The perfect blend between a romantic trip on the Neckar and elite stopovers in the heart of medieval cities, inviting you to discover traditions that have lasted for centuries. Strasbourg, the ultimate place to be during the holidays, Heidelberg and its enchanting Christmas market, and the medieval village of Eberbach. Lastly, Rothenbourg ob der Tauber and its Christmas village in the heart of Bavaria, and then Speyer and its serene holiday market atmosphere. Youll fill your pockets with souvenirs and your mind with unforgettable memories.
We will welcome you on our ship at 1:00 p.m. so that you can drop off your luggage before heading out on a panoramic tour at 2:00 p.m. to see the holiday decorations in Strasbourg and spend some free time at its famous Christmas markets. In the evening, passengers are welcome to (re)board at 6:00 p.m. After you’ve comfortably settled into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment on board. Our ship will begin to cruise to Mannheim. Our ship will cruise through the night.
MANNHEIM - HEIDELBERG - EBERBACH
We’ll arrive in Mannheim, our starting point for the tour of Heidelberg and its castle. After a guided tour of the old town, enjoy some free time wandering through the local Christmas markets. Soak up the atmosphere, jump on the old-time carousel like a kid, enjoy the scrumptious food, and throw back a beer or sip on mulled wine*. After our tour, we’ll return on board in Heidelberg.
We’ll spend the afternoon cruising the Neckar River towards Eberbach. We’ll pass by what the Germans call the “Romantic Four”. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the vibrant, inspiring town of Eberbach.
Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.
EBERBACH - Rothenbourg ob der Tauber - HEIDELBERG
Join us for a full-day excursion to Rothenbourg ob der Tauber. Narrow, cobblestone streets, arches and fortified gates, and pastel-colored, half-timbered buildings—this is a place with some serious charm! The city remains Germany's best-preserved, walled town and is often described as straight from a fairytale. Enjoy some free time to browse its Christmas Market, one of the most beautiful in the area. After our tour, we’ll return on board in Heidelberg. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.
HEIDELBERG - SPEYER
We’ll spend the morning cruising.
On arrival, join us for a tour of Speyer. The city is littered with impressive landmarks, including the UNESCO-listed cathedral and medieval ruins from the time when it was inhabited by one of the most important Jewish communities in Germany. Speyer also hosts a delightful and ethereal Christmas and New Year market on the famous Maximilianstrasse in front of the Alten Münze (Old Mint).
Tonight is our festive gala evening. Our ship will begin to cruise to Strasbourg.
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.