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Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Basel 6 Days

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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

  • 5 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 or rail inclusive price.

Day 1: Basel

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

Join your Amadeus river cruise ship in Basel from 3pm today ready for a 5pm departure. 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: Speyer

Cruise from Basel to historic Speyer this morning, arriving just after lunchtime. Disembark for an optional city walk and a visit to the Christmas market. Then return to the ship for a dinner before the ship continues downstream to Cologne
Included Meals B L D

Day 2: Cologne

Arrive into Cologne early aftetnoon, disembark for an optional walking tour which takes you through the charming Old Town to the city's magnificent gothic Cathedral. Alternatively make your own way around this charming city before returning to the ship for dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Cruising the Rhine

Spend the day cruising through the stunning scenery of the Middle Rhine valley, passing the Lorelei. Tonight enjoy a Captain's Gala dinner and Christmas celebration.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Kehl / 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 and the oldest christmas market in Europe. 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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Basel

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


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

Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver III - Deck Plan

Luftner MS Amadeus Silver III - 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.

Please call for a flight inclusive price
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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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