Christmas Time on the Rhine

5 Days
Frankfurt to Basel
From (AUD)
$ 3,235
$ 2,735
Dates & Pricing

2021 Frankfurt > Basel

Sail through Germany’s beloved wine region, visit the spa town of Baden Baden and stroll the fairytale streets of Kehl. Explore the enchanting Black Forest region and enjoy traditional Christmas carols on board.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EXKR
Duration:
5 days
Departure City:
Frankfurt
Return City:
Basel

5 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Frankfurt - Mainz

    Welcome to Germany! You will be met at the airport by our EW representatives and transferred to our Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship in Mainz. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore this city located at the heart of the Rhine wine region. Mainz will captivate you with its quite incomparable lifestyle, its unique charm and its openness to the world. You will be able to immerse yourself in this unique atmosphere as you wander round the Market Square, in the middle of which stands the Heunensäule, a sandstone column commemorating the history of Mainz, erected in 1975 on the occasion of the Cathedral millennium celebrations. You'll return on board and sail along the most beautiful stretch of the romantic Rhine River

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Rastatt

    This morning, embark on a visit to the enchanting town of Baden Baden, surrounded by the mountains of the Black Forrest. This famous spa town blends health and history to create the ideal Germany getaway. You will enter the most beautiful casino, featuring jaw-dropping decor that is influenced by French royal palaces. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to discover the baroque city of Rastatt on your own, whether you want to visit the Residential Palace, just stroll along historical sites and enjoy a coffee, or join our optional tour to Baden Baden Opera House. 
    Included Excursion: Baden Baden guided tour with entrance to the Casino
    DiscoverMORE: Behind the Scene of Baden Baden Opera House (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Kehl

    After breakfast, join us for a tour following the Pottery Trail with its picturesque villages in the Alsace region. Enjoy lunch on board and get ready to come with us, this afternoon, to the capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg. Discover the charms of the old city with cobbled streets lined up with timber-framed houses that survived for hundreds of years. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the city decorated with garlands and Christmas decoration with your included tour of the Christmas market. Return to the ship and spend the night onboard. 
    Included Tour: Visit to Pottery villages 
    Included Tour: Guided tour of Strasbourg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Breisach

    Start your day with a visit to the “Jewel of the Black Forrest” and discover the reconstructed medieval old town of Freiburg, this vibrant city situated at the edge of the Black Forrest. Learn about its history and its local products during your included tour. The afternoon is all yours to explore and discover Breisach and its Christmas market at your own pace, or join us on our DiscoverMore program to visit Colmar and discover the magic of one of the most impressive French Christmas markets. You will return on board for a Christmas evening concert and dinner. 
    Included Excursion:  Freiburg guided tour with local market tasting
    DiscoverMORE: Visit to Colmar
    EmeraldPLUS: Christmas concert on board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Basel

    Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking your Star-Ship and your transferring to the airport.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 4 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Baden Baden guided tour with entrance to the Casino
  • Visit to Pottery villages
  • Guided tour of Strasbourg
  • Freiburg guided tour with local market tasting

EmeraldPLUS
  • Christmas concert on board

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 11 superb meals including 4 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L), 4 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability