AmaWaterways has launched a third Seven River Journey for Autumn 2023.Taking guests through 14 distinctive countries over 47 days, the Autumn sailing will take place during many regions’ wine harvest and colourful autumn foliage. Based on the overwhelming popularity of the Spring and Summer Editions, AmaWaterways is providing yet another opportunity for guests to experience an unforgettable extended holiday through Europe. Embarking August 24, 2023 from Paris, France and returning October 9, 2023 to Giurgiu, Romania, guests can relax and experience the best that Europe has to offer leaving all the details to AmaWaterways.
“Our Seven River Journeys have generated such an amazing response from our guests, and we are delighted to offer yet another opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in the beautiful regions of Europe during one of my favourite times of year, the delightful autumn season,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “From exploring fairytale castles and storybook villages enveloped in brilliant autumn colours to enjoying seasonal wines and the autumn apple harvest, Seven River Journey – Autumn Edition takes place during the perfect time of year for guests to spend extended time in some of Europe’s most-sought after destinations.”
Sailing on board three award-winning ships celebrated for their high safety and environmental standards, guests who reserve their spot on Seven River Journey – Autumn Edition will revel in the top-notch amenities, exceptional cuisine and attentive service that AmaWaterways is known for, along with new experiences that will surprise and delight. Guests embark from Paris on AmaLyra to sail along the Seine River, before transferring to AmaCerto in Amsterdam to experience the beautiful sites along the Scheldt, Maas, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. Their epic journey concludes with two weeks on board AmaVerde sailing the full length of the Danube. Experiences to be had along the journey include:
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- Days 1-6 (AmaLyra): France – Guests can cruise along the relaxing Normandy countryside between Paris and Le Havre just before the autumn apple harvest, admiring scenic views and discovering historic sites. A full-day excursion to the Pays d’Auge region of Normandy will deliver culinary delights ranging from apple cider to the French aperitif Pommeau, and a biking tour through the charming town of Les Andelys will provide beautiful views as the season begins to change.
- Days 6-32 (AmaCerto): Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland – A variety of surprises await guests as they visit these breathtaking countries known for their stunning autumn foliage and unique cultural experiences. In the Netherlands, guests can stroll past traditional canals and charming house boats while tasting Dutch specialties. A visit to the medieval town of Bruges is not to be missed, plus plenty of hiking or biking through beautiful vineyards are also on the itinerary. Exclusive to this journey, guests will be treated to a crémant-tasting in the charming French village of Obernai with its ancient market square and baroque 16th-century town hall.
- Days 33-47 (AmaVerde): Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania – During the final leg of the journey, guests will be treated to exclusive experiences and enjoyable tours including an Oktoberfest celebration with music and beer just for AmaWaterways guests, a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets and a visit to the Szekszárd wine region, one of the oldest red-wine-growing areas in Hungary.
Seven River Journey – Autumn Edition will include all the signature aspects of an unforgettable AmaWaterways river cruise, including fine dining and hand-selected wines at every meal in multiple onboard venues, a Wellness Host offering a variety of activities, and a choice of land excursions for every type of traveller. It will also feature seamless transfers between the three ships, complimentary laundry and portage service, all gratuities on board and during shore excursions, and a dedicated Cruise Manager that will personally guide guests throughout the entirety of their journey.