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Christmas on the Romantic Rhine

5 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DECEMBER 22: STRASBOURG in the Heart of Christmas
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 3:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will discover of one of the largest Christmas market in Europe with our accompanist. In a festive atmosphere, discover the Christmas markets in Strasbourg, from the Place Broglie to the Cathedral Square. We’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner and evening on "Tales of Christmas" theme. In the evening, our ship will sail through the port of Strasbourg and passing by the North lock to join the Rhine.
 
DECEMBER 23: BRAUBACH Rhine Valley and the Rock of the Lorelei
Cruising through the Rheingau region with its numerous vineyards. Passage front the cities of Mainz, Wiesbaden, and Eltville. In the morning, arrival in Bingen which marks the gateway to the romantic Rhine. During the morning, we will reach the celebrated Lorelei rock. Arrival in Braubach and join us for the excursion proposed: Visit of Marksburg castle, wich has remained intact over the centuries. Evening on "Christmas song" theme.
 
DECEMBER 24: RUDESHEIM - SPEYER or WORMS and Midnight mass in the cathedral
In the morning, our ship will cruise up the Rhine Valley. Arrival in Rudesheim, and join us for the excursion proposed: Visit to the museum of mechanical musical instruments located in an old castle. Continuation of the cruise toward Speyer. Afternoon spent cruising. Christmas Eve evening. The Midnight mass will be celebrate in Speyer or Worms impressive Romanesque cathedral (1) (depending on available places or in another church; book and pay for transfer on board (2)), one of the most beautiful and impressive german Cathedral. 
 
DECEMBER 25: SPEYER - STRASBOURG
The whole day will be spent cruising on the Wild Rhine toward Strasbourg. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.
 
DECEMBER 26: STRASBOURG
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • the Christmas market in Strasbourg
  • the romantic Rhine valley and the celebrated rock of the Lorelei
  • Braubach and its famous Marksburg castle
  • Rudesheim and the Drosselgasse
  • Christmas Eve dinner and wine
  • Midnight mass in Spire
  • Christmas present
All This Included
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at onboard bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Gérard Schmitter
Notes
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) Midnight mass will be held in German.
  • (2) The transfer is only proposed when the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is only valid for a minimum of 30 persons. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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