FROM $2,825

Festive Season in the Heart of Germany Avalon Waterways River Cruise

Embark on a breathtaking 5-night river cruise from the historic city of Nuremberg all the way to vibrant Frankfurt, right in the midst of the festive Christmas holiday season. Discover historical treasures in beautiful old towns illuminated with holiday lights and decorations, while visiting the wonderful towns of Bamberg, Würzburg, and Miltenberg along the Main River.

Festive Season in the Heart of Germany Avalon Waterways River Cruise

DEPARTURE DATE: December 16, 2023
Countries Visited: Germany
Departure Port:Nuremburg, Germany


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). Explore 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.

Travel Dates & Pricing

December 16, 2023from $2,825 CADPer Person
December 16, 2023from $3,475 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • 5 night river cruise from Nuremburg to Frankfurt
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onshore excursions with Local Guides
  • Special onboard entertainment
  • FlexDiningSM options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • 7 breakfast, 4 lunch, 5 dinner
  • Taxes and port charges


1Sat Dec 16Nuremberg
2Sun Dec 17Nuremberg
3Mon Dec 18Bamberg
4Tue Dec 19Würzburg
5Wed Dec 20Miltenberg
6Thu Dec 21Frankfurt

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation):

Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Nuremberg:

Choice of Nuremberg guided tour or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 3 Bamberg:

Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 4 Würzburg:
Guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residence; Christmas market

Day 5 Miltenberg:
Onboard cookie demonstration; guided tour

Day 6 Frankfurt (Disembarkation):
Your cruise ends this morning

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