Avalon Waterways
Tranquility II

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 Chrstmas markets.

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Christmastime From Nuremberg To Basel With 2 Nights In Prague 2020
Countries: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Prague: arrival day at leisure

Day 2 Prague: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to Hradcany Castle; Christmas market

Day 3 Prague—Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 5 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 6 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 7 Main river village: cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tour

Day 8 Mainz. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

Day 9 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in Speyer

Day 10 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 11 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 12 Basel (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning



  • 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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