Christmastime From Budapest To Basel – Cruise Only 201918 DAYS FROM ONLY $5847
Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Switzerland
City sightseeing includes Strasbourg’s stained-glass, gothic cathedral, astronomical clock, and La Petite France district. Take time to browse the French winter markets with festive lights. On to Breisach and the Black Forest of Bavaria to 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 the idyllic setting of the Black Forest. Your Christmastime river cruise will conclude in Basel, Switzerland. With Christmas celebration and special traditions large and small, you’ll keep the visions of your scenic European river cruise in your memory for many Christmases to come.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Budapest (Embarkation): welcome to Budapest; onboard welcome reception Day 2 Budapest—Vienna: cruising; Austrian cookie tasting on boardDay 3 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas marketDay 4 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 5 Passau: guided walkDay 6 Regensburg: guided walk; Christmas markets; onboard lecture, beer tasting Day 7 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full-day guided tour in MunichDay 9 Nuremberg: day at leisure to visit Christmas marketsDay 10 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture Day 11 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 12 Main river village: baking demonstration on board, guided walkDay 13 Wiesbaden. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treatDay 14 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; time at leisure for Christmas markets in SpeyerDay 15 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas marketDay 16 Breisach: excursion the Black Forest; Christmas marketDay 17 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.