German Grandeur River Cruise with Amy Hanten

September 18, 2020 to September 29, 2020

Join Amy Hanten and see the grandeur of Germany with a scenic river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers.

Your European scenic river cruise begins with 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. You may decide instead to take a guided tour of the fascinating highlights of Munich. You’ll then embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, and sail to Bamberg for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties.

Your enchanting river cruise 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. On your way to Rüdesheim enjoy a sailing through the picturesque Wachau Valley. 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 guided tour of charming Colmar or join a day trip to the Black Forest’s Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum, and more. Your river cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers comes to an end in Basel, Switzerland, but your memories of this tremendous adventure through many of Europe’s most beautiful destinations will last a lifetime.

Your journey begins aboard a motorcoach transfer from select cities to Chicago O’Hare, where you will board your overnight flight to Munich.

Welcome to Welcome to Munich! The day is yours to relax and explore the city on your own.
Hotel: Le Meridien Munich (or similar)

Take a full-day Guided Tour to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig
Hotel: Le Meridien Munich (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle. Then, you’ll board your river cruise vessel. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception as your ship departs for Bamberg.
Ship: Visionary
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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. After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
Ship: Visionary
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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. 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. Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing tonight. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Ship: Visionary
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River Bavarian village. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT
Ship: Visionary
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods, OR: 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. Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD
Ship: Visionary
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take some free time to relax or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine. This afternoon stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
Ship: Visionary
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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. Explore on your own along tree-lined streets with gingerbread-style houses reminiscent of Brothers Grimm within the very modern city of the European Parliament.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH
Ship: Visionary
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting, OR: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration.
Follow your visit to Badische Winzerkeller with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL
Ship: Visionary
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast. Depart for the airport and your flight home. Upon arrival in Chicago you will be transferred by motorcoach back to your original pick up location.


Air-Inclusive Package

  • Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points
  • Round trip flights from Chicago O’Hare to Munich, Germany and returning from Basel, Switzerland
  • Motorcoach transfers between the airport, ship and hotel when purchasing our air inclusive package

Hotel Accommodations

  • Two nights’ hotel accommodations including breakfast in Munich at the Le Meridien Munich (or similar)

Cruise Details

  • Deluxe 8-night Avalon river cruise in a river view stateroom on the stunning Avalon Visionary
  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities to your shipboard staff
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms with hotel beds, hair dryer, safe and flat-screen TV with satellite for complimentary movie and entertainment options

Dining

  • All meals onboard the ship with Chef-inspired regional recipes to include:
    • Daily four-course à la carte dinner in the main dining room
    • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
    • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with wine and canapés
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your ship

Sightseeing and Services Highlights

  • Sightseeing with certified local guides, guided optional excursions and tours, and ample free time to explore on your own. Explore classic sights, embark on active excursions, and make a new discovery through the hands-on cultural and artistic experiences shared by local residents and experts.
  • Experienced Fox World Travel Tour Manager to accompany the group*
  • Remarkable service from your English-speaking crew and on-board cruise director
  • Customized informative travel documents containing all trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Not included: Meals unless noted; trip cancellation and medical insurance; airline imposed baggage fees; airport gratuities to baggage handlers, gratuities to motorcoach drivers, local guides, or any other items of a personal nature. A valid passport is required.

* Minimum group required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to participate. In the unlikely event the minimum number is not reached, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.

*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.

 

Cruise Only

Category E/D Cabin

See special offers below!
Two riverview windows
Based on double occupancy

Category B/A/P Cabin

See special offers below!
French Balcony
Based on double occupancy

Air-Inclusive from Chicago O’Hare

Category E/D Cabin

See special offers below!
Two riverview windows
Based on double occupancy

Category B/A/P Cabin

See special offers below!
French Balcony
Based on double occupancy

*Above pricing is per person based on double occupancy in your choice of cabin category and subject to availability. All taxes and fees of $401.23 are INCLUDED and subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations.  Single pricing available upon request. Triple accommodations not available.

Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person
Final Payment Date: June 15, 2020

Early Booking Discount: Deposit by November 1, 2019 and receive $600.00 per person

**Discounts are subject to change at any time

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Please note: Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations. Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. 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.

Amy Hanten is The Cooking Mom.  She’s a cookbook author, television show host,  and a food blogger with a popular website www.thecookingmom.com.  She hosts a daily cooking show, “Living with Amy” on Fox 11 in Green Bay.  Amy also cooks up her delicious family friendly recipes regularly on many other TV stations like Fox 6 Wakeup in Milwaukee.  She also shares tips and recipes on radio stations like Wisconsin Public Radio and 620 WTMJ.  When she’s not cooking Amy loves to travel!  She’s loves adventures and is excited to travel, learn and eat her way around the world!

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties:

From date of deposit to June 15, 2020: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person

June 16 – July 17, 2020: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees

July 18 – August 18, 2020: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees

August 19, 2020 to 0 days prior to travel: No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

A valid passport is required with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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