Christmas on the Rhine

Begin your journey with a visit to two of Switzerland’s loveliest cities, Zürich and Lucerne, where you will enjoy a lake excursion, magical Christmas markets and pristine Alpine vistas. In Basel, embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region. You will also visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Conclude your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. 
  • Day
  • Destination
  • Activity
  • 1
  • Amsterdam
  • Embarkation
    Welcome Dinner
  • 2
  • Amsterdam
    Volendam
    Edam
  • Canal Cruise & City Tour
  • 3
  • Cologne
  • City tour & Cathedral visit
    Visit Christmas Markets
  • 4
  • Rüdesheim
  • Siegfried’s Music Museum
    Visit Christmas Markets
  • 5
  • Speyer
  • Medieval Speyer tour
    OR half day excursion to Heidelberg
  • 6
  • Strasbourg
  • Walking tour
    Visit Christmas Markets
  • 7
  • Breisach
  • Riquewihr walking tour
    OR Breisach & Freiburg excursion
  • 8
  • Basel

    Lucerne
  • Disembarkation
    City tour
    Transfer to Lucerne
    Hotel check-in
  • 9
  • Lucerne
  • Walking tour
    Optional Swiss Mountain tour
    Visit Christmas Markets
  • 10
  • Lucerne

    Zurich
  • Lake Cruise
    Transfer to Zurich
    Hotel check-in
  • 11
  • Zurich
  • Walking tour
    Visit Christmas Markets
  • 12
  • Zurich
  • Return flight home