Christmas Markets Rhine Cruise (Mainz - Dusseldorf)

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    You never regret if you take a this cruise along the Rhine River to visit festive European cities and a great number of Christmas markets throughout Germany and France!

    This period is perfect for shopping as well. Once the shopping’s complete you can sit back, relax and absorb the beautiful winter sceneries of picturesque snow-capped castles and frosted mountain peaks from the warmth of the ship.

    languages on board
    German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

    Day 1

    / December 22
    Mainz

    The arrival day, check-in starts at 16:00. However, if you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage at the reception to explore the city on your own before the check-in.

    Meals: welcome buffet and dinner

    *The closest airport is Frankfurt Airport that is only 40 min by train or car from Mainz. The transfer port - airport can be provided for extra cost

    Departure23:00

    Day 2

    / December 23
    Mannheim and Speyer

    You will certainly be impressed by the well-planned city of Mannheim situated on two important rivers – the Rhine and the Neckar.

    One of the possibilities on this day is to visit Heidelberg, a historic university town that has survived since the 18th century. The ruins of a castle – the biggest ruin in Europe – have inspired generations of people, most famously the Romantics at the start of the 19th century.

    Come and get inspired too!

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    *Guided walking city-tour of Heidelberg (with transfer from Mannheim) is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Arrival07:00

    Departure13:00

    Day 3

    / December 24
    Strasbourg

    We leave Germany to arrive in France for a full-day stop and to dive into colorful Alsace region and visit "le Capital de Noel", Strasbourg!

    The whole day is yours: take your camera, a city-map and go directly to the district in the very heart of the city called La Petite France – to admire traditional “gingerbread” houses and beautiful narrow canals.

    Walking along the typical Alsace streets you will find yourself by the impressive Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. The city’s main landmark, the cathedral is constructed of dark pink sandstone, and built in the classic Gothic style.

    Don't miss a canal cruise to see the city from a different angle!

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    *Guided bus & walking city-tour of Strasbourg is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Arrival07:00

    Departure18:00

    Day 4

    / December 25
    Rudesheim & Boppard

    This day is full of activities! In the morning you will visit Rűdesheim, famous by its vineyards, delicious Rűdesheimer coffee and the Museum of mechanical musical instruments.

    The next port of call will be Boppard known for its wine growing

    Between the stops you will enjoy the most important and certainly the most beautiful part of our itinerary – the Romantic Valley. Villages, towns, castles, vineyards and the fabulous Loreley with its legend – be sure to prepare your camera for the highlights of the cruise!

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Arrival09:00

    Departure21:00

    Day 5

    / December 26
    Cologne

    We are finally in the city of Cologne full of different Christmas markets spread over the city.

    Staying there from early morning till midnight you have a chance to feel the unique vibes of one of the most charming cities on the Rhine. After a delicious breakfast you will enjoy the city center: breathtaking Cathedral that survived both World Wars and cozy narrow streets with cafés and restaurants offering the famous “kölsch” beer.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    *Guided walking city-tour of Cologne is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Arrival05:30

    Departure23:59

    Day 6

    / December 27
    Dusseldorf

    Early arrival in Dusseldorf, check-out after breakfast

    Meals: breakfast

    *The transfer port - airport can be provided for extra cost

    Kindly note that this is a preliminary program
    The list and sequence of the proposed activities may slightly differ from one cruise to another.
    Choose cabin
    Your ship is MS Crucebelle 4*
    upper deck
    middle deck
    middle front deck
    main deck
    Deluxe Upper deck
    ▪︎  twin beds or double bed

    Staterooms (14 sq.m.) are located on the Upper deck with large French balconies to ensure a great view. All the cabins offer a very clever layout with hotel beds (twin or double).

    Equipment: private facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, internal phone

    Outlet: 2 regular outlets, 1 with 115V (American)

    € 1,020 per person
    single occupation: +100%
    Services

    Our price includes:

    • accommodation in the chosen cabin

    • live music at the bar every night

    • full board, three meals per day (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day):

    *breakfast is buffet-style with great choice of hotels and cold dishes, fruits and vegetables. Healthy corner with alternative milk and different types of granola and cereals are at your disposal;

    *lunch and dinner are à la carte with 3 main courses to choose (fish, meat or vegetarian);

    • early-riser breakfast every morning with small snacks and homemade cookies

    • afternoon high-tea: tea, coffee and cake or late night snack

    • welcome buffet

    • table tap water during meal services

    • tea/coffee for all meals

    • coffee-station available from 06:00 till 22:00

    • welcome and farewell captain’s cocktails (including 1 drink per person)

    • welcome and farewell captain’s dinner with special menu

    • luggage service pier – ship – pier

    • refreshments and hand towels after excursions

    • info-channel

    Our prices doesn't include:

    • transfers (on request and for extra payment) to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation

    • medical insurances

    • port tax (35 eur per person per cruise, will be added in the final invoice)

    • excursions

    • any bottled water

    • soft and alcoholic drinks during lunch and dinner

    • wi-fi

    • gratuities (recommended 7eur per person per day)

    • personal spendings

    • minibar

    • cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 eur supplement per cabin when booking

    Add optional extras to your trip:

    • Excursion package that based on 3 tours:

    *Walking city-tour of Cologne, 2h

    *Walking city-tour of Heidelberg (with transfer from Mannheim), 3h

    *Bus&walking city-tour of Strasbourg, 4h

    Price per person is 150 eur

    • Drink packages:

    1) All-inclusive bar/lounge and restaurant during bar opening hours (09:30 – 24:00): open wine, sparkling wine, draft beer, soft drinks, juices, coffee/tea.

    NOTE: the cappuccino, espresso etc. from the bar is excluded

    *this package can only be booked for both guests in one cabin

    Price per person is 90 eur

    2) Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water (still/sparkling) during lunch and dinner service

    *this can only be booked for both guests in one cabin

    Price per person is 55 eur

    • Transfers:

    Frankfurt airport - Mainz port - car for 2 persons - 100 eur per 1 car

    Dusseldorf port - airport - car for 2 persons - 80 eur per 1 car