AVALON 2020: Grand German Sojourn with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound) (WNAQ)
12 Day River Cruise Prague to Amsterdam
Begin your vacation your way with a 2-night stay in the Golden City of Prague. Guided sightseeing includes Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town's Astronomical Clock. Embark on your European river cruise in Nuremberg for a grand adventure in spectacular views, German vineyards and brews. Bavarian delicacies awaits you on the Main and Rhine Rivers. Cruise through Germany from Nuremberg on the Main River cruise portion to beautiful Bamberg. Enter a world where imperial dynasties lived with a guided tour of its Romanesque cathedral amid the seven hills crowned with churches. Tour the quaint town of Volkach and its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, then visit Bavaria's largest wine-producing region with a visit to Kitzingen. Hear legends of folklore from your Local Guide, before cruising to wonderful Wurzburg. See its Old Main Bridge, fortress, and frescoed ceiling of its baroque Bishop's Residenz. Visit a Main River Village for a picturesque day, and continue to Frankfurt for a guided excursion to magnificent Heidelberg Castle. Soak in the classic Rhine Valley wine-country town of Rudesheim-flanked by hillside vineyards. Pass through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz for a guided tour of the ancient squares,then continue to the dynamic city of Cologne-with its gothic cathedral and soaring twin steeples. Take a guided tour of the city or a walking tour of Cologne's historical Jewish sites. Your Avalon YourWay cruise through Germany continues on the Rhine River into the Netherlands and Amsterdam-where a guided canal cruise past stately homes of the Golden Age awaits.
|Day 1||Prague||Welcome to the Golden City of Prague-Explore the City of 100 SpiresEnjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River|
|Day 2||Prague||Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town's Astronomical Clock.Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.In the evening, you might like to attend an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.(B)|
|Day 3||Nuremberg||The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city.You might choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Mala Strana-two of Prague's most romantic and picturesque spots. This afternoon, board your Suite Ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG(D)|
|Day 4||Bamberg||One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills.CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city. DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a beer tasting on board.This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH(B,L,D)|
|Day 5||Volkach||Bavarian Beauty on the Main RiverCLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.During lunch time enjoy a relaxing cruise to Kitzingen.KITZINGENBavarian Wines, Legends, and MythsCLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour and hear about the legend of a Countess, a shepherd, and a monastery. Explore Bavaria's largest wine-producing area.EVENING CRUISE TO WURZBURG(B,L,D)|
|Day 6||Wurzburg||A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic RoadCLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Wurzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco, OR:ACTIVE Enjoy incredible views over the northern Bavaria city of Wurzburg on a hike up to mighty hilltop Marienberg Castle.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. Alternatively, you may enjoy free time to take in the charm and culinary specialties of Wurzburg.Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE(B,L,D)|
|Day 7||Main River Village||Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River VillageCLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.Explore a charming Main River village on a Guided Hike with your Avalon Adventure Host.This afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT(B,L,D)|
|Day 8||Frankfurt||Castle Walls and the World's Biggest Barrel of WineCLASSIC Take a half-day Guided Tour that includes the magnificent Heidelberg Castle and the Great Vat-the world's largest wine barrel. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN RUDESHEIM(D)|
|Day 9||Rudesheim||Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine CountryDISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rudesheim.Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei-where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors. KOBLENZTravel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental HistoryEnjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE(B,L,D)|
|Day 10||Cologne||Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host while cruising to Cologne.CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne- explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites.Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! This evening, enjoy dinner on board your ship. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM(B,L,D)|
|Day 11||Amsterdam||Canals of Colorful Amsterdam CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's 'Golden Age.' You might consider an Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans-a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways, and flower farms, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM(B,L,D)|
|Day 12||Amsterdam||Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.(B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Port Charges:$234Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included. Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not availableExtra nights per person in Prague:in single room from $211 to $333, in twin room from $136 to $333Extra nights per person in Amsterdam: in single room from $249 to $367,in twin room from $160 to $242All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:Category / Decks / PriceD / Indigo Deck / $256B / Sapphire Deck / $1,478A / Sapphire Deck / $1,542P / Royal Deck / $1,671Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,828
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