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Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel with 2 Nights in Prague

Summary:

Celebrate this magical time of year with a Christmastime river cruise vacation starting in the Czech Republic, on through the beautiful views of the heart of Germany, and ending in Switzerland. Prague, the beautiful Czech capital, is set on the banks of t...

Duration
12 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
06-Dec-2025
Starting at
USD 5,927.00
USD 5,177.00
Price per day
USD 431.00

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  • Avalon
Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Panorama
Tour
Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel with 2 Nights in Prague

Summary

Celebrate this magical time of year with a Christmastime river cruise vacation starting in the Czech Republic, on through the beautiful views of the heart of Germany, and ending in Switzerland. Prague, the beautiful Czech capital, is set on the banks of the Vltava River and a Local Guide will be proud to show you the famous sights. The Christmas market offers rows of brightly decorated wooden huts selling ornaments and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart’s content and try a traditional hot sausage from one of the stalls. Board your ship in Nuremberg, Germany, host to one of the oldest Christmas markets. Get into the holiday spirit as you stroll through the illuminated 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 throughout 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 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, before cruising to Strasbourg, France. This time of year, the historic charm of the city is mixed with the 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, before ending in Basel Switzerland.

Map: Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel with 2 Nights in Prague (Avalon)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1.
Prague, Czech Republic
Day 2.
Prague
Day 3.
Prague–Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)
Day 4.
Nuremberg
Day 5.
Bamberg
Day 6.
Würzburg
Day 7.
Main River Village
Day 8.
Frankfurt. Excursion To Rudesheim
Day 9.
Heidelberg Excursion. Speyer
Day 10.
Strasbourg, France
Day 11.
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
Day 12.
Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)

Travel Countries (4): Czechia, France, Germany, Switzerland

Ports of call (13): Bamberg, Basel, Breisach, Colmar, Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Prague, 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...

Prague

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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