Christmastime From Prague To Basel 2019
Countries:
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Visionary
Celebrate this magical time of year with a Christmastime river cruise vacation starting in the Czech Republic, on through 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 sel traditional German Christmas wares and seasonal delicacies.
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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 sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 7 Main river village:
baking demonstration on board, guided walk

Day 8 Wiesbaden. 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; time at leisure for Christmas markets in Speyer

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

Day 11 Breisach:
excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

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



  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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