German Grandeur with 2 Nights in Munich, Hosted by Steve Scaffidi

July 16 -27, 2024 | Munich + Nuremberg to Basel | 12 Days


Come join Steve Scaffidi and enjoy the grandeur of Germany with a scenic river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. Your European River cruise begins with two nights in Munich. You will enjoy a guided tour of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, then embark on your Avalon Passion® in Nuremberg. For beer enthusiasts, a knowledgeable Beer Expert joins your cruise to host lectures, beer tasting, and food-and-beer-pairings for an authentic German and French river cruise experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a hop garden tour while tasting a local beer.

Sail to Bamberg for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties. Your enchanting river cruise through Germany continues to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” From here sail to Frankfurt, where you can join a guided sightseeing tour of the city or visit the nearby town of Seligenstadt. Later, enjoy a local beer tour. On your way to Rüdesheim, sail through the picturesque views of the Rhine Gorge. Then, cruise to Strasbourg and join a guided city tour of Strasbourg’s sights, such as the stunning stained glass of its Gothic cathedral, the astronomical clock, and La Petite France district. Your scenic cruise through Europe includes a stop in Breisach to visit Germany’s beautiful Black Forest region. Choose a visit to a local winery in Breisach, or a day trip to the Black Forest’s Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum, and more. Your river cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers concludes in Basel, Switzerland, but your memories of this tremendous adventure through many of Europe’s most beautiful destinations will last a lifetime.

Hosted by Steve Scaffidi

Ports of Call: Nuremberg, Germany,Bamberg, Germany,Wurzburg, Germany,Miltenberg, Germany,Boppard, Germany,Strasbourg, Alsace, France,Breisach, Germany,Basel, Switzerland

Tour Highlights

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship throughout the tour  

Full day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle

Guided tour in Nuremberg

Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure Host

Onboard beer lecture

Visit to the Bishop’s Residenz or bike with your Adventure Host

Take a guided tour in Miltenberg and enjoy onboard beer tasting

Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, guided tour in Seligenstadt or bike with your Adventure Host; local beer tour

Enjoy a scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike

Join in onboard beer and cheese tasting; guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral in Strasbourg

Explore the Black Forest or visit to a local winery in Breisach   

Fox Tour Manager!

A Tour Manager from Fox World Travel will guide the group, offering peace of mind as you travel!

Receive remarkable service from your English-speaking crew and on-board tour director.


  • Deluxe 7-night Avalon River cruise in a river view stateroom on the stunning Avalon Passion from Nuremberg
  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms with hotel beds, hair dryer, safe and flat-screen TV with satellite for complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Two (2) night hotel accommodations including breakfast in Munich at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost (or similar)


  • All meals onboard the ship are included with Chef-inspired regional recipes
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily onboard your ship


  • Round trip flights from Chicago O’Hare to Munich, Germany, return from Basel, Switzerland
  • Transfers between the airport, ship and hotel when purchasing our Air Inclusive package
  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities to your shipboard staff, local guides, and coach drivers

Avalon Passion

Gracing Europe’s waterways with style and relaxed luxury as only Avalon can deliver, the Avalon Passion lives up to its name. Avalon guests experience this passion for new discoveries aboard this home-away-from-home to find two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. Spanning 200 square feet, the Passion’s Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard. It’s the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection bed with the world at your feet. Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare. Pack your own passions and cruise your way on the Avalon Passion.

Included Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Panoramic windows throughout the ship
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms

Hotel in Munich: Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

This city’s former Royal Post Office has been reimagined as an ultra modern 396-room hotel with impressive architectural elegance offering free Wi-Fi throughout. A diversely rich breakfast buffet is served daily in the hotel’s speciality breakfast restaurant, light French cuisine can be found in the Parisian style Brasserie with open kitchen and the swanky lounge Bar has an outside terrace and library where drinks and snacks can be enjoyed. Spa facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym.


Air + Tour prices include airfare from Chicago O’Hare, guided tour and inclusions and transfers in destination.

Deluxe Stateroom Category E-D

Air + Cruise Pricing: $7,540.00 – $7,783.00

Cruise Only Pricing: $6,140.00 – $6,383.00

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. 

Or call a travel advisor at 888-369-8785 to make your reservations today!

Panorama Suite Categories B-P

Air + Cruise Pricing: $9,178.00 – $9,361.00

Cruise Only Pricing: $7,778.00 – $7,961.00

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

Or call a travel advisor at 888-369-8785 to make your reservations today!

Early Booking Discount: Deposit by December 29, 2023 and receive $600.00 off per person

Early Booking Discount not applicable on Single Supplement Waiver bookings

Discounts are subject to change at any time

Important Information


Flights are currently pending. The air-inclusive package includes air that has not yet been assigned, the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date. A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply. Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Single Supplement: Call for pricing and availability – Single Supplement Waiver may be available.

Initial Deposit: $400 per person at time of booking at time of booking + Fox professional service fee

Final Payment Date: No later than April 8, 2024
Requirements: A valid US passport is necessary with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of return

Included: Above pricing is per person based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Pricing includes current air taxes and fees of $300.26 (subject to change) and a nonrefundable Fox World Travel Professional Fee of $50 per reservation. The Fox World Travel fee will be charged at the time of deposit and will show as an additional payment.

Not Included: Airline flights on land-only packages, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection is not included but highly recommended. Ask your travel consultant about pricing and options.

Terms: Minimum of 20 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour may still include a professional, local guide in the destination.

Optional Insurance:  In these volatile times and for peace of mind, we recommend purchasing travel protection insurance. Your travel advisor can discuss options with you, including medical expense coverage, pre-existing medical condition exclusion waivers, trip cancellation, trip delay, lost, delayed or damaged baggage and more. To cover pre-existing conditions, most policies must be purchased within 14 days of making your initial deposit. Travel protection insurance prices are based on your age and the trip cost.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to April 9, 2024:  Initial deposit of $400.00 per person + Fox professional fee
  • April 10 to May 11, 2024: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • May 12 to June 7, 2024:  75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • June 8, 2024 to 0 days prior to travel: No refunds

Fox World Cancellation Fee of $100.00 per reservation will apply in addition to any Fox Group Vacation or vendor cancellation penalties. Air tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

You will receive customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information.

Note:  Daily Itinerary is subject to change. 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.

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