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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Christmas on the Rhine

This Christmas markets cruise along the Rhine is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit, with visits to traditional Christmas markets and beautifully illuminated towns. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2234pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cologne
  • Christmas Market
  • Strasbourg Markets
  • River Rhine
  • Christmas Markets
  • Strasbourg

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Christmas on the Rhine Special Offer

Soak up the festive atmosphere along the River Rhine, visiting the many traditional Christmas markets with their colourful gifts and delicacies.

Explore Amsterdam's picturesque canals and enjoy a walking tour of Cologne, before visiting the city's Christmas market. Admire stunning scenery as you cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge to the charming wine-making town of Rudesheim.

Discover Heidelberg and its red-walled castle or tour medieval Speyer. Continue to Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region, which has one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, and from Breisach, visit the picturesque town of Riquewihr or historic Freiburg with its red sandstone Gothic cathedral before sailing to Basel.

Please note Christmas Markets usually close around 20 December, but it varies in each place.

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Christmas on the Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Embark your luxurious river cruise ship in Amsterdam. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Admire beautiful 17th century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Walk to the historic Begijnhof and enjoy free to time to explore. Then enjoy a panoramic city tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at a Dutch windmill. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Spend the day in Cologne with a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit the Gothic Cathedral before experiencing the renowned Christmas Market in Cathedral Square. There is also the option to join the bike ride along the Rhine or visit a local tavern for a tasting of Cologne's traditional Kolsh beer and Reibekuchen. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Rhine Gorge – Rudesheim

Cruise through the delightful Rhine Gorge, past the famous Lorelei Rock and on to Rudesheim. Here, choose from a wine tasting excursion, a gondola ride over the town or a guided bike tour along the Rhine river. This afternoon visit the Christmas Markets with over 120 stalls before exploring Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or enjoy some famous Rudesheimer Coffee. On the reverse itinerary enjoy an evening walking tour of Koblenz. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg

From Ludwigshafen, take a half-day excursion to Heidelberg, with its red-walled castle home to the Great Vat. Soak up the towns festive celebrations as you stroll along the Hauptstrasse. Alternatively, explore Speyer which is renowned for its cathedral and medieval Altportel or Old Gate. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Strasbourg (France)

Cruise to Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region, and a city known for its timber-framed buildings. Enjoy a panoramic tour taking in the European Parliament, before exploring the Petite France district on foot.

Day 7 - Breisach (Germany)

Today choose to visit the picturesque town of Riquewihr which looks just as it did in the Middle Ages, or enjoy a walking tour of historic Freiburg with its red sandstone Gothic cathedral. Alternatively join the guided bike tour through the countryside. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Basel (Switzerland)

After breakfast, disembark in Basel. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Amsterdam, Lucerne and Zurich Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam, a 2-night post-cruise stay in Lucerne and a 2-night post-cruise stay in Zurich. Please contact us for details
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 22nd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2386
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    • Nov 23rd - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £2386
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    • Nov 23rd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2386
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    • Nov 25th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2460
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      Blue Water Price from: £2460 Blue Water Price from: £2681 Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3200 Blue Water Price from: £2920 Blue Water Price from: £3069 Blue Water Price from: £3217 Blue Water Price from: £3365 Blue Water Price from: £4328
    • Nov 29th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2460
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      Blue Water Price from: £2460 Blue Water Price from: £2681 Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3200 Blue Water Price from: £2920 Blue Water Price from: £3069 Blue Water Price from: £3217 Blue Water Price from: £3365 Blue Water Price from: £4328
    • Nov 30th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £2534
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      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3793 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £5052
    • Nov 30th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2234
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      Blue Water Price from: £2234 Blue Water Price from: £2455 Blue Water Price from: £2752 Blue Water Price from: £2974 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £3493 Blue Water Price from: £3641 Blue Water Price from: £3789 Blue Water Price from: £4752
  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2384
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      Blue Water Price from: £2384 Blue Water Price from: £2605 Blue Water Price from: £2902 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £3494 Blue Water Price from: £3643 Blue Water Price from: £3791 Blue Water Price from: £3939 Blue Water Price from: £4902
    • Dec 6th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2534
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      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3793 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £5052
    • Dec 7th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £2534
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    • Dec 7th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2384
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    • Dec 9th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2534
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      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3793 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £5052
    • Dec 13th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2534
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      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £2994 Blue Water Price from: £3143 Blue Water Price from: £3291 Blue Water Price from: £3439 Blue Water Price from: £4402
    • Dec 14th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £2534
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    • Dec 14th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2534
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    • Dec 16th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2384
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    • Dec 20th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2534
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    • Dec 21st - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £2534
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    • Dec 21st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2534
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 25th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2639
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      Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3373 Blue Water Price from: £3527 Blue Water Price from: £3681 Blue Water Price from: £4757
    • Nov 25th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2639
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      Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3373 Blue Water Price from: £3527 Blue Water Price from: £3681 Blue Water Price from: £4757
  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2716
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      Blue Water Price from: £2716 Blue Water Price from: £2946 Blue Water Price from: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3450 Blue Water Price from: £3604 Blue Water Price from: £3758 Blue Water Price from: £4834
    • Dec 2nd - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2716
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      Blue Water Price from: £2716 Blue Water Price from: £2946 Blue Water Price from: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3450 Blue Water Price from: £3604 Blue Water Price from: £3758 Blue Water Price from: £4834
    • Dec 7th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £2716
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    • Dec 7th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaLucia From: £2716
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    • Dec 9th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2716
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    • Dec 9th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2716
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    • Dec 14th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £2716
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    • Dec 16th - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaMora From: £2716
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    • Dec 16th - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2716
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      Blue Water Price from: £2716 Blue Water Price from: £2946 Blue Water Price from: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3450 Blue Water Price from: £3604 Blue Water Price from: £3758 Blue Water Price from: £4834
    • Dec 21st - Amsterdam to Basel - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £2716
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    • Dec 21st - Basel to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaLucia From: £2716
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