German Grandeur For Beer Enthusiasts (Eastbound)

02/28/2020 through 07/16/2021
02/28/2020 through 07/27/2021
Avalon Waterways

See the grandeur of Germany on a European river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. Begin with a Rhine River cruise in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach-with your choice of a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, or an excursion to the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France for a guided tour and visit to the La Petite France district and Gothic cathedral. Cruise to the wine village of Rüdesheim through the spectacular views of Rhine Gorge and vineyards of the Rhine Valley. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine River, and you’ll sail on the Main River to visit an authentic Main River village on your way to Würzburg. Take a guided tour of Bamberg, before concluding your cruise in Nuremberg.

This cruise is a special treat for beer enthusiasts, with onboard tastings and food pairings while learning about German beers and brewing processes from your Beer expert on board. From Switzerland to Bavaria, your river cruise through Germany will create grand memories indeed!

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Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest or a visit to Badischer Winzerkeller; onboard lecture on brewing and beer

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral

Day 4 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard: choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim, or a hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard; onboard food and beer pairing dinner

Day 5 Frankfurt: choice of guided tour in Frankfurt or guided tour in Seligenstadt

Day 6 Main River Village: guided walking tour; onboard beer tasting

Day 7 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; visit a hop garden

Day 9 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 3 Strasbourg, France
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Day 4 Rüdesheim, Germany – Rhine Gorge
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Day 5 Frankfurt. Excursion To Seligenstadt
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Day 6 Main River Village
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Day 7 Würzburg
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Day 8 Bamberg
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Day 9 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)
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