German Grandeur (Westbound)
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.
Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 3 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s ResidenceDay 4 Main River Village: guided tourDay 5 Frankfurt: choice of guided tour in Frankfurt or guided tour in SeligenstadtDay 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 RüdesheimDay 7 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedralDay 8 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badischer WinzerkellerDay 9 Basel (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)
Main River Village
Frankfurt Excursion To Seligenstadt
Breisach, Germany (Black Forest)
Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)