Christmastime From Nuremberg To Basel 2020
Countries:
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Tranquility II
Celebrate this magical time of year with a delightful Christmastime river cruise through the beautiful views of the heart of Germany, on the Main Danube Canal, and the Main and Rhine Rivers. Board your ship in Nuremberg, Ger-many, host to one of the oldest Christmas markets in the country. Get into the holiday spirit as you stroll through the brightly illuminated and decorated Old Town. 200 stalls sell traditional German Christmas wares and seasonal delica-cies. In delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find nativity scenes built by local citizens through-out the town. Learn about holiday traditions as you cruise to Würzburg, and here walk through the halls of the or-nate Bshop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): welcome to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 3 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 4 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 5 Main river village: cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tour

Day 6 Mainz. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

Day 7 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in Speyer

Day 8 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 9 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 10 Basel (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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