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Avalon Waterways The Heart of Germany (Eastbound) (WFN)

6 days Mainz to Nuremberg 
Explore the heart of Germany on this European river cruise from Mainz to Nuremberg. You’ll visit a Main River village with a guided walk through a Bavarian village. Sail to Wurzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”—and tour its baroque Bishop’s Residenz with the largest known ceiling fresco. Sail to Kitzingen in Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area, then explore the Bavarian beauty of Volkach’s half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. Enjoy a beer tasting on board your ship later. On to Bamberg, Germany’s “City of Seven Hills,” and former home of Imperial dynasties amid its seven church-crowned hilltops. Your European river cruise through the heart of Germany concludes in the historic city of Nuremberg.

Ships: Visionary - Artistry II - Imagery II - Tranquility II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/15/20, 05/21/20, 07/26/20, 10/04/20, 12/15/20
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/26/20, 10/04/20, 12/15/20
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 12/06/19
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Mainz (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Main River Village: choice of guided walk

Day 3 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 4 Kitzingen—Volkach: guided tours; beer tasting on board

Day 5 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 6 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

12/15/2020 - Festive Season in the Heart of Germany (Eastbound)

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Itinerary (2020)

 Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Frankfurt must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Sail to a beautiful Main River village while enjoying dinner on your first night on board.


 Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

This afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment on board.


 A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic Road

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail.


 Bavarian Wines, Legends, and Myths

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour and hear about the legend of a Countess, a shepherd, and a monastery. Explore Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area.

Enjoy a leisurely sailing to Volkach at lunchtime.


Bavarian Beauty on the Main River

CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.

DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.


 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.

After the tour spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer).


 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Nuremberg airport before 10 am.


Avalon Pricing Details

Gateway city for arrivals is Frankfurt.

Port charges:

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Frankfurt:
in single room from $311 to $429, in twin room from $197 to $256

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 / $143
B / Sapphire Deck / $821
A / Sapphire Deck / $857
P / Royal Deck / $928
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,571

Special Interest Cruises: Festive December 2 & December 4 & December 9 & December 15

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach 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 traveler.

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*12/06/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $2,379.00
*05/15/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,499.00
*05/21/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,599.00
*07/26/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,499.00
*10/04/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,599.00
*12/15/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,099.00
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