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The Heart of Germany with 2 Nights in Prague 2021

From Frankfurt, Germany to Prague, Czech Republic
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Thu, Dec 16, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

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Cruise through the heart of Germany followed by two nights in the Golden City of Prague after your European river cruise. Your cruise through Germany begins in the town of Frankfurt, from where you’ll sail to a Main River village to see the traditions of Bavaria. Visit Wurzburg, the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” See the largest-known ceiling fresco in the baroque Bishop’s Residence. In Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region, visit Kitzingen for classic sightseeing, followed by a leisurely sail to the half-timbered houses of Volkach. In Bamberg—the “City of Seven Hills”—enjoy a guided tour of the former home to imperial dynasties amid its church-crowned hills.Disembark from your cruise in Nuremberg, and travel to Prague for a 2-night stay in the exquisite city on the Danube River. This Avalon Your Way vacation in Prague includes sightseeing with an expert local guide to see the Hradčany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Also, enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer.

  1. Day 1
    FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
    Thu, Dec 16, 2021
    Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding Flights into Frankfurt must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.Sail to a beautiful Main River village while enjoying dinner on your first night on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE(D)
  2. Day 2
    MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
    Fri, Dec 17, 2021
    Beauty on the Main River Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian villageThis afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment on board.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG(B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    WÜRZBURG
    Sat, Dec 18, 2021
    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 Residence—with the largest known ceiling fresco, OR: ACTIVE Enjoy incredible views over the northern Bavaria city of Wurzburg on a hike up to mighty hilltop Marienberg CastleLater, 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. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WÜRZBURG (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    KITZINGEN
    Sun, Dec 19, 2021
    Bavarian Wines and LegendsAsk about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. 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 areaEnjoy a leisurely sailing to Volkach at lunchtime. VOLKACHStorybook Settings CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streetsEVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG(B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    BAMBERG
    Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    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.After the tour spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer).EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Tue, Dec 21, 2021
    Bid your crew farewell and head for the Golden City of Prague(B)
  7. Day 7
    PRAGUE
    Wed, Dec 22, 2021
    Gothic Cathedrals, and Grand Castles and Great Cuisine CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical ClockConsider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.Mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.(B)
  8. Day 8
    PRAGUE
    Thu, Dec 23, 2021
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.(B)

Countries Visited

Czech Republic, Germany

Rivers Visited

Main

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Inclusions

  • 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.


Accommodation Information

Port charges:
$140

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.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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.

Health and Safety Protocols for Avalon Waterways

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

WELCOME ABOARD

New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)

FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:

In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:

New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:

  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:

Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas

COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:

Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene

FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:

Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

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Ship Information

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9
Accommodations
4.9
Itinerary
4.9
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
4.7

Ratings based off 14 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

The ship was very smooth. Staff was outstanding and worked to fill your wishes. Food prepared let one experience the local cuisine. I put on weight, diet starts now. Weather cooperated for our trip and it didn't rain.

This was our first river cruise and the ship, the crew, the level of service and the food met or mostly exceeded our expectations. I would recommend Avalon Waterways to anyone.

We got exactly what we were looking for. The river cruise on Avalon was such a great experience and we will surely do another one in the future.

Our Cruise Director, Akos, did a wonderful job making the necessary changes to our itinerary due to the high water situation. He and the staff were always helpful when having questions about a variety of situations. A pleasure being on the Avalon Envision!

Wonderful crew and ship! We had a fantastic time and would recommend to others. Dan & Gail

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