2021 Season

German Grandeur for Beer Enthusiasts (Eastbound)


cruise: WZN-T1 9 Day River Cruise Basel to Nuremberg
See the grandeur of Germany on a European river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. Begin with a Rhine River cruise in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach—with your choice of a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, or an excursion to the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France for a guided tour and visit to the La Petite France district and Gothic cathedral. Cruise to the wine village of Rüdesheim through the spectacular views of Rhine Gorge and vineyards of the Rhine Valley. 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 concluding your cruise in Nuremberg.

This cruise is a special treat for beer enthusiasts, with onboard tastings and food pairings while learning about German beers and brewing processes from your Beer expert on board. From Switzerland to Bavaria, your river cruise through Germany will create grand memories indeed!
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Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller; onboard lecture on brewing and beer

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, or a hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard; onboard food and beer pairing dinner

Day 5 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt or guided tour in Seligenstadt

Day 6 Main River Village: Guided walking tour; onboard beer tasting

Day 7 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit to the Bishop's Residenz

Day 8 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; visit a hop garden

Day 9 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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cities and locations


Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


  • 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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