Rhine Christmas Markets (Amsterdam to Basel)
8 days with Scenic Rating:
Day 1 Amsterdam
Day 2 Amsterdam
Day 3 Cologne
Day 4 Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Koblenz, which straddles two of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Six tranquil places in the old part of the city offer more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands and Lebkuchenherzen – traditional gingerbread hearts – to create a magical European Christmas experience. Alternatively, discover Cochem, a true medieval gem on the banks of the Moselle River. You’ll feel as if you’re stepping straight into a fairytale on a guided tour that culminates in a visit to the iconic Reichsburg Castle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Heidelberg
During your free time why not explore the city’s Christmas markets. Heidelberg’s Old Town radiates with Christmas spirit, walk past decorated wooden stalls, smell wafts of spice in the air from the warming glühwein and taste delicious delicacies such as traditional Gingerbread and the popular local treat of Germknödel – a spiced jam filled dumpling drizzled with a decadent vanilla sauce.
Day 6 Baden-Baden
Freechoice: Join a guided tour of this picturesque town and learn of its rich heritage or take an active hike to Hohenbaden Castle for scenic views of the Black Forest. Alternatively, visit the Mercedes-Benz factory and learn about the fascinating history of this luxury brand. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Strasbourg
Day 8 Basel > Zurich
All This Included
Begin your magical 8 day journey in Amsterdam and see the highlights along the Rhine river. Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and explore the iconic markets.
Admire festive decorations and twinkling lights along streets and squares – even your Scenic Space-Ship will be decked out in all the Christmas finery.
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as you cruise along the Rhine. Discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and Heidelberg Castle, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and visit charming Strasbourg. Throughout your journey, you will be enchanted by the magical traditions of Christmas, including the fragrant aroma of glühwein, roasted chestnuts and bustling markets bursting with festive excitement.
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Crystal
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