Award-winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways today announced the extension of its complimentary pre- or post-cruise land package offer as add-ons to select Europe and Egypt cruises for groups and individual travelers in 2023. The offer is also available exclusively for groups in 2024. In response to positive feedback received from the travel community, the offer has been extended for new reservations made through March 31, 2023 on select 2023 departures*. Guests who are traveling in groups and booking five or more staterooms can also work with their travel advisor to receive this exclusive free land offer on select 2024 sailings. Continuing the trend for longer stays, the offer allows guests to add a complimentary two-, three- or four-night land package to their river cruise vacation, enjoying further exploration of the surrounding destinations where their river cruise begins or ends.
“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.”
Time is a precious commodity and these complimentary land packages pamper travelers with exactly what they desire, a little extra time before or after their river cruise. With AmaWaterways’ land packages, guests have the opportunity to explore incredible countries while staying in world-class hotels and enjoying concierge-level services provided by the Cruise Managers who accompany guests throughout their entire journey. Each land package includes daily breakfast, convenient transfers and portage services between the hotel and ship plus enriching city tours and experiences, such as the opportunity to visit the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, or taste Czech Pilsners in Prague, Czech Republic.
With 15 different pre- and post-cruise land packages offered complimentary on select sailings, guests can discover fascinating cities like Prague, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam, Lake Lucerne, Barcelona, Nice, Geneva, Lake Como, Lisbon, St. Malo, Bilbao, and Bucharest or further afield with Dubai.
A sampling of AmaWaterways’ free land packages include:
Zurich and Lake Lucerne, Switzerland: Travelers can enjoy two nights in Zurich with a guided tour through the “Little Big City” before spending two nights in Lake Lucerne. Guests can admire panoramic views while sailing across beautiful Lake Lucerne and enrich themselves in history as they learn more about the city’s magical medieval walls and towers and the historic Lion Monument.
Add two-night, pre- or post-cruise land package in Zurich plus two-night package in Lake Lucerne (valued at $1,680 per person) to select seven-night Captivating Rhine and Enchanting Rhine river cruises
Prague, Czech Republic: Guests will travel to Regensburg, Germany, where they will find the country’s best-preserved medieval cities before traveling to Prague for three nights. Excursions include exploring the UNESCO-designated city center, visiting Prague’s infamous Astronomical Clock, and enjoying authentic Czech beer.
Add three-night, pre-cruise land package (valued at $1,320 per person) to select seven-night Romantic Danube, Treasures of the Main & Rhine, Legendary Danube or Magna on the Danube river cruises
Lake Como, Italy: While enjoying a beautiful ride along Lake Como, passengers will be delighted by the crystal-clear blue waters, impressive villas and the stunning peak, Bellagio, where they can take in the beauty of the lakeside views and iconic cobbled-stone streets.
Add three-night, pre-cruise land package (valued at $1,440 per person) to select Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps or Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps (Christmas) river cruises
Budapest, Hungary: Travelers can explore Budapest’s “hidden” side, exploring the picturesque city for two nights and marveling at fascinating sites such as the Margaret Bridge, Nyugati Railway Station, and the Great Synagogue.
Add two-night, pre-cruise land package (valued at $840 per person) to select seven-night Blue Danube Discovery, Magna on the Danube, Melodies of the Danube or Iconic Christmas Markets river cruises
Guests looking to extend their river cruise experience even further can combine the complimentary pre-cruise land package with an additional 10% savings when adding a second cruise.
*Visit AmaWaterways.com/FreeLand for applicable departures dates and full terms and conditions.
For more information or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact your preferred Travel Advisor, call 1.800.626.0126 or visit AmaWaterways.com. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways, Twitter @AmaWaterways, and YouTube at YouTube.com/AmaWaterways.