Switzerland & Christmas Markets on the Rhine River Cruise RIVER CRUISES & small ship
9 DAYS FROM $2745* pp dbl


Highlights & EXCURSIONS 6 Night Cruise - Amadeus Imperial • Lucerne Walking Tour • 5 Christmas Market Experiences • Strasbourg City Tour & Xmas Market • Speyer Walking Tour & Xmas Market • Koblenz Walking Tour & Xmas Market • Cologne Walking Tour & Xmas Market • Cochem Walking Tour & Xmas Market • Reichsburg Castle & Wine Tasting • Rudesheim Visit • Strasbourg Afternoon at Leisure • Cologne Afternoon at Leisure INCLUDES 1 Night Hotel - Lucerne • 6 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin • 18 Meals (7-B, 5-L & 6-D) • Tour/Cruise Manager • Regional Wine & Beer with Dinners • Welcome & Farewell Dinners • Ship Staff • Baggage Handling at Hotel & Ship • Int’l Air Taxes/Fuel/Port Charges • Hotel & Ship Transfers TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY 1 2 3 4 ACTIVE
Day 1 - Depart US - Overnight Flight Day 2 - Arrive Zurich - Lucerne Arrive Zurich - Meet your PWD Tour Director Transfer to Lucerne & Check in for your overnight stay. Welcome Desk at the hotel. Overnight: Frankfurt Day 3 - Lucerne - Strasbourg - Board the Amadeus Imperial Morning - Lucerne Walking Tour. Travel to Strasbourg, France via motorcoach. Board the MS Imperial for 6 Night Rhine River Cruise. Welcome Dinner Onboard (B&D) Overnight - Amadeus Imperial Day 4 - Strasbourg Strasbourg City Tour & Christmas Market. Afternoon - Leisure time in Strasbourg or Alsace & Obernai Optional. Ship docked into late evening in Kehl/Strasbourg (B,L,S&D) Overnight - Amadeus Imperial Day 5 - Speyer - Mannheim Morning Speyer Walking Tour & Christmas Market. Cruise to Mannheim for time at Leisure or Heidelberg Optional Excursion (B,L,S&D) Overnight - Amadeus Imperial Cities & Ports Enjoy this magical time of year as Europe’s countries hold steadfastly onto Old World holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. The sights and sensations of the holiday season are everywhere: locals and guests savor the tastes of chocolate, covered Lebkuchen (gingerbread), sizzling grilled sausages and spiced hot “Gluehwein” (mulled wine). People also delight in the festively decorated markets and shopping for ornaments, crafts, candles, nutcrackers, winter hats, roasted nuts and other traditional items. Lucerne, Switzerland Visit and overnight in Lucerne, a traditional Swiss town along the banks of Lake Lucerne with an Alpine backdrop. Enjoy a Lucerne Walking Tour of this medieval gem and see some of the city’s lovely cobblestone streets, monuments, fountains, public squares, covered bridges, colorful frescoed buildings and the iconic 14th century Chapel Bridge. Enjoy Lucerne’s colorful Christmas decorations and its wonderful Old Town. Strasbourg, France Capital city of the Alsace region in northeastern France, Strasbourg is situated on the Rhine at the German border. Enjoy a Strasbourg City Tour to see Orangerie, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament, and the Place de la Republique. Take a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood and see the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. Then stroll Strasbourg’s Christmas Market, one of Europe’s oldest. Later join the optional trip into the Alsace region to visit fairy-tale Obernai & its quaint Christmas Market. Speyer, Germany Arrive in Speyer one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral, nu-merous churches and the 13th-century Altpörtel (“Old Gate”). Explore the city during your Speyer Walking Tour. Later cruise to Mannheim & maybe take an optional excursion to historic Heidelberg to visit the red-walled castle and get beautiful views of the Neckar Valley. Day 6 - Rüdesheim - Rhine River Gorge - Koblenz Morning - Arrive Rüdesheim & walk into town on own to explore or Optional Rudesheim Tram Car with Musical Instrument Museum Midday - Cruise through the Rhine River Gorge, a UNESCO Heritage Site Afternoon arrive in Koblenz - Koblenz Walking Tour & Christmas Market (B,L,S&D) Overnight - Amadeus Imperial Day 7 - Cochem Morning Moselle River Cruising. Afternoon Cochem Walking Tour with Reichsburg Castle, Wine Tasting & Christmas Market (B,L,S&D) Overnight - Amadeus Imperial Day 8 - Cologne Morning arrival Cologne - Cologne Walking Tour & Christmas Market. Afternoon at Leisure in Cologne. Gala Farewell Dinner Onboard - Ship docked overnight in Cologne (B,L,S&D) Overnight - Amadeus Imperial Day 9 - Cologne - Frankfurt Airport - Flight Home Morning transfer to the Frankfurt Airport for your flight home (B) Rüdesheim - Rhine River Gorge - Koblenz, Germany Arrive in Rüdesheim and explore on your own the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants. If you prefer join an optional Rüdesheim Tour via Tram Car including a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Later the ship departs to cruise through the Rhine River Gorge, a UNESCO Heritage Site and the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river with hillsides dotted with fairy-tale castles, historic towns and vineyards. Later arrive in Germany’s oldest city, Koblenz, a charming Rhineland town situated at the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a Koblenz Walking Tour & the popular Christmas Market. See the famous Advent Calendar at the baroque Town Hall. Cochem, Germany The ship makes a detour along the Moselle River to the little town of Cochem. Enjoy a Cochem Walking Tour then visit the Reichsburg Castle, experience a Wine Tasting & stop at the quaint Christmas Market. The magnificent Reichs-burg castle is situated high above the town, dominating the landscape. Down below, the village with its narrow streets, half timbered houses and numerous restaurants is an ideal setting to taste the wines of the region. Cologne, Germany Cologne is Germany’s 4th largest city and located on both sides of the Rhine. Enjoy a Cologne Walking Tour featuring the old part of the city and the fabled 13th century Gothic cathedral. Explore the dock side taverns, cafes, shops and the famous Christmas Market in front of the cathedral. CITIES & PORTS
A Switzerland and Christmas Markets on the Rhine River Cruise offers a magical journey through the stunning landscapes of Switzerland, Germany and the festive charm of the Christmas markets along the Rhine River. The itinerary typically starts in Switzerland, where you'll have the opportunity to explore beautiful cities like Zurich, Lucerne, before boarding your cruise ship. From there, you'll embark on your river cruise along the Rhine River, visiting enchanting destinations such as Strasbourg, Speyer, and Cologne. Along the way, you'll have the chance to explore the famous Christmas markets that line the river, immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere. This river cruise is a perfect way to combine the natural beauty of Switzerland and Germany with the festive spirit of the holiday season. This cruise promises a memorable and enchanting experience.
Switzerland & Christmas Markets on the Rhine River Cruise
Booking Discounts Savings* UP TO $400 per couple/$200 per person
2023 Departure Dates

