Christmastime In Alsace & Germany – Northbound 2019
Rivers:
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries:
France, Germany, Switzerland
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Visionary
This Christmas river cruise begins in Switzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated—a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season!

Board your ship in Basel, Switzerland, then stop in Breisach, considered the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest. An area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. There is no better setting than at this time of year when smoke curls from the chimneys of the traditional Black Forest houses. Strasbourg, France, located on the border with Germany, perfectly blends the cultures of both countres. The city is home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe—dating back to the 16th century.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach:
excursion to Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 3 Strasbourg:
guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 4 Speyer. Excursion to Heidelberg:
guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; Christmas markets

Day 5 Wiesbaden (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.
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