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    Friends & Family 2022

    FESTIVE SEASON IN THE HEART OF GERMANY WITH 2 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE 2022

    8 Night / 9 Day River Cruise Prague to Frankfurt

    This Festive Christmastime river cruise begins in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Set on the banks of the Vltava River, you will be immersed in holiday spirit as you explore the famous Christmas markets with rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Stand in front of the medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate art piece and visualization of time unlike anything else in the world—and don’t miss the beautifully decorated tree in Old Town. Board your ship in Nuremberg, the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Guided sightseeing shows you its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany. And be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a specialty of Nuremberg. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, where nativity scenes built by local citizens are exhibited throughout town.

    Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residence—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses and narrow streets that are dotted along the Main River. Take a guided walk of one of these picturesque Bavarian villages—sure to be even more appealing lit up with festive lights and decorations. As this unforgettable Europe river cruise ends in Frankfurt, you will never forget the historical treasures of Germany and magnificent Prague perfectly paired with the views, sounds, and tastes of the joyous holiday season.

    ITINERARY

    DEPART USA

    Arrive Prague, Czech Republic

    Arrival day at leisure – Great Day to Explore the Christmas Markets

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Join our group this morning on a private 2.5 hr tour to the Historic Jewish Cemetery. Be our guests as we treat you to an amazing tour of the Jewish Quarter and Cemetery (B)

    Prague, Czech Republic
    Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Czech Christmas Spirits
    Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

    Spend the afternoon on your own to browse the exquisite Christmas Markets of Prague. Stroll through the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys and handicrafts.

    Prague – Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

    The Perfect Christmas Wish Come True Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul before your transfer to Nuremberg and board your Avalon Suite Ship®
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG

    Nuremberg, Germany
    Legends and History Lessons Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:
    Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich. Spend free time browsing the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare—bratwurst, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other Christkindlmarkt culinary delights. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    Bamberg, Germany
    Christmas Customs and Cradle Scenes Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bamberg—medieval home of Germany’s Roman Empire dynasties. Stroll through dozens of Bamberg’s nativity scenes—from miniature to life-size. Take free time to enjoy the quaint Christmas markets, and warm up with traditional German dumplings, sausage, and a glass of hearty Bavarian ale. Enjoy an onboard Christmas Traditions Lecture while sailing.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    Wurzburg, Germany
    Old Saint Nick and Nutcrackers Sweet

    Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residence.
    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt German Christmas museum—the world’s most extensive collection of traditional German Christmas decorations. Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Wurzburg’s Christmas markets. –HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    Main River Village
    Hidden Gifts and Holiday Delights

    Take a Guided Tour of a picturesque village along the Main River. DISCOVER Join a Cookie-Baking Demonstration on board your ship while sailing.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT

    Frankfurt, Germany
    Your cruise comes to an end with breakfast in the morning, prepare for your homeward flight.

    PRICING

    Cruise ONLY Rates:

    Category E- High Window Cabin (Deck 1)

    Cruise Rate:        $2566.00 per person based on double occupancy

    $3513.00 for single occupancy

     

    Category A- Panorama Suite (Deck 2)

    Cruise Rate:        $3494.00 per person based on double occupancy

    $4441.00 for single occupancy

     

    Category P- Panorama Suite (Deck 3)

    Cruise Rate:        $3566.00 per person based on double occupancy

    $4513.00 for single occupancy

     

    Category RS- Royal Suite (Deck 3)

