River Cruise 2024


Cruise Highlights • Enjoy a relaxing seasonal cruise on the Rhine • Strasbourg, Mainz & Rüdesheim Christmas Markets

Cruise Highlights • Soak up the festive atmosphere along the River Danube • Discover the delights of festive Vienna & Linz

Strasbourg at Christmas

Vienna Christmas Market

Magical Rhine Christmas Markets Soak up the seasonal atmosphere on this enchanting cruise. Admire the illuminated riverside scenery as we sail the romantic Rhine, visiting authentic German Christmas markets to get ourselves firmly in the festive mood. ITINERARY Day 1 Embark in Strasbourg We enjoy an on-board tasting of festive Alsatian cookies. Day 2 Romantic Rhine - Sankt Goarshausen - Rüdesheim CRUISE SHIPS MS Beethoven (standard ship) or MS Douce France (premium ship)

Christmas Markets on the Danube Kick off the festive season in style with a Danube cruise taking in winter landscapes and discovering charming cities and towns. Explore Vienna and Linz in their winter glory and visit majestic Melk Abbey & Schönbrunn Palace. ITINERARY Day 1 Embark in Passau - Melk Day 2 Melk - Vienna CRUISE SHIP MS VIVA TWO (premium ship)

4 Nights Premium Inclusive NOV - DEC 2023 & 2024 Inclusions • Return short sea crossing • Porterage • Welcome cocktail reception • Complimentary drinks (beer, sparkling wine, wine, Aperol, champagne, cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, water, soft drinks and speciality tea/coffee) • Lunch on 3 days • Dinner served at the table on 3 nights • Captain’s farewell gala dinner on last night

Today’s optional excursion takes us to the 18th century Melk Abbey where we enjoy a tour of the imposing baroque building which towers over the city. We see the Prelate Court, museum rooms, Marble Hall, altars and the famous Library with its intricate ceiling and more than 80,000 volumes. Day 3 Vienna - Linz on the Danube An optional Vienna guided city tour introduces us to the capital’s most famous sights, including the Schwarzenbergplatz square, Musikverein concert hall, State Opera house, Hofburg, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Parliament and City Hall. A second optional excursion takes us to Vienna’s iconic Schönbrunn Palace where we experience the highlights of the magnificent interior and stroll through the delightful gardens. Day 4 Linz on the Danube - Passau Day 5 Disembark in Passau

4 Nights Full Board DEC 2023 & 2024 Inclusions • Return short sea crossing • Porterage

We cruise to the Rock of Lorelei & onto Rüdesheim where we take a tourist train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum , before enjoying Rüdesheim’s Christmas market. Later, we taste Rüdesheimer Kaffee (alcoholic coffee drink). Day 3 Rüdesheim - Mainz - Gambsheim We cruise to Mainz for a guided walking tour of the city, before visiting Gutenberg Museum and browsing the Christmas market. Tonight is our gala evening with entertainment telling Christmas traditions. Day 4 Gambsheim - Strasbourg We visit Musée Lalique to learn about glassmaker, René Lalique. We then cruise to Strasbourg for the Christmas markets. Back on-board, we enjoy mulled wine, an Alsatian dinner and a quiz. Day 5 Disembark in Strasbourg

• Captain’s welcome cocktail reception • 3 course lunch (set menu) on 3 days • 3 course dinner (set menu) on 3 nights • Gala evening with 4 course dinner (set menu) on 1 night • On-board entertainment, activities, informative speakers & local performers • Rüdesheim tourist train journey • Entrance to Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum • Guided walking tour of Mainz • Entrance to Gutenberg Museum • Entrance to Musée Lalique

• Afternoon tea on 1 afternoon • Snacks & reusable water bottle • Audio headsets for excursions

• Melk Abbey tour • Vienna guided city tour • Schönbrunn Palace OPTIONAL SHORE EXCURSIONS

Cruise Highlights • Beautiful winter scenery & twinkling lights on the Rhine • Enjoy Rüdesheim & Koblenz Christmas markets


Cruise Highlight

• Celebrate

Christmas in the Seine Valley

Rüdesheim Christmas Market


Christmas Markets on the Rhine Combine a relaxing Rhine cruise with the traditional advent atmosphere of German Christmas markets. Tuck into local delicacies in Rüdesheim, sip wine at Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum & enjoy a warming mulled wine in Koblenz. ITINERARY Day 1 Embark in Cologne - Rüdesheim Day 2 Rüdesheim - Koblenz As we enjoy today’s optional guided CRUISE SHIP nickoSPIRIT (premium ship)

Christmas in the Seine Valley Make it a Christmas to remember by sailing on the Seine. From the water, we admire beautiful winter landscapes and riverside illuminations; on land, we explore Honfleur and historic Rouen. What a way to celebrate the season! ITINERARY Day 1 (23 Dec) Embark in Paris CRUISE SHIPS

MS Seine Princess (standard ship) or MS Renoir (superior ship)

Day 2 (Christmas Eve) Les Andelys - Rouen*

3 Nights Full Board NOV - DEC 2023 & 2024 Inclusions • Return short sea crossing • Porterage • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions • Lunch served at table on 2 days • Dinner served at table on 2 nights • Tea/coffee after lunch & dinner • Gala dinner on 1 night • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily programme • On-board entertainment • Rüdesheim guided walking tour & Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum with glass of wine • Koblenz guided tour & glass of Glühwein OPTIONAL SHORE EXCURSIONS Drinks package available

4 Nights Inclusive 23 DEC 2023 & 2024 Inclusions • Return short sea crossing • Porterage

We cruise to Les Andelys and can visit Martainville Château, which houses a museum of Normandy history. Tonight is our Christmas Eve dinner. Midnight Mass will be celebrated in Rouen. *Depending on tides, the Rouen stopover may be replaced by Caudebec-en-Caux. Day 3 (Christmas Day) Rouen - Honfleur - Rouen We cruise to Honfleur and enjoy a guided tour of this picturesque fishing port (included). Sights include the Vieux Bassin, St Catherine’s Church, Salt Halls (Greniers à Sel) and St Léonard Church. Day 4 (Boxing Day) Rouen - Paris Today’s optional guided tour of Rouen includes the Cathedral, Gros Horloge (Great Clock), St Joan of Arc’s Church and Market Square. Tonight is our gala evening. Day 5 (27 Dec) Disembark in Paris

walking tour of Rüdesheim, we admire the town’s pretty half-timbered houses and explore the romantic Christmas market, shopping for seasonal gifts and local delicacies and tasting brandy punch. An optional visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum of self-playing instruments introduces us to the artistic and musical inventions of the past complete with a glass of wine. Day 3 Koblenz - Cologne As we cruise the Rhine we pass the famous Rock of Lorelei before embarking on today’s optional guided tour of Koblenz. We see some of the city’s famous sights, including the Town Hall, Schängel Fountain and Church of Our Lady, finishing the day with a warming glass of traditional Glühwein (mulled wine) as we explore the

• Captain’s welcome cocktail reception • Complimentary drinks (water, juice, soft drinks, tea, coffee, beer, most spirits and house wine) • 3 course lunch (set menu) on 3 days • 3 course dinner (set menu) on 2 nights • Christmas Eve dinner (with wine) • Christmas present • Gala evening with 4 course dinner (set menu) on 1 night • On-board entertainment, activities, informative speakers and local performers • Guided tour of Honfleur • Martainville Château • Rouen guided tour OPTIONAL SHORE EXCURSIONS

atmospheric Christmas market. Day 4 Disembark in Cologne



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