The Romantic Danube - Jewish Heritage


Follow the romantic history of the arts along the Danube River, and relive the inspiration
of its poets, musicians, and artists. Explore the deep roots and moving heritage of Jewish
history in ancient cities of Eastern Europe.

Prague, with its medieval Old Town and rich musical tradition, is also home to an
expansive Jewish Quarter. The massive Prague Castle, known as Europes largest ancient
castle, dates to the 9th century.
Each day offers walking tours with local guides, as you peacefully cruise from one
beautiful city to the next, finishing in Budapest. The twin cities of Buda and Pest are rich
with Jewish history, from the Old Jewish Cemetery to the Tree of Life.

The Enchanting Rhine - Jewish Heritage


Cruise the enchanting Rhine River through the heart of Europe. From Amsterdam to Basel,
explore the timeless beauty of old European cities, and immerse yourself in their rich
Jewish history. Travel through Cologne, Germany, for one of many optional Jewish Heritage
tours.
Follow the Rhine into the Alsace of France, to see Strasbourgs parks and the European
Parliament and the Riesling wine region. The Jewish Heritage tour visits historic Colmar, or
take time to sample the wine in lovely Riquewihr. Bask in the beauty of Swiss mountain
peaks and towns as you shop for prized Swiss watches, chocolates, and more. In prosperous
Zurich, marvel at modern and ancient historical sites side-by-side.

Paris & Normandy Wine-Themed Tour


Paris, the City of Light, invites you to launch
your European idyll on the banks of the Seine
River as you prepare to taste the great wines of
France. A rotating schedule of renowned experts
from top wineries offers lectures and discussion.
Follow the Seine through picturesque towns that
inspired galleries full of impressionist works.
Tour a Baroque chateau and enjoy Norman apple
cider with delicious samplings of cheese.
Explore Giverny, where Monet lived and
Honfleur, where he painted some of his bestloved works. In nearby 16th century Fcamp
Monastery, taste the unique herbal liqueur,
Bndictine.
The Taste of Normandy excursion includes
sampling the distinctive local brandy, Calvados.
Its on to Rouen and the monumental Notre
Dame Cathedral. Conclude in Paris, home to the
most iconic sites of Europe, for a farewell
Champagne tasting.

The Enchanting Rhine In Celebration of Life


Cruise the enchanting Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel, learn to celebrate life in the
European way, with the finest food, wine, and art, surrounded by timeless beauty. Travel
through Cologne, Germany, sampling local coffees and delicacies, then sail on through the
stunning Rhine Gorge, for a wine tasting with a local vintner.
After visits to 16th century German towns, we continue to Basel, Switzerland to explore life
today in a medieval town. Next is Lucerne, with preserved cobblestone streets and modern
shops for selecting Swiss watches and chocolates.

Melodies of the Danube In Celebration of Life

Cruise the beautiful blue Danube River in


celebration of its musical heritage and way
of life. After a thorough tour of Budapest,
we move on from Hungary to Slovakia.
In Vienna, the music capital of the world, a
memorable Viennese Wine and Music
evening celebrated with a glass of newly
pressed local wine. See Viennas glorious
monuments, shop its elegant boutiques or
indulge in its unmatched pastries.
Further along, explore the Austrian Lake
District, or visit Mozarts birthplace,
Salzburg. Celebrate the ancient tradition of
Oktoberfest in Munich, before traveling on
to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle,
which was the inspiration for Walt Disneys
Sleeping Beauty Castle. End with a threenight stay in Munich or Prague.

Contact Us
AmaWaterways is an award-winning river cruise operator, providing all-inclusive excursions
that open cultural doors along the great waterways of Europe, Asia and Africa. Their
rapidly growing fleet of custom-designed ships leads travelers to life-changing, restorative
experiences that always exceed expectations.
For more information, please visit www.amawaterways.com.