2023 Season

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg with 2 Nights in Prague


cruise: WMNE 12 Day River Cruise Basel to Prague
Experience the holiday season like never before with a Christmastime cruise through Germany and France. From the beauty of the Black Forest to the glistening lights of Strasbourg’s Christmas markets, you’ll discover traditions and tastes that warm the heart. With views like no other, the shining stalls with crafts, cuisine, and curios come alive with music and merriment. Visit glowing German Christkindlesmarkt stalls as you cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers through Heidelberg, a Main river village, Wurzburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg.
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Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: Choice of visit to Badischer Winzerkeller or excursion to Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 3 Strasbourg: Guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 4 Speyer. Excursion to Heidelberg: Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; free time for Christmas market

Day 5 Frankfurt. Excursion to Rüdesheim: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; Christmas market

Day 6 Main river village: Onboard cookie-baking demonstration; guided tour

Day 7 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit the Bishop's Residence; Christmas market

Day 8 Bamberg: Onboard Christmas Traditions lecture; guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas market

Day 9 Nuremberg: Choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)-Prague: Travel to Prague

Day 11 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; Christmas market

Day 12 Prague: Your vacation ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities  and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.