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The Rhineland and a Dutch Christmas: To the Land of the Windmills

5 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 3:00 p.m. With our accompanist, discovering one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, the market in Strasbourg. We’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. In the evening, our ship will sail towards Cologne. Dinner. Evening on "Tales of Christmas" theme.

DECEMBER 24: COLOGNE (and the Romantic Rhine)
Cruising on the most beautiful section of the Rhine. We will see numerous castles nestling in the famed vineyards and the famous Lorelei rock. Passing by the cities of Koblenz and Bonn to reach Cologne in the end of the afternoon. Join us for the excursion proposed: Guided tour in Cologne. Christmas Eve evening. Midnight mass in Cologne’s cathedral (1) (depending on available places or in another church - book and pay for transfer on board (2).) Our ship will sail towards Holland through the night.

Crossing the border at Emmerich. We will arrive at Tiel lock, giving us access to the canal that connects the Rhine to Amsterdam. We will cruise past the city of Utrecht and arrive in Amsterdam in the end of the afternoon. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Join us for the excursion proposed: Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. In the afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: Guided tour of Amsterdam, the name of the city dates back from the 12th century, when a dam was built on the Amstel River. Wander through its historic district and its canals.

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Departure by coach toward Strasbourg. Stop for free lunch. Arrival in Strasbourg in the evening. End of our services.

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Discover the Christmas market in Strasbourg the romantic Rhine valley and the celebrated rock of the Lorelei
  • Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany
  • Volendam and the Zaanse Schans
  • Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North”
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom Excursions mentioned in the program
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner with cocktail and wine
  • Coach transport from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour

Cruising: Cabin onboard MS L'Europe

  • (1) Midnight Mass will be held in german. (2) The transfer is only proposed when the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is only valid for a minimum of 30 persons.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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