    Cruise Rate:        $4280.00 per person based on double occupancy

    $8640.00 for single occupancy

    ROOM FEATURES

    Features

    Comfort Collection BedsSM

    Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

    Soft & firm pillows

    Choice of bed configuration

    Bedside tables with reading lamps

    L’Occitane bath products

    Easy under-bed luggage storage

    Alarm clock

    Bathrobes & slippers

    Complimentary water

    Individual climate control

    Large mirror in bathroom

    USB Ports

    Full shower with glass door

    Vanity and lighted makeup mirror

    Luxurious mattress toppers

    European-style duvets

    Extra blankets

    Nightly turn-down service

    Hairdryer

    Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage

    Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options

    Direct-dial telephone

    Well-stocked minibar

    In-room safe

    Elegant, contemporary design

    Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Two windows

    Writing desk and chair

    Features

    Comfort Collection BedsSM

    Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

    Soft & firm pillows

    Choice of bed configuration

    Bedside tables with reading lamps

    L’Occitane bath products

    Easy under-bed luggage storage

    Alarm clock

    Direct-dial telephone

    Well-stocked minibar

    In-room safe

    Elegant, contemporary design

    Marble countertops in bathroom

    USB Ports

    6-person sitting area

    Writing desk and chair

    Sofa

    Luxurious mattress toppers

    European-style duvets

    Extra blankets

    Nightly turn-down service

    Hairdryer

    Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage

    Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options

    Make-up mirror

    Bathrobes & slippers

    Complimentary water

    Individual climate control

    Large mirror in bathroom

    Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air BalconySM

    Full shower with glass door

    Vanity and lighted makeup mirror

    Coffee table

    Features

    Comfort Collection BedsSM

    Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

    Soft & firm pillows

    Choice of bed configuration

    Bedside tables with reading lamps

    L’Occitane bath products

    Easy under-bed luggage storage

    Alarm clock

    Direct-dial telephone

    Well-stocked minibar

    In-room safe

    Elegant, contemporary design

    Marble countertops in bathroom

    USB Ports

    6-person sitting area

    Writing desk and chair

    Sofa

    Double sinks

    Luxurious mattress toppers

    European-style duvets

    Extra blankets

    Nightly turn-down service

    Hairdryer

    Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage

    Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options

    Make-up mirror

    Bathrobes & slippers

    Complimentary water

    Individual climate control

    Large mirror in bathroom

    Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air BalconySM

    Full shower with glass door

    Vanity and lighted makeup mirror

    Coffee table

    DETAILS

    BONUS—– Book on this sailing to travel with me and I will be gifting each passenger their prepaid gratuities for the shipboard staff!

    The above listed rates & perks are based on our special group promotion and are only valid for guests booking & depositing no later than April 1st, 2021.
    $250.00 per person non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of holding a reservation.

    Final Payment will be due no later than August 15th, 2022
    Once deposit is made, Avalon charges a $250 penalty per person for cancelling, then penalties increase as follows:
    Cancellations from BOOKING-90 days prior to departure, the penalty is $250.00 per person
    Cancellations made between 89-60 days prior to departure, the penalty is 35% of total per person
    Cancellations made between 59-30 days prior to departure, the penalty is 50% of total per person
    Cancellations made between 29-1 day prior to departure, the penalty is 80% of total per person
    Cancellations on day of departure or later = 100% non-refundable

    Airfare is not available this far in advance.
    Once Avalon’s contracted rates become available we will pass along the rate details and then guests can choose if they would like to use Avalon’s air program or do air on their own.
    Please check with Diane or Jim in regards to air rates from your hometown.
    Airport transfer from airport to Prague hotel with the 3 night pre package is already included in pricing, regardless if passengers do their own flights. Transfer from ship to airport at end of sailing is included if airfare is purchased through Avalon. If airfare purchased separately, there is an additional fee for transfer from ship to airport in Frankfurt.

    As always, we highly recommend clients purchase travel insurance. Insurance rates are based on overall trip cost and the age of the passengers at time of booking. Please contact Jim or Diane for your specific travel insurance rates. Call us 1-888-202-4136

    Fares shown are in U.S. dollars and are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices are based on availability and subject to change. Availability cannot be guaranteed. Only deposited passengers are guaranteed their cabin availability and rates. Should you have questions, need additional information, or wish to deposit this trip and travel with us, please call us Toll Free 1-888-202-4136 or email.
    We look forward to another fabulous Friends and Family Festive Vacation for 2022 and we would love to have you join us!

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