Christmastime Prague to Basel – Westbound
About Prague, Czech Republic
Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Prague to Basel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Prague, where you’ll visit the famous Hradcany Castle grounds; Nuremberg; Bamberg; Würzburg; the charming Bavarian village of Miltenberg; and Strasbourg, France, where you can explore one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. Other highlights: a beer tasting in Bamberg, a visit to Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz, a traditional baking demonstration, an excursion to Rüdesheim in the heart of the Rhine wine country, Germany’s Black Forest, and an excursion to Heidelberg, where you visit the red sandstone castle and bask in the holiday atmosphere. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the many Christmas markets, where you can sample some tasty holiday treats, smell the aromas of the Christmas markets, shop for local Christmas ornaments, and delight in the holiday cheer. This year, celebrate the holiday season in style on this memorable and joyous cruise.
Cruise: deluxe 9-night cruise in an outside stateroom with hotel-style beds Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle groundsNuremberg: onboard welcome reception, choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Trials tourBamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; beer tastingWürzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzMiltenberg: guided walkFrankfurt: excursion to Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument MuseumHeidelberg: guided visit of the castle, see the Great VatStrasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralBreisach: excursion to the Black Forest
Prague Hilton (SF)
Meals are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D)Captain’s welcome & farewell receptionswith sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon Tea & Night FareLocal chef dinnerFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES:Christmas markets operate from late November until the third week of December, depending on location (Prague markets are open from early December until the first days of January).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 is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.