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Christmastime in Alsace & Germany

From £1,219 pp

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.

What’s included:

  • River-view stateroom or suite of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows.
  • Flights from the UK based on London economy.  Regional flights or rail available on request
  • Transfers to the ship from airport/railway station.
  • Elegant dining with all meals included.
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water.
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner.
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar.
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles.
  • Complimentary wifi onboard
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director.
  • All port taxes and local taxes.

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.

Titan Travel Rhine River Cruise - Basel Munster
Day 1 - Cologne

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. 

Dinner

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.

Optional Excursion: Cologne walking tour in the morning

Day 2 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 3 - Koblenz & Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 4 - Mannheim & Speyer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 5 - Strasbourg

Breakfast, Lunch & 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 6 - Breisach

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.  

Breakfast

Amadeus Silver II on the River Rhine

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.

Amadeus Silver II Reception

Onboard Features & Facilities

• 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

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

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.

Balcony Suites

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.

 

Balcony Suites

284 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Luxurious bathroom en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe & hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
Amadeus Silver II Suite
Amadeus Silver II French Balcony Cabin Cat A-1, B-1 & B-2

A-1 Stateroom

188 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1  & B-4 Staterooms

188 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Silver II French Balcony Cabin Cat A-1, B-1 & B-2
Amadeus Silver II Lower Deck Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

172 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Panoramic window (cannot be opened)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Amadeus Silver II Deck Plan
Amadeus Silver II - Cabin Plans
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 22Amadeus Silver IICologne£1079Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1079  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1299  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1495  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1595  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£1769  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2099  

Optional Excursions & Packages 2020

Price Packages
A B
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.


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

Why Choose this Cruise?

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!

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