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Highlights of Germany — Cruise Only 2016 / 2015

10 days from Passau to Basel (WPZ0)

  • Cruise Overview
  • Day By Day Itinerary
  • Included Highlights & Features
  • Dates & Prices
Highlights of Germany – Cruise Only Highlights of Germany – Cruise Only

Cruise Overview

Willkommen in Deutschland - welcome to Germany! This beautiful vacation takes you along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. Board your ship in Passau; explore Regensburg, a beautifully preserved medieval city, where you - ll visit one of Germany's oldest restaurants. Also enjoy a picturesque Bavarian village with medieval homes; visit Heidelberg and its famous castle; and explore the La Petite France district in Strasbourg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, and the most spectacular part of the Rhine Gorge. Visit the magnificent Bishop's Residenz in Würzburg, savor beer tasting in Regensburg, and a special treat in the quintessential wine village of Rüdesheim. Large and small, well-known and lesser-known towns and villages come to life on this delightful vacation.

Highlights & Sightseeing

Cruise: deluxe 9-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Passau (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting

Day 3 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 4 Kitzingen: guided walk

Day 5 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz

Day 6 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 7 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 8 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the Castle, see the Great Vat

Day 9 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral

Day 10 Basel (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning


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.
  • Arrival transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.