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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, Germany, host to one of the oldest...

Duration
10 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
08-Dec-2025
Starting at
USD 5,298.00
USD 4,548.00
Price per day
USD 455.00

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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Panorama
Tour
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, Germany, 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 Residence—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 the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue your cruise to Speyer and 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 Christmastime 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.

Map: Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel (Avalon)

Short Itinerary / Route

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

Travel Countries (3): France, Germany, Switzerland

Ports of call (12): Bamberg, Basel, Breisach, Colmar, Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, Würzburg, Zurich

Ship Information

Ship Name
Panorama
Ship Type
River Cruise Ship

Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Cruise...

Nuremberg

Arrow Going To

Zurich

River CruisesThis 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 and activities can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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