2019 : Central European Experience - Cruise Only Westbound (WNR0) - Imagery II
8 Day River Cruise Nuremberg to Remich
This Central European river cruise will take you across Germany to Luxembourg on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.
You will embark on your river cruise in Nuremberg, Germany, and sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal to Bamberg. Marvel at the 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)-built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River.
Enjoy a visit to Wurzburg, also called the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," and see the magnificent baroque Bishop's Residenz and the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. There will be many historical sites to see, but you'll also have time to relax, do some shopping, and stop in a Konditorei (German pastry and coffee shop) for a delicious local favorite and experience a German afternoon tradition!
Your river cruise will continue through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most enchanting stretch of the Rhine River. See ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Get a chance to try some of the best wines Germany has to offer in the wine village of Bernkastel, home to Germany's largest expanse of vineyards. This beautiful area will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses which have been standing since the Middle Ages.
The opportunities to discover new experiences and historic treasures are countless on this fabulous river cruise vacation as you make your way to the ancient city of Trier, Germany-believed to be even older than Rome. Many remnants of ancient Rome can still be found, such as imperial baths and the Roman Bridge, with stone pilings dating from 144-152 AD.
Your cruise on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers will stay with you for a long time to come as you reflect on your priceless experiences and a lot of memories along the way!
Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Bamberg: Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
Day 3 Wurzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 4 Main River Village: Guided walk
Day 5 Rudesheim-Rhine Gorge: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 6 Bernkastel: Guided walk; wine tasting
Day 7 Trier: Choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
Day 8 Remich (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.
Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.
Throughout the Ship:
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Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise: Classic Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You'll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites. Discovery We've found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore. Active Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
(B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 4 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
(B, L, D)
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
Classic Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.
This evening, enjoy onboard entertainment.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WURZBURG
(B, L, D)
A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon
Classic Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the "Pearl of the Romantic Road" with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco.
Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
(B, L, D)
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
Classic Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM
(B, L, D)
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Discovery Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR;
Discovery Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
(B, L, D)
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley
Classic Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses
Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon-with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of regional wine.
Discovery Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GREVENMACHER
(B, L, D)
GREVENMACHER. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine
Classic Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier-Germany's oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, OR:
Classic Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.
This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.
This evening cruise to Remich.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am.
- Cruise Line
- Avalon Waterways
- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 8 Days
- Cruise Ship
- Imagery II
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|Day 4||Main River Village|
|Day 5||Rhine Gorge|
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Luxembourg:
in single room from $296 to $335, in twin room from $184 to $204
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
P / Royal Deck / $1299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199
Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.
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