The Heart of Germany with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound)

8 Day River Cruise Prague to Frankfurt

Vacation Overview

Explore the heart of Germany with a cruise from Nuremberg to Frankfurt. 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 Frankfurt.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires

Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Day 2 PRAGUE

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

CLASSIC 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 PRAGUE–NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague

The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city.

You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to experience Prague through the eyes of a local. Lose the crowds and discover the charming local spots that are part of everyday life in Prague.

This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

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Day 4 BAMBERG

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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Day 5 VOLKACH

Bavarian Beauty on the Main River

CLASSIC 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.

KITZINGEN

Bavarian Wines, Legends, and Myths

CLASSIC 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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Day 6 WÜRZBURG

A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic Road

CLASSIC 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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Day 7 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

CLASSIC 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 FRANKFURT

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Day 8 FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Frankfurt airport before 10 am.

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Vacation Highlights

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 Frankfurt (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.

Hotels

Prague

Prague Marriott

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Superior First-Class

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.

Prague

Art Deco Imperial Hotel

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Deluxe

An historic 126-room ornate property oozing old world glamour with architecture dating back to 1913. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. This hotel is home to the famous Cafe Imperial which specializes in traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist and there is also a fashionable bar for drinks and snacks. The Spa offers a sauna, steam room as well as a fitness center.

Prague

Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague

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Deluxe

A stunning 106-room boutique hotel set in an historic townhouse that dates back to 1889, perfectly located on a quiet street in the heart of Prague's Old Town. Modern Czech cuisine is served in a trendy bistro style setting with an open plan kitchen. For relaxation and connectivity, there is a 24-hour fitness studio, sauna, and free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. The hotel is ideally located on a quiet street of the Prague Old Town, only a few steps from all important shopping and sightseeing attractions.

Prague

Hilton Prague Old Town

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Superior First-Class

A contemporary 303 room hotel offering classic art deco inspired luxury. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby, access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). There is also an indoor swimming pool and fitness center and the stylish restaurant offers an innovative mix of European cuisine with Asian flavors. Snacks, drinks and cocktails are served throughout the day in the lounge bar.

Frankfurt

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

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Deluxe

This stylish 342-room hotel boasts an ideal location in the heart of Frankfurt city center, next to the Stock Exchange and just minutes away from the Old Opera House and historic Römer Square. Enjoy fine local and international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant or dine outdoors on the spacious terrace with beautiful park views. Unwind with an American whiskey or cocktail at the sophisticated American-style bar, or simply enjoy a Cuban coffee and delicious bites in the bar and lounge. The health club offers a half Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness equipment, a whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.

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06/17/2020 06/24/2020 00617 Artistry II $3,976 $4,904 $5,904 NOT AVAILABLE   
08/12/2020 08/19/2020 00812 Artistry II $3,853 $4,781 $5,781 NOT AVAILABLE   
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11/30/2020 12/07/2020 01130 Imagery II Sold Out $4,327
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12/07/2020 12/14/2020 01207 Tranquility II Sold Out $4,291
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Festive Season in the Heart of Germany with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound)
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