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Avalon Waterways Grand German Sojourn with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound) (WNAQ)

12 Day River Cruise Prague to Amsterdam 
Begin your vacation your way with a 2-night stay in the Golden City of Prague. Guided sightseeing includes Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

Embark on your European river cruise in Nuremberg for a grand adventure in spectacular views, German vineyards and brews. Bavarian delicacies awaits you on the Main and Rhine Rivers. Cruise through Germany from Nuremberg on the Main River cruise portion to beautiful Bamberg. Enter a world where imperial dynasties lived with a guided tour of its Romanesque cathedral amid the seven hills crowned with churches. Tour the quaint town of Volkach and its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, then visit Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region with a visit to Kitzingen.

Hear legends of folklore from your Local Guide, before cruising to wonderful Würzburg. See its Old Main Bridge, fortress, and frescoed ceiling of its baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Visit a Main River Village for a picturesque day, and continue to Frankfurt for a guided excursion to magnificent Heidelberg Castle. Soak in the classic Rhine Valley wine-country town of Rüdesheim—flanked by hillside vineyards. Pass through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz for a guided tour of the ancient squares,then continue to the dynamic city of Cologne—with its gothic cathedral and soaring twin steeples. Take a guided tour of the city or a walking tour of Cologne’s historical Jewish sites. Your Avalon YourWay cruise through Germany continues on the Rhine River into the Netherlands and Amsterdam—where a guided canal cruise past stately homes of the Golden Age awaits.

Ships: Artistry II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 11/06/20
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 11/06/20
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/17/20, 08/12/20
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Prague: welcome to Prague

Day 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds

Day 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting on board

Day 5 Volkach–Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 6 Würzburg: choice of guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz, or guided hike

Day 7 Main river village: guided walk

Day 8 Frankfurt. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat

Day 9 Rüdesheim–Koblenz: choice of visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; free time in Koblenz

Day 10 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 11 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 12 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WNA - Grand German Sojourn (Westbound)
WNAQ - With 2 Nights in Prague
WAN - Grand German Sojourn (Eastbound)

Itinerary (2020)

Day 1PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
 Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires

Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River
Day 2PRAGUE
 Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.

In the evening, you might like to attend an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.

(B)
Day 3PRAGUE–NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
 The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague

The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city.

You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to experience Prague through the eyes of a local. Lose the crowds and discover the charming local spots that are part of everyday life in Prague.

This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

(D)
Day 4BAMBERG
 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.

Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city.

DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a beer tasting on board.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH

(B,L,D)
Day 5VOLKACH
 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.

During lunch time enjoy a relaxing cruise to Kitzingen.

KITZINGEN

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.

EVENING CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

(B,L,D)
Day 6WÜRZBURG
 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, OR:

ACTIVE Enjoy incredible views over the northern Bavaria city of Wurzburg on a hike up to mighty hilltop Marienberg Castle.

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. Alternatively, you may enjoy free time to take in the charm and culinary specialties of Würzburg.

Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

(B,L,D)
Day 7MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
 Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

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

Explore a charming Main River village on a Guided Hike with your Avalon Adventure Host.

This afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

(B,L,D)
Day 8FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION). EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
 Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

CLASSIC Take a half-day Guided Tour that includes the magnificent Heidelberg Castle and the Great Vat—the world’s largest wine barrel.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RÜDESHEIM

(D)
Day 9RÜDESHEIM
 Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:

ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

KOBLENZ

Travel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental History

Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

(B,L,D)
Day 10COLOGNE
 Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host while cruising to Cologne.

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne— explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! This evening, enjoy dinner on board your ship.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)
Day 11AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
 Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

You might consider an Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans—a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways, and flower farms, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)
Day 12AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port Charges:
$234

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 details and prices. Triples not available

Extra nights per person in Prague:
in single room from $211 to $333, in twin room from $136 to $333

Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room from $249 to $367,in twin room from $160 to $242

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 / $256
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,478
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,542
P / Royal Deck / $1,671
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,828

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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