German Grandeur – Westbound (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Munich, Germany to Basel, Switzerland
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Munich, Germany

Welcome to Munich! The day is yours to relax and explore the city on your own.

Munich, Germany

Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles. Take some free time today to stroll this pedestrian and bike-friendly city to see the famous Glockenspiel, outdoor cafés, or the Bavarian Biergärten for authentic brews. (Breakfast)

Munich, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. (Breakfast)

Bamberg, Germany

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills. After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Würzburg, Germany

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Frankfurt, Germany

Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt. Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Boppard, Germany

A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge. Take some free time to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Strasbourg, France

A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine. Explore on your own along tree-lined streets with gingerbread-style houses reminiscent of Brothers Grimm within the very modern city of the European Parliament. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Breisach, Germany
Colmar, France
Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest. Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Basel, Switzerland

Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am. (Breakfast)

German Grandeur – Westbound map

What's Included


  • Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements

Not Included

  • Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

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

Insider Tip

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

Terms & Conditions

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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