5 Day Christmas on the Romantic Rhine
Strasbourg - Braubach - Rudesheim - Speyer - Strasbourg
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DAY 1: STRASBOURG

It is aboard our boat especially decked out for Christmas that we will welcome you at around 3.00pm at our river mooring, rue du Havre in Strasbourg. Settling into your cabin. In the afternoon, our hostess will accompany you by coach to explore one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. In a festive atmosphere, set off to explore the Christmas market in Strasbourg on “place Broglie” and “place de la cathédrale”. Back on board for the evening. Get together in the lounge for the welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner and “Christmas Tales” theme evening. You will be invited to participate, recounting the Christmases of your region. Departure of the boat at 8.00pm. Across the port of Strasbourg and through the north lock to get onto the Rhine.

DAY 2: BRAUBACH - Rhine Valley and Rock of Lorelei

Breakfast. Aerobics session. Sailing through the Rheingau region with its numerous vineyards. Past the cities of Mainz, Wiesbaden, Eltville. At around 9.00am we will draw level with Bingen which marks the gateway to the romantic Rhine. About half way into our cruise, we will reach the celebrated rock of the Lorelei. Lunch on board. Arrival at the start of the afternoon at the village of Braubach situated below Marksburg castle. At around 2.00pm, departure by coach for the guided tour of this castlewhich has remained intact over the centuries. Back on board for dinner followed by a “Christmas Songs” theme evening. Passengers will be invited to sing Christmas songs from their region. Overnight stopover.

DAY 3: RUSESHEIM - SPEYER or WORMS Midnight Mass in the Cathedral

Breakfast. Departure of the cruise to continue up the Rhine valley. Arrival in Rüdesheim around 9.00am (2-hour stop). We will offer an optional visit to the museum of mechanical musical instruments located in an old castle, or free time. Back on board around 11.00am and continuation of the cruise to Speyer. Lunch on board. Afternoon sailing and preparations for Christmas Eve. It is in the dining room that we will meet you for the Christmas Eve dinner which will bring us together like one big family around the glittering Christmas tree. Midnight mass (in German language) will be celebrated in the Romanesque cathedral in Speyer, the most beautiful and most impressive in Germany (or Worms depending on the places available or in another church – possibility of transfer, to book and pay on board(1)). Back on board where you will be served a glass of mulled wine. During the night, Father Christmas will pay you a visit.

DAY 4: SPEYER - STRASBOURG

After a lie in, breakfast and departure of the boat back to Strasbourg. We will be sailing along the wild Rhine. Lunch on board. Afternoon cruising. Dinner and gala evening on board.

DAY 5: STRASBOURG

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 10.00am. End of our journey.

 

EXCURSIONS:

  • Rudesheim: tourist train and visit the museum of music  €
  • Old Strasbourg and Christmas markets €
  • Guided tour of the Castel  Marksburg included

 

 

**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, FREE Wi-Fi and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.

For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

There might not be any other english speaking guests on these dates.

 

2017 Per Person Cruise Only Fares  

Departure Ship Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
22-Dec-17 Gerard Schmitter $1283 $1447 $1493

 

Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.

For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

There might not be any other english speaking guests on these dates.