2023 Heritage on the River
If you have ever wondered what your ancestors’ lives were like in Europe at the turn of the century, or imagined how it would feel to follow in their footsteps, we have just the experience for you. Now, you can experience a deeply meaningful connection with your personal heritage while enjoying the enriching and exclusive experiences only a river cruise with AmaWaterways provides. As part of a history-making partnership, Ancestry® and AmaWaterways are combining their shared passions for family, heritage and travel to offer you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to uncover your family history while cruising along Europe’s legendary rivers.
November 2, 2023
7-night cruise Amsterdam, Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland
Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to historic Cologne with its impressive cathedral to Germany’s Black Forest, journey into the heart of Europe along the Rhine River. Plus, enjoy an exclusive visit to Antwerp’s historic train station and Red Star Line Museum accompanied by an AncestryProGenealogist®. http://www.amawaterways.com/agent/TastefulJourneys
June 17, 2023
7-night cruise Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Delve into Europe’s history starting in the perfectly preserved medieval city of Nuremberg and concluding in Budapest. In between, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal, across the Continental Divide and through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Explore medieval Regensburg and visit Vienna where imperial dynasties built a harmonious blend of architectural wonders. Throughout your journey, get a feel for the land by biking and hiking, and sampling delicate wines and hearty beers. http://www.amawaterways.com/agent/TastefulJourneys
Ancestral Home Visits
If your DNA results indicate your ancestral hometown is in the region that will be sailing through, enhance your journey adding an optional Ancestral Home Visit. Alongside your genealogist, you will travel back in time and envision your ancestors’ daily lives before telephones and automobiles. Examples of Ancestral Home Visits may include the opportunity to see the school or house of worship your family attended, stand in front of a house where one of your ancestors lived or venture to the cemetery where they are buried.
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Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.