Central European Experience – Eastbound
October 23 - November 2, 2019
If you read my Bucket List blog last week you noted the Main/Moselle River experience was at the top of the list. The arrangements have been finalized and I am now able to invite you to join me on this wonderful cruise. Making this particular cruise even more spectacular will be the gorgeous fall colors we'll see while gazing at the most beautiful landscapes in Germany.
After over a decade of operating as a preferred agency with Avalon Waterways, I am happy to announce that not only will you save $100 per person on this amazing adventure, you'll also enjoy complimentary pre-paid gratuities (a $135 per person value).
This 10 day personally escorted trip is priced at only $3384 per person (after discounts) with discounted upgrades available. Port fees are $182 per person, air travel and travel insurance are not included in this price. You are welcome to use any airmiles you have earned or take advantage of our discounted air pricing.
I can't wait to take you on this Central European Experience. Call me today to find out more!
Your Globetrotting Friend,
Contact Joy for questions and to reserve your spot - 405-885-8900 or 918-339-4805
Day by Day
Day 1 REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding in Remich.
Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
The day is yours to explore Remich—the Pearl of the Moselle—with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
Day 2 REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early Morning Jog in REMICH on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country.
CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, OR:
CLASSIC Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.
This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while cruising to Bernkastel.
EVENING CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
Day 3 BERNKASTEL, GERMANY
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses, OR:
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins.
Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon—with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of regional wine.
DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
Day 4 RHINE GORGE—RÜDESHEIM
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Take your morning coffee up to the Sky Deck as you cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.
DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
ACTIVE Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards.
DISCOVERY Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Day 5 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.
Spend free time biking through the beautiful Bavarian village on the Main River shores.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
Day 6 WÜRZBURG
A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon
CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.
Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
Day 7 BAMBERG
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.
Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
Day 8 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)
Living Heritage and History Lessons
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.
Your vacation continues with a transfer to Prague.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires
Stroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafés for dinner and Czech Beer.
Day 9 PRAGUE
The Charles Bridge and Europe’s Best Beer
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock.
Later, you may decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion as your expert local guide reveals the secrets of Prague with a visit to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots.
Take time to mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner Lager beside the Vltava River.
Day 10 PRAGUE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.