Christmas Rhine River Cruise | AmaWaterways

Christmas river cruise exploring the holidays on the Rhine

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Christmas Markets on the Rhine River Cruise

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7-NIGHT AMSTERDAM TO BASEL CRUISE, 2 NIGHTS IN LUCERNE & 2 NIGHTS IN ZURICH OR REVERSE - 7-night holiday river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam, Spend 2 nights in Zürich and then 2 nights in Lucerne enjoying the spirit of the holiday season.

Begin your journey in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s iconic canals, unique Dutch architecture and vibrant winter atmosphere. Embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River holiday Christmas cruise that takes you to Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and magical Christmas markets. Explore historic Alsace and other scenic regions with holiday traditions all their own during your festive holiday river cruise on the Rhine River. You will also visit two of Switzerland’s loveliest and most cosmopolitan cities, Lucerne and Zurich, where you enjoy a lake excursion, bustling Christmas Markets and pristine Alpine vistas.



Included features:

  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Lucerne at the Radisson Blu including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Zürich Hotel Continental including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Zurich to ship in Basel
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
  • All local taxes


Daily Program

1 Amsterdam **EMBARKATION | Welcome Dinner
2 Amsterdam Canal cruise and city tour
3 Cologne City tour and cathedral visit
Visit Christmas Market
4 Rüdesheim Wine tasting
Visit Christmas Markets
Siegfried’s Music Museum
5 Speyer Speyer tour
OR half-day excursion to Heidelberg
Visit Christmas Markets
6 Strasbourg Walking tour
Visit Christmas Markets
7 Breisach Riquewihr walking tour
OR Breisach and Freiburg excursion
Visit Christmas Markets



City tour
Transfer to Lucerne
Hotel check-in
9 Lucerne Walking tour
Optional Swiss mountain excursion
Visit Christmas Markets



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

** Embark 7-Night Cruise (can also be booked as cruise only)

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