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PACIFIC NORTHWEST SUSTAINABLE WINE CRUISE
Enjoy the best of the Pacific Northwest aboard our Columbia and Snake river cruises. Choose to cruise from Portland to Spokane, or the reverse for the trip of a lifetime. Embark on a river cruise to see that the natural world is alive here – unlike anywhere else on earth – and through historic sites and locks and dams, it flows. Sea lions sunbathe on buoys as the distant horizon unblankets the sky to reveal its snow-capped mountains between Portland and Spokane.
Must Do’s - Unique Experiences
Vineyard tour to one of the most untamed vineyards in the world - Hiyu Wine Farm
Mindful Wine Tasting with private group sommelier
Included excursions in each port.
Take a look at our exclusive itinerary...
Day 1 VANCOUVER, WA PRE-STAY EVENING
Day 2 VANCOUVER, WA - ALL ABOARD
Special welcome reception for our group.
Day 3 ASTORIA, OR
Astoria is known to be the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. There is no doubting the richness of the history grounded in this Columbia River town. For thousands of years, the Clatsop Tribe inhabited the lands. Today, you can climb to the top of the Astoria Column – wrapped in depictions of history – look out over the landscape toward the Pacific Ocean, and watch your model wooden airplane glide through the air to its rest below.
Day 4 CRUISING THE COLUMBIA RIVER
Mindful wine tasting with our group host - Chiara Shannon
Day 5 STEVENSON, WA
Stevenson embraces the adventurist – with hiking trails, hot springs, and local wineries, a visitor is sure to find plenty to do. Opportunities for educational enlightenment abound within the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center and at Bonneville Dam. Consider a stop downtown to visit restaurants, cafés, and small locally owned shops in which reside treasures of the Pacific Northwest.
Day 6 THE DALLES, OR
Private group tour to Hiyu Wine Farm led by our sustainable sommolier.
Day 7 RICHLAND, WA
Day 8 CLARKSTON, WA
Nestled at the union of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America’s deepest gorge – Hells Canyon – on the Snake River. Picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates, and a deep history make this scenic inland port a desirable stop. Spend the day enjoying Clarkston, Washington, and neighboring Lewiston, Idaho while tracing the legacy of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – for whom the cities are named.
Day 9 CLARKSTON, WA DISEMBARK
12- day bucket list Great Migration African Adventure
Experience VIP Assistance through customs and private air-conditioned transfers throughout your trip.
Professional Expert Guides the entire stay
Luxury tented camps
Native Maasai Visit
Day 1 ARRIVAL TANZANIA
VIP assistance through immigration and private transfer
Day 2 PRIVATE GUIDE ADVENTURE
Your guide is private and specialized and will go out of the way to customize your trip to your desires. If you love elephants he will make sure it happens, if you desire to see traditional and authentic Masai Villages, he will help you to visit and talk with the Chief without the maddening tourist crowds. This is your chance to have a unique trip, totally customized to you.
Day 3 TANZANIA - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
The Park is home to three distinct habitats including lush groundwater forest, open floodplains, and acacia woodlands. In just a two-hour round-trip foray into the Park, it is possible to see all the main highlights, offering the ideal quick safari for travelers who are short on time.
Day 4 LEMALA NGORONGORO TENTED CAMP
Day 5 - 7 NGORONGORO CRATER
Spend the day exploring this world-famous wildlife area.
Unmatched for its natural variety, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exists inside a region of this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the NCA is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind's earliest ancestors discovered in the area.
Day 8 NGORONGORO MAASAI VILLAGE VISIT
Day 9 TRANSFER TO THE EASTERN SERENGETI
Day 10 - 12 EXPERIENCE SERENGETI
The Eastern Serengeti is one of the most beautiful regions of the park: mountains, valleys and sweeping grassy plains - which are lush in the green season - dotted with granite outcrops and sliced through by meandering rivers. It’s one of the more remote regions of the park, which makes it perfect for adventurous travelers who prefer their safaris off the beaten track.
Day 13 - CHARTER FLIGHT TO ARUSHA AIRPORT
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport
EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year and get caught up in the magic of the holidays with visits to some of the world's most timeless Christmas Markets.
Pre-stay in Lake Como is available!
A "Sip" of the Cruise Itinerary…
Day 1 BOARD IN AMSTERDAM
Day 2 AMSTERDAM
Day 3 COLOGNE
Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town. Explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral and then visit one of Europe’s largest and most renowned Christmas Markets located in front of the cathedral. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine or visit a local tavern to taste Cologne’s traditional Kölsch beer and reibekuchen mit apfelmus—potato pancakes served with applesauce.
