Christmastime In Alsace & Germany (Southbound) 20206 DAYS FROM ONLY $1749
lso find an array of crafts, Christmas decorations, and gifts. Strasbourg, located on the border of France and Germany, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. Strasbourg is home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe—dating back to the 16th century. Take in the aromas of mulled wine, spice cakes, and biscuits. Bask in the holiday atmos-phere as you visit the Strasbourg Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece made of red sandstone, and containing an-cient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Your Christmas river cruise along the Rhine River takes you to 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 this time of year when smoke curls from the chimneys of the traditional Black Forest houses. Your delightful holiday cruise ends in Basel, Switzerland. Don’t miss this ex-perience to savor the holiday season in traditional and beautiful Christmas traditions of European winter markets and festivities!
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Mainz (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in SpeyerDay 3 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas marketDay 4 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas marketDay 5 Basel (Disembarkation): your cruise 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.
- 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.