Christmastime in the Heart of Germany Cruise Only Eastbound River Cruise (WFN0)
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River Cruise Description
What better way to celebrate Christmastime than with the 2019 6 day Avalon river cruise from Wiesbaden to Nuremberg? Sail away into the joyous festivities and holidays with your loved ones. Sounds like a trip to remember! This European river cruise comes packed with the Holiday spirit, with a ship that is covered in Christmas decor and equipped with all the fun activities you need to make this a memorable occasion for you, and everyone of your family.
The best Europe river cruise vacation is one that offers beauty, history, sightseeing, entertainment and great food, and this 2019 6 day Avalon river cruise from Wiesbaden to Nuremberg delivers that, and so much more. Celebrate through medieval walls and towered gates, which are characteristic in the villages that surround the Main river, and make a stop at the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, a town made picture-perfect by its extensive vineyards and forest, where you can sip some hot mulled wine, traditional this time of year.
Then, your European river cruise will take you to Bamberg, where locals celebrate the season with the exhibit of nativity scenes all throughout the town. The jubilant events that take place at the Christmas Market, considered one of the most famous in the World, are where you’ll be able to wine, dine and shop as one of the locals. And don’t forget to try the delicious spicy gingerbread! As part of the best Europe river cruise vacation, the on-board entertainment will include a baking session, where you can learn how to make traditional Christmas cookies. Or immerse yourself on the historic traditions that have characterized the regions for years. Your 2019 6 day Avalon river cruise from Wiesbaden to Nuremberg provides everything you could possibly want during the Holiday season, and it promises to be a vacation you’ll remember and treasure for the rest of your life.
|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Dec 4, 2019||Avalon Visionary||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Dec 6, 2019||Avalon Artistry II||Waitlist||Call Us!|
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Frankfurt, Germany (Embarkation)
Germany welcomes you and your crew with a welcome reception dinner just before heading to Frankfurt. Flights for Frankfurt must arrive by 3:30pm and all guests must be aboard the vessel by 5 pm. (Dinner)
Day 2 Miltenberg
Hidden behind ancient medieval walls and lofty gates is the Bavarian Village of Miltenberg. This quaint little town sits along the banks of the Main River. An afternoon guided walk is offered to give you an in depth look at the Marketplatz which surrounds a breathtaking renaissance-era fountain. A festive atmosphere lurks within the half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, for a one-of-a-kind Christmas in Germany. Germanys oldest inn, Haus zum Riesen (the giant’s house) is a story-book showcase that housed some pretty important individuals such as Elvis Presley and Holy Roman Emperors, Charles IV and Frederick Barbarossa, to name a few. Take a leisurely stroll to the Merchant Hall and then board your cruise on the Main River Wurzberg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Wurzberg
Wurzburg is known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, and is enveloped by lush vineyards and sloping hills. You will be awestruck at such historical landmarks as you gaze up at the Marienberg Fortress that is perched above town and the 15th – century Alte Mainbrucke (Old Main Bridge). On your guided sightseeing tour, you will experience the Bishops Residenz, home of the largest fresco painted ceilings and stunning baroque décor. When the afternoon hits, you are able to explore these scenic and historic streets on your own. Maybe you prefer one of our optional excursions through Rothenberg. Here, you can try a Schneeball (snowball), a mouthwatering rich and local delicacy. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Bamberg
Today you will arrive in a quaint and baroque little Bavarian town of Bamberg. This quiet and fabled town echoes historical symbols as the great 13th-century Romanesque Cathedral and the breathtaking Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). Altes Rathaus was built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River because the bishops had refused to give the townspeople land for a town hall. Bamberg is also the home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and your guided walking tour takes you through the historic center. This time of year, the town’s people celebrate the Christmas cheer by decking the towns with such magical ornaments and handcrafted decorations as the traditional Nativity Scene. The local fresh market offers a cozy atmosphere where you can indulge in your favorite childhood delicacy- ginger and nut breads. You may want to grab a few homemade Christmas ornaments and candles while you’re there too. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Nuremberg
Much of Nuremberg’s Old Town has suffered through the battles of WWII, some of which was restored to the unofficial capitol of the Holy Roman Empire. Today you may choose between the guided sightseeing tour through this medieval attraction, taking in bits and pieces of the city’s historic places such as the churches and the Kaiserberg (Imperial Castle), or join a Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour at your leisure. The entire Old Town is light up with festive Christmas lights, decorations, and is home of one of the most famous Christmas Market’s in the world. Here, you’ll sample some traditional wares such as Nuremberg Lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), sweet and savory baked goods, and handmade Christmas ornaments and decorations. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Nuremberg (Disembarkation) – Prague, Czech Republic
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
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