Willkommen in Deutschland—welcome to Germany! This beautiful vacation takes you along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. Board your ship in Passau; explore Regensburg, a beautifully preserved medieval city, where you’ll visit one of Germany’s oldest restaurants. Also enjoy a picturesque Bavarian village with medieval homes; visit Heidelberg and its famous castle; and explore the La Petite France district in Strasbourg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, and the most spectacular part of the Rhine Gorge. Visit the magnificent Bishop‘s Residenz in Würzburg, savor beer tasting in Regensburg, and a special treat in the quintessential wine village of Rüdesheim. Large and small, well-known and lesser-known towns and villages come to life on this delightful vacation.

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 9-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Passau (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tastingDay 3 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour Day 4 Kitzingen: guided sightseeingDay 5 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 6 Main River Village: guided walkDay 7 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 8 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great VatDay 9 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral Day 10 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.Arrival transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.