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Rhine Christmas Markets

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Between Amsterdam and Basel
Rhine, Moselle
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Indulge in the festive journey of a lifetime with our unforgettable Rhine Christmas Markets luxury river cruise. Travelling the mighty Rhine passage from Amsterdam to Basel over eight wonderful days, you’ll be privy to the Christmas highlights of Europe – from the Lebkuchenherzen seasonal gingerbread of Koblenz to the world-famous Christkindelsmärik of Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. Along the way, the cultural treasure trove of Central Europe is yours to discover, with special Scenic Enrich and Freechoice events helping you experience more of every destination.

Boarding your luxury Scenic Space-Ship in Amsterdam, Scenic Freechoice options range from a canal cruise on the iconic waterways of the Dutch capital to a visit to Edam to discover the history of its round cheese. From here, Germany beckons, and with it the opportunity to visit Cologne’s collection of Christkindlmarkts, as well as the largest Christmas tree of the Rhineland. In Mannheim, unforgettable culture awaits, as you’ll be transported to the palatial Rastatt Palace for a private evening concert – an exclusive Scenic Enrich event. From Germany, you’ll travel to France and the arresting medieval heart of Strasbourg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Le Petite France and the city’s Old Town, famous for its Alsatian winstubs, before exploring the stalls of one of Europe’s largest festive fares.

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* From price is for a 04 December 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Fly from one of up to 15 UK regional airports. If you’d prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our Eurostar No Fly option at no extra cost and travel Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar from St. Pancras International to Brussels and then onto Amsterdam on first class rail? You’ll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. Raise your glass to a fabulous cruise at this evening’s welcome reception and let the wonder commence.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Amsterdam

From its quirky cafés to abundant museums, Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan hub of intrigue.

This afternoon, you may wish to visit one of the many Christmas markets in the Dutch capital. Perhaps sample delicious Dutch treats such as Olibol and Poffertjes, peruse the stalls for some last minute traditional gifts, or simply wander the streets taking in the magic of Amsterdam at this special time of the year. This evening, you will be welcomed with a delicious dinner.

Freechoice

Experience an iconic canal cruise or discover charming Volendam, before visiting the equally lovely village of Edam. Alternatively take to the streets with a local guide on a walking tour, including a tasting of the Dutch favourite, herring.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Cologne

Stroll through Cologne on a guided city tour and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Enjoy free time and perhaps visit Cologne Cathedral markets, home to the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Koblenz

One of Germany’s oldest cities is turned into a Christmas paradise in the Advent season, ideal for romantic strolls around the city.

Freechoice

Take a guided tour of this historic city, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Six tranquil places in the old part of Koblenz offer more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands and Lebkuchenherzen – traditional gingerbread hearts – to create a magical European Christmas experience. Alternatively, discover Cochem – a true medieval gem on the banks of the Moselle River. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale on a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Mannheim

Freechoice: Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or, join a local guide for a guided tour of Heidelberg, followed by time to explore independently.

Freechoice

Join a local guide on a historic tour of Heidelberg, where you’ll visit Heidelberg’s Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Or, join a local guide for a guided tour of Heidelberg, followed by time to explore independently.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Baden Baden

Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a popular spa town famous for its Roman baths.

Freechoice

Join a guided tour of this picturesque town and learn of its rich heritage or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle and take in the scenic views of the Black Forest. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and learn about the fascinating history of this luxury brand.

Enrich

Enjoy a private evening concert at a fine Baroque palace. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Strasbourg

Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. During your free time, you might wish to explore stalls the of Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Basel > UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport or train station for your return journey home. Travel from one of up to 15 UK airports.

Meals included: Breakfast
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