Day 4 RHINE GORGE
Cruising this UNESCO heritage site while viewing historical fortresses and castles along the way.
Day 5 LUDWIGSHAFEN
Heidelberg Tour and Christmas Markets
Day 6 STRASBOURG
Strasbourg is even more alluring during the season of Advent. The Christkindelsmärik dates back to 1570, making it the oldest Christmas Market in France. Enjoy a panoramic bus tour that takes you past the Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, walk through the historic town center on the Grande Île, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and through the lovely “La Petite France” district, where you will see the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock and then visit the town’s famous Christmas Market. You can also choose to explore Strasbourg’s different districts by bicycle. Later in the day, opt to visit Gengenbach’s Christmas Markets and the town’s famous illuminated town hall Advent calendar.
Day 7 BREISACH
Riquewihr Excursion or Freiburg Excursion and Christmas Markets
Day 8 DISEMBARK BASEL
CRUISE THE NILE
Experiencing the Nile like no other. You'll drive, fly, and cruise on this incredible journey with AMA Waterways.
UNESCO Heritage sites include the ancient capital of Memphis, the Temple of Karnak, and more.
The Valley of the Kings
City of Luxor (aka City of Thebes)
City of Edfu
The Great Pyramids
A glimpse at a few days of this itinerary…
Arrival in Cairo - you'll be met by an AMA Waterways representative who will guide you through customs and immigration.
A full day of captivating attractions awaits, beginning with the exquisite Egyptian Museum, with its 120,000 artifacts on display, including priceless treasures of King Tut. Then visit the Mosque of Muhammad – also known as the Alabaster Mosque – which majestically sits on the summit of the Citadel of Saladin's courtyard. Afterward, head to Al-Azhar Park in the heart of Old Cairo for a welcome lunch at the Studio Msr Restaurant, known for its tranquil atmosphere and beautiful views – especially of the majestic Citadel. Breakfast and Lunch are included on these tours.
More UNESCO monuments and an included lunch at the famous Mena House nestled in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Flight to Luxor and welcome aboard AMA Waterways AmaDahlia.
LUXOR - EDFU
Visit the tombs of ancient Egypt in the Valley of the Kings— one of the most famous archeological sites in the world.
Afterward, go to Deir el-Bahri to see the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt’s most successful pharaohs and its first female ruler.
Next, you’ll visit the Valley of Queens, home to the mummified remains of more than 30 queens and princesses, including Nefertari’s Tomb, where you’ll enjoy exclusive access.
Your day’s adventure concludes with an up-close view of the Colossi of Memnon—two gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Once back on board the AmaDahlia, cap the day off with a Captain’s Welcome Cocktail.
EDFU - ASWAN
The city of Edfu is best known for one of Egypt’s most remarkably preserved temples, dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god.
After visiting Edfu, relax onboard and take in the Nile River’s timeless landscapes as the ship continues onward to Aswan.
Board a motorboat and cruise to the colorful Nubian Village of Hessa.
Meet the warm and friendly Nubian people who will welcome you to their village. Savor a local lunch here and explore the UNESCO-designated Philae Temple complex, with one of the most stunningly restored and preserved hieroglyphs in Egypt, built between 380 BC and 362 BC and dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.
Later in the day, take a peaceful ride in a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat, around the beautiful Elephantine Island which locals say is the home to the legendary Egyptian god Khnum.
Cap the day off with an optional late afternoon tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel, a 19th-century Victorian Palace crafted in rose granite. Delight in an authentic “high tea” experience and revel in the stunning views of your oasis – Aswan and Elephantine Island. Tonight, there is an optional outing to a sound and light show at Philae Temple.
ASWAN - ESNA
Enjoy free time in Aswan or pre-book optional tours to Abu Simbel.
ESNA - LUXOR
Morning sailing along the Nile as you cruise back to Luxor. You'll have more to explore here including the Temple of Karnak and more.
LUXOR - QENA - LUXOR
Set sail to Qena to explore its ancient Egyptian heritage. You’ll go to Dendara to visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Temple of Hathor – the Goddess of Love, to whom the powers of joy, feminine love, and motherhood were attributed. Following your visit here, sail back to Luxor.
LUXOR - CAIRO
Disembark the ship in Luxor and fly back to Cairo where you will be taken to the Abdeen Presidential Palace, considered one of the most luxurious palaces in the world.
Afterward, be treated to a very special lunch at the palace. Finally, you’ll explore the old part of the city, which includes Coptic Cairo, where the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue are located.
Bid farewell to Egypt as you depart for home.