Christmastime in Alsace & Germany
About Alsace, France
Celebrate the festive season in Central Europe with a magnificent 4-night cruise from Basel to Frankfurt! Stop in Breisach for an included excursion into Germany’s legendary Black Forest, and Strasbourg, France, for guided sightseeing and time to explore one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe; visit the red sandstone castle of Heidelberg and bask in the holiday atmosphere of this university town. Try some festive Glühwein, smell the aromas of the Christmas markets, shop for local Christmas ornaments, and delight in the holiday cheer. This year, start your holiday season with this joyous and memorable cruise—there is no better way to celebrate the season!
Cruise: deluxe 4-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Zurich. Transfer to Basel: onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Breisach: excursion to the Black Forest; Christmas marketDay 3 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas marketDay 4 Excursion to Heidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat; Christmas marketsDay 5 Frankfurt: your vacation ends this morning
Superb dining with meals on board featuring full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, lunch with complimentary soft drinks, and dinner including complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome reception, Captain’s reception, and farewell dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements
NOTES:Christmas markets operate from late November until the third week of December, depending on the location.In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.