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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 three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
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.
Day 1 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail to Breisach.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH
Day 2 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest
Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:
Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden, and enoy a wine tasting.
Enjoy an onboard beer lecture hosted by your Beer Expert while cruising
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
Day 3 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
A Grand Cathedral and La Petitie France
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including its Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
Day 4 RÜDESHEIM, GERMANY–RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR:
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:
Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument, then ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.
Onboard food and beer pairing dinner hosted by your Beer Expert
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT
Day 5 FRANKFURT. EXCURSION TO SELIGENSTADT
Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods, OR:
Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Day 6 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.
Enjoy an onboard beer tasting hosted by your Beer Expert
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
Day 7 WÜRZBURG
A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road
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.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
Day 8 BAMBERG
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.
Discover a very special family run hop garden where you will also taste a local beer
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
Day 9 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)
Living Heritage and History Lessons
Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.
Day 10 MUNICH
Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles
Take a full-day Guided Tour to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig.
Day 11 MUNICH
Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast.