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Luxury

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

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Trip Code: EUERZAX12
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Trip Highlights

The magic of Zurich

Explore Zurich on a tour, then visit Europe’s largest indoor Christmas market with more than 150 stalls

Strasbourg your way

Either explore on foot and visit Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market, or hike from the Orangery to the cathedral

Cologne's Christmas market

Disembark your ship for a guided tour that includes a visit to the impressive Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral

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

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Europe Map EUERZAX12 2019

Zurich to Amsterdam

Reverse Trip

Arrive in Zürich and check in to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Zürich Marriott Hotel or similar

Explore Zürich on a tour, then maybe visit Europe’s largest indoor Christmas market. Taking place in the main concourse of the Main Train Station, browse more than 150 stalls, and marvel at the 50-foot-high Christmas tree decorated with thousands of sparkling Swarovski crystals.

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Enjoy a scenic coach drive past three lakes before reaching Vitznau. Upon arrival, enjoy a cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Afterwards, check into your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern or similar

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Tour Lucerne, then perhaps enjoy the Christmas markets in the afternoon.

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Travel to Basel where you will enjoy a city tour before embarking 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

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family