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10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Amsterdam to Nuremberg 2020


Grand German Sojourn (Eastbound) River Cruise (WAN)

Starting from $4,498
Ship(s): Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Imagery II

River Cruise Description

During this 10 day Avalon river cruise from Amsterdam to Nuremberg 2020, you’ll sail along the Rhine and Main Rivers from the Holland to Germany with the most exquisite views of the many charming and lively towns. You’ll also get the chance to experience the vibrant character and color of glorious Amsterdam by way of a guided canal cruise on its famous waterways. Afterwards, you’ll sail along the glistening waters of the vast Rhine River to Cologne—a energetic and historic city with its iconic gothic cathedral and striking twin steeples.

Participate in a guided tour of the city or opt to join in a walking tour of Cologne’s historic Jewish sites. As you sail toward the impressive Rhine Gorge, stop in Boppard with its charming half-timbered buildings and spanning forest views prior to arriving in Rüdesheim—overtaken by lush hillside vineyards and Rhine River shores. See the spectacular Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum for German music played by some of its 350 self-playing instruments. Your Rhine River cruise will also make port stops in the German towns of Mainz and Würzburg. In Mainz, go for a guided excursion to the enchanting Heidelberg Castle, then visit a Main River Village for a charming day in Bavaria. Würzburg will charm you with a guided tour of its Old Main Bridge, striking fortress, and interesting frescoed ceiling of its baroque Bishop’s Residenz along the famed Romantic Road.

Your Main River cruise portion of your journey will take you into Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region with a visit to Kitzingen. Your guided tour will tell of the legends of folklore, followed by a leisurely cruise to stroll through the picturesque town of Volkach which boasts its half-timbered houses and enchanting cobblestone streets. In Bamberg, discover a world where imperial dynasties once resided with a guided tour of its glorious Romanesque cathedral that sits among the seven hills decorated with churches. We suggest toasting your German river cruise with a sweet and savory Rauchbier (smoked beer) prior to sailing on to your last stop on this 10 day Avalon river cruise from Amsterdam to Nuremberg 2020.

River Cruise Promos

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*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
 Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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Departure DateShipPriced From
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May 11, 2020Avalon Artistry II$6,040Call Us!
May 17, 2020 FLY FREE AIR from Select US citiesAvalon Imagery II$4,698Call Us!
Jul 22, 2020 FLY FREE AIR from Select US citiesAvalon Artistry II$4,498Call Us!
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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. You may plan your arrival for early in the day to explore Amsterdam before your cruise. Consider taking a Optional Excursion to explore the quintessential Dutch village of Zaanse Schans with its picturesque waterways, windmills, and flower farms.


Day 2 Amsterdam

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

Opt to take an Optional Excursion to Holland’s beautiful medieval Muiderslot Castle, or spend free time exploring Amsterdam’s colorful streets, canals, galleries, and shops.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Take a Guided City Walk of the old city of Cologne with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Have a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Boppard

A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge

Explore Boppard’s beautiful forest views at your leisure—by bike or by foot. Sip a late-morning cup of rich German coffee in a local café after breakfast. Next, enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Mainz. Excurion to Heidelberg

Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine
Take a half-day Guided Tour that includes the magnificent Heidelberg Castle and the Great Vat—the world’s largest wine barrel.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

Relax on the Sky Deck with a cup of coffee or a cocktail while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. You’ll be treated to live entertainment on board

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Würzburg 

A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic Road
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.  You’ll be treated to live entertainment this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Kitzingen

Bavarian Wines, Legends, and Myths
Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour and hear about the legend of a Countess, a shepherd, and a monastery. Explore Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area.
Bavarian Beauty on the Main River
Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

Have a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer) at your leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)

Your 10 day European river cruise adventure from Amsterdam to Nuremberg comes to a close today following one final breakfast. Flights should not leave Nuremberg airport before 10 am.


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