Grand German Sojourn (Westbound)

10 Day River Cruise Nuremberg to Amsterdam

Vacation Overview

A grand adventure in spectacular views, German vineyards and brews, and Bavarian delicacies awaits you on the Rhine and Main Rivers. Cruise through Germany from Nuremberg on the Main River cruise portion to beautiful Bamberg. Enter a world where imperial dynasties lived with a guided tour of its Romanesque cathedral amid the seven hills crowned with churches. Take a guided tour of the quaint town of Volkach and its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, then visit Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region with a visit to Kitzingen. Your guided tour will share legends of folklore, before cruising to wonderful Würzburg. Enjoy a guided tour of its Old Main Bridge, fortress, and frescoed ceiling of its baroque Bishop’s Residenz along the famed Romantic Road. You’ll visit a Main River Village for a picturesque day in Bavaria, and continue to Mainz for a guided excursion to magnificent Heidelberg Castle. Soak in the classic Rhine Valley wine-country town of Rüdesheim—flanked by hillside vineyards and Rhine River shores. You’ll pass through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz for a guided tour of the ancient squares, towers, and fortress walls. Continue your cruise on the Rhine River to the dynamic city of Cologne—with its signature gothic cathedral and soaring twin steeples. Take a guided tour of the city or choose a walking tour of Cologne’s historical Jewish sites.

Your cruise through Germany continues on the Rhine River into the Netherlands and the color and character of Amsterdam. Take a fascinating guided canal cruise on its iconic waterways past stately homes of the city’s Golden Age.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

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.

Set sail while enjoying dinner on your first night onboard.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

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Day 2 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 3 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.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

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Day 4 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.

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 5 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

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

Explore a charming Main River village on a Guided Hike with your Avalon Adventure Host.

This afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAINZ

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Day 6 MAINZ, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC Take a half-day Guided Tour that includes the magnificent Heidelberg Castle and the Great Vat—the world’s largest wine barrel.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

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Day 7 RÜDESHEIM

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

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

ACTIVE Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down.

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

KOBLENZ

Travel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental History

Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

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Day 8 COLOGNE

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host while cruising to Cologne.

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne— explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! This evening, enjoy dinner on board your ship.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

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Day 9 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

You might consider an Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans—a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways, and flower farms, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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Day 10 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

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Vacation Highlights

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting on board

Day 3 Volkach—Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 4 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s ResidenZ

Day 5 Main river village: guided walk

Day 6 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat

Day 7 Rüdesheim–Koblenz: special treat; choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim, or guided hike; free time in Koblenz

Day 8 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 9 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 10 Amsterdam (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

Amsterdam

Westcord Jakarta

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Superior First-Classl>

A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.

No Excursions are available at this time.

Dates and Prices

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Port Charges:
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Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available

Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room from $249 to $367,in twin room from $160 to $242

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $256
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,478
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,542
P / Royal Deck / $1,671
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,828



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