Cruising Elevated - See the Grandeur of Germany on a European River Cruise

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    Cruising Elevated - See the Grandeur of Germany on a European River Cruise with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $4,390CAD Per Person

    (Price per person, based on double occupancy, cabin category E.)

    Offer: Receive $699CAD airfare plus save $1,700CAD per couple on 2023 Avalon Waterways river cruises
    Departure Date: July 5, 2023
    Return Date: July 13, 2023

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    Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.

    Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

    Classic: Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

    Discovery: We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

    Active: Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

    Inclusions

    • 8-night cruise in an outside stateroom
    • Daily included port excursions
    • All meals included while on ship (including Captain’s & farewell dinners)
    • Complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner

    Photo: Map of the German Grandeur (Eastbound) itinerary

    Day 1: Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation) 

    Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail to Breisach.

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 2: Breisach, Germany. Excursion to Black Forest

    German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest.

    Active: Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host.

    Discovery: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration.

    Discovery: Visit to a local winery in Breisach, where you will learn about German winemaking and enjoy a wine tasting.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 3: Strasbourg, France 

    A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    Active: Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host.

    Classic: Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including its Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

    Choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—the pre-WWII fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Photo: Strasbourg, France

    Day 4: Rüdesheim, Germany - Rhine Gorge

    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    Active: Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

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

    Discovery: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

    This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard.

    Boppard

    A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge. Enjoy some free time to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment while sailing to Frankfurt.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 5: Frankfurt, excursion to Seligenstadt

    Charm in Frankfurt.

    Active: Enjoy an easy biking experience in Frankfurt with your Adventure Host.

    Discovey: Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

    Classic: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite

    Day 6: Main River Village

    Beauty on the Main River. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    Classic: Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 7: Würzburg 

    A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road.

    Active: Explore Würzburg's charm by bike with your Adventure Host.

    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.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail for Bamberg.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 8: Bamberg

    The City of Seven Hills.

    Active: Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host.

    Classic: Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

    After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer).

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Photo: Bamberg, Germany

    Day 9: Nuremberg (Disembarkation) 

    Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast. Flights shouldn’t leave Nuremberg airport before 10 am.

    Meals: Breakfast

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    Book a select 2023 Avalon Europe river cruise to qualify for $699 round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YVR & YYC. Other gateway cities available from $199 or $299/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). $699 air will be based on the lowest available priced itinerary at the time of air booking. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Does not apply to intra-vacation air. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit, Peace of Mind Credit and select $500pp land promo. Limited to new bookings for Canada originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under land and air deposit between August 1 and September 30, 2022 for travel on select cruise departures in 2023. Pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available on all flight segments. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air or Custom Tours. Groups of 8 or more do not qualify for this offer. Please call for Group options. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) subject to airfare differentials between originally booked airline fare and re-booked air itinerary. Airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Pre-assigned seating may not be available on all air segments. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only.

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