Christmastime From Basel To Nuremberg
Experience the holiday season like never before with a Christmastime cruise through Germany and France. From the beauty of the Black Forest to the glistening lights of Strasbourg’s Christmas markets, you’ll discover traditions and tastes that warm the heart. With views like no other, the shining stalls with crafts, cuisine, and curios come alive with music and merriment. Visit glowing German Christkindlesmarkt stalls as you cruise on the Rhine and Main Rivers through Heidelberg, a Main river village, Wurzburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg.
Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Breisach: excursion to Black Forest; Christmas marketDay 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas marketDay 4 Speyer. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in SpeyerDay 5 Mainz. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treatDay 6 Main river village: guided walk, onboard baking demonstrationDay 7 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 8 Bamberg: onboard Christmas Traditions lecture; guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas marketDay 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
Speyer, Germany. Heidelberg Excursion
Mainz. Excursion To Rudesheim
Main River Village