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2024 Season

German Grandeur (Eastbound)


cruise: WZN
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. Your picturesque European river cruise begins on the Rhine River 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-style cathedral, then on to the vineyards and wine village of Rüdesheim through the spectacular views of Rhine Gorge. 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. From Switzerland to Bavaria, your German river cruise 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 visit to a local winery in Breisach or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Strasbourg: Choice of guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Boppard: Choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, 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

Day 5 Frankfurt: In Frankfurt choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure Host or guided tour in Seligenstadt

Day 6 Main River Village: Guided walking tour

Day 7 Würzburg: Choice of guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Bamberg: Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure Host

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

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.

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