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German Grandeur (Eastbound)

Launch Date : 02/06/18 8:00pm

  • STARTS

    BASEL

  • DAYS

    9

  • ENDS

    NUREMBERG

Vacation Overview

Your picturesque European river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach—with your choice of a guided tour of charming Colmar, 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 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 vacation 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 vacation will stay a beautiful memory for years to come!

Travel Style

  • NEW
  • RIVER CRUISE

City Highlights

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar

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, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; special treat; 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 vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zürich 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 (D)
BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO THE BLACK FOREST History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black ForestCLASSIC Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, OR: DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration.Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
STRASBOURG, FRANCE A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Walk. CLASSIC Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.Explore on your own along tree-lined streets with gingerbread-style houses reminiscent of Brothers Grimm within the very modern city of the European Parliament.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM(B,L,D)
RÜDESHEIM, GERMANY—RHINE GORGE Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host to explore the picturesque hills and vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting, 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 either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.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 Take a free afternoon 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 before sailing to Frankfurt.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT(B,L,D)
FRANKFURT Culture, Commerce, and Charm in FrankfurtCLASSIC 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. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE(B,L,D)
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG(B,L,D)
WÜRZBURG A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” 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 as you set sail for Bamberg. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
BAMBERG One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven HillsCLASSIC 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(B,L,D)
NUREMBERG—MUNICH (DISEMBARKATION) Living Heritage and History LessonsCLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.Tonight, you’ll stay in Munich to enjoy its nightlife, elegant cuisine, and to relax for tomorrow’s adventures.(B)
MUNICH Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale CastlesCLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig. Continue on to Oberammergau—the storybook Bavarian village famous for its once-a-decade Passion Play, OR:CLASSIC Take a half-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.Take some free time today to stroll this pedestrian and bike-friendly city to see the famous Glockenspiel, outdoor cafés, or the Bavarian Biergärten for authentic brews.(B)
MUNICH Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast.(B)

Tour Departure Info & Price

Name Start- End Date Price Ship Status
German Grandeur – Eastbound

22 May 2019 -01 Jun 2019

4059

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German Grandeur for Beer Enthusiasts

14 Aug 2019 -24 Aug 2019

4059

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German Grandeur (Eastbound)

25 Jun 2020 -03 Jul 2020

3549

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24 Aug 2020 -01 Sep 2020

3599

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German Grandeur (Eastbound)

23 Oct 2020 -31 Oct 2020

3499

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Price Details US

Gateway city for arrivals is Zürich

Port charges:
$208

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Zürich:
in single room from $185 to $349, in twin room from $120 to $208

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $227
B / Sapphire Deck / $1313
A / Sapphire Deck / $1370
P / Royal Deck / $1485
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2513

NOTES:

  • Special Interest Cruise: Beer Tasting August 14.

Tour Promotion

AVALON 2019 Land
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
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  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2019
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  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 07-02-2018
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  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2019
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2019
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  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 07-02-2019
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 07-01-2020
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2020
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  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
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  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2020
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AVALON 2019 Air
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
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  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-05-2019
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2019
AVALON 2020 Air
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 30-04-2019
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2020
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2020
AVALON 2019 Land
  • Save $300 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Book Start Date : 27-07-2018
  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2019
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2019

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