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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany - Northbound (WZF2019)

Code: WZF-2019

A 5-Day Avalon Waterways tour starting from $1,649.00

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2019-11-29 2019-12-04 1,649.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2019-12-01 2019-12-06 1,649.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-11-29 2020-12-04 1,899.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-12-10 2020-12-15 1,999.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-866-475-7023 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Europe, France, Germany, Main River, Rhine River, Switzerland

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City 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 Mainz (Disembarkation):
your vacation ends this morning

Overview

Title
Christmastime in Alsace & Germany - Northbound

Vacation Overview
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 countries. The city 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 atmosphere as you visit Strasbourg Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece made of red sandstone, and containing ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock.

You 'll go on an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany, to visit the fascinating ruins of Heidelberg Castle, towering magnificently over the city. 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 delicacies. There 's plenty of time to find just the right Christmas present amongst the array of crafts, Christmas decorations, and gifts before this magical European river cruise ends in Mainz, Germany.


Year Round Offers

  • Single Supplement Waived on Select River Cruises
  • Save $100 per person on Groups of 5 or more

Christmastime in Alsace and Germany - Northbound (WZF2019) Day 1:
BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Zürich must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Stroll through the city centre, enjoy the festive illumination and savor Christmas delicacies like waffles, gingerbread, sweets, and Swiss raclette.

EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH


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Day 2:
BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO THE BLACK FOREST History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience local traditions and the vibrant Christmas mood.

This afternoon you may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

(B,L,D)

Day 3:
STRASBOURG, FRANCE A Gothic Cathedral, Heaven 's Time, and Joyeux Noël

CLASSIC Come along for City Sightseeing, including the city 's gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Alsace, for an afternoon in a French wine-country village.

Savor the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition by spending your free time this afternoon wandering the French winter markets of Strasbourg. Take in the lights, music, and the pleasures of the season.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SPEYER


(B,L,D)


Day 4:
SPEYER, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG Winter Wonders and a Wine Barrel Fit for a King

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour that includes the magnificent Heidelberg Castle and the Great Vat—the world 's largest wine barrel.

After the tour, visit the local German Christmas Markets in Heidelberg, or Speyer. Explore at your own pace to soak up the sights and sounds, tantalizing treats, and seasonal handiwork of these sparkling winter wonderlands.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT TO MAINZ


(B,L,D)

Day 5:
MAINZ (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-866-475-7023 to confirm availability and pricing.

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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-866-475-7023 to confirm availability and pricing.

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