Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg 2021
10 Day River Cruise Basel to Nuremberg
Starting at $3,604
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Experience the holiday season like never before with a Christmastime cruise through Germany and France. From the beauty of the Black Forest to the glistening lights of Strasbourg’s Christmas markets, you’ll discover traditions and tastes that warm the heart. With views like no other, the shining stalls with crafts, cuisine, and curios come alive with music and merriment. Visit glowing German Christkindlesmarkt stalls as you cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers through Heidelberg, a Main river village, Wurzburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Basel (Embarkation):||Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Breisach:||Choice of visit to Badischer Winzerkeller or excursion to Black Forest; Christmas market|
|Day 3 Strasbourg:||Guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market|
|Day 4 Speyer. Excursion to Heidelberg:||Guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat; Christmas market, Christmas market in Speyer|
|Day 5 Frankfurt. Excursion to Rüdesheim:||Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; Christmas market|
|Day 6 Main river village:||On board cookie-baking demonstration; guided tour|
|Day 7 Würzburg:||Guided tour, visit the Bishop's Residence; Christmas market|
|Day 8 Bamberg:||Onboard Christmas Traditions lecture; guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas market|
|Day 9 Nuremberg:||Choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market|
|Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation):||Your vacation ends this morning|
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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Zuerich Flughafen Zurich Switzerland
This modern, stylish hotel 330-room property conveniently offers direct access to the airport terminal, the perfect location for arrivals & departures. Dining options include an Italian restaurant specializing in fresh Italian dishes crafted with a modern twist and a Grill restaurant offering seafood and steaks dishes prepared in an open kitchen. The atrium bar has a 16m-high glass wine tower with over 4,000 bottles of wine and champagne and the outdoor terrace is the place for cocktails and light bites. Other amenities include two fitness centers (one on site and one at the airport), a hammam, as well as a sauna set in a plane's cockpit. Free internet access is available throughout the entire hotel.