Christmastime From Budapest To Basel 201920 DAYS FROM ONLY $6,277
Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Switzerland
Enjoy Heidelberg’s sparkling Christmas markets during your stay, before sailing for the splendid French city of Strasbourg. Your European Christmas market cruise continues to Breisach and the Black Forest of Bavaria, where you’ll experience generations of warm and festive Christmas traditions—from Bavarian bretzels to Black Forest Cake and mulled wine, you’ll feel the Christmas spirit in this idyllic setting in the heart of Germany. Your winter river cruise will conclude in Basel, Switzerland. With Christmas celebration and special traditions large and small, you’ll keep the visions of your European scenic river cruise in your memory for many Christmases to come.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest!Day 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Heroes’ Square; Christmas marketDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception Day 4 Budapest—Vienna: cruising; Austrian cookie tasting on boardDay 5 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas marketDay 6 Krems—Wachau Valley—Melk: guided walk in Krems; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on boardDay 7 Passau: guided walkDay 8 Regensburg: guided walk; Christmas markets; onboard lecture, beer tasting Day 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full-day guided tour in MunichDay 11 Nuremberg: day at leisure to visit Christmas marketsDay 12 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture Day 13 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 14 Main river village: baking demonstration on board, guided walkDay 15 Wiesbaden. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treatDay 16 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; time at leisure for Christmas markets in SpeyerDay 17 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas marketDay 18 Breisach: excursion the Black Forest; Christmas marketDay 19 Basel (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
- 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.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.