Christmastime From Prague To Basel – Cruise Only 2019
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland
Avalon Visionary
Celebrate this magical time of year with a delightful Christmastime river cruise through 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 throughout the town. Learn about holiday traditions as you cruise to Würzburg, and here walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—hme to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted.
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Tour 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 sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 5 Main river village:
baking demonstration on board, guided walk

Day 6 Wiesbaden. 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; time at leisure for Christmas markets in Speyer

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

Day 9 Breisach:
excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 10 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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