Avalon Waterways
Tranquility II

This Christmas river cruise begins in Switzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing views 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, Frnce, located on the border with Germany, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries.

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Christmastime In Alsace & Germany (Northbound) 2020
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries: France, Germany, Switzerland
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion to Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 3 Strasbourg: guided tour, 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 Mainz (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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