German Grandeur (Eastbound) 2021 - 9 Day River Cruise Basel to Nuremberg
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German Grandeur (Eastbound) 2021

9 Day River Cruise Basel to Nuremberg

Starting at $2,849


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Your picturesque European river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach—with your choice of a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, or an excursion to the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way, and on to the wine village of Rüdesheim through the spectacular views of Rhine Gorge. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine River, and you’ll sail on the Main River to visit an authentic Main river village on your way to Würzburg. Take a guided tour of Bamberg, before reaching Nuremberg where your cruise ends. Your grand scenic cruise of Germany brings the beauty and charm of its cities and villages to life. From Switzerland to Bavaria, your German cruise will stay a beautiful memory for years to come!



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest or a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller
Day 3 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral
Day 4 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard: choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim, or a hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard
Day 5 Frankfurt: choice of guided tour in Frankfurt or guided tour in Seligenstadt
Day 6 Main River Village: guided walking tour
Day 7 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
Day 9 Nuremberg (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
ACTIVE Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument, then ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat

Day 2
CLASSIC Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including its Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District

Day 3
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods, OR:

Day 4
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village

Day 5
CLASSIC 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

Day 6
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches

Day 7
DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden and enjoy a wine tasting

Day 8
DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:

Day 9
DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI

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Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast. Flights shouldn’t leave Nuremberg airport before 10 am

Day 19
BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)

Day 20
BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

Day 21
STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Day 22
BOPPARD

Day 23
FRANKFURT. EXCURSION TO SELIGENSTADT

Day 24
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

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WÜRZBURG

Day 26
BAMBERG

Day 27
NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 28
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

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AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

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AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

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Day 45 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail to Breisach. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH
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Day 46 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden and enjoy a wine tasting. You may choose to join a guided optional excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
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Day 47 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including its Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District. Choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the of pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
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Day 48 RÜDESHEIM, GERMANY–RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR: DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR: ACTIVE Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument, then ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard. BOPPARD A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge Enjoy some free time to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment while sailing to Frankfurt. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT
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Day 49 FRANKFURT. EXCURSION TO SELIGENSTADT
Charm in Frankfurt CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods, OR: DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
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Day 50 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Beauty on the Main River Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
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Day 51 WÜRZBURG
A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road CLASSIC 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. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail for Bamberg AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
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Day 52 BAMBERG
The City of Seven Hills CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches. After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
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Day 53 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast. Flights shouldn’t leave Nuremberg airport before 10 am.

Accommodations

Zurich
Radisson Blu Airport
Superior First-Class

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Zuerich Flughafen Zurich Switzerland

This modern, stylish hotel 330-room property conveniently offers direct access to the airport terminal, the perfect location for arrivals & departures. Dining options include an Italian restaurant specializing in fresh Italian dishes crafted with a modern twist and a Grill restaurant offering seafood and steaks dishes prepared in an open kitchen. The atrium bar has a 16m-high glass wine tower with over 4,000 bottles of wine and champagne and the outdoor terrace is the place for cocktails and light bites. Other amenities include two fitness centers (one on site and one at the airport), a hammam, as well as a sauna set in a plane's cockpit. Free internet access is available throughout the entire hotel.
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