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AVALON WATERWAYS
11 Days | German Grandeur with Munich
Eastbound (WZN)


BASEL TO MUNICH

Day 1 | Basel, Switzerland. Embark. Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail to Breisach. (NOTE: Flights into Zürich must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.) (D)

Day 2 | Breisach, Germany. Excursion to the Black Forest. 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. (B,L,D)

Classic — Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings — OR —

Discovery — Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration.

Day 3 | 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. (B,L,D)

Classic — Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

Active — Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Walk.

Day 4 | Rudesheim, Germany. Cruising the Rhine Gorge. Boppard. This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard, a peaceful jewel in the rhine gorge. Take a free afternoon to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment before sailing to Frankfurt. (B,L,D)

Active — Take a Morning Hike up the vine-clad hillside with your Avalon Adventure Host, then ride the cable car down for breathtaking views — OR —

Discovery — Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience — OR —

Active — Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument, then ride or walk back down through the vineyards.

Discovery — Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

Day 5 | Frankfurt. Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt. Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. (B,L,D)

Classic — Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods — OR —

Discovery — Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

Day 6 | Main River Village. Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. (B,L,D)

Classic — Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

Day 7 | Wurzburg. 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. Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail for Bamberg. (B,L,D)

Classic — Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

Day 8 | Bamberg. One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills. After your tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). (B,L,D)

Classic — Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

Day 9 | Nuremberg. Disembark. Transfer to Munich. Living Heritage and History Lessons. Tonight, you’ll stay in Munich to enjoy its nightlife, elegant cuisine, and to relax for tomorrow’s adventures.(B)

Classic — Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.

Day 10 | Munich. 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. (B)

Classic — Take a full-day Guided Tour to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig. Continue on to Oberammergau—the storybook Bavarian village famous for its once-a-decade Passion Play — OR — Take a half-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.

Day 11 | Munich. Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast. (B)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.)

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11 DAYS | BASEL TO MUNICH
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