Magical Christmas Markets Rhine River Cruise Tour

Aboard MS Europe

  • Aboard

    MS L’Europe

  • Duration

    10-16 December 2022

  • From:

    €1475 per person

  • Visiting

    Strasbourg – Breisach  – Freiburg – Ecomuseum of Alsace – Colmar

Strasbourg has been holding Christkindelsmärik around its cathedral since 1570, making it one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. Alsace puts on its finest during the holiday season. You’ll discover Strasbourg’s Christmas market and its giant tree, the medieval villages, and the magic of Little Venice in Colmar. Enticing smells and delicious flavors mix perfectly with the friendly atmosphere found under the festive lights. You’ll finish your vacation by learning about the longtime holiday traditions found around Basel, Switzerland & the largest Christmas market in the country.

A wonderful Christmas cocktail!

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Christmas Market in Freiburg, one of the most beautiful in Germany
  • Explore Colmar and its magical Christmas market in the heart of the old town
  • Christmas Spirit and traditions at the Ecomuseum of Alsace
  • Day to enjoy Christmas atmosphere in Strasbourg
  • Visit the Läckerli Huus, a delicious Swiss tradition

Itinerary

Sat 10 Dec

KM 490 MALTA – ZURICH 1425-1650

Transfer to Beautiful Strasbourg. Our hotel in Strasbourg:   Golden Tulip Strasbourg Centre The Garden 4*.

SUN 11 Dec

Day to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in Beautiful Strasbourg

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by an evening of entertainment.

Mon 12 Dec | STRASBOURG – BREISACH – Freiburg (Germany) – BREISACH

This morning will be spent cruising. We’ll reach Breisach late this morning enjoy lunch on board. Afterwards, we’ll leave for Breitnau to visit a cuckoo clock factory. We’ll continue on to Freiburg to discover its Christmas Market. You’ll be amazed by the incredible diversity of traditional arts and crafts to be found in the Black Forest such as blown glass and colorful wooden toys. We’ll return on board in Breisach in a Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Tue 13 Dec | BREISACH – Ecomuseum of Alsace – Colmar – BREISACH

We’ll leave with our hostess towards Ungersheim. You’ll get a sense of how Alsatians used to celebrate Christmas in the past at the ecomuseum of Alsace, all adorned for this very special time of year. After lunch in a restaurant, we’ll continue on to Colmar where Christmas is a magical experience. The appealing scents

of cinnamon and other spices will guide you through the alleyways of the five Christmas markets spread out in the shopping streets of the town. We’ll return on board for an evening of entertainment. Our ship will cruise to Strasbourg through the night.

WED 14 DEC | BASEL

Morning checkout and transfer from Strasbourg to Basle. We’ll arrive in Basel in the early afternoon. Let your sweet tooth go wild with a tasting and tour at the Lackerli Huus, where the famous sugar-glazed Basler Läckerli are made along with other chocolates and candies. Whilst in Basel, enjoy time discovering the holiday market with more than 150 vendors and craftspeople. You’ll adore the largest Christmas market in Switzerland.

Thu 15 DEC | BASEL

Time to enjoy shopping and sightseeing in this beautiful city.

Fri 16 DEC

Checkout after breakfast and transfer to Zurich – Zurich highlights tour and some time at leisure in Zurich centre – Checkin at Zurich airport at 3.30pm – KM 491 Zurich – Malta 1740 2000

Package rate per person – Twin Sharing from

Main Deck Window €1475
Middle Deck Window€1550
Upper Deck balcony€1625

Single Supplement:  €450

Deposit:   €700  |    Balance:   01-Nov-22

The MS Europe has French balcony cabins on the upper deck only.

The middle and main decks have windows.

This is a peak season and gets sold out quickly – we have a hotel in the centre of Strasbourg – rates reflect this peak season – book early to avoid disappointment!

All Excursions included and also drinks with meals !

Great value during a popular event !

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Return Flights to Zurich on AirMalta including 23kg checked luggage & hand luggage
  • 1nt First Class Voco ( Goldent Tulip ) Garden Htl Strasbourg on BB Basis
  • 3 nts Standard 3-Deck Ship aboard MS L’Europe – cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • 2 nts – 4 star Pullman Basel Hotel BB
  • Welcome cocktail – lunch on D2 and D3
  • All excursions mentioned in the program (including guide)
  • All airport & port fees.
  • All Transfers – transportation by coach during excursions
  • On board : 4 meals : Drinks Package with Meals (including ¼ (25cl) of wine or 1 beer or 50 cl of mineral water & 1 coffee)
  • At restaurant : 1 meal : Drinks Package: (including ¼ (25cl) of wine or 1 beer or 50 cl of mineral water & 1 coffee)
  • Tour Manager: Ms Marisa Caruana Lauri ITC DDS

Not Included

  •  Travel Insurance – required

Kindly note:

Due to current fuel increments – a supplement may be applied – Fuel supplement will be charged should fuel increase further by time of travel. Please advise re any food allergies/food requests.

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