Cruising Elevated - Save $700CAD Per Couple

    See the grandeur of Germany on a European river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers | Offer expires April 30, 2023

    Cruising Elevated - Save $700CAD Per Couple with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $5,617CAD Per Person

    (Featured price is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, cabin category D, on the departure dates indicated, and includes the Avalon $350CAD per person discount.)

    Offer: Save $700CAD Per Couple Plus Fly Free from Select Canadian Cities on Select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe River Cruises
    Departure Date: June 27, 2023
    Return Date: July 5, 2023

    Video: Cruising Elevated – Avalon Waterways

    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.


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

    Photo: Map of the German Grandeur itinerary

    Day 1: Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

    Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board the ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail.

    Day 2: Bamberg

    The City of Seven Hills. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    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.

    Photo: Bamberg, Germany

    Day 3: Würzburg

    A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

    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.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing tonight.

    Day 4: Main River Village 

    Beauty on the Main River.

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

    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite

    Day 5: Frankfurt. Excursion to Seligenstadt 

    Charm in Frankfurt.

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

    Discovery: 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 ambiance of quaint neighborhoods.

    Spend your free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    Day 6: Boppard

    A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge. This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

    Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.

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

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

    Day 7: Strasbourg, France

    A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    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.

    Photo: Strasbourg, France

    Day 8: Breisach, Germany (Black Forest)

    German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest.

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

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

    Discovery: Visit 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.

    Day 9: Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)

    Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

    Don't delay, book your trip today! Offer expires April 30, 2023.

    Terms And Conditions

    Book a select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from YEG, YHZ, YOW, YQR, YUL, YVR, YWG, YXE, YYC, YYJ, YYZ . Other gateway cities available from $100CAD to $300CAD per person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). The free air offer is based on the lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. In lieu of FREE AIR, a $1,600CAD/person land promotion and in lieu of FREE AIR + $350CAD/person, a $1,900CAD/person land promotion can be requested by calling Avalon Waterways. Limited to new bookings for Canada originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between January 3, 2023 and April 30, 2023. A $550CAD non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air. Groups of 8 passengers or more don't qualify for this offer. Please call for Group promotion options. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $350CAD per person land promo, if applicable. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300CAD per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only.

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