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12-Night Trip on AmaSerena

Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps (Christmas)

Cruise, Small Ship/Yacht, River cruise, Cruisetour

Amsterdam to Lake Como Cruisetour

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Discover fairytale castles and historic vineyards as part of this spectacular Rhine River holiday fantasy. Explore the canal-laden city of Amsterdam in all its seasonal glory, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Wander the stalls of France’s oldest Christmas Market in Strasbourg and explore the restaurants, open-air wine gardens, and Christmas Market of Drosselgasse, the cultural heart of Rüdesheim. Sail aboard an elegantly decorated ship through cities and towns brimming with beautiful decor, glittering Christmas trees and holiday spirit. Plus, enjoy festive onboard traditions and an exquisite holiday feast with all the trimmings on every Christmas Markets departure. Encompassing the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, as well as iconic landmarks and majestic mountain landscapes, this distinctive itinerary is truly a Christmas miracle.
12 Nights Starting At
November 29, 2025 through December 11, 2025
Book by:
November 25, 2025 7:00 PM
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About AmaSerena

Ship Overview
AmaSerena
AmaSerena is a regal river ship accommodating both guests who wish to socialize with kindred cruisers and those seeking private rejuvenation. Twin-balcony staterooms maximize scenic views with amenities that include Entertainment-On-Demand, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and more. Vivid brush strokes on the duvets give local color new life, while sophisticated white marbled bathrooms offer a clean canvas. When it’s time to step out, guests can choose a quiet respite in the inviting library or head to the Main Lounge for cocktails and conversation. Both venues are designed with fabrics in rich reds that call to mind full-bodied Merlots. For a bit of whimsy, the Sun Deck boasts a giant chess set, or you can take a dip in the refreshing pool. As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, AmaSerena also offers exquisite, locally-sourced cuisine in the Main Restaurant or at The Chef’s Table.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Switzerland
Year Built
2015
Ship Length
443 ft
Ship Beam
38 ft
Total Capacity
162
Crew Size
51
Laundromats
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
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Daily Options
AMAWaterways: Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps (Christmas)

Day 1
Amsterdam
Hotel check-in

Day 2
Amsterdam
Amsterdam walking tour

Day 3
Amsterdam
Transfer to ship
Zaanse Schans visit
EMBARKATION

Day 4
Amsterdam
Canal cruise
Scenic cruising

Day 5
Cologne
Cologne walking tour and Kolsch beer tasting
OR Cologne Cathedral Architecture tour
OR Cologne bike tour

Day 6
Rhine Gorge
Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising

Rüdesheim
Wine tasting and Christmas market
OR Gondola ride with Christmas market
OR Guided bike tour of the Rheingau
OR Vineyards hike
Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet
OR Rüdesheimer Coffee

Day 7
Ludwigshafen
"Romantic Heidelberg" tour and Christmas markets
OR Medieval Speyer and Christmas Markets
OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path hike
OR Ladenburg bike tour

Day 8
Strasbourg
“The Gem of Alsace” tour with Christmas markets
OR Strasbourg bike tour

Day 9
Basel
“City of Art” tour with Christmas Market
OR Full-day Lucerne excursion with Christmas Markets*
OR “Three Countries” bike tour
Half-day Lucerne excursion with Christmas Markets

Day 10
Basel
DISEMBARKATION
Transfer to Lake Como with Bellinzona visit

Lake Como
Hotel check-in

Day 11
Lake Como
Walking tour

Day 12
Lake Como
Lake Como boat excursion to the “Pearl of Lake Como,” Bellagio

Day 13
Lake Como
Return flight home
Ship Overview
Ship Overview
AmaSerena
AmaSerena is a regal river ship accommodating both guests who wish to socialize with kindred cruisers and those seeking private rejuvenation. Twin-balcony staterooms maximize scenic views with amenities that include Entertainment-On-Demand, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and more. Vivid brush strokes on the duvets give local color new life, while sophisticated white marbled bathrooms offer a clean canvas. When it’s time to step out, guests can choose a quiet respite in the inviting library or head to the Main Lounge for cocktails and conversation. Both venues are designed with fabrics in rich reds that call to mind full-bodied Merlots. For a bit of whimsy, the Sun Deck boasts a giant chess set, or you can take a dip in the refreshing pool. As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, AmaSerena also offers exquisite, locally-sourced cuisine in the Main Restaurant or at The Chef’s Table.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Switzerland
Year Built
2015
Ship Length
443 ft
Ship Beam
38 ft
Total Capacity
162
Crew Size
51
Laundromats
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Symbol Legend
Legend Image for Staterooms can become adjoining by request. Staterooms can become adjoining by request.
Legend Image for Up to triple occupancy Up to triple occupancy
Deck plans are not yet available
AMAWaterways: Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps (Christmas)

Day 1
Amsterdam
Hotel check-in

Day 2
Amsterdam
Amsterdam walking tour

Day 3
Amsterdam
Transfer to ship
Zaanse Schans visit
EMBARKATION

Day 4
Amsterdam
Canal cruise
Scenic cruising

Day 5
Cologne
Cologne walking tour and Kolsch beer tasting
OR Cologne Cathedral Architecture tour
OR Cologne bike tour

Day 6
Rhine Gorge
Castles along the Rhine scenic cruising

Rüdesheim
Wine tasting and Christmas market
OR Gondola ride with Christmas market
OR Guided bike tour of the Rheingau
OR Vineyards hike
Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet
OR Rüdesheimer Coffee

Day 7
Ludwigshafen
"Romantic Heidelberg" tour and Christmas markets
OR Medieval Speyer and Christmas Markets
OR Heidelberg Philosopher’s Path hike
OR Ladenburg bike tour

Day 8
Strasbourg
“The Gem of Alsace” tour with Christmas markets
OR Strasbourg bike tour

Day 9
Basel
“City of Art” tour with Christmas Market
OR Full-day Lucerne excursion with Christmas Markets*
OR “Three Countries” bike tour
Half-day Lucerne excursion with Christmas Markets

Day 10
Basel
DISEMBARKATION
Transfer to Lake Como with Bellinzona visit

Lake Como
Hotel check-in

Day 11
Lake Como
Walking tour

Day 12
Lake Como
Lake Como boat excursion to the “Pearl of Lake Como,” Bellagio

Day 13
Lake Como
Return flight home
About AmaWaterways
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Family-owned and operated for more than 21 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 29 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024). Co-founded by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; wellness activities (including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options); and award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most AmaWaterways ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, Sun Deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation, highlighted by the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna. 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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About AmaWaterways
Family-owned and operated for more than 21 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 29 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024). Co-founded by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; wellness activities (including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options); and award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most AmaWaterways ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, Sun Deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation, highlighted by the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna. 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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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.