German Grandeur with 2 Nights in Munich (Westbound) 2021
11 Day River Cruise from Munich to Basel
Starting at $3,698
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
See the grandeur of Germany with a scenic river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. Your European river cruise begins with two nights in Munich. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, then 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 through Germany continues to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” From here sail to Frankfurt, where you can join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the nearby town of Seligenstadt. On your way to Rüdesheim sail through the picturesque views of the Rhine Gorge. Then cruise to Strasbourg and join a guided city tour of Strasbourg’s 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, and more. Your river cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers concludes in Basel, Switzerland, but your memories of this tremendous adventure through many of Europe’s most beautiful destinations will last a lifetime.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Munich:||Welcome to Munich!|
|Day 2 Munich:||Choice of guided tour in Munich, or full day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle|
|Day 3 Munich-Nuremberg (Embarkation):||Guided tour in Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception|
|Day 4 Bamberg:||Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall|
|Day 5 Würzburg:||Guided tour, visit to the Bishop's Residence|
|Day 6 Main River Village:||Guided tour|
|Day 7 Frankfurt:||Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt|
|Day 8 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 9 Strasbourg:||Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral|
|Day 10 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest:||Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer Winzerkeller|
|Day 11 Basel (Disembarkation):||Your vacation 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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