Christmas In The Heart Of Germany - Cruise Only Westbound

Day 1 - Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation). Embark your cruise vessel in Nuremberg. Before dinner, meet your crew for a welcome reception. (D)
Day 2 - Nuremberg. Although 90% of Nuremberg's Old Town suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it has been restored to the glory it once knew as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Choose either a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR and marvel at this thousand-year-old city's medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), or join a more specialized NUREMBERG RALLY GROUNDS tour. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations, and the Christmas market is one of the most famous in the world. You'll find 200 stalls offering traditional wares, including Nuremberg Lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), baked goods and sweets, Christmas decorations, ornaments, and more. After your free time at Christmas Market, a shuttle bus service will be at your disposal to take you back to the ship. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Bamberg. In the early morning hours, arrive in medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany's most powerful imperial dynasties. Your GUIDED WALKING TOUR takes in its historic center, including the great 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the fascinating Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)"built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River when the bishop refused to give the townspeople land for a town hall! At this time of year, especially interesting are the nativity scenes built by local residents and exhibited throughout the town. Enjoy the Christmas market, where, in addition to candles and decorations, you'll find many regional delicacies, like gingerbread and nut bread. Be sure not to miss the special gift we have reserved for you in a local brewery. Rejoin your ship in time for lunch. This afternoon, cruise along the Main River to Wurzburg, and attend a fascinating ONBOARD LECTURE to learn more about European Christmas traditions. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Wurzburg. Known as the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," Wurzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The city makes an immediate impression with imposing Fortress Marienberg perched above town and the 15th-century Alte Mainbrucke (Old Main Bridge). On your included GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, visit the magnificent baroque BISHOP'S RESIDENZ, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. This afternoon you are free to explore on your own"maybe visit the Christmas markets or join an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg where you will have the opportunity to visit the Christmas Museum. . Be sure to try a Schneeball (snowball), a local specialty not at all suitable for a diet! (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Miltenberg. A CULINARY DEMONSTRATION will be delivered before lunch and before your arrival in Miltenberg. Tucked away behind medieval defensive walls and towered gates, the picturesque Bavarian village of Miltenberg is a cultural gem on the banks of the Main River. This afternoon's GUIDED WALK will acquaint you with the town's delightful Marktplatz (market square), which centers around a Renaissance-era fountain and features striking half-timbered buildings, cobblestone lanes, and one of the oldest inns in Germany, Haus zum Riesen (the giant's house) and the gothic splendor of the Merchant Hall. Depart for Frankfurt before dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Frankfurt (Disembarkation). Your vacation ends after breakfast today. (B)

NOTE:
Flights out of Frankfurt should not leave before 8:30 am.

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  Tour Name   Christmas In The Heart Of Germany - Cruise Only Westbound
  Tour Code  
WNF0
  Tour Duration    6 Days
  Start City:   Nuremberg
  End City:   Frankfurt
  Price From   USD $1,649.00   See in Cart
(not including airfare)
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2017-12-09 $1649 See in Cart
    Port charges:
    $120

    Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included.

    Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

    Extra nights per person in Frankfurt:
    in single room $274, in twin room $153

    Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.

    To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

    Category Decks Price
    D / Indigo Deck / $142
    B / Sapphire Deck / $821
    A / Sapphire Deck / $856
    P / Royal Deck / $928
    Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,356
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • Cruise: deluxe 5-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
    Day 1 Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
    Day 2 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds, tour Christmas market
    Day 3 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lecture; Christmas market
    Day 4 Wurzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz; Christmas markets
    Day 5 Miltenberg: guided walk; onboard cookie-baking demonstration; St. Nicholas legend
    Day 6 Frankfurt: your vacation ends this morning.
  • Key Differences
  • AW_Always_Included_Europe_2017
  • Launch Date
  • 04/05/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
    • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes
    • Welcome dinner
    • Daily Afternoon Tea
    • Daily Night Fare
    • Farewell dinner
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • Notes
  • NOTES:
    • Christmas markets operate from late November until the third week of December, depending on the location. Prague Christmas markets are open from December until January.
    • 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 becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
    • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Scenic Highlights
  • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
    Learn about local Christmas traditions at a fascinating onboard lecture.
  • Title
  • Christmas in the Heart of Germany - Cruise Only Westbound
 
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