$1000 Price Reduction Per Person!
We will begin our journey in Amsterdam on October 12th when we board The AmaCerto. This is a change from arriving earlier and staying 3 nights in Amsterdam. The Ship will provide a day tour of Amsterdam. For those who would like more time in Amsterdam, we can arrange as an option, 2 or 3 nights in Amsterdam prior to the cruise.
October 11-23, 2015. Join us for this exciting experience— 7 nights cruising The Rhine River on AmaWaterways new ship The AmaCerto (all meals with wine and beer & excursions included), and 4 nights in Florence at Hotel Lungarno owned and operated by the Salvatore Ferragamo family http://www.lungarnocollection.com/en/the-collection/florence/hotel-lungarno, a charming boutique hotel. A stone’s throw from Ponte Vecchio, this stylish hotel offers a splendid setting with stunning views. Designed by Florentine architect, Michele Bonan, the hotel invites you to spend magical days surrounded by luxury, art and culture. The luxury hotel houses an art collection with works by Picasso and Cocteau. The Borgo San Jacopo world-class restaurant has a breathtaking view of the River Arno.
Presentations will include:
Mata Hari: Subjugation, Adaptation, Deception and Acceptance Randall Bjork, MD
Vincent Van Gogh—A Study of Creativity and Madness Barry M. Panter, MD
The Psychology of the Poetry of Billy Collins Marlene Paley Winter, PhD
Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Savonarola and others
Please let us know if you are interested in being a speaker.
$7875 $6875 per person double occupancy + air
Accreditation: 18 hours Continuing Education.
The American Institute of Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.
AIMED designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Academy of Mindful Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Academy of Mindful Psychology maintains responsibility for this program. This conference is co-sponsored by The Academy of Mindful Psychology.
AIMED is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects for the program.
Course meets the qualifications for 18 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
This program is approved by National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 88-65899292 for 18 social work continuing education contact hours.
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We reserve the right to make changes as necessary.
upon booking = $750 per person
89-60 days prior = 35%
59-30 days prior = 65%
29-15 days prior = 85%
14-0 days prior 100% of land costs;
We urge you to obtain travel insurance
Rhine Cruise itinerary:
October 11 – Depart US/Canada – Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland.
October 12 – ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND – EMBARKATION
Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 3- AMSTERDAM
After breakfast, your tour of Amsterdam begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the tall narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour that will show you many key sights, including a photo stop at the windmill famously painted by Rembrandt. You’ll have some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship. The ship departs this afternoon, en route to Germany. (B,L,D)
Day 4- COLOGNE, GERMANY – KOBLENZ
Enjoy a guided tour of Cologne this morning, which will take you to the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city’s majestic 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint café. Late tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz and moors overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 5- RÜDESHEIM
This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, admiring its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in the winemaking town of Rüdesheim where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Or, take a Gondola Ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. Later you’ll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, the town’s most famous and charming street, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns. This evening, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments. The ship sails overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 6- SPEYER – HEIDELBERG
Arrive around noon in Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, numerous churches and the 13th-century Altpörtel (“Old Gate”). Choose either a city tour of Speyer or a half-day excursion to historic Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask) and see beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and city below. This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France. (B,L,D)
Day 7- STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. After arriving this morning, enjoy a panoramic city tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament, and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, take a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood, where you will see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 8- BREISACH, GERMANY
You have two exciting excursions to choose from today. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town that looks much as it did back in the 16th century. A second option is a walking tour of Breisach and Freiburg. Breisach is a beautiful town that houses one of Europe’s largest wine cellars. In Freiburg, you will visit the historical city center and the Augustinerplatz, site of Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Tonight, the ship cruises to Switzerland. (B,L,D)
Day 9- BASEL, SWITZERLAND – DISEMBARKATION – LUCERNE
Disembark after breakfast for our transport to Florence.
|Oct 19 – Board Coach for Florence, Italy – Evening at leisure
Oct 20 – Florence, Italy
Afternoon at Leisure
Oct 21 – Florence, Italy
9:30 – City Walking tour
Visit to Museums and other notable sites
Oct 22 – Florence, Italy
Performing Arts tour
Farewell dinner – TBD
Oct 23 – Breakfast
Depart Florence for return to US