The Heart of Germany with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound) 2020 - 8 days Prague to Mainz
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The Heart of Germany with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound) 2020

8 days Prague to Mainz

Starting at $2,179

Destinations & Sightseeing
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Explore the heart of Germany with a cruise from Nuremberg to Mainz. But first, begin your European vacation with two nights in the Czech Republic’s golden city of Prague. This Avalon Your Way vacation in Prague includes sightseeing with an expert local guide to see the Hradčany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Also enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy transfer to your ship.

Embark on your cruise in Nuremberg, and sail to the lovely town of Bamberg—the “City of Seven Hills”—enjoy a guided tour of the former home to imperial dynasties amid its church-crowned hills. See the half-timbered houses of Volkach, then cruise to Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region for sightseeing in Kitzingen. Visit Wurzburg, the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” See the largest-known ceiling fresco in the baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Sail to a Main River village to see the traditions of Bavaria, and conclude your German river cruise in Mainz.

Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Prague: welcome to Prague
Day 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
Day 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting on board
Day 5 Volkach—Kitzingen: guided tours
Day 6 Würzburg: choice of guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz, or guided hike
Day 7 Main river village: guided walk
Day 8 Mainz (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.


Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 SpiresEnjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great CuisineCLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.In the evening, you might like to attend an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting
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The Secret Romance of Picturesque PragueThe morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city.You might choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots.This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
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One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills.CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city.DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a beer tasting on board.This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH
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Bavarian Beauty on the Main RiverCLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.During lunch time enjoy a relaxing cruise to Kitzingen.KITZINGENBavarian Wines, Legends, and MythsCLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour and hear about the legend of a Countess, a shepherd, and a monastery. Explore Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area.EVENING CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
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A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic RoadCLASSIC 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, OR:ACTIVE Enjoy incredible views over the northern Bavaria city of Wurzburg on a hike up to mighty hilltop Marienberg Castle.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. Alternatively, you may enjoy free time to take in the charm and culinary specialties of Würzburg.Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
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Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River VillageCLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.This afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAINZ
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Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.Flights should not leave Frankfurt airport before 10 am.


Prague Marriott
Superior First-Class

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V Celnici 8 Prague Czech Republic

Located in the heart of Prague, just a short stroll away from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, this sophisticated 239-room hotel combines a great location with top notch service. A smart grill restaurant serves both Czech and international cuisine, the relaxed hipster-styled Bourbon bar offers a great range of wines, cocktails and BBQ dishes. There is also an on-site Italian style café, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property.
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