Christmastime From Basel to Prague – Cruise Only (10 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Basel, Switzerland to Nürnberg, Germany
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DAY 1
Basel, Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Strasbourg, France

A Gothic Cathedral, Heaven's Time, and Joyeux Noël. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Alsace for an afternoon in a French wine-country village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Speyer, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany
Speyer, Germany

Winter Wonders and a Wine Barrel Fit for a King. This afternoon, visit the local German Christmas markets in Heidelberg, or Speyer. Explore at your own pace to soak up the sights and sounds, tantalizing treats, and seasonal handiwork of these sparkling winter wonderlands. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Wiesbaden, Germany
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Wiesbaden, Germany

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 6
Day-at-Sea

Hidden Gifts and Holiday Delights in Beautiful Bavaria. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Würzburg, Germany

Ornaments, Old Saint Nicholas, and Nutcrackers Sweet. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt's German Christmas Museum—the world's most extensive collection of traditional German Christmas decorations. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Bamberg, Germany

Cherished Christmas Customs and Cradle Scenes. Take free time to enjoy the quaint Christmas markets, and warm up with traditional German dumplings, sausage, and a glass of hearty Bavarian ale. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9
Nürnberg, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Nürnberg, Germany

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Christmastime From Basel to Prague – Cruise Only map

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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