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The Rhineland and a Dutch Christmas: To the Land of the Windmills

5 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 3:00 p.m. We’ll set out to discover one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, the market in Strasbourg. Back on board, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Enjoy a “Christmas Tales”-themed evening.
DECEMBER 24: COLOGNE (and the Romantic Rhine)
The morning will be spent cruising on the most beautiful section of the Rhine, passing by the cities of Koblenz and Bonn to reach Cologne in the end of the afternoon. Join us for a guided tour in Cologne or enjoy some free time in the old city. Tonight is our Christmas Eve evening and dinner. Midnight mass will be celebrated in Cologne's cathedral (1).
The whole day will be spent cruising towards Amsterdam, crossing the border at Emmerich. We will cruise past the city of Utrecht and arrive in Amsterdam in the end of the afternoon. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.
Join us for an excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us for a guided tour of Amsterdam.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Discover the Christmas market in Strasbourg the romantic Rhine valley and the celebrated rock of the Lorelei
  • Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany
  • Volendam and the Zaanse Schans
  • Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North”
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom Excursions mentioned in the program
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner with cocktail and wine
  • Coach transport from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS L'Europe
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
  • (1) Midnight Mass will be held in German and may take place at another location depending on availability.
  • The transfer is only proposed when the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is only valid for a minimum of 25 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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