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Top Germany Trips & Tours in December 2022

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Discover charming Heidelberg
Breisach
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Discover the famous wine town of Bernkastel
Cochem
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Explore the small medieval town of Cochem
Heidelberg
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Visit the enchanting Heidelberg
Rudesheim
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Explore the famous vineyards of Rudesheim
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Discover Germany in December 2022 on one of these 40 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Passau, Nuremberg, Cologne, Regensburg, and Rudesheim during December 2022 as you enjoy christmas market visits, biking, small ship cruises, urban exploration, and hiking. Prices for trips in December 2022 range from $1,250 to $15,499 for a vacation of 5 to 15 days. Choose any of the below 40 amazing itineraries in December 2022 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Germany trip planners.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$5,099
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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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Visit charming Passau
$3,799
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Discover Budapest
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Enjoy wine tasting
  • Delight in a walking tour
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in …
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$3,399
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European Holiday Markets

Nuremberg to Vienna - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Experience Europe on the holidays
  • Visit holiday markets in Europe
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Christmas Market, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful holiday markets in Europe.Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria.At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls …
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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,099
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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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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$5,445
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Danube Christmas Markets

Budapest to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Discover Budapest charming town
  • Visit elegant Vienna
  • Explore Benedictine abbey
  • Experience true wonder of Christmas
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Festivals, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Amber and start your 8-day discovery voyage through Hungary, Germany, and Austria. Explore Budapest city, known for its museums, galleries, and artists. On your way,visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of …
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Vienna
$3,499
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
  • Join a walking tour of Passau
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$835
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Christmas on the Romantic Rhine

4 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Christmas Markets in Strasbourg
  • Tour museums in Rüdesheim
  • Discover the history of Mainz
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MS Leonard De Vinci to join the 4-day cruise along the romantic Rhine Valley this Christmas and discover the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg, one of the biggest in Europe. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the end-of-year celebrations! You can also attend the famous …
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Amsterdam is known for its citizens' love for bikes!
$3,995
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Rhine Christmas Markets

Zurich to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • Visit Cologne
  • Discover Koblenz
  • Stroll through Strasbourg
Starts/ Ends in:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Local Market, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as you cruise along the Rhine. Visit charming Strasbourg, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and Heidelberg Castle. Marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and discover the canals of Amsterdam. …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Cruise through Amsterdam
  • Tour Cologne, Germany
  • Visit Rüdesheim
  • Explore Strasbourg, France
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise on the MS Amacerto that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region.Visit Heidelberg and Cologne, …
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Visit historic Nuremberg
$2,970
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)

7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Passion
  • Uncover the wonder of Wachau Valley
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey in Melk
  • Enjoy walking in Regensburg
  • Explore Nuremberg
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get …
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Visit castle ruins in the German countryside
$4,599
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Grand European Tour: Amsterdam to Budapest

15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking River Cruises
  • Discove the Dom,Germany’s cathedral
  • Explore Marksburg Castle
  • Visit the Bishops’ Residenz
  • View Germany’s oldest restaurant
Starts/ Ends in:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your ship in Budapest and discover the Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$3,956
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)

Vienna to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • Be amazed with art.
  • Get a taste for pastries.
  • See Nuremberg.
  • Enjoy visiting markets.
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin the European river cruise in Vienna. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the Imperial Palace, the Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Witness a guided tour to the Benedictine Abbey in Melk- Grein.You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the …
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Visit historic Nuremberg
$2,199
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The Heart of Germany

6 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Imagery II
  • Be amazed in the beautiful villages
  • Travel to Bavaria’s wine-production
  • Enjoy your town visit in Volkach
  • Visit the Romanesque Cathedral
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Frankfurt
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your cruise through Germany is one of a kind. Cruise through Germany from Nuremberg on the Main River cruise portion to beautiful Bamberg. Take a guided tour of the quaint town of Volkach and its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, then visit Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region …
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Evening in Vienna, Austria
$2,870
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Chrismastime On the Danube(Westbound)

7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Artistry II
  • Visit musical Vienna
  • Visit churches
  • Know more about Christmas
  • Explore the sights
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
You begin in Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart, Strauss, and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Enjoy the sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets. Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk to see the magnificent 11th …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas Market in Frankfurt
$1,999
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore Christmas market in Europe
  • Visit fascinating Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Avalon Impression on this delightful 5-day cruise exploring the cozy Christmas markets of the towns along the Rhine River. Set off from Basel, Switzerland along the Rhine toward Breisach, Germany, considered a gateway to the legendary Black Forest region. Stroll through the picturesque …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$1,999
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore Christmas market in Europe
  • Visit Fascinating Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts/ Ends in:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Avalon Tranquility II on this delightful 5-day cruise exploring the cozy Christmas markets of the towns along the Rhine River. Set off from Basel, Switzerland along the Rhine toward Breisach, Germany, considered a gateway to the legendary Black Forest region. Stroll through the …
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Evening light over Nuremberg
$2,199
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Festive Season in the Heart of Germany

6 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Enjoy your town visit in Volkach
  • Visit the Romanesque Cathedral.
  • Be amazed in the beautiful villages
  • Travel to Bavaria’s wine-production
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Frankfurt
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your cruise through Germany is one of a kind. Cruise through Germany from Nuremberg on the Main River cruise portion to beautiful Bamberg. Take a guided tour of the quaint town of Volkach and its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, then visit Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region …
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
$4,399
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore the charming city of Prague
  • Visit the largest Christmas Market
  • Walk across historical Passau
  • Take a guided biking tour of Vienna
Starts/ Ends in:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season with a fascinating luxury river cruise beginning in historic Prague. Continue on your small ship cruise to Nuremberg, crossing the Main-Danube Canal. Visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions began, visiting enchanting Christmas …
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