August 514, 2018
Amadeus Cruises MS Amadeus Silver II
10-day all-gay European vacation beginning during Amsterdam Pride 2018 featuring a 7-night Rhine River gay cruise with optional post nights in Prague!
Your adventure begins in Amsterdam, with its legendary canals and distinctive architecture. From the Netherlands travel on the Rhine to Cologne, Germany, a historic university town with a vibrant gay scene.
Cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge, take in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides with stops in Rüdesheim, Miltenberg, Wurzburg, and Bamberg before joining the Main River. Marvel at the Main-Danube Canal – an engineering masterpiece – as you traverse Europe’s Continental Divide before ending the cruise in Nuremberg. From here you will transfer to historic Prague for 2 post nights in one of Europe’s most attractive cities.
On board the ms Amadeus Silver II, you will be pampered by a crew of forty in an atmosphere of total relaxation. With this great riverboat, we’ve created an itinerary that includes three of Europe’s most popular cities which have become prime destinations for gay and lesbian travelers.
There's no better way to experience Europe than on a Brand g riverboat cruise. Discovery, friendship, style and comfort all come together for the perfect all gay vacation.
This gay cruise vacation has it all—historic sites, charming towns, world-class wine and cuisine and more!
Interested in more of Europe? Combine The Rhine River Gay Cruise with our Danube River All-Gay Cruise for an unforgettable 14-day European vacation! Ask about a combined cruise only rate.
At 188 square feet, the 72 staterooms of the Amadeus Silver II offer the most spacious accommodations of any ship in our fleet, all decked out with the high-tech hospitality and lovely decor that have won awards for the Amadeus Silver. With views from the panoramic windows stretching the width of the cabin, the passing scenery is yours to enjoy in all its glory. With our innovative French Balcony, you can lower the windows with the touch of a button to enjoy your own private balcony when the weather is fine. All staterooms include a seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cabinet, safe and our Amadeus Signature Bed. Staterooms are located on all Decks, with the Mozart and Strauss Decks including the innovative French Balcony.
With their own private, walk-out exterior balconies and lounge areas, the 12 suites of the Amadeus Silver II are ideal for sipping your morning coffee or watching the starry skies at night. With 284 square feet of space to relax, you may not want to leave the ship at all! All suites include a luxurious bath and separate shower, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a safe as well as a minibar. Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
With your free time, view the famous Canal Parade of the Amsterdam Gay Pride. Every year the parade is visited by more than 400,000 people. Alternatively, wander along the banks of the Amsterdam Canals, relax at an outdoor restaurant, or shop for local handicrafts and art work. Embarkation begins at 4pm.
Monday, August 6, 2018
Amsterdam / Utrecht, Netherlands
After breakfast, city tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland excursion.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Arrive in Cologne this morning, where you will have a walking tour of Old Town and Cathedral Square and visit the spectacular 13th-century gothic cathedral – its twin spires are among the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint café. Or, if you prefer, enjoy a glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s famous smoked beer.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, with its castles, fortress ruins, and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Oberwesel, where you will enjoy an afternoon walking tour. You’ll have free time to explore the a narrow alleys lined with wine taverns and restaurants.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Miltenberg / Wertheim, Germany
Arrive in Miltenberg, where a motor coach tour will take you to Wertheim, where you will see the historic city center followed by free time to explore the town on your own.
Friday, August 10, 2018
This morning, take a guided tour of Würzburg showing you all of the major sights or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem and see the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, the city’s serpentine streets, and elegant 18th-century mansions. Sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise this evening to Nuremberg.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Nuremberg, Germany / Disembarkation
Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Prague for a 2-night post cruise tour.
Stay onboard for another week and cruise the Danube river all the way to Budapest.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
After breakfast, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour and see why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before crossing the famous Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
Departure day. Transfer to airport for your departure flight.
(Additional post hotel nights available are available if you would like to extend your time in Prague.)
2-nights pre cruise stay in Amsterdam, August 3 - 5, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station boasts a prime location adjacent to Amsterdam Centraal Station. From the hotel, which overlooks both the Amsterdam old city and the IJ River, walk directly into the most historical part of the city. The main shopping area and tourist attractions are also within easy range. Visit the fascinating Anne Frank house and learn about the life of Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, or visit the beautiful Dam Square.
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station combines elegant modern rooms, business facilities with the latest A/V technology, a fitness centre and an ideal location. All of the guest rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station feature floor-to-ceiling windows, an Apple iMac PC/TV and complimentary WiFi.
Choose from a wide range of international dishes and local flavours at one of the three dining options within the hotel. The light breakfast and lunch restaurant is transformed daily into the intimate Eastwood Beer & Grill for guests to enjoy dinner. Grilled on the broiler, they serve meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Enjoy a snack or a light meal at the Lobby Bar, then head over to SkyLounge Amsterdam on the 11th floor. In the evening the rooftop bar and terrace offer drinks and meals as well as cosmopolitan vibes from a DJ.
Optional Pre Night(s):
Single - $456 ; Double - $328, per person, breakfast included.
Prague, Czech Republic
InterContinental Prague Hotel
Located on Prague's most famous and luxurious shopping boulevard 'Parizka' connecting the historical Old Town Square with the banks of the Vltava River, the InterContinental Prague is a truly exceptional Prague hotel. Our exclusive accommodations provide the perfect base to explore the shops, restaurants, and architectural treasures that give this region its distinctive character.
Enjoy majestic skyline and romantic river views at every turn. Or admire the city from our unique rooftop, gourmet restaurant, Zlata Praha. An enchanting destination unto itself, this exceptional Prague Czech Republic hotel offers elegance and comfort in a premier downtown setting.
InterContinental Prague has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This 5-star hotel features business amenities including a business center, a meeting/conference room, and limo/town car service. This luxury hotel offers 2 coffee shops/cafés, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, a sauna, and a library. Onsite parking is offered for a surcharge. The property has designated areas for smoking.
The 372 air-conditioned guestrooms at InterContinental Prague include minibars and safes. Televisions are equipped with premium satellite channels and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Bathrooms offer bathrobes and hair dryers. Additional amenities include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. In addition, amenities available on request include in-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding.
Additional Pre Night(s):
Single - $288 ; Double - $158, per person, breakfast included.