AmaWaterways is extending its popular free land package offer for groups and individual travelers in 2023 and exclusively for groups into 2024. The offer got incredible feedback and allows guests to add a complimentary 2-, 3-, or 4-night land package to their river cruise, giving passengers time to really explore locations before or after their sailing.
“When we first announced the complimentary pre- or post-cruise land packages in October, we received amazing feedback from our first-time and returning guests, as well as our travel advisor partners, as the offer was easy to communicate and offered added value of up to $3,800 per couple,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “Due to its popularity and the continued demand for longer, more immersive travel experiences, we have extended the Complimentary Land Package offer on select river cruise departures so more guests can enjoy extra time exploring the world.”
Complimentary Land Packages
There are 15 different pre- and post-cruise packages offered on select sailings. The experiences include stays at world-class four- and five-star hotels located near major sites, daily breakfast at the hotel, city tours and excursions led by local guides, convenient traders and portage service between your hotel and river cruise ship, and the service of the extraordinary cruise managers throughout your journey.
Guests can explore fascinating cities like Prague, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Barcelona, Nice, Geneva, Lake Como, Lisbon, St. Malo, Bilbao, Bucharest, or farther afield in Bangkok and Dubai.
Here are the details of a few of them:
Zurich And Lucerne, Switzerland
Travelers can enjoy two nights in Zurich with a guided tour through the “Little Big City” before spending two more nights in Lucerne. In Lucerne, guests can enjoy a scenic cruise across beautiful Lake Lucerne and visit the historic Lion Monument to learn more about the city’s magical medieval walls and towers.
Add the 2-night pre- or post-cruise land package in Zurich plus the 2-night package in Lucerne — valued at $1,680 per person — on select 7-night Captivating Rhine and Enchanting Rhine river cruises.
Prague, Czech Republic
Guests venture to Regensburg, Germany, where they can explore the country’s best-preserved medieval cities before traveling to Prague for 3 nights. Excursions include exploring the UNESCO-designated city center, visiting Prague’s famous Astronomical Clock, and enjoying authentic Czech beer.
Add the 3-night pre-cruise land package — valued at $1,320 per person — on select 7-night Romantic Danube, Treasures of the Main & Rhine, Legendary Danube, or Magna on the Danube river cruises.
Lake Como, Italy
Travelers will enjoy gazing at clear-blue waters and impressive villas on a scenic ride along Lake Como to see its stunning peak, Bellagio, while soaking in the lakeside views and iconic cobbled-stone streets.
Add a 3-night pre-cruise land package — valued at $1,440 per person — on select Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps or Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps (Christmas) river cruises.
Travelers can explore Budapest’s “hidden” side, venturing deep into the city for 2 nights to explore fascinating sites such as the Margaret Bridge, Nyugati Railway Station, and the Great Synagogue.
Add a 2-night, pre-cruise land package — valued at $840 per person — to select 7-night Blue Danube Discovery, Magna on the Danube, and Melodies of the Danube or Iconic Christmas Markets river cruises.
If guests wish to extend their river cruise longer, they can combine the complimentary pre-cruise land package with an additional 10 percent savings when they add a second cruise.
Family-owned and operated for 20 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships. Its cruises venture Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne, and Dordogne Rivers; Dutch and Belgian waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River; and Colombia’s Magdalena River.
Most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning main lounge, the specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a sun deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools and swim-up bars. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.
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