It begins with two overnights in Prague, one of Europe’s most magical cities. You’ll see Prague’s best-known treasures like St. Vitus Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece that dominates the skyline. Your river cruise will get underway as you sail through the Main Danube Canal with stops in some of Germany’s most intriguing cities. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. See ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water.
In the heart of the Moselle region, the wine village of Bernkastel, surrounded by Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards, will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses which have been standing since the Middle Ages. Before you leave, we’ll introduce you to some of the famed wines of the area. Along the enchanting Moselle River, make your way to the ancient city of Trier, Germany—believed to be even older than Rome. Many remnants of ancient Rome can still be found, such as imperial baths and the Roman Bridge, with stone pilings dating from 144-152 AD.
Your European river cruise through Central Europe comes to a close in the Luxembourg city of Remich. You’ll take many beautiful memories with you to recall this fantastic trip on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.
This Central European river cruise will take you from the gothic skyline of Prague to Remich on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.
DAY 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (B)
Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 SpiresStroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafés for dinner and Czech Beer.
DAY 2 PRAGUE (B)
The Charles Bridge and Europe’s Best Beer.
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 3 PRAGUE-NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION) (B/D)
The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague.
The morning is free to explore Prague on your own. To enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city. You might choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots. This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
DAY 4 BAMBERG (B/L/D)
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills.
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. This evening, enjoy onboard entertainment.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
DAY 5 WÜRZBURG (B/L/D)
A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon.
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 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
DAY 6 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B/L/D)
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village.
Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
DAY 7 RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE (B/L/D)
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
DAY 8 BERNKASTEL (B/L/D)
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley.
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses.
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.
Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GREVENMACHER
DAY 9 GREVENMACHER. EXCURSION TO TRIER (B/L/D)
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine
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 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.
This evening cruise to Remich.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
DAY 10 REMICH (DISEMBARKATION) (B)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am.
One of 2016’s two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe’s waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon’s outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. At a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, hair salon, an elevator, alternative light dining options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, a shade system, and deck games.