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Discover Switzerland in December 2022 on one of these 18 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Basel, Zurich, Lucerne, Orsieres, and Trient during December 2022 as you enjoy cruises, river cruises, christmas market visits, wine tasting, and luxury. Prices for trips in December 2022 range from $1,999 to $9,988 for a vacation of 5 to 14 days. Choose any of the below 18 amazing itineraries in December 2022 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Switzerland 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 Cruises, 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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Les Contamines Montjoie Valley
$8,517
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Mount Blanc Hiking Adventure

10 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy the view of Chamonix
  • Hike the Mont Blanc
  • Admire the Bioniassay glacier
  • Explore Courmayeur Alpine resort
  • Hike the old trail valley in Trient
Starts / Ends:
Geneva / Geneva
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours, Skiing, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the enchanting surroundings and a breathtaking journey through the French and Italian Alps on this 10-day hiking trip from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc, and admire the highest mountain in Europe and the beautiful landscape of the Alps. Visit the incredible, world-famous mountain resort of …
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Explore Basel
$3,995
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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:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, 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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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:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
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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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,499
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Stroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam
$3,499
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMora
  • Taste Kölsch beer
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Discover Lake Lucerne
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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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 Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Bike along Rüdesheim
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, 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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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$5,749
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Admire views of the Lake Como
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start by exploring the canal-laden city of Amsterdam, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Then it’s off to Germany, where you’ll discover not only the grand city of Cologne but charming villages like the winemaking hamlet of Rüdesheim and the university town of …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$5,099
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Visit Zaanse Schanse
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Enjoy Christmas traditions
  • Explore Speyer
Activities:
Biking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises
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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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:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
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:
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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Vienna
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Go to a wine tasting in Rudesheim
  • Wander along Hauptstrasse
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
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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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$3,395
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Discover Amsterdam
  • Visit the city of Cologne
  • Tour to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Explore Grande Île in Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Zurich
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the festive lights, and tasty food and drinks in the cheerful markets in Europe. Emerald Destiny will sail through the Rhine River to the marvelous Christmas markets. Visit the Black Forest in Germany's first stop to experience the cultural attractiveness of the region noted for its …
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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:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
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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Explore Basel
$1,999
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Imagery II
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore cozy Christmas markets
  • Tour historic Heidelberg Castle
  • Visit the Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
FromSwitzerland 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! Board your ship in Basel, Switzerland, then stop in Breisach, considered the gateway …
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View from the harbour of Basel, Switzerland
$2,742
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Christmastime in Alsace & Germany (Southbound)

5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • Explore Germany's black forest
  • Take a guided walk of Strasbourg
  • Cruise through Rhine River
Starts / Ends:
Frankfurt / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Avalon Impression on this 5-day holiday cruise along the Rhine, visiting the best of France and Germany. Enjoy Glühwein (hot mulled wine), bratwursts, and other local specialties while celebrating the holidays. Inhale the aromas of spice cakes, mulled wine, and biscuits. Experience a …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$3,149
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Festive Time on Romantic Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Enjoy lots of Christmas Market
  • Join an excursion to Black Forest
  • Visit La Petite France district
  • Explore Mainz' architecture
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an area of unrivalled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Here’s your first chance to explore a Christmas market offering many traditional …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$3,149
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Festive Time on Romantic Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Panorama
  • Enjoy lots of Christmas Market
  • Join an excursion to Black Forest
  • Visit La Petite France district
  • Explore Mainz' architecture
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an area of unrivalled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Here’s your first chance to explore a Christmas market offering many traditional …
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