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10 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam 2020


Grand German Sojourn (Westbound) River Cruise (WNA)

Starting from $4,754
Ship(s): Avalon Artistry II

River Cruise Description

A grand adventure with unforgettable views, lush German vineyards and tasty brews, and Bavarian delicacies awaits you on the Rhine and Main Rivers. This 10 day Avalon river cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam 2020 will satisfy all your senses. Sail through magnificent Germany from Nuremberg on the Main River cruise portion on your way to picturesque Bamberg. Discover a world where imperial dynasties once lived with a guided tour of its soaring Romanesque cathedral among the seven hills decorated with churches.

Take a guided tour of the charming town of Volkach and its quaint half-timbered houses and enchanting cobblestone streets, then visit Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region with a visit to Kitzingen. Your guided tour will tell of historic legends of folklore, prior to sailing to incredible Würzburg. Delight in a guided tour of its Old Main Bridge, fortress, and frescoed ceiling of its baroque Bishop’s Residenz that sit along the iconic Romantic Road. You’ll see a Main River Village for a fun day in Bavaria, and go on to Mainz for a guided excursion to glorious Heidelberg Castle. Take in the classic Rhine Valley wine-country town of Rüdesheim—covered by lush hillside vineyards and Rhine River shores. You’ll sail along the waters that pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz for a guided tour of the astonishing ancient squares, towers, and fortress walls. Resume your cruise on the Rhine River to the lively city of Cologne—with its intriguing gothic cathedral and striking twin steeples. Participate in a guided tour of the city or opt for a walking tour of Cologne’s fantastic historical Jewish sites.

Your river cruise excursion through Germany continues on to the Rhine River and on into the wonderful Netherlands, where you’ll experience the vibrant color and character of Amsterdam. Take a guided canal cruise on its famed waterways alongside some of the majestic homes that date back to the city’s Golden Age. Your 10 day Avalon river cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam 2020 will conclude in Amsterdam where you may want to explore on your own.

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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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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 Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

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

Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm.  Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Set sail while enjoying dinner on your first night onboard.


Day 2 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.

Take a stroll through the city on your own this afternoon.

Later, indulge in a beer tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Volkach

Bavarian Beauty on the Main River
Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Würzburg 

A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic Road

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
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. Alternatively, you may enjoy free time to take in the charm and culinary specialties of Würzburg. Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Mainz, Germany

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)


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, OR:
Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down.

Have a cup of coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Cruise past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

Travel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental History

Explore Koblenz on your own before a relaxing evening on board with dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Cologne

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne— explore the Old City and see 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! You’ll enjoy dinner on board your ship this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Amsterdam, Holland

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

Opt to take an Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans—a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways, and flower farms, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your 10 day European river cruise adventure from Nuremberg to Amsterdam comes to a close today following one final breakfast.


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