Christmastime - Basel to Prague

Get a dose of seasonal spirit on this festive river cruise that’s filled with inspiring Christmas card settings. Soak up the spooky atmosphere of the Black Forest in Breisach, breathe in the magic of the red sandstone Gothic cathedral in Strasbourg and wander the cobbled streets of La Petit France with its half-timbered houses. Follow the smell of gingerbread and glühwein to find the traditional Christmas markets, where you can shop for locally crafted ornaments and souvenirs.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Strasbourg
    • Join guided sightseeing tour of the La Petite France district and Gothic cathedral, then imbibe the atmosphere of the Christmas markets.
  • Heidelberg
    • Discover the imposing ruins of Heidelberg Castle, take a spin around its seasonal ice rink and fill up on bratwurst sausages and glühwein.
  • Prague
    • Explore the Old Town, see the astronomical clock and visit the Hradcany Castle Grounds before browsing the festive street stalls.

Christmas market

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

Travel to Basel where you will be met and transferred to your ship.

Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship is ready for boarding.

Stroll through the city centre, enjoy the festive illumination and savor Christmas delicacies like waffles, gingerbread, sweets and Swiss raclette.

EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH

Day 2 Breisach, Germany, Excursion to Black Forest

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Join a full-day guided tour to the magical Black Forest to experience local traditions and the vibrant Christmas mood.

You may choose to join a guided optional excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.

Alternatively, spend your afternoon leisurely browsing Breisach’s lovely Christmas market to sample bretzels, mulled wine, and Black Forest cake.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Day 3 Strasbourg, France

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A Gothic Cathedral, Heaven’s Time, and Joyeux Noël.

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Come along for city sightseeing, including the city’s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France district.

You may choose to join a guided optional excursion to beautiful Alsace, for an afternoon in a French wine-country village.

Savor the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition by spending your free time this afternoon wandering the French winter markets of Strasbourg. Take in the lights, music, and the pleasures of the season.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SPEYER

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CHOICE

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

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