Festive Season in the Heart of Germany 2021 - 6 Day River Cruise Nuremberg to Frankfurt
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Festive Season in the Heart of Germany 2021

6 Day River Cruise Nuremberg to Frankfurt

Starting at $1,642


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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This festive Christmastime river cruise begins in Nuremberg, the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Guided sightseeing shows you its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany, and be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a specialty of Nuremberg. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, throughout town, you’ll see nativity scenes built by local citizens. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residence—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses and narrow streets that are dotted along the Main River. Take a guided walk of one of these picturesque Bavarian villages—sure to be even more appealing lit up with festive lights and decorations. As this unforgettable Europe river cruise ends in Frankfurt, you will never forget the historical treasures of Germany perfectly paired with the views, sounds, and tastes of the joyous holiday season.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Nuremberg: Choice of Nuremberg guided tour or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market
Day 3 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture
Day 4 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit the Bishop's Residence; Christmas market
Day 5 Main river village: Cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tour
Day 6 Frankfurt (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich

Day 2
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bamberg—medieval home of Germany’s Roman Empire dynasties. Stroll through dozens of Bamberg’s nativity scenes—from miniature to life-size

Day 3
CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residence

Day 4
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of a picturesque village along the Main River

Day 5
DISCOVERY Enjoy an onboard Christmas Traditions Lecture while sailing

Day 6
DISCOVERY Join a Cookie-Baking Demonstration on board your ship while sailing

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Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning

Day 13
NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

Day 14
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Day 15
BAMBERG

Day 16
WÜRZBURG

Day 17
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 18
FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 19
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

Day 20
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

Day 21
EVENING CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

Day 22
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 23
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

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Day 30 NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome in Nuremberg, where 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. Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
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Day 31 NUREMBERG
Legends and History Lessons CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich. Spend free time browsing the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare—bratwurst, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other Christkindlmarkt culinary delights. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
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Day 32 BAMBERG
Christmas Customs and Cradle Scenes CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bamberg—medieval home of Germany’s Roman Empire dynasties. Stroll through dozens of Bamberg’s nativity scenes—from miniature to life-size. Take free time to enjoy the quaint Christmas markets, and warm up with traditional German dumplings, sausage, and a glass of hearty Bavarian ale. DISCOVERY Enjoy an onboard Christmas Traditions Lecture while sailing. EVENING CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
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Day 33 WÜRZBURG
Old Saint Nick and Nutcrackers Sweet CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residence. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt German Christmas museum—the world’s most extensive collection of traditional German Christmas decorations. Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Wurzburg’s Christmas markets. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
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Day 34 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gifts and Holiday Delights CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of a picturesque village along the Main River. DISCOVERY Join a Cookie-Baking Demonstration on board your ship while sailing. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT
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Day 35 FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

Frankfurt
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
Deluxe

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Hochstrasse 4 Frankfurt Germany

This stylish 342-room hotel boasts an ideal location in the heart of Frankfurt city center, next to the Stock Exchange and just minutes away from the Old Opera House and historic Römer Square. Enjoy fine local and international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant or dine outdoors on the spacious terrace with beautiful park views. Unwind with an American whiskey or cocktail at the sophisticated American-style bar, or simply enjoy a Cuban coffee and delicious bites in the bar and lounge. The health club offers a half Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness equipment, a whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
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