Christmastime From Nuremberg To Basel With 2 Nights In Prague 202013 DAYS FROM ONLY $4078
the holiday spirit as you stroll through the illuminated Old Town. 200 stalls sell traditional German Christmas wares and seasonal delicacies. In delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find nativity scenes built by local citizens throughout the town. Learn about holiday tradi-tions as you cruise to Würzburg, and here walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. 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, before cruising to Strasbourg, France. This time of year, the historic charm of the city is mixed with the festive aromas, sights, and sounds—creating a truly magical atmosphere! Visit the gothic cathedral with its ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Breisach, Germany—gateway to the famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, before ending in Ba-sel Switzerland.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Prague: arrival day at leisureDay 2 Prague: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to Hradcany Castle; Christmas marketDay 3 Prague—Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 5 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture Day 6 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 7 Main river village: cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tourDay 8 Mainz. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treatDay 9 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in SpeyerDay 10 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas marketDay 11 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas marketDay 12 Basel (Disembarkation): your vacation 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.
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