Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Zurich to Prague. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and finally, Prague in the Czech Republic. Other highlights: excursions to Germany’s Black Forest; to Heidelberg for a visit to the red sandstone castle and to Rüdesheim in the heart of Rhine wine country. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the many Christmas markets, where you can sample some tasty holiday treats, smell the festive aromas, shop for locally crafted Christmas ornaments, and delight in the holiday cheer. This year, celebrate the holiday season in style on this memorable and joyous cruise.

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 9-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Zurich. Transfer to Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Breisach: excursion to the Black Forest; Christmas marketDay 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas marketDay 4 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat; Christmas marketsDay 5 Frankfurt. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treatDay 6 Miltenberg: guided walk; Christmas marketDay 7 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 8 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas marketDay 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation) – Prague: travel to PragueDay 11 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle GroundsDay 12 Prague: your vacation ends today


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 becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.