Christmastime In Alsace & Germany (Southbound) 2020
Rivers:
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries:
France, Germany, Switzerland
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Tranquility II
This Christmastime river cruise is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Mainz, Germany, then sail up the Rhine River to Basel, Switzerland, passing beautiful views 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, and other regional elicacies. You’ll also find an array of crafts, Christmas decorations, and gifts.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Mainz (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

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

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

Day 4 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 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.
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