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German Grandeur (Eastbound)

On this 9-day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Basel to Nuremberg, travel along the Main and Rhine rivers to enjoy the best views 3 countries have to offer.

Tour popular destinations in Switzerland, Germany and France via bike-ride, hike or guided walk. Whether your goal is to spend more time out in nature or immerse yourself in local culture there’s something for everyone aboard the Avalon Tranquility II.

Enjoy Avalon’s signature Panorama Suites aboard our award-winning fleet, with rooms 30% larger than the industry standard that transform into open-air balconies, it’s the perfect way to take in the sights of this Main River Cruise from the comfort of your own space.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Tranquility II
  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Departure: Jul - Nov
£1,984 pp
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German Grandeur (Eastbound) Cruise Itinerary

Clamber aboard the Avalon Tranquility II for a scenic adventure down rivers Main and Rhine. Enjoy a scenic cruising through Rhine Gorge, visit the Gothic Cathedral in Strasbourg or get stuck in on a bike-ride with your Adventure Host through Bamberg, Frankfurt, Breisach and many other destinations.

Day 1

Basel (EMBARK)

Climb aboard the Avalon Tranquility II and enjoy our onboard welcome reception.

Day 2


Choose between an excursion to the Black Forest, biking alongside your Adventure Host or paying a visit to a local winery in Breisach to get a taste for the local alcohol.

Day 3


Go biking with your Adventure Host or enjoy a guided tour to either the La Petite France district or a Gothic Cathedral.

Day 4

Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Boppard

Here, you have the choice of visiting Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, a cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim or a hike through the local vineyards with your Adventure Host. You can expect to enjoy a scenic cruising through Rhine Gorge and some time at leisure during our mooring at Boppard.

Day 5


On this day, enjoy a bike ride alongside your Adventure Host or opt for a guided tour in Seligenstadt.

Day 6

Main River Village

Take part in a serene walking tour through Main River Village to immerse yourself in local culture.

Day 7


Pay a visit to the Bishop’s Residence or get your cardio going on a bike ride alongside your Adventure Host.

Day 8


Today, we offer you a choice of a guided tour to the Old Town Hall or a serene bike ride with your Adventure Host.

Day 9

Nuremberg (DISEMBARK)

Your cruise ends this morning, disembark the Avalon Tranquility II and begin your journey home.

German Grandeur (Eastbound) Cruise Ships

Avalon Tranquility II

Climb aboard to enjoy a peaceful stay in Avalon’s signature panorama suites, which are 30% larger than the industry standard, making them the perfect place to stretch out and enjoy the world at your feet, quite literally.

16 Staterooms
Spacious Bathrooms

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8 Nights
Jul Nov

German Grandeur (Eastbound)

  • Basel (EMBARK)
  • Breisach
  • Strasbourg
  • Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge-Boppard
  • Frankfurt
  • Main River Village
  • Würzburg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg (DISEMBARK)
£1,984 pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Tranquility II

German Grandeur (Eastbound) Cruise Review

“We took our older two kids on this river cruise and they loved it: riding our bikes around various destinations was a real highlight for our family. As we love to stay active, our Adventure Host was a key player in our enjoyment of the cruise – he was friendly, helpful and motivating. Our suite was also lovely, the panorama windows/open-air balcony definitely is a cool novelty worth experiencing.”

Rebekah Harris, Bristol

German Grandeur (Eastbound) FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Will I receive a panorama suite?

Each ship in the Avalon fleet includes our signature Panorama Suites, however there’s also the option to book a Deluxe Stateroom or Royal Suite – so it really depends on your pricepoint and what you’re looking for.

Does this cruises’ outings include the opportunity for a wine tasting?

On day 2 of your cruise, during our time moored in Breisach there’s the option to visit a local winery and enjoy a tasting.

Does Avalon Waterways accept children?

In our years of experience, we’ve found that children under the age of eight years old do not typically fare well on cruise vacations, so we do not accept children under that age.

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