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Rhine Christmas Markets on Scenic Crystal 2020

Rhine Christmas Markets on Scenic Crystal 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Crystal
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, Dec 02, 2020
Ends: Basel, Switzerland on Wed, Dec 09, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhine

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Wed, Dec 02, 2020): Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your luxury cruise is about to begin, raise your glass to the occasion at the evening’s welcome reception.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Thu, Dec 03, 2020): Amsterdam

Freechoice: Experience an iconic cruise of Amsterdam’s canals or take to the streets with a local guide on a walking tour including a tasting of the Dutch favourite, herring. Or if you’re feeling more active, join a guided cycling tour. Alternatively, discover charming Volendam before visiting the equally lovely village of Edam.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Fri, Dec 04, 2020): Cologne

Stroll through Cologne on a guided city tour and get up close to the filigree twin towers of the famous cathedral. Enjoy free time and perhaps visit Cologne Cathedral markets, home to the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Sat, Dec 05, 2020): Koblenz

One of Germany’s oldest cities is turned into a Christmas paradise in the advent season, ideal for romantic strolls.

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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Sun, Dec 06, 2020): Heidelberg

Freechoice: Uncover the fascinating history of Heidelberg, including a visit to its fine Renaissance castle. The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. Alternatively, enjoy an orientation tour of Heidelberg’s quaint old town, followed by time at leisure.

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.

Enrich
Enjoy a private evening concert at a fabulous Baroque Palace in the region. It’ll be an evening of grandeur unlike any other, and a chance to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Mon, Dec 07, 2020): Baden-Baden

Arrive in charming Baden-Baden, a popular spa town famous for its Roman baths.

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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Tue, Dec 08, 2020): Strasbourg

Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg, where you’ll discover La Petite France and stroll through the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and distinctive Alsatian winstubs. During your free time you might wish to explore the stalls of Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Wed, Dec 09, 2020): Basel > Zurich

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Zurich airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories back with you.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Crystal


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
3.6
Value for Money
3.3

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Ratings based off 7 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Scenic River Cruise was fantastic. Service and food were both absolutely wonderful. Exceeded our expectations and will travel again with Scenic.

Scenic was more expensive than our other trips But quality was outstanding!


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