Christmastime In The Heart Of Germany – Cruise Only Westbound 2019
Rivers:
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises
Countries:
Czech Republic, Germany
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Visionary
This festive Christmastime river cruise begins in Nuremberg, the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Guided sightseeing shows you its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany, and be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a specialty of Nuremberg. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, throughout town, you’ll see nativity scenes built by local citizens. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hillscovered with vineyards.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): 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: 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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