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

2022 Departure Dates & Pricing

Basel to Nuremberg - Eastbound (WZN) - 9 days

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Nuremberg to Basel - Westbound (WNZ) - 9 days

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Ship - Tranquility II

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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 or Basel must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. for SAFETY DRILL.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail to Breisach.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (D)

Day 2: Breisach, Germany

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

ACTIVE Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting.

You may choose to join a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Day 3: Strasbourg, France

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including its Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

Choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.

Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 4: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, 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 a local special treat, OR:

DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

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

Enjoy some free time 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 while sailing to Frankfurt.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

Day 5: Frankfurt

Charm in Frankfurt

ACTIVE Enjoy an easy biking experience in Frankfurt with your Adventure Host, 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, OR:

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

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 6: Main River Village

Beauty on the Main River

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

Day 7: rzburg

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

ACTIVE Explore Würzburg's charm by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

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.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful 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

Day 8: Bamberg

The City of Seven Hills

ACTIVE Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host.,OR:

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

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. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. for SAFETY DRILL.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

Day 2: Bamberg

The City of Seven Hills

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR:

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

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

Day 3: Würzburg

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

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.

ACTIVE Explore Würzburg's charm by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

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

Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing tonight.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 4: Main River Village

Beauty on the Main River

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

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

Day 5: Frankfurt

Charm in Frankfurt

ACTIVE Enjoy an easy biking experience in Frankfurt with your Adventure Host, 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, OR:

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

Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD

Day 6: Boppard

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.

RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:

DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Day 7: Strasbourg, France

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including its Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

Day 8: Breisach, Germany

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest

DISCOVERY Join a full-day guided tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit and authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:

ACTIVE Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enjoy a wine tasting.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

Day 9: Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

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 16, 2022
$3,899

$4,127

$5,384
$5,441
$5,555
$6,755
Jun 22, 2022
$3,799

$4,027

$5,284
$5,341
$5,455
$6,655
Sep 27, 2022
$3,899

$4,127

$5,384
$5,441
$5,555
$6,755
             
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 24, 2022
$3,699

$3,927

$5,184
$5,241
$5,355
$6,555
Sep 19, 2022
$3,899

$4,127

$5,384
$5,441
$5,555
$6,755
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $224 USD 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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