Rhine Christmas Markets

8 Days
Basel to Amsterdam
From (AUD)
$ 4,690
Dates & Pricing

2021 Basel > Amsterdam

Tour Map
Tour Code:
XAMB
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Basel
Return City:
Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Basel, Switzerland

    Embark our ship in Basel and settle into your spacious suite. This evening, gather for a welcome dinner and raise your glass to the beginning of a magical trip along the Rhine.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Strasbourg, France

    Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. During your free time you might wish to explore the stalls of Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Baden-Baden, Germany

    This morning we venture inland to the charming spa town of Baden-Baden, famous for its Roman baths.

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of this picturesque town and learn of its rich heritage or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle for scenic views of the Black Forest. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and learn about the fascinating history of this luxury brand.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a private evening concert at a fabulous Baroque Palace in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Heidelberg, Germany

    Freechoice

    Uncover the fascinating history of Heidelberg, including a visit to its fine Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Alternatively, enjoy an orientation tour of Heidelberg’s quaint old town, followed by time at leisure.

    During your free time why not explore the city’s Christmas markets. Heidelberg’s Old Town radiates with Christmas spirit, walk past decorated wooden stalls, smell wafts of spice in the air from the warming glühwein and taste delicious delicacies such as traditional Gingerbread and the popular local treat of Germknödel – a spiced jam filled dumpling drizzled with a decadent vanilla sauce.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Koblenz, Germany

    One of Germany’s oldest cities is turned into a Christmas paradise in the advent season, ideal for romantic strolls.

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Six tranquil places in the old part of the city offer more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands and Lebkuchenherzen – traditional gingerbread hearts – to create a magical European Christmas experience. Alternatively, discover Cochem, a true medieval gem on the banks of the Moselle River. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale on a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cologne, Germany

    Stroll through Cologne on a guided city tour and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Enjoy free time and perhaps visit Cologne Cathedral markets, home to the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Freechoice

    Experience an iconic cruise of Amsterdam’s canals or take to the streets with a local guide on a walking tour including a tasting of the Dutch favourite, herring. Or if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam before visiting the equally lovely village of Edam

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    After breakfast onboard, transfer to the airport in Amsterdam and connect with your flight home.

    Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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