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German Grandeur
8 Nights from Basel to Nuremberg (or reverse)

2019 & 2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Basel to Nuremberg - Eastbound (WZN) - 9 days

-or-

Nuremberg to Basel - Westbound (WNZ) - 9 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Basel to Nuremberg- Eastbound (WZN) - 9 days

Day 1: 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)

Day 2: Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

CLASSIC: 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 (B, L, D)

Day 3: Strasbourg, France

A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine

ACTIVE: Join your 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)

Day 4: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

ACTIVE: Take a Morning Hike up the vine-clad hillside with your Adventure Host, then ride the cable car down for breathtaking views

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience,

-OR-

ACTIVE: Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument, then ride or walk back down through the vineyards.

DISCOVERY: Based on your departure date, 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.

In 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)

Day 5: Frankfurt

Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt

CLASSIC: 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)

Day 6: Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG (B, L, D)

Day 7: rzburg

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 an OPTIONAL Guided 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 (B, L, D)

Day 8: Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

CLASSIC: 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)

Day 9: Nuremberg (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast. Flights shouldn’t leave Nuremberg airport before 10 am. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Nuremberg to Basel - Westbound (WNZ) - 9 days

Welcome to Germany! Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 4 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (D)

Day 2: Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

CLASSIC: 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). Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG (B, L, D)

Day 3: 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 an OPTIONAL Guided 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 while sailing tonight.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B, L, D)

Day 4: Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River Bavarian village.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT (B, L, D)

Day 5: Frankfurt

Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt

CLASSIC: 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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD (B, L, D)

Day 6: Boppard - Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge

Take some free time to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine.

This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

In Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.

DISCOVERY: Based on your cruise date, you’ll be treated to either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B, L, D)

Day 7: Strasbourg, France

A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine

CLASSIC: Come along for City Sightseeing, including the city’s 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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B, L, D)

Day 8: Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

CLASSIC: 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 BASEL (B, L, D)

Day 9: Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

From Basel (WZN)
Cruise Embarkation Date

Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/ fixed windows

Category D - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony
Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
May 22, 2019
$3,399

$3,627

$4,713
$4,770
$4,884
$5,913
Aug 13, 2019
$3,399

$3,627

$4,713
$4,770
$4,884
$5,913
Jun 25, 2020
$3,549

$3,777

$4,863
$4,920
$5,034
$6,063
Aug 24, 2020
$3,599

$3,827

$4,913
$4,970
$5,084
$6,113
Oct 23, 2020
$3,499

$3,727

$4,813
$4,870
$4,984
$6,013
             
From Nuremberg (WNZ)
Cruise Embarkation Date

Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/ fixed windows

Category D - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony
Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Jul 13, 2019
$3,399

$3,627

$4,713
$4,770
$4,884
$5,913
Oct 5, 2019
$3,399

$3,627

$4,713
$4,770
$4,884
$5,913
Jun 9, 2020
$3,549

$3,777

$4,863
$4,920
$5,034
$6,063
Jul 23, 2020
$3,499

$3,727

$4,813
$4,870
$4,984
$6,013
Sep 21, 2020
$3,699

$3,927

$5,013
$5,070
$5,184
$6,213

 

IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $208 per passenger.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
Transfers at the Start/End of the Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.

Prices Include:

Dail
• 8-night Cruise in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including Captain's Welcome and Farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell dinners
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; regional wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Daily guided sightseeing program with Certified Local Guides
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port Charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• Personal expenses

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