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2023 Season

German Grandeur for Beer Enthusiasts (Westbound)


cruise: WNZ-T1
9 Day River Cruise from Nuremberg to Basel
See the grandeur of Germany on a European river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. For beer enthusiasts, a knowledgeable Beer Expert joins your cruise to host lectures, beer tasting, and food-and-beer-pairings for an authentic German and France river cruise experience.
Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, and sail to Bamberg for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties. In the afternoon, enjoy a hop garden tour while tasting also a local beer. Your enchanting river cruise continues to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” From here sail to Frankfurt, where you may join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the nearby town of Seligenstadt. Later enjoy a local beer tour.

On your way to Rüdesheim, you’ll sail through the picturesque views of the Rhine Gorge. Then cruise to Strasbourg and join a guided city tour of the sights, such as the stunning stained glass of its Gothic cathedral, the astronomical clock, and La Petite France district. Your scenic cruise through Europe includes a stop in Breisach to visit Germany’s beautiful Black Forest region. Choose a visit to a local winery in Breisach, or a day trip to the Black Forest’s Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum. You’ll find much more to explore your way on this grand river cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers. Conclude your cruise in Basel, Switzerland, with memories of this adventure through many of Europe’s most beautiful destinations to last a lifetime.

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Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Bamberg: Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure Host; visit of a hop garden; onboard beer lecture

Day 3 Würzburg: Choice of guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Main River Village: Guided tour; onboard beer tasting

Day 5 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt or bike with your Adventure Host; local beer tour

Day 6 Boppard–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Strasbourg: Onboard beer and cheese tasting; guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 8 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to a local winery in Breisach or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Basel (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.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.