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Luxury

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

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Trip Code: EUEXR08
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Trip Highlights

Cruise the Rhine Gorge

Considered to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine, drift past vineyard-covered slopes and ancient castles

Cologne Guided Tour

See the city's most famous sites on a guided walking tour. Visit the Old Town, Cathedral Square and the Gothic cathedral

Amsterdam canal cruise

Board a glass-top boat and admire the city’s architecture as you cruise the maze of World Heritage-listed canals.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Receive the expert services of an AmaWaterways Cruise Director during your journey
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Enjoy travelling with guests from all over the world
  • Daily complimentary pre-dinner cocktail hour

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUEXR08 2019

Basel to Amsterdam

Reverse Trip

Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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From Breisach, perhaps travel to France’s Alsace region to tour the town of Riquewihr. Otherwise explore the town of Freiburg. Both options will then visit the Christmas markets. Another option includes a hike.

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Perhaps enjoy a panoramic tour, then explore on foot with a chance to visit Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market. Later, explore seasonal delicacies at the Gengenbach Christmas Market.

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Arrive in Ludwigshafen and perhaps visit Heidelberg, or take a city tour of Speyer. Later, visit the local Christmas markets and perhaps enjoy a drink of hot Glühwein. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or enjoy some Rüdesheimer coffee.

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Today in Rüdesheim, choose from a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river. Afterwards, indulge your taste buds with a sampling of Riesling wines in the vineyards. Alternatively, you can join a guided bike ride through the town and along the Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg; or hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards. During the afternoon, set sail along the scenic Rhine River Gorge with its fabled legends and many castles.

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Disembark your ship for a guided tour that includes a visit to the impressive Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral. Another option includes a beer tasting.

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Enjoy a boat tour along Amsterdam's canals, then explore the city with a local guide.

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Disembark in Basel and be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Voyages holiday experience

Operated in conjunction with our partner, AmaWaterways, enjoy travelling with guests from all over the world

Finest onboard dining

Europe’s finest onboard dining included on your cruise, with AmaWaterways a member of the La Chaine des Rotisseurs

Complimentary beverages

Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and soft drink served with lunch and dinner on board your luxury river ship

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