German Grandeur (Westbound) 2021
9 Day River Cruise from Nuremberg to Basel
Starting at $3,399
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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|
- 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.
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