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Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg with 2 Nights in Prague 2024

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

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.

  1. 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.

    Stroll through the city centre, enjoy the festive illumination and savor Christmas delicacies like waffles, gingerbread, sweets and Swiss raclette.

    EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

    (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
    History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

    DISCOVERY Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience local traditions and the vibrant Christmas mood.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings, and enjoy the warmth and glow of the Christmas season.

    Alternatively, spend your afternoon leisurely browsing Breisach’s lovely Christmas market to sample bretzels, mulled wine, and Black Forest cake.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE
    Joyeux Noël in Strasbourg

    CLASSIC Come along for City Sightseeing, including the city’s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Alsace, for an afternoon in a French wine-country village.

    Savor the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition by spending your free time this afternoon wandering the French winter markets of Strasbourg. Take in the lights, music, and the pleasures of the season.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SPEYER

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    SPEYER, GERMANY. HEIDELBERG EXCURSION
    Winter Wonders and a Wine Barrel Fit for a King

    DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour that includes the magnificent Heidelberg Castle and the Great Vat—the world’s largest wine barrel. After the tour, visit the local German Christmas markets in Heidelberg.

    Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing sailing morning and explore the sights and sounds, tantalizing treats, and seasonal handiwork of Speyer Christmas markets.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    FRANKFURT. EXCURSION TO RUDESHEIM
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience in Rüdesheim, enjoy a special treat.

    Don’t miss the tantalizing treats, and seasonal handiwork of sparkling winter wonderlands in the city.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
    Hidden Gifts and Holiday Delights in Beautiful Bavaria

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of a picturesque village along the Main River.

    DISCOVERY Join a Cookie-Baking Demonstration on board your ship while sailing.


    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    WÜRZBURG
    Old Saint Nick and Nutcrackers

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residence.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt German Christmas museum—the world’s most extensive collection of traditional German Christmas decorations.

    Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Wurzburg’s Christmas markets.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    BAMBERG
    Christmas Customs and Cradle Scenes

    DISCOVERY Enjoy an onboard Christmas Traditions Lecture while sailing.

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bamberg—medieval home of Germany’s Roman Empire dynasties. Stroll through dozens of Bamberg’s nativity scenes—from miniature to life-size.

    Take free time to enjoy the quaint Christmas markets, and warm up with traditional German dumplings, sausage, and a glass of hearty Bavarian ale.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    NUREMBERG
    Legends and History Lessons

    CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.


    Spend free time browsing the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare—bratwurst, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other Christkindlmarkt culinary delights.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Bid your crew farewell and head for the Golden City of Prague

    Stroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafés for dinner and Czech Beer.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    PRAGUE
    Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Czech Christmas Spirits

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hrad?any Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

    Spend the afternoon on your own to browse the exquisite Christmas Markets of Prague. Stroll through the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys and handicrafts.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    PRAGUE
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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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.
  • Christmas markets generally operate from late November until the third week of December.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for arrivals is Zürich.

Port charges:
$270

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.

Zurich: Radisson Blu Airport
This modern, stylish hotel 330-room property conveniently offers direct access to the airport terminal, the perfect location for arrivals & departures. Dining options include an Italian restaurant specializing in fresh Italian dishes crafted with a modern twist and a Grill restaurant offering seafood and steaks dishes prepared in an open kitchen. The atrium bar has a 16m-high glass wine tower with over 4,000 bottles of wine and champagne and the outdoor terrace is the place for cocktails and light bites. Other amenities include two fitness centers (one on site and one at the airport), a hammam, as well as a sauna set in a plane's cockpit. Free internet access is available throughout the entire hotel.
Address:
Zuerich Flughafen
Zurich , Switzerland
Prague: Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague
A stunning 106-room boutique hotel set in an historic townhouse that dates back to 1889, perfectly located on a quiet street in the heart of Prague's Old Town. Modern Czech cuisine is served in a trendy bistro style setting with an open plan kitchen. For relaxation and connectivity, there is a 24-hour fitness studio, sauna, and free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. The hotel is ideally located on a quiet street of the Prague Old Town, only a few steps from all important shopping and sightseeing attractions.
Address:
Zlatnicka 3/1126
Prague 1 , Czech Republic
Prague: Art Deco Imperial Hotel
An historic 126-room ornate property oozing old world glamour with architecture dating back to 1913. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. This hotel is home to the famous Cafe Imperial which specializes in traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist and there is also a fashionable bar for drinks and snacks. The Spa offers a sauna, steam room as well as a fitness center.
Address:
Na Porici 15, 110 00
Prague , Czech Republic
Prague: Hilton Prague Old Town
A contemporary 303 room hotel offering classic art deco inspired luxury. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby, access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). There is also an indoor swimming pool and fitness center and the stylish restaurant offers an innovative mix of European cuisine with Asian flavors. Snacks, drinks and cocktails are served throughout the day in the lounge bar.
Address:
V Celnici 7
Prague 1 , Czech Republic
Prague: Prague Marriott
Located in the heart of Prague, just a short stroll away from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, this sophisticated 239-room hotel combines a great location with top notch service. A smart grill restaurant serves both Czech and international cuisine, the relaxed hipster-styled Bourbon bar offers a great range of wines, cocktails and BBQ dishes. There is also an on-site Italian style café, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property.
Address:
V Celnici 8
Prague , Czech Republic

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

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