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GRAND CHRISTMASTIME FROM BASEL TO VIENNA

Tour WXZV  BASEL  VIENNA
This Christmastime European river cruise sails across Germany and Austria along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Enjoy guided sightseeing along the way and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets.

Take a deep breath of fresh air in Germany’s Black Forest region, an area of unrivaled natural beauty with forests of thick pine trees. Then, make your way down the Rhine River to Strasbourg, France, to experience the historic charm of the city. A mix of festive aromas, sights, and sounds—creating a truly magical atmosphere! On an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany, visit the fascinating ruins of Heidelberg Castle and watch the skaters on the ice rink below.

See Europe’s largest nativity scene with life-size figures In Rüdesheim, then cruise along the Main River, passing the festive lights and decorations of charming along the way. In Würzburg, visit the ornate Bishop’s Residenz, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Continue to Bamberg, with its many beautiful nativity scenes, and take an excursion to the Bavarian capital of Munich. Amid its historical buildings, amazing architecture, and the famous Marienplatz, you’ll also love to see its traditional Christmas market with the festive aromas of toasted almonds, roasted chestnuts, and gingerbread. Learn about holiday traditions as you cruise to Regensburg, and taste some German beers.

Visit the magnificent Melk Abbey as you cruise through Austria’s winter wonderland of the Wachau Valley. Taste traditional cookies on your way to Vienna, and take a guided tour, culinary walk, and browse the Christmas markets for a taste of traditional Austrian fare. A fitting end to a magical holiday cruise!
Leisurely On the go
Countries
Switzerland
Germany
Austria
Meals
Breakfast:15
Lunch:12
Dinner:15
Transport
State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities
Accommodation
Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
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* Price per person, based on double occupancy.
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