Rhine Christmas Markets

Take a trip through time, from cosmopolitan capitals, to Medieval marketplaces.

8 Days
Amsterdam to Basel
From (GBP)
£ 3,345
£ 2,845
Dates & Pricing

2019 Amsterdam > Basel

Tour Map
Tour Code:
AMBS
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Basel

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Amsterdam

    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

  2. Day 2 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. 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

  4. Day 4 - Koblenz

    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

  5. Day 5 - Mannheim

    Freechoice

    Uncover the fascinating history of Heidelberg, including a visit to its fine Renaissance castle, or enjoy an orientation tour of Heidelberg’s quaint old town, followed by some leisure time.

    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 you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Baden Baden

    Arrive in charming Baden Baden, a 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 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 of Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 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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