Celebrate Christmas in a whole new way – on board our festively decorated Amadeus River cruise ship. Enjoy the Christmas stories, decorating the tree, and a joyous celebration of Christmas Eve on board when the restaurant will prepare a special gourmet dinner, after which you will have the option of attending a traditional midnight mass in Rüdesheim. You may also attend take the opportunity to attend the Pontifical High Mass at Speyer Cathedral on Christmas Day.
A full complement of optional excursions are available and may be pre-purchased as discounted packages in advance or on an ad-hoc basis on board.
Your Christmas cruise along the Rhine begins in the old Hanseatic town of Cologne. After an opportunity to explore your elegant ship, you are invited to join the cruise director at a Welcome Cocktail. Afterwards, enjoy a lovingly prepared Welcome Dinner, which will put you in the right mood for the festive time ahead.
Day 2 - Cologne
After breakfast, enjoy a fascinating city tour through this Rhine metropolis. An eventful 2,000-year history has left its mark on the city, and this “city of churches” boasts countless highlights, in particular the Cologne Cathedral, which you will visit during the course of the tour, as well as the Roman Dionysus mosaic.
Day 3 - Koblenz & Rüdesheim
Panoramic cruise on the Middle Rhine and passage of the Lorelei in the afternoon.
Attend the Christmas Mass in Rüdesheim after dinner
Optional Excursion: Rüdesheim with Music Museum & Rüdesheim coffee in the afternoon.
Day 4 - Mannheim & Speyer
Possibility to attend the Pontifical High Mass in Speyer in the morning.
Optional Excursions: Heidelberg in the morning. Speyer walking tour in the afternoon
Day 5 - Strasbourg
Strasbourg, in the Alsace region where, despite the wintery weather, the French joie de vivre is palpable everywhere. Explore the picturesque half-timbered houses and, if you wish, take part in an extended city sightseeing tour in the afternoon, which will take you to Strasbourg’s most beautiful sights.
Optional Excursion: City tour of Strasbourg in the afternoon.
This evening enjoy your Captain‘s Gala Dinner.
Day 6 - Breisach
Optional Excursions: Breisach walking tour with visit of Münsterberg in the morning. Excursion to the Black Forrest in the afternoon
Day 7 - Basel
Unfortunately, even such a wonderful journey has to come to an end. After a generous breakfast you will disembark and be transferred to the station or airport for your homeward journey.
Designed in stylish greys and berry tones, AMADEUS SILVER II combines modern innovation with comfort, ensuring that you feel at home on board. The ship accommodates a maximum of 168 passengers, with a choice of comfortable cabins with automatically lowerable french panorama windows or generous suites with private, accessible balconies. The extensive Sun Deck and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace offer plenty of room for mental and spiritual relaxation. Your culinary needs and desires will be taken care of by the elegant Panorama Bar, the Panorama Restaurant and the relaxed Café Vienna, which offer refreshing drinks and lovingly crafted culinary delights from the kitchen, and which will ensure that your every wish is met, around the clock. Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.
• Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club • “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities • Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace” • Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry Service • Complimentary bicycles on board • Wi-Fi available • Lift
Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.
Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 72 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed.
Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.
These 12 deliberately designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries that have earned the Amadeus Silver Series the “2013 River Ship of the Year” award as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.
Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.
Optional Excursions & Packages 2020
|Cologne Walking Tour||£20||•||•|
|Koblenz Walking Tour||£15||•||•|
|Rüdesheim Music Museum & Mulled Wine||£64||•|
|Excursion to Heidelberg||£42||•||•|
|Speyer walking tour||£15||•|
|City tour of Strasbourg||£49||•||•|
|Breisach Walking Tour & Munsterberg||£16||•|
|Excursion to Black Forest||£50||•|
|Onboard Booking Price||£176||£271|
|Prices for packages booked in advance||£150||£230|
Single Occupancy: Please call for details Flights and transfers included, Prices based on direct flights from London. Other flight options are available, supplements may apply.
The Rhine is beautiful and uncrowded at this time of year. Combine this with onboard festivities and Christmas Eve celebrations on your luxury ship with fantastic staff and like-minded travelers. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it before? This cruise also works really well with Eurostar and onwards from Brussels, so no need to spend Christmas in an airport. Perfect!