Christmastime From Nuremberg To Basel 202011 DAYS FROM ONLY $3,348
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland
Then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses that are dotted along the Main River. In Rüdesheim on the Rhine River, see Europe’s largest nativity scene with life-size figures. Visit Heidelberg Castle, which towers magnificently over the city, and watch the skaters on the ice rink below. At this time of year, the his-toric charm of Strasbourg, France, is mixed with festive aromas, sights, and sounds—creating a truly magical atmos-phere! Visit the gothic cathedral with its ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Continue your Christmas-time river cruise to Breisach, Germany—gateway to the famous Black Forest. An area of unrivaled natural beauty, and the home of Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. There is no better setting at this time of year, when smoke curls from the chimneys of the traditional Black Forest houses. Your delightful holiday cruise ends in Basel, Switzerland.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): welcome to Nuremberg; onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 3 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture Day 4 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 5 Main river village: cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tourDay 6 Mainz. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treatDay 7 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in SpeyerDay 8 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas marketDay 9 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas marketDay 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.