SAY YES TO A WHITE CHRISTMAS
This year, plan something special for Christmas and experience the holiday season like never before. Our Festive cruises explore the winter wonderlands of Europe and will have you glowing in holiday cheer. Wander through the twinkling lights of the Christmas Markets with the smell of gingerbread in the air. See traditional toys, Christmas ornaments and festive foods for sale, all while you sip on some heart-warming mulled-wine.
Say YES to a white Christmas and make magical memories to last a lifetime.
Departure Date & Cost
$2,308.00* per person, based on twin share occupancy
CHRISTMAS TIME IN ALSACE AND GERMANY
**Departing: Frankfurt to Basel
Countries Visited: Germany, Switzerland, France**
Meals Breakfast: 4 Lunch: 3 Dinner: 4
Transport State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities
Accommodation Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
HighLights Heidelberg Castle, Strasbourg, Breisach
This Christmastime river cruise is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your Avalon Suite Ship in Frankfurt, Germany, then sail up the Rhine River to Basel, Switzerland, passing beautiful views and quaint villages festively lit and decorated.
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. At this time of year, an ice rink can be found at the foot of the castle and the Christmas market is spread over five town squares. Delight in the holiday cheer with Glühwein (hot mulled wine), bratwursts, and other regional delicacies. You’ll also find an array of crafts, Christmas decorations, and gifts. Strasbourg, located on the border of France and Germany, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. Strasbourg is home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe—dating back to the 16th century. Take in the aromas of mulled wine, spice cakes, and biscuits. Bask in the holiday atmosphere as you visit the Strasbourg Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece made of red sandstone, and containing ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock.
Your Christmas river cruise along the Rhine River takes you to Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivalled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. There is no better setting than this magical time of year when smoke curls from the chimneys of the traditional Black Forest houses. Your delightful holiday cruise ends in Basel, Switzerland. Don’t miss this experience to savour the holiday season in traditional and beautiful Christmas traditions of European winter markets and festivities!
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