2022 Season

German Grandeur with 2 Nights in Munich (Eastbound)


cruise: WZNE
11 days from Basel to Munich
Your picturesque Rhine River cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach, with your choice of a visit to a local winery, or an excursion to the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular views of Rhine Gorge. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine, 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 reaching Nuremberg to disembark for two nights in Munich. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, and visit the mountain village of Oberammergau—known for its once-a-decade production of the Passion Play. Your grand scenic cruise through Germany brings the beauty and charm of its cities and villages to life. From Switzerland to Bavaria and beyond, your German vacation will stay a beautiful memory for years to come!

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at-a-glance


Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or a 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)–Munich: Guided tour in Nuremberg; transfer to Munich

Day 10 Munich: Full day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 11 Munich: Your vacation ends this morning
Avalon Choice

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.

notes


  • 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.
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.