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Christmas Time 2022 - Basel to Nuremberg

9 nights Christmas Time 2022 River Cruise from $6126 per person share twin
in a Deluxe Stateroom
flights are additional
Departs 03 Dec 22
other dates available

Sale Period

until sold out

 

9 nights Christmas Time 2022 River Cruise from
$6126
per person share twinin a Deluxe Stateroomflights are additionalDeparts 03 Dec 22other dates available

Christmas River Cruise 2022

Basel to Nuremberg

Experience the holiday season like never before with a European Christmas 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.

Deal Includes:

 9 night river cruise
✔ Gourmet cuisine with regional wine & beer
 Avalon's renowned onboard service & relaxed luxury
 Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
 Gratuities to Cruise Director, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
✔ Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions

Cruise Itinerary:

  • DAY 1:   BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)
    Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zurich 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)
  • 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)
  • DAY 3:   STRASBOURG, FRANCE
    Joyeux Noel 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)
  • DAY 4:   SPEYER, GERMANY. HEIDELBERG EXCURSION
    Winter Wonders and a Wine Barrel Fit for a King CLASSIC - 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT (B,L,D)
  • 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 Rudesheim, 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,L,D)
  • 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 WURZBURG (B,L,D)
  • DAY 7:   WURZBURG
    Old Saint Nick and Nutcrackers Sweet 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 Kathe 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • DAY 10:   NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Was $7226 now from $6126 per person share twin Deluxe Stateroom Cat E
Price based on  03 Dec 2022 departure.

PLUS - No Single Supplement  on select 2022 Europe departures


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Terms and Conditions

- *Terms & conditions apply. Prices correct as of 28/04/21, are dependent on cruise and cabin availability and will be confirmed at time of booking. All prices are per person (pp), twin share, include applicable savings and are based on Cat. E Deluxe Staterooms. Book select 2022 Europe river cruises and save up to $6,000 per couple - save value is dependent on the cruise & departure and will range from $350 - $3000pp. Applicable cruise savings can be viewed online on cruise itinerary pages. Offer valid for new 2022 Europe bookings made prior to 21/06/21 or until sold out. To secure reservation and offer a non-refundable deposit of $750pp/per cruise is required within 7 days of booking (or by 21/06/21; whichever comes first). Offer valid for Singles (single supplement applies). Offer not combinable with any other promotion except Peace of Mind Travel Plan and/or Welcome Back Credit. Exclusions apply. Offer can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions apply, see in store for details. 

Sale Period

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