Willkommen in Deutschland—welcome to Germany! On this spectacular cruise vacation, enjoy one of Germany’s largest cities, Munich, and many of its charming villages and towns, with picturesque scenery along the way. Visit King Ludwig’s most famous castle—Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle—and spend time in delightful Oberammergau. Explore and savor beer tasting in Regensburg, a beautifully preserved medieval city where you’ll visit one of Germany’s oldest restaurants. Enjoy a picturesque Bavarian village with medieval homes, and visit Heidelberg and its famous castle. Explore La Petite France district in Strasbourg. Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, the most dramatic part of the river, and drive through the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps. This is just a sampling of the scenic wonders and delightful destinations awaiting your discovery!

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 9-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Munich: welcome to MunichDay 2 Munich: guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 3 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau: visit Neuschwanstein Castle and enjoy free time in OberammergauDay 4 Munich–Passau (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Passau; guided walk; onboard welcome receptionDay 5 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tastingDay 6 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 7 Kitzingen: guided sightseeingDay 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 9 Main River Village: guided walkDay 10 Boppard–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: guided walk in Boppard; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treatDay 11 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great VatDay 12 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 13 Basel (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning


Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel


NOTES:In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.