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6 Days Festive Season In The Heart Of Germany

Route

Nuremberg (Germany) To Frankfurt (Germany)

River

Price Included

  • Accommodations
  • Dining (regional, western & Avalon Fresh® cuisine)
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Afternoon tea
  • Daily coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks (lunch & dinner)
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice (breakfast)
  • Bottled water
  • Professional Cruise Director
  • Amenities
  • TV channels with free movies
  • Onboard lectures, activities and nightly entertainment
  • Avalon Adventure Host℠
  • Selections of sightseeing/excursion (Avalon Choice®)
  • Personal headset (easy exploration)
  • WiFi access
  • Port taxes
  • Onboard gratuities

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USD 2,402 .00
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Extra Discount 3% if pay by Bank Transfer
  • Sailing Date
  • Year 2021
  • Dec
    03, 09, 11

     This festive Christmastime river cruise begins in Nuremberg, the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Guided sightseeing shows you its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany, and be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a specialty of Nuremberg. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, throughout town, you’ll see nativity scenes built by local citizens. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards.

     Walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residence - home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses and narrow streets that are dotted along the Main River. Take a guided walk of one of these picturesque Bavarian villages - sure to be even more appealing lit up with festive lights and decorations. As this unforgettable Europe river cruise ends in Frankfurt, you will never forget the historical treasures of Germany perfectly paired with the views, sounds, and tastes of the joyous holiday season.

 

Welcome in Nuremberg, where your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul.
Overnight docking in Nuremberg.



Meals Included: Dinner

Living Heritage and History Lessons

 CLASSIC  - Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle,

OR:
 CLASSIC  - Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds - used by the Third Reich.


Spend free time browsing the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare - bratwurst, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other Christkindlmarkt culinary delights.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
Evening/Overnight cruise to Bamberg.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cherished Christmas Customs and Cradle Scenes

 CLASSIC  - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bamberg - medieval home of Germany’s Roman Empire dynasties. Stroll through dozens of Bamberg’s nativity scenes - from miniature to life-size.


Take free time to enjoy the quaint Christmas markets, and warm up with traditional German dumplings, sausage, and a glass of hearty Bavarian ale.

 DISCOVERY  - Enjoy an onboard Christmas Traditions Lecture while sailing.


Evening cruise to Würzburg.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ornaments, Old Saint Nicholas, and Nutcrackers Sweet

 CLASSIC  - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residence.


You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt German Christmas museum - the world’s most extensive collection of traditional German Christmas decorations.
Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Wurzburg’s Christmas markets.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
Evening/Overnight cruise to Main River Village.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hidden Gifts and Holiday Delights

 CLASSIC  - Take a Guided Tour of a picturesque village along the Main River.

 

 DISCOVERY  - Join a Cookie-Baking Demonstration on board your ship while sailing.


Afternoon/Overnight cruise to Frankfurt.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.



Meals Included: Breakfast

  Note  

  • All passports/travelling documents must have at least 6 months validity as at the end of sailing period and guest should hold a valid visa based on your travel destinations.
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Terms of Payment

Deposit: USD 500 per person must be paid upon booking.

Final Payment: required 95 days to commencement of services.

** If final payment doesn't make by the final payment date, reservation will be cancelled, and deposit and all prepaid fees & premiums will be forfeited.
** Not applicable to specific offer and promotion.

 

 

Cancellation Fees
 

Notice Charges (per person)
More than 91 days to commencement of services Deposit amount (USD 500)
60 ~ 90 days to commencement of services 35% of total price
30 ~ 59 days to commencement of services 50% of total price
3 ~ 29 days to commencement of services 80% of total price
2 days to commencement of services / without notice 100% of total price


** Cancellation policy for specific offer and promotion differs.
 

 

Revision Fees
 

On or before final payment date Minimum USD 30 per participant fee (subject to approval) + any airline change fees
After the final payment date All cancellation fees apply

 

1. Administration fee of MYR 300 per cabin will be imposed for any cancellation made to booking after booking is confirmed.

2. All the above will be subjected to change without prior notice.

 

 

Visa Requirement & Passage Restriction

1. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the scheduled return date to home country.

2. It is passenger’s responsibility to obtain and have in possession proper and valid documentation / visa required for entry and departure for each country passenger travel. Passenger is solely responsible for the cost incurred during travel for missing, incomplete or defective documentation. Avalon Waterways is not liable for any loss or expense incurred due to loss, damage, or errant entry, exit or travel documentation.

3. Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21, on all services, including the sharing of accommodations. If the accompanying adult is not a parent, a “Parental Consent Guardianship Form” must be signed by a parent or legal guardian of the child and received by Avalon Waterways prior sailing. 

4. Passage of pregnant women will only permitted before her 24th week pregnancy at the time of sailing and must accompanied with doctor’s certificate stating that she is fit to travel at sea. No refund or compensation will be given in the event of cancellation due to pregnancy.

5. The minimum age for boarding Avalon Waterways is 8 years of age. There is no special arrangements or activities for children on board the ships.

6. Avalon Waterways reserves the right to refuse embarkation to any passenger whose medical condition is not made known prior to sailing and SHALL NOT be required to REFUND cruise fare paid.

7. NO REFUND will be made to passengers denied embarkation for non-compliance of immigration requirements.

8. It is recommended every passenger to read through Carrier Terms & Conditions privided by Avalon Waterways carefully. If you disagree with or are unwilling to be bound by any of the terms of the contract, please do not participate in the cruise or related travel being offered.

 

* Avalon Waterways reserve the right to cancel or substitute any scheduled port of call / itinerary / price / cruise & land program / shore excursion / hotel / vessal / cabin at any time without prior notice.

 

Cruise routes and all other aspects of the cruise and travel are subject to change with or without notice. The cruise line reserves the right, without liability for damages or refund, to advance, alter, delay, amend, cancel, shorten or lengthen any sailing, deviate from the Vessel’s advertised or ordinary itinerary or route, omit or change any ports-of-call.

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