This Christmastime river cruise begins in Switzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated—a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your ship in Basel, Switzerland, then stop in Breisach, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest—an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Strasbourg, France, located on the border with Germany, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. The city is home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe—dating back to the 16th century. Enjoy an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany, to visit the fascinating ruins of Heidelberg Castle and the Christmas market—spread over five town squares. There's plenty of time to find just the right Christmas present amongst the array of crafts, Christmas decorations, and gifts.
Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and insurance. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking.
When you reserve your Avalon Waterways Cruise with The Travel Club, any current Avalon promotion will be applicable to your reservation.
Click to Enlarge
One of two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. At a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, hair salon, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, a shade system, and deck games.