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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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Enjoy a carriage ride at the Christmas Market
$4,999
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amamora
  • Visit the Cologne Cathedral
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Take a gondola ride
  • Tour a Christmas Market
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas …
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Lights brighten the evening at this bustling Christmas Market
$3,299
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amamora
  • Join a guided tour
  • Visit the largest Christmas Markets
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Enjoy a panoramic bus tour
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas …
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La Petite district in Strasbourg
$2,799
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Rhine Getaway: Amsterdam to Basel

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking River Cruises
  • Explore the village of Kinderdijk
  • View the sites of Rüdesheim
  • Discover the Speyer Cathedral
  • Visit resplendent churches
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your ship in Amsterdam for a fantastic 8-day adventure, where you will explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. …
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Explore Basel
$4,045
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Rhine Christmas Markets

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jasper
  • Discover La Petite France
  • Visit charming Baden-Baden
  • Uncover the history of Heidelberg
  • Explore amazing Koblenz
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as the ship cruises along the Rhine. Visit charming Strasbourg, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and Heidelberg Castle, discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine …
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Heidelberg
$3,399
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Basel to Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Visit Freiburg´s Gothic cathedral
  • Walk through “La Petite France”
  • Visit a preserved medieval city
  • Observe a Gothic masterpiece
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a front-row seat on this enchanting 8-day journey to the magnificent cities and charming villages along the Rhine River. Experience days full of discovery and wonder as you cruise from Basel to Amsterdam, making stops to exploreBreisach, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$2,999
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Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Visit Basel’s Christmas Market.
  • Tour to Doktorenhof vinegar estate
  • Wander through Mainz’s Old Town
  • Walk through the Cologne Old Town
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market, Festivals, Local Market, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise is the best way to discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sipvin chaudand stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas Market in Frankfurt
$1,999
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Christmas in Alsace & Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Imagery II
  • See the city's famous architectures
  • Taste some Christmas delicacies
  • Experience vibrant Christmas mood
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Local Market, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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!This time of year, an ice rink can be found at the …
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Bicycles are a part of everyday life in Europe
$3,299
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Captivating Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amamora
  • Join a guided tour through Old Town
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Hike through Rudesheim
  • Join a guided hike
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$3,099
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Enchanting Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amamora
  • Visit Riquewihr
  • Go to Freiburg
  • Tour Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame
  • Taste Rüdesheimer Coffee
Activities:
Biking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and progressive future in Cologne and Amsterdam. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, such as Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote “A Tramp Abroad.” Timeless traditions still remain intact—from the making …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,099
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Bike along Rüdesheim
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Christmas in old town of Colmar, Alsace
$1,014
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At The Heart Of Alsatian Traditions

4 Day Itinerary aboard Madeleine
  • Visit the Alsatian House of Bread
  • Walk around Christmas Markets
  • See the secret cellars
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience Strasbourg on Madeleine's 4-day cruise that sails to the villages following the wine route on a magical cruise in the heart of Alsatian Christmas markets. Be carried away by the festive and magical atmosphere that animates the Alsatian capital and surrounding villages at this time of …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas Market in Frankfurt
$1,999
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Christmas in Alsace & Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • See the city's famous architectures
  • Taste some Christmas delicacies
  • Experience vibrant Christmas mood
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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!This time of year, an ice rink can be found at the …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$1,999
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Christmas in Alsace & Germany

Southbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • See the city's famous architectures
  • Taste some Christmas delicacies
  • Experience vibrant Christmas mood
Starts/ Ends in:
Frankfurt / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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. Get to experience Strasbourg's Christmas market and take in the aromas of mulled …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas Market in Frankfurt
$1,999
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Christmas in Alsace & Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • See the city's famous architectures
  • Taste some Christmas delicacies
  • Experience vibrant Christmas mood
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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!This time of year, an ice rink can be found at the …
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Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam
$2,149
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Rhine Getaway: Basel to Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking River Cruises
  • Discover Renaissance buildings
  • Explore lovely Speyer Cathedral
  • Visit the beautiful sandstone ruins
  • View 700-year-old Marksburg Castle
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine on this 8-day cruise. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine - an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sip the region’s renowned white wines, the roots of …
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Cologne's famous cathedral at sunset from the Rhine.
$5,649
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Captivating Rhine

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amamora
  • Join a guided tour through Old Town
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Explore Siegfried’s Music Museum
  • Visit the Great Vat
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors — …
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Ice skating at a Christmas Market in Zurich
$4,999
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam
  • Browse Cologne´s Christmas market
  • Visit the historic Rüdesheim
  • Explore the streets of Lucerne
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the MS Amaprima on a wonderful 14-day christmas theme voyage. Start your cruise in Amsterdam and tour her renowned canals. Next, visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as …
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