Discover the spirit of season with this river cruise on the Rhine visiting the best Christmas markets in Germany and France.   From the Dutch capital of Amsterdam you set sail for Cologne where you visit one of Europe’s largest and most renowned Christmas Markets, set right in front of the UNESCO protected cathedral.  Other markets follow along the river - Rüdesheim, historic Heidelberg, Strasbourg's Christkindelsmärik, the oldest Christmas Market in France and pretty Riquewihr in the Alsace.
In true Adventure Coordinators spirit we offer this cruise because it gives you the opportunity for lots of optional active and cultural outings - biking along the Rhine, visiting tavernas, hiking along the Neckar River on the historic Philosopher’s Path,  and cycling through Breisach’s countryside.
Discover the spirit of season with this river cruise on the Rhine visiting the best Christmas markets in Germany and France.   From the Dutch capital of Amsterdam you set sail for Cologne where you visit one of Europe’s largest and most renowned Christmas Markets, set right in front of the UNESCO protected cathedral.  Other markets follow along the river - Rüdesheim, historic Heidelberg, Strasbourg's Christkindelsmärik, the oldest Christmas Market in France and pretty Riquewihr in the Alsace.
In true Adventure Coordinators spirit we offer this cruise because it gives you the opportunity for lots of optional active and cultural outings - biking along the Rhine, visiting tavernas, hiking along the Neckar River on the historic Philosopher’s Path,  and cycling through Breisach’s countryside.
Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France

Cruising the Rhine - Christmas Markets of Germany and France

Small-Ship Cruise

8

CA$

days from

4893

Discover the spirit of season with this river cruise on the Rhine visiting the best Christmas markets in Germany and France. From the Dutch capital of Amsterdam you set sail for Cologne where you visit one of Europe’s largest and most renowned Christmas Markets, set right in front of the UNESCO protected cathedral. Other markets follow along the river - Rüdesheim, historic Heidelberg, Strasbourg's Christkindelsmärik, the oldest Christmas Market in France and pretty Riquewihr in the Alsace.
In true Adventure Coordinators spirit we offer this cruise because it gives you the opportunity for lots of optional active and cultural outings - biking along the Rhine, visiting tavernas, hiking along the Neckar River on the historic Philosopher’s Path, and cycling through Breisach’s countryside.

Activity / Theme

Country

Culture, River Cruise

Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Luxury

Leisurely

Transportation

Small luxury river cruise vessel

Accommodation

Stateroom of your choice aboard luxury river cruise vessel

Months of Operation

November, December

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

Flammkuchen is a delicious traditional snack served at many of the Christmas Markets in Alsace and southern Germany.

Itinerary

(Itinerary can run Amsterdam to Basel or v.v.)

DAY 1 Embark in Amsterdam
DAY 2 Amsterdam canal cruise, set sail
DAY 3 Cruise to Cologne, old town tour, Xmas market, optional outings
DAY 4 To Rüdesheim, choice of excursions
DAY 5 Heidelberg, Ladenburg or Speyer Christmas Markets
DAY 6 Strasbourg Christmas Market, city tour & optional excursions
DAY 7 Riquewihr or Freiburg Christmas Markets Breisach’s countryside
DAY 8 Disembark in Basel

Inclusions

Luxury accommodation
Wellness Activities
Internet and Wi-Fi access
Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
Daily entertainment including cultural performances
All onboard dining in a variety of venues
Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner
Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
Immersive tours in every destination
Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
Bike tours and hikes
Special Interest Tours
Knowledgeable guides
Personal headset for easy exploration

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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