Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel


Summary: Celebrate this magical time of year with a delightful Christmastime river cruise through the beautiful views of the heart of Germany, on the Main Danube Canal, and the Main and Rhine Rivers. Board your ship in Nuremberg, Ger-many, host to one of the oldes...

Duration
10 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
02-Dec-2020
Starting at
USD 4,098.00
USD 3,348.00
Price per day
USD 335.00
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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Imagery II, Tranquility II, Envision, Impression
Tour
Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel
Tour Code
WNM


Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): welcome to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 3 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 4 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 5 Main river village: cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tour

Day 6 Frankfurt. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

Day 7 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in Speyer

Day 8 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 9 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 10 Basel (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

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.

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Itinerary

Celebrate this magical time of year with a delightful Christmastime river cruise through the beautiful views of the heart of Germany, on the Main Danube Canal, and the Main and Rhine Rivers. Board your ship in Nuremberg, Ger-many, host to one of the oldest Christmas markets in the country. Get into the holiday spirit as you stroll through the brightly illuminated and decorated Old Town. 200 stalls sell traditional German Christmas wares and seasonal delicacies. In delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find nativity scenes built by local citizens through-out the town. Learn about holiday traditions as you cruise to Würzburg, and here walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. Then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses that are dotted along the Main River.

In Rüdesheim on the Rhine River, see Europe’s largest nativity scene with life-size figures. Visit Heidelberg Castle, which towers magnificently over the city, and watch the skaters on the ice rink below. At this time of year, the historic charm of Strasbourg, France, is mixed with festive aromas, sights, and sounds—creating a truly magical atmosphere! Visit the gothic cathedral with its ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Continue your Christmas-time river cruise to Breisach, Germany—gateway to the famous Black Forest. An area of unrivaled natural beauty, and the home of Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. There is no better setting at this time of year, when smoke curls from the chimneys of the traditional Black Forest houses. Your delightful holiday cruise ends in Basel, Switzerland.

1.
Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)
2.
Nuremberg
3.
Bamberg
4.
Würzburg
5.
Main River Village
6.
Frankfurt. Excursion To Rudesheim
7.
Heidelberg Excursion. Speyer
8.
Strasbourg, France
9.
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
10.
Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)

Visited Countries: France, Germany, Switzerland

Visited cities: Bamberg, Basel, Breisach, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, Würzburg


Ship Information
Ship Name
Imagery II
Ship Type
River Cruiser
Summary

One of 2016's two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. At a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, an elevator, alternative light dining options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, a shade system, and deck games.

 
Travel Package
Description Coming from   Going to
Cruise Nuremberg Basel



This is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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