• Amsterdam
  • Cologne
  • German Christmas lanterns
  • Heidelberg
  • Strasbourg
  • Switzerland

Rhine Christmas Markets

Celebrate the magic of the winter season on this enchanting festive cruise along the Rhine visiting traditional Christmas markets. Includes return flights from Manchester or Leeds-Bradford

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7 Nights from £1783pp

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Save 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount! Applies to 24 Nov and 1, 10, 15, 17, 24 Dec 2018 departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Jul 2018

Regional flights and transfers for £129pp on 2019 departures! Applies to flights from the UK mainland. Book by 30 Sep 2018

Exclusive savings of up to £400pp on 2018 departures! Subject to availability. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Jul 2018

Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season on this enchanting festive holiday along the mighty river Rhine.

Visit the atmospheric Christmas markets of Cologne, Rudesheim and Strasbourg and enjoy guided excursions in dazzling historic cities and traditional riverside towns, alive with festive spirit and the enticing aromas of gingerbread and gluhwein.

Discover Heidelberg's red-walled castle or visit Speyer for a guided tour by coach or bike. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach and historic Freiburg or visit the picturesque town of Riquewihr.

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Day 1 : UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from Manchester or Leeds-Bradford to Amsterdam and embark your ship. Welcome Dinner this evening. (D)

Day 2 : Amsterdam

During a canal boat tour, admire beautiful churches and 16th-century merchant houses, before exploring historic Begijnhof and spending time at leisure. Later enjoy a panoramic city tour with a photo stop at a Dutch windmill. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Cologne (Germany)

Enjoy a guided tour through the Old Town and Cathedral Square and visit the 13th-century Gothic Cathedral. Spend time at leisure exploring the famous Christmas Market. In 2019 there is the option to join the bike ride along the Rhine or visit a local tavern for a tasting of Cologne's traditional Kolsh beer and Reibekuchen. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

Cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge past the famous Lorelei Rock. In Rudesheim choose from a wine-tasting trip, a gondola ride or a guided bike ride along the river. In the afternoon head to the Christmas markets before visiting Siegfried's Mechanical Instrument Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Mannheim or Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg

From Mannheim (2018) or Ludwigshafen (2019), enjoy a half-day excursion to Heidelberg, with its red-walled castle or perhaps head to Speyer renowned for its cathedral and medieval Altportel or Old Gate. There is also the option to visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace (2018 only). (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Strasbourg (France)

Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region. Join a walking tour and see the European Parliament and the Petite France district, or explore the Old Town by bike. You can also join a guided hike to the cathedral (2018 only). (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Breisach (Germany)

Visit the picturesque town of Riquewihr or join a walking tour of Freiburg with its impressive red sandstone cathedral. There is also the opportunity to join a bike tour through the stunning countryside. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Basel (Switzerland) - UK

Disembark ship in Basel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester or Leeds-Bradford. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Return flights from Manchester or Leeds-Bradford and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

2018 Departures

Amsterdam - Basel

Ship: AMA Concerto Class Our Price From
Nov 26£2345
Dec 01£1783
Dec 03£2345
Dec 15, 17, 24£1783

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Basel - Amsterdam

Ship: AMA Concerto Class Our Price From
Nov 24£1783
Nov 26£2120
Dec 03£2345
Dec 08£2120
Dec 10£2345
Dec 17, 24£1783

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Amsterdam - Basel

Ship: AMA Concerto Class Our Price From
Nov 23£2319
Nov 24, 25, 30; Dec 01, 02, 08, 09, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23£2389

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Basel - Amsterdam

Ship: AMA Concerto Class Our Price From
Nov 24, 25; Dec 01, 02, 07, 08, 09, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23£2389

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Single supplement available
  • Cabin upgrade supplements are available - please contact us for details
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