German Grandeur for Beer Enthusiasts
Your picturesque European river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach, with your choice of a guided tour of charming Colmar, or an excursion to the Black Forest. Sail to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way and find out how its inhabitants are proud of their beers. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine, and you’ll sail on the Main River to visit an authentic authentic Main river village on your way to Würzburg. Take a guided tour of Bamberg located in Germany’s brewing heartland, before reaching Nuremberg to disembark for two nights in Munich. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, and visit the mountain village of Oberammergau—known for its once-a-decade production of the Passion Play. A Beer Expert will travel with you on this cruise and will held lectures, tasting and will introduce you to food and beer pairing. Your grand German river cruise brings the beauty and charm of its cities and villages to life, and adds education and enjoyment with local beer and foods to savor along the way. From Switzerland to Bavaria and beyond, your German vacation will stay a beautiful memory for years to come!
Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar Day 3 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral, local beer tasting; onboard beer lectureDay 4 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard: choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in BoppardDay 5 Frankfurt: onboard beer tasting; choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in SeligenstadtDay 6 Main River Village: guided walking tour, onboard food and beer pairing dinner Day 7 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz, taste a local beerDay 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; visit a malt factory or a hop gardenDay 9 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Munich: guided tour in Nuremberg; transfer to Munich Day 10 Munich: choice of guided tour of Munich, or full day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian village of OberammergauDay 11 Munich: your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.