Christmastime From Basel To Nuremberg

09/19/2019 through 12/08/2020
09/19/2019 through 12/20/2020
Avalon Waterways

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: excursion to Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, 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, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in Speyer

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

Day 6 Main river village: guided walk, onboard baking demonstration

Day 7 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 8 Bamberg: onboard Christmas Traditions lecture; guided sightseeing, 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): your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
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Day 3 Strasbourg, France
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Day 4 Speyer, Germany. Heidelberg Excursion
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Day 5 Mainz. Excursion To Rudesheim
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Day 6 Main River Village
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Day 7 Würzburg
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Day 8 Bamberg
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Day 9 Nuremberg
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Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)
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