Amsterdam to Switzerland Christmas Market River CruiseDecember 6-13, 2021
Amsterdam to Switzerland River Cruise along the Rhine River
This expertly planned Christmas Market 7-night river cruise starts in Amsterdam and ends in Basel, Switzerland.
All logistics are arranged so you can leave the guidebook at home and focus on savoring the awe-inspiring cruise, museums, castles and Christmas markets along the river cruise.
Day 1 – Board the Ship in Amsterdam
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding at 3:30pm
Take time to enjoy the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition or join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Overnight in Amsterdam
Day 2 – Amsterdam
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”
Day 3 – Guided City Walk of Cologne
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Cologne’s Christmas markets.
Day 4 – Guided Tour of the Mechanical Music Museum
Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for one-of-a-kind instrumental experience. Don’t miss the tantalizing treats, and seasonal handiwork of sparkling winter wonderlands in the city.
Day 5 – Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle
Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel.” In your free time visit the local Christmas market: explore at your own pace to soak up the sights and sound
Day 6 – Sightseeing Tour
Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical LaPetit France District.
Savor the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition by spending your free time wandering the French winter markets of Strasbourg. You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit Alsace’s wine country today.
Day 7 – Optional Tour Day
Two tour options today, Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden and learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting, OR: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience local traditions and the vibrant Christmas mood and an afternoon to enjoy the town.
Day 8 – Basel, Switzerland
Basel (Disembarkation): Your river cruise ends this morning.
Pricing is still to be determined.
Countdown to Amsterdam!