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Avalon Waterways The Heart of Germany (Westbound) (WNF)

6 days Nuremberg to Mainz 
Fall in love with the heart of Germany’s beloved destinations along the Main River. With vineyard views and historical sights, your cruise through Germany is one of a kind. 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. Take a guided tour of 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. Your guided tour will share legends of folklore, before cruising to wonderful Würzburg. Enjoy a guided tour of its Old Main Bridge, fortress, and frescoed ceiling of its baroque Bishop’s Residenz along the famed Romantic Road. You’ll visit a Main River Village for a picturesque day in Bavaria, and continue to Mainz for a guided excursion to magnificent Heidelberg Castle, then visit a Main River Village for a picturesque day in Bavaria. Your cruise through Germany concludes in Mainz.

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

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 11/08/20
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/19/20, 08/14/20, 12/09/20
  • Save $300 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 12/02/20
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 08/14/20, 11/08/20, 12/02/20, 12/09/20
  • Save $300 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 12/07/19, 12/09/19
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting on board

Day 3 Volkach—Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 4 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 5 Main river village: guided walk

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

Special Interest Departures

12/02/2020 - Festive Season in the Heart of Germany (Westbound)
12/09/2020 - Festive Season in the Heart of Germany (Westbound)

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WFN - The Heart of Germany (Eastbound)

Itinerary (2020)

Day 1NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Set sail while enjoying dinner on your first night onboard.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

(D)
Day 2BAMBERG
 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 3VOLKACH
 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.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

(B,L,D)
Day 4WÜRZBURG
 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. 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 5MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
 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.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 6MAINZ (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Frankfurt airport before 10 am.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Gateway city for departure is Frankfurt, Germany.

Port charges:
$130

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 / $142
B / Sapphire Deck / $821
A / Sapphire Deck / $857
P / Royal Deck / $928
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,571

NOTE:
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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*12/09/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $2,379.00
*06/19/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,599.00
*08/14/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,499.00
*11/08/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,199.00
*12/02/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,099.00
*12/09/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,099.00
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