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Central European Experience with 2 Nights in Prague 2021
(Westbound)

10 days with Avalon Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires

Stroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafés for dinner and Czech Beer.

Day 2 PRAGUE 
Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castle and Great Cuisine

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock.

Take time to mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner Lager beside the Vltava River. (B)

Day 3 PRAGUE-NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION) 
Living Heritage and History Lessons

The morning travel to Nuremberg, Germany.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.

This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B,D)

Day 4 BAMBERG 
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG (B,L,D)

Day 5 WÜRZBURG 
A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco. 

Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery.

Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE  (B,L,D)

Day 6 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE 
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM (B,L,D)

Day 7 RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE 
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY 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 Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

This afternoon, relax on the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B,L,D)

Day 8 BERNKASTEL 
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses, OR:

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins.

Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH (B,L,D)

Day 9 REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO TRIER 
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, OR:

CLASSIC Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.

This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (B,L,D)

Day 10 REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am. (B)
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River Cruise Highlights
  • Day 1 Prague: welcome to Czech Republic
  • Day 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds
  • Day 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg, guided tour; onboard welcome reception
  • Day 4 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
  • Day 5 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residence
  • Day 6 Main River Village: guided walk
  • Day 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Day 8 Bernkastel: choice of guided walk or hike to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; wine tasting
  • Day 9 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
  • Day 10 Remich (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
All This Included
This Central European river cruise on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers begins with two overnights in Prague. Before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship®, explore one of Europe’s most magical cityscapes in the Golden City of Prague. See its best-known treasures like St. Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece that dominates the skyline, the Astronomical Clock, and Hradcany Castle grounds.

Embark on your cruise on the Main-Danube Canal to some of Germany’s most intriguing cities. Also, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful view of the Rhine River. See ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the heart of the Moselle region, the wine village of Bernkastel, surrounded by Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards, awaits with charming narrow streets and half-timbered houses, which have been standing since the Middle Ages. Sample some of the famed wines of the area, then sail along the enchanting Moselle River on your way to the ancient city of Trier, Germany—believed to be even older than Rome—with remnants of ancient Rome still found. A fascinating experience in the traditions and beauty of Central Europe.

  • Ship Amenities - Avalon Imagery II:
    • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
    • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, shade awnings, & outdoor deck game area
    • State-of-the-art fitness center
    • Non-smoking staterooms & ship interior
    • Convenient Elevator Service
    • Elegant, contemporary design
    • Outside viewing deck
    • Headsets for guided shore excursions
    • English-speaking friendly crew, staff & professional Cruise Director
    • Sightseeing with Expert Local Guides
    • Onboard lectures, activities & entertainment
    • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
    • Sky Deck whirlpool
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
    • Additional biking excursions available in Amsterdam, Breisach and Bernkastel
    • Onboard Adventure Center with active gear, bikes, Nordic walking sticks, watercraft & maps
    • Casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
    • Avalon Choice® cruising experience
    • Choice of Classic, Active or Discovery excursions so that you can experience your cruise your way
    • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check-out
    • Onshore & Onboard experiences with regional customs, cultures & tastings with local artisans, experts & entertainers
    • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
    • Well-stocked library with books, cards, and board games
    • Complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit, and cookies available throughout the day
    • Full-size closet mirror
  • Ship Dining - Avalon Imagery II:
    • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
    • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
    • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
    • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
    • Daily early-riser breakfast
    • Daily late-riser breakfast
    • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-order egg station
    • Lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations
    • Al fresco lunch in the Sky Grill
    • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
    • Healthy Corner options including low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy choices
    • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan and allergy-free selections
    • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
    • Happy Hour every evening including featured drink specials
    • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
    • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favorites
    • Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
    • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
    • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cozy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
    • Healthy meal options
    • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro's tasting menu for a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere
    • Tastings - sample the destination's famous delicacies
    • Casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
    • Coffee or tea after dinner
    • Light lunch in the Panorama Lounge
    • FlexDining flexible dining times with menu & venue options
Accommodations on this Tour
Prague: Prague Marriott, Art Deco Imperial Hotel, Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague or Hilton Prague Old Town 
Cruising: Cabin onboard Avalon Imagery II
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change. Final itineraries will be available April 2020.
  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Port charges: $182
  • Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.
  • Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
  • All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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