Willkommen in Deutschland - welcome to Germany! On this spectacular cruise vacation, enjoy one of Germany's largest cities, Munich, and many of its charming villages and towns, with picturesque scenery along the way. Visit King Ludwig's most famous castle - Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle - and spend time in delightful Oberammergau. Explore and savor beer tasting in Regensburg, a beautifully preserved medieval city where you - ll visit one of Germany's oldest restaurants. Enjoy a picturesque Bavarian village with medieval homes, and visit Heidelberg and its famous castle. Explore La Petite France district in Strasbourg. Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most dramatic part of the river, and drive through the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps. This is just a sampling of the scenic wonders and delightful destinations awaiting your discovery!
Highlights & Sightseeing
Cruise: deluxe 9-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
Day 1 Munich: welcome to Munich
Day 2 Munich: guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
Day 3 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau: visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Day 4 Munich - Passau (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Passau; guided walk; onboard welcome reception
Day 5 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
Day 6 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 7 Kitzingen: guided walk
Day 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 9 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 10 Boppard - Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim: guided walk in Boppard; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treat
Day 11 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the Castle, see the Great Vat
Day 12 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
Day 13 Basel (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Buffet breakfast in Munich; superb dining with meals on board featuring full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, lunch with complimentary soft drinks, and dinner including complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.