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German Grandeur for Beer Enthusiasts

Join Maritime Travel’s Kristy Young on this journey to see the grandeur of Germany on a European river cruise through its most picturesque destinations along the Main and Rhine Rivers. 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 France river cruise experience.

Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, and sail to Bamberg for a guided walking tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties. In the afternoon, enjoy a hop garden tour while tasting also a local beer. Your enchanting river cruise continues to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” From here sail to Frankfurt, where you may join a guided sightseeing tour of the city, or visit the nearby town of Seligenstadt. Later enjoy a local beer tour.

To book or for more information contact:

Maritime Travel – Surrey
Sullivan Square Centre, 110-15375 No.10 Highway,
Surrey, BC, V3S 0X9
Phone: (604) 575-5044


Oct 23 – 31, 2025

per person, based on double occupancy, air not included

Travel: 9 Days
Accommodations: 13 Nights
Countries: Germany, France, Switzerland


Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

The City of Seven Hills. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE EXCURSION: Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC EXCURSION: 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. DISCOVERY EXCURSION: Discover a very special family run hop garden where you will also taste a local beer. After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). Later in the evening, enjoy onboard a beer lecture hosted by your Beer Expert while cruising. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road. 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. ACTIVE EXCURSION: Explore Würzburg’s charm by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC EXCURSION: 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. Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing tonight. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MILTENBER.

Beauty on the Main River. CLASSIC EXCURSION: Join a Guided Walking Tour of Miltenberg, a showcase of medieval half-timber homes and home to Germany’s oldest inn. DISCOVERY EXCURSION: Enjoy an onboard beer tasting hosted by your Beer Expert. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT.

Charm in Frankfurt. ACTIVE EXCURSION: Enjoy a biking experience in the city of Frankfurt with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY EXCURSION: 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, OR: CLASSIC EXCURSION: 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. DISCOVERY EXCURSION: Venture beyond the traditional pilsner on this on this exciting guided brewery tour featuring an introduction to some of Frankfurt’s most delicious craft beers. Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD.

A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge. This morning, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. ACTIVE EXCURSION: Enjoy a hike with your Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR: DISCOVERY EXCURSION: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; enjoy a tasting of the authentic Rüdesheimer coffee. This evening enjoy an onboard food and beer pairing dinner hosted by your Beer Expert. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG.

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. DISCOVERY EXCURSION: Onboard beer and cheese tasting hosted by your Beer Expert. CLASSIC EXCURSION: 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH.

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest. DISCOVERY EXCURSION: 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, OR: ACTIVE EXCURSION: Enjoy the view on a relaxing bike ride along the Rhine with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC EXCURSION: Join A Guided Tour to explore Freiburg’s medieval city center, sheltered by the Black Forest amid vineyards and gardens of the Upper Rhine Valley. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast. Departure flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am


*Terms and Conditions: Price is per person, based on double occupancy, air not included. Final payment is Due July 25 2025
Cancellations fees: Final Payment Date – 30 days: 50% | 29 – 1 days: 80%, Day of departure or later: 100%. Cancellation Fees: (% of total price).

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