Christmastime In Alsace & Germany – Southbound 2019
Rivers:
Danube River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries:
France, Germany, Switzerland
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Visionary
This Christmastime river cruise is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Wiesbaden, Germany, then sail up the Rhine River to Basel, Switzerland, passing beautiful landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated.

This one-of-a-kind Christmas river cruise through France and Germany takes you on an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany, to visit the fascinating ruins of Heidelberg Castle, towering magnificently over the city. At this time of year, an ice rink can be found at the foot of the castle and the Christmas market is spread over five town squares. Delight in the holiday cheer with Glühwein (hot mulled wine), bratwursts, ad other regional delicacies.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Wiesbaden (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; time at leisure for Christmas markets in Speyer

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

Day 4 Breisach:
excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 5 Basel (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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