AmaWaterways and Backroads expand relationship


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AmaWaterways and Backroads has announced an expanded 2017 line-up of active river cruise departures. Providing best-in-class service and authentic upscale travel experiences, the companies will offer more than 100 sailings in 2017, further developing their growing alliance to bring active adventure biking, walking and hiking tours to the world’s most renowned river cruise destinations.

In 2016, AmaWaterways and Backroads debuted the only river cruise biking trips on the Rhine, Seine and Portugal’s Douro rivers, providing travellers with an interest in history and culture the opportunity to cycle between the beaches of D-Day and small, charming European villages. In addition, the companies debuted the Danube Full Ship Celebration River Cruise Bike Tour onboard the new AmaViola.

In addition to its cycling trips, Backroads will launch an all-new walking tour on the Douro in 2017, making it the only river cruise with a comprehensive active trip in Spain or Portugal. Cruisers will enjoy the gorges and vineyards of northern Portugal and Western Spain, while visiting the Douro River Valley, Madrid, Porto and Lisbon.

While on board, guests will enjoy AmaWaterways’ signature twin-balcony (French and outside balconies) staterooms which provide breathtaking panoramic views. Staterooms are equipped with an Entertainment on Demand system, complimentary internet access, the latest movies, a music library and more. Those looking to exercise on board can do so in AmaWaterways’ fitness rooms and guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation can relish in the salon and massage areas. All guests will also enjoy the high levels of luxury and quality for which AmaWaterways is known, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, a refreshing sun deck and heated pool with a swim-up bar. Complimentary unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner and complimentary bottled water is provided daily in all staterooms.

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