Join the Joy of Travel on a . . .
Magical Christmas Markets Cruise Along the Rhine River!
December 1-8, 2018
The Christmas season in Europe is pure magic! Each December the squares of the medieval towns lining the Rhine are transformed into enchanting Christmas Markets filled with the aromas of gingerbread and grilled sausages. The market stalls offer a delightful array of hand-carved wood works, colorful woolen scarves, Christmas ornaments and much more. You can shop 'til you drop or simply enjoy the ambience as you sip on traditional gluhwein.
On our 8 day journey from Amsterdam to Basil we will visit 10 ports in 4 countries and 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will visit grand cathedrals and ancient hilltop castles, historic cities and the fabled Black Forest, all while enjoying luxury accommodations and the ease of unpacking only once.
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Day by Day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colorful gardens, abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals.
Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.
An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.
On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rüdesheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.
Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg is situated in the Neckar Valley just east of the Rhine. Explore its castle, then journey to 11th-century Speyer for its UNESCO-listed cathedral.
Thanks to its location at the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg boasts a convivial mix of cultural influences.
Breisach is located in one of the warmest parts of Germany, next to Alsace, which is famous for its wine-growing.
Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland.
Viking Inclusive Value
Your included features and services:
6 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
Complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
Multiple dining venues with open seating
24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
Aquavit Terrace® and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers
All port taxes and fees
Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program
8-days; 4 countries; 10 ports
Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Culture Curriculum®: enjoy a classical music performance; learn how to create your own Alsatian flammkuchen; observe a traditional glassblower; attend lectures on Germany’s current affairs & origins of Rhine River cruising
All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
Organic herb garden
Open-air walking track
24/7 Guest Services for special requests
Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service
Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
40" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies on Demand
Refrigerator, security safe, hair dryer
110/220 volt outlets & USB port
Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
Premium Freyja® toiletries, bathrobe & slippers (upon request)