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Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Cologne 7 Days

Christmas Markets, Strasbourg
Christmas Markets, Strasbourg

Enjoy the festive season with a memorable Christmas celebration aboard your beautifully decorated ship. Visit romantic towns and stroll through their Christmas markets, or just relax on board and enjoy the fabulous Austrian hospitality as you glide through the wintry riverside scenery.

What's Included

  • 6 nights' full board cruise
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Quality red and white wines with dinner
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programme
  • Memorable Christmas Celebration
  • Visit to the christmas market in Rüdesheim and Speyer
  • Attend Christmas Eve Mass in Speyer
  • Daily musical performances
  • Services of an experienced multilingual cruise director
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS-Audio-Guide for all excursions
  • Flexible excursion packages allow you to choose the itinerary that suits you.
  • All port charges and local taxes

Please call for a flight inclusive price.

Day 1: Cologne

Map of the Rhine & Main rivers
Map of the Rhine & Main & Rivers

Join your Amadeus river cruise ship in Cologne from 4pm today. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail as you meet the crew and explore your new surroundings. You are invited to attend the Welcome Dinner on board this evening.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Koblenz - Rüdesheim

The city of Koblenz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. This morning you can join an optional walking tour of the city before the ship sails down one of the most fascinating stretches of the Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim in the early evening and visit the Christmas market to pick up some last minute gifts.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3 (Christmas Eve): Speyer

Cruise from Rüdesheim to historic Speyer this morning, arriving at lunchtime. Disembark for an optional city walk and a visit to the Advent market. Then return to the ship for a festive Christmas dinner European-style. Tonight you can attend a special mass in Speyer.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4 (Christmas Day): Strasbourg

Spend the morning cruising to Strasbourg, the capital of the French region of Alsace. An optional city tour brings you to the European Parliament and the famous cathedral which boasts a host of intricate carvings. The entire centre of Strasbourg has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and today you will have plenty of time to explore this unique city.

Return to the ship to enjoy a Gala Dinner on board.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5 (Boxing Day): Mainz

Returning to Germany today, the ship calls at Mainz. This was the native city of Johannes Gutenberg, the developer of printable media and today's optional tour will take you through the Old Town to the famous Gutenberg Museum. Back on board, you are invited to the Captain's Gala Dinner, with entertainment provided by the ship's orchestra.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Cologne

Returning to Cologne this morning, disembark for an optional walking tour which takes you through the charming Old Town to the city's magnificent gothic Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for you to explore some of Cologne's excellent museums and galleries, or to pick up some last minute souvenirs.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Cologne

Your memorable Christmas cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after a final breakfast on board.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

Lüftner MS Amadeus Princess - Deck Plan

Luftner MS Amadeus Princess - deck plan
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Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver II - Deck Plan

Luftner MS Amadeus Silver II - deck plan
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Cruise Only

In order to provide clients with the upmost flexibility in travel choices these cruise prices are quoted on a cruise only basis.

Please call for a flight or rail inclusive price to meet your specific requirements.

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.


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