9 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Basel 2019

German Grandeur - Cruise Only Westbound River Cruise (WNZ0)

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Avalon Waterways

River Cruise Description

See the magnificence of Germany with a European river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. Set out on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, and sail to Bamberg for a guided strolling voyage through the historic home to majestic dynasties. This 2019 9 day Avalon river cruise from Nuremberg to Basel will be an amazing way to visit some incredible cities throughout Europe.

Your charming waterway cruise continues to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” From here, sail to Frankfurt, where you can join a guided sightseeing voyage through the city, or visit the adjacent town of Seligenstadt. On your approach to Rüdesheim appreciate a cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley. At that point, cruise to Strasbourg and join a guided city voyage through Strasbourg’s sights, such as the stunning stained-glass of its gothic cathedral, the astronomical clock, and La Petite France district.

Your scenic river cruise journey through the thrills of Europe includes a stop in Breisach to visit Germany’s delightful Black Forest area. Take your pick of a guided voyage through beguiling Colmar, or join a daytime outing to the Black Forest’s Vogtsbauernhof outside museum–the sky is the limit from there! Your 2019 9 day Avalon river cruise from Nuremberg to Basel on the Rhine and Main Rivers comes to an end in Basel, Switzerland, however your memories will last a lifetime.

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River Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1 Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

You’ll embark your luxurious Avalon river cruise ship in Nuremberg. Before dinner, meet your faithful captain and crew for a casual welcome reception. (Dinner)

Day 2 Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

CLASSIC Take part in a Walking Tour accompanied by an expert guide who will show you the historic and iconic residence of imperial dynasties, and see its medieval and Romanesque cathedral, historic Old Town Hall, and the marvelous seven hills adorned with beautifully constructed churches.

Following your tour, take advantage of free time to enjoy a tall glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer) at your leisure and unwind from the day’s activities. Later in the evening, delight in live entertainments provided for you on board your Avalon river cruise ship.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Würzburg

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon

CLASSIC Participate in a sightseeing tour led by a local expert guide who will make sure you see every important treasure that the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” has to offer with its astounding Old Main Bridge, impressive fortress, and renaissance style Bishop’s Residenz—boasting the largest ceiling fresco known to man to date.

You might enjoy taking part in an Optional Excursion with the aid of an expert guide to see the stunning Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Experience the iconic local sights and delight in the charming fairy-tale like surroundings that have been the artistic inspiration to countless artists over the years.

Relax under the limelight of live entertainment on board your river cruise ship as you sail to your next destination tonight.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

CLASSIC Participate in a Walking Tour led by an expert guide who you show you the beautiful sights of a unforgettable Main River Bavarian village.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Frankfurt

Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt

CLASSIC Participate in a Sightseeing Tour accompanied by an expert local guide who will take you on a journey through the glorious city of Frankfurt to see this city’s import cultural landmarks as well as the beaming financial headquarters which makes a great sight in combination with the tranquil atmosphere of the small and quiet neighborhoods that surround the town, OR:

DISCOVERY Participate in a Guided Tour of Seligenstadt—one of the oldest and most historic towns in Germany and former residence of the great Einhard Basilika—appointed “minor basilica” by the Pope Pius XI in the year 1925.

Utilize your free time in the afternoon to further adventure through the heart of Frankfurt at your leisure. Delight in live entertainment later on board your river cruise ship as you sail to your next destination.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Boppard

A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge

Use your free time today to unwind, or adventure into the Rheinallee Promenade for to try some of the special delicatessen fare and sip on a cup of coffee or a refreshing glass of Riesling wine.

During your afternoon, relax and stretch out atop the Sky Deck of your Avalon ship to see breathtaking views of the unmatched beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you sail towards your next stop of Rüdesheim.

RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY Take a tour of the impressive genius of the Mechanical Music Museum for a unique musical experience.

DISCOVERY Depending on your cruise dates, you will be taken for a treat of either a Wine tasting or a Coffee Tasting on us.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Strasbourg, France

A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine

CLASSIC Join us for a City Sightseeing tour that will show you the city’s iconic gothic cathedral which boasts vibrant, colorful stained-glass historic murals, and impressive astronomical clock, along with the enchanting La Petite France District.

Further adventure as your wish through the tree-lined avenues of Strasbourg as you soak in the charming atmosphere of its gingerbread-like homes that will give you a true Brothers Grimm fairytale experience in the midst of this modern city of the Parliament of Europe.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Breisach, Germany (Black Forest(

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

CLASSIC Stop to experience the enchanting village of Colmar during a Guided Tour that will show you the charming half-timbered house and the early medieval buildings and renaissance architecture, OR:

DISCOVERY Take part in a Guided Tour of the magical spanning Black Forest and visit the open-air-museum of Vogtsbauernohf, along with a visit to a local authentic water mill, and experience a demonstration that will educate you in the traditional art of Bavarian butter-making.

Following your adventures through the village of Colmar, spend free time at your leisure during an afternoon in Breisach. Borrow a bicycle from your river cruise ship to ride along the streets lined with pastel colored houses that sit above the Rhine, or experience Breisach on foot.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)

Your 9 day Avalon river cruise vacation from Nuremberg to Basel will come to an end following one last breakfast with us this morning.

Any departing flights should not depart from the Zürich airport prior to 10 am due to disembarkation times.

(Breakfast)

 

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