Call it a “world” cruise for rivers. AmaWaterways has launched a third Seven River Journey for fall 2023. Taking guests through 14 countries over 47 days, the sailing will take place during many regions’ wine harvest and colorful fall foliage.
Seven River Journey–Autumn Edition will include all the signature aspects of an AmaWaterways river cruise, including fine dining and hand-selected wines at every meal in multiple onboard venues, a wellness host, and a choice of land excursions for every type of traveler. 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
The Seven River Journeys offers an opportunity for travelers to immerse themselves in the beautiful regions of Europe during one of the favorite times of year, the delightful autumn season. From exploring fairytale castles and storybook villages enveloped in brilliant fall colors 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 ships celebrated for their high safety and environmental standards, guests who reserve their spot on Seven River Journey–Autumn Edition will experience the top amenities, cuisine and service for which AmaWaterways is known. Guests embark from Paris on AmaLyra to sail along the Seine River, before transferring to AmaCerto in Amsterdam to experience the sites along the Scheldt, Maas, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. Their journey concludes with two weeks on board AmaVerde sailing the full length of the Danube.
The voyage will include seamless transfers between ships, complimentary laundry and portage service, all gratuities onboard and during shore excursions, and wellness classes such as core strengthening, stretching, and yoga. One dedicated Cruise Manager throughout the entire journey.
Guests can cruise along the Normandy countryside between Paris and Le Havre just before the autumn apple harvest. A full-day excursion to the Pays d’Auge region of Normandy for apple cider and the French aperitif Pommeau, as well as a biking tour through the town of Les Andelys.
Guests visit countries known for their fall foliage and cultural experiences. In the Netherlands, guests can stroll past canals and house boats while tasting Dutch specialties. Also visited is the medieval town of Bruges, plus hiking and biking through vineyards. Exclusive to this journey, guests will be treated to a crémant-tasting in the French village of Obernai with its ancient market square and baroque 16th-century town hall.
During the final leg of the journey, guests will be treated to exclusive experiences and 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.