November 29

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ACCOMMODATIONS 1 Night Hotel - Lucerne 6 Nights - MS Amadeus Imperial (B - Breakfast • L - Lunch • D - Dinner Onboard w/ Regional Wines / S - Snacks Onboard afternoon and/or evening)

Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details

Single Room Supplement + Cat D & E – Haydn Deck single supplement +$1000 • Cat C & B - Strauss Deck single supplement +$1400 • Cat A - Mozart Deck single supplement +$1800 • Suite - Mozart Deck single supplement +$2200

No Triple **Rates are Land only, per person double


* Booking Discount Details -  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings.


MS AMADEUS Imperial The MS AMADEUS Imperial is known for its exceptional service and attentive crew members. The dedicated staff is committed to ensuring guests' needs are met and that they have a memorable and comfortable journey. From the moment you step onboard, you'll be treated to personalized service and a warm and friendly atmosphere. The MS AMADEUS Imperial offers spacious and well-appointed cabins designed for comfort and relaxation. The cabins are elegantly furnished, with modern amenities and large panoramic windows that provide stunning views of the passing scenery. Some cabins may also feature private balconies, allowing guests to enjoy the fresh air and picturesque landscapes from the privacy of their own space. The ship features a stylish restaurant serving delicious cuisine prepared by skilled chefs using locally sourced ingredients. There is also a bar and lounge area where guests can relax, socialize, and enjoy live music or other entertainment.

The Ship - MS Amadeus Imperial

The innovative 168-passenger Amadeus Imperial launched in 2020 and features all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel while offering the effortless combination of vibrant energy & intimate small ship experience.  This Premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open air regardless of the weather. The attentive English-speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality.  The cabin design plans are forward-thinking, bright & modern, all part of a premium focus with 72 large Staterooms & 12 Suites. The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you. This Imperial charter features English-only onboard commentary with inclusive shore excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.


All Meals Included Onboard

Three meals daily are served graciously in the exquisite restaurant and feature local & international specialties.  All dinners are four courses and are served with included regional wines & beer. While dining, you have splendid views of the passing scenic landscapes through the large picture windows. Enjoy afternoon and/or late evening snacks in the lounge based on the daily schedule.



Comfortable & Innovative Staterooms

After boarding, unpack once.  All staterooms are larger than traditional river cruise cabins & offer excellent river views.  The Mozart Deck features 12 Suites with Walk Out Balconies.  The other 19 Staterooms on the Mozart Deck & 35 Staterooms on the Strauss Deck feature an innovative Drop-Down Panoramic Window.  The 18 Staterooms on the Haydn Deck have a fixed window.  All staterooms are fully equipped with comfortable & modern furnishings including flat screen TV & large private bathrooms with shower.

MS Amadeus Imperial

Mozart Deck - Suite 284 sq ft

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Haydn Deck - CAT E/D 172 sq ft

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Strauss Deck - C/B Mozart Deck - A 188 sq ft


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