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

9 Day River Cruise from Nuremberg to Basel

Starting at $2,749


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See the grandeur of Germany on a European river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, and sail to Bamberg for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties. Your enchanting river cruise continues to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” From here sail to Frankfurt, where you may join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the nearby town of Seligenstadt. On your way to Rüdesheim, you’ll sail through the picturesque views of the Rhine Gorge. Then cruise to Strasbourg and join a guided city tour of the sights, such as the stunning stained-glass of its Gothic cathedral, the astronomical clock, and La Petite France district. Your scenic cruise through Europe includes a stop in Breisach to visit Germany’s beautiful Black Forest region. Choose a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, or a day trip to the Black Forest’s Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum. You’ll find much more to explore your way on this grand river cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers. Conclude your cruise in Basel, Switzerland, with memories of this adventure through many of Europe’s most beautiful destinations to last a lifetime.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
Day 3 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit to the Bishop's Residence
Day 4 Main River Village: Guided tour
Day 5 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt or guided tour in Seligenstadt
Day 6 Boppard-Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Time at leisure in Boppard; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim
Day 7 Strasbourg: Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral
Day 8 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller
Day 9 Basel (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 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 2
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 3
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River Bavarian village

Day 4
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 5
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 6
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

Day 7
DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat

Day 8
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

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Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am

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NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

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BAMBERG

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WÜRZBURG

Day 21
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 22
FRANKFURT EXCURSION TO SELIGENSTADT

Day 23
RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE

Day 24
STRASBOURG, FRANCE

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BREISACH, GERMANY (BLACK FOREST)

Day 26
BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 27
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

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AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

Day 29
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

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Day 44 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. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
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Day 45 BAMBERG
The City of Seven Hills Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
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Day 46 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 Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing tonight. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
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Day 47 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Beauty on the Main River CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River Bavarian village. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT
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Day 48 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. Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD
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Day 49 BOPPARD
A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge Take some free time to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine. This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim. RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
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Day 50 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH
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Day 51 BREISACH, GERMANY (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 and 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 BASEL
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Day 52 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

Accommodations

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