Exclusive: Festive Season in the Heart of Germany

    Save $650 per person on Deluxe Staterooms | 6-days river cruise | Nuremberg - Frankfurt

    Save $650 per person on deluxe stateroom

    Video: Christmas River Cruises 

    Festive Season in the Heart of Germany

    Total Price: $2,785 CAD per person

    Save $650 CAD per person


    • Lead in Cabin Category E
    • DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
    • Includes $185 Port Charges


    WHY BOOK THIS CRUISE: 

    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.

    Photo: Christmas Market

    CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Onboard welcome reception
    • Choice of Nuremberg guided tour or
    • Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market
    • Guided tours
    • See the Old Town Hall
    • On-board Christmas Traditions lecture
    • Visit the Bishop's Residence
    • Christmas market
    • Cookie-baking demonstration on board

    Photo: Ignatz Bubis bridge

    WHATS INCLUDED: 

    • Throughout the Ship:
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi
      • Panoramic windows
      • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
      • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
      • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
      • Covered Observation Lounge
      • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary:
        • Cappuccinos
        • Lattes
        • Tea
        • Hot chocolate
        • Premium coffees
        • As well as treats throughout the day

    Photo: Itinerary map - Nuremberg to Frankfurt

    Itinerary: 

    DEPART DATE: December 12, 2022 - NUREMBERG, GERMANY

    RETURN DATE: December 17, 2022 - FRANKFURT, GERMANY


    DAY 1 - NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

    • Dinner
    • Welcome in Nuremberg
    • Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding
    • Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm
    • Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm
    • Indulge in traditional holiday fare
    • Hot libations to warm your heart and soul
    • EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
    Photo: Attractions at the market

    DAY 2 - NUREMBERG

    • Legends and History Lessons
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    CLASSIC

    • Choose a Guided Tour:
      • Nuremberg’s medieval architecture
      • Gilded fountain
      • Gothic cathedral
      • And Kaiserburg Castle, OR:
    Photo: Nuremberg Canal

    CLASSIC

    • Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds
    • Spend free time browsing the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg
    • Sample favorite Bavarian fare:
      • Bratwurst
      • Gingerbread
      • Mulled blueberry wine
      • And countless other
      • Christkindlmarkt culinary delights.
      • Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
      • EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
    Photo: The historic centre of Nuremberg

    DAY 3 - BAMBERG

    • Christmas Customs and Cradle Scenes
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    CLASSIC

    • Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bamberg
    • Medieval home of Germany’s Roman Empire dynasties
    • Stroll through dozens of Bamberg’s nativity scenes—from miniature to life-size
    • Take free time to enjoy the quaint Christmas markets
    • And warm up with traditional German dumplings
    • sausage, and a glass of hearty Bavarian ale

    DISCOVERY

    • Enjoy an onboard Christmas Traditions Lecture while sailing
    • EVENING CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
    Photo: Wurzburg Baroque Church

    DAY 4 - WÜRZBURG

    • Old Saint Nick and Nutcrackers Sweet
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    CLASSIC

    • Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with
    • See Old Main Bridge
    • Towering fortress
    • And baroque Bishop’s Residence
    • You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg
    • Visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt German Christmas museum
    • The world’s most extensive collection of traditional German Christmas decorations
    • Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Wurzburg’s Christmas markets
    • Enjoy live entertainment on board
    • EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    Photo: Wurzberg residence

    DAY 5 - MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    • Hidden Gifts and Holiday Delights
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    CLASSIC

    • Take a Guided Tour of a picturesque village along the Main River

    DISCOVERY

    • Join a Cookie-Baking Demonstration on board your ship while sailing
    • AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT


    Photo: Beautiful view of Frankfurt

    DAY 6 - FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)

    • Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning

    Note: In the event of technical or water level issues:

    • It may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motor-coach 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 traveller

    PRE-CRUISE: Optional Pre stay - 2-Nights in Prague - Westbound (Inquire at time of booking)

    POST CRUISE: Optional Post stay - 2 Nights in Prague - Eastbound (Inquire at time of booking)

    VIEW AVALON WATERWAYS NEW ENHANCED ONBOARD PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES HERE

    Partake in the magic at The Christmas Market in the Heart of Germany

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    Terms And Conditions

    Offer expires June 8, 2022. The purchase of any travel services offered by Avalon Waterways, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Avalon Waterways, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travellers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travellers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility. View full Terms & Conditions in the link above or contact your travel professional. Group Advantage Program: Will only qualify for groups that materialize 10 or more named/deposited passengers. Group ID: #764187-WNF21212

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