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Christmastime in Alsace & Germany... Frankfurt to Basel

5 Days / 4 Nights

Package Overview

Join Cindy Mahaffey on Avalon Waterways December 8 - 12, 2021.

Pack your bags! We're going on vacation...FINALLY!

What better way to satisfy your travel bug than to experience the Rhine at Christmas. Join me on our visit to Renaissance sites and the Great Vat in Heidelberg, an afternoon in the French wine country village of Alsace, stroll through the picturesque Black Forest in Breisach and experience the most magical Christmas Markets throughout this adventure.

Sample pricing including promotions:

  • CAT A: Single $2854, Twin (double occupancy cabin) $2111 per person
  • CAT D: Single $2225, Twin (double occupancy cabin) $1850 per person

More categories available - call for pricing!

Cindy Mahaffey 770-630-6634 (mobile) or cindy@condortt.com
Agent Commission Starting At: $138.88

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1736.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Frankfurt, Germany

Embarkation and onboard welcome reception


Evening/Overnight Cruise to Speyer

Day 2


Take a Guided Tour that includes the magnificent Heidelberg Castle and the Great Vat—the world’s largest wine barrel. After the tour, visit the local German Christmas markets in Heidelberg.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Evening/Overnight to Strasbourg

Day 3

Strasbourg, France

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Evening cruise to Breisach

Day 4

Breisach, Germany

Visit to Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting, OR:

Join a 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Evening/Overnight cruise to Basel

Day 5

Basel, Switzerland

Disembarkation. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • All meals while on board your ship
  • Free prepaid gratuities

 Package Does Not Include

  • Air
  • Travel Protection additional: $269 per person
  • Pre Night additional: $175 per person
  • Post Night additional: $150 per person

 Package Notes

  • Group promotion - book in to this group and receive free pre-paid gratuities and two drink vouchers per person.
  • Cruise promotion - Single supplement waived on the cruise portion. Promotion ends Dec. 31, 2021. Limited space - free upgrade to a Panorama Suite. Promotions ends Sept. 14, 2020.
  • Up to two pre-nights in Frankfurt; single $288 per night, twin $175 per person per night
  • Up to two post-nights in Zurich; single $223 per night, twin $150 per person per night
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel protection is recommended. Price based on total vacation package cost.
  • Flights will be available 331 days prior to departure.
  • Airport transfers are included when air is booked through Avalon.
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Points of Interest

  • Heidelberg Castle
  • The Great Vat
  • German Christmas markets
  • La Petite France District
  • Badischer Winzerkeller
  • The Black Forest