Trip Overview

from $2,999 per person with air

Inclusions

  • Air From Most Major U.S. Gateways
  • Professional Tour & Cruise Manager
  • 2 Nights Lodging on Land
  • 4 Nights Aboard MS Amadeus Imperial
  • 14 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, & 5 Dinners
  • Port Charges, Taxes, & Fees
  • Admission to All Included Activities/ Attractions in Itinerary

Highlights

  • Amadeus Imperial River Cruise
  • Strasbourg City Tour
  • Heidelberg Excursion
  • Speyer Walking Tour
  • Rudesheim Walking Tour
  • Siegfried’s Music Cabinet
  • Koblenz Walking Tour
  • Cologne City Tour
  • Frankfurt Christmas Market

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Germany

    Our festive holiday adventure begins as we board our overnight flight to Frankfurt. Sit back and enjoy the anticipation of the fun days to come! The Christmas spirit awaits us in some of Europe’s most treasured places.

    Meals: In Flight
    Overnight: Flight

  • Day 2

    Arrive in Frankfurt / Travel to Strasbourg

    Upon arrival in Germany we’ll clear customs and board our deluxe motorcoach. Our drive will bring us to the town of Strasbourg. Here we board the festively decorated Amadeus MS Imperial ship. Tonight we’ll enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by a gourmet dinner.

    Meals: Dinner
    Overnight: MS Amadeus Imperial

  • Day 3

    Strasbourg / City Touring

    Wake up refreshed and enjoy a fine breakfast. Take an optional driving tour through the surrounding countryside this morning or relax on the ship. In the afternoon, we’ll take a motorcoach tour of Strasbourg followed by a walk through the Old Town, where some of the charming, half-timbered houses are 500 years old! We will also be able to experience the romantic ambiance of the Christmas market before returning to the ship and setting sail for Germany.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: MS Amadeus Imperial

  • Day 4

    Heidelberg / Speyer Walking Tour

    Early this morning we’ll arrive in Speyer, one of the most important cities of the German Holy Roman Empire. From here, we’ll journey to the old imperial town of Heidelberg, which looks particularly charming this time of year. We’ll visit the stunning ruins of the Heidelberg Castle. Then, take a stroll through the enchanting Old Town and explore the Christmas markets. After returning to the ship for lunch, we’ll have the option to enjoy a tour of Speyer or explore their beautiful Christmas markets.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: MS Amadeus Imperial

  • Day 5

    Rudesheim / Koblenz

    Arrive in Rudesheim and, after a generous breakfast, start exploring this picturesque town. This area forms the southern gateway to the Middle Rhine Valley. We’ll enjoy a walking tour of Rudesheim and a visit to the Music Cabinet Museum. Rejoin the ship and continue to Koblenz during lunch. We’ll sail through the scenic Middle Rhine Valley and pass the mysterious Lorelei rock, which is associated with countless legends. This afternoon, discover the romantic town of Koblenz during an included tour. The festive Captain’s Gala Dinner awaits us this evening.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: MS Amadeus Imperial

  • Day 6

    Cologne City Tour

    Early in the morning, we’ll reach the metropolis of Cologne. Enjoy a relaxed and generous breakfast before saying goodbye to the crew and the ship. We’ll tour by coach this morning in Cologne, which was established back in the first century and thus offers an amazing showcase of history, architecture, and culture. The afternoon and evening is available for your personal leisure. Explore the famous Christmas market or visit the famous Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Overnight: Hilton Cologne - Cologne, Germany

  • Day 7

    Cologne Chocolate Museum / Frankfurt

    This morning we’ll visit the Cologne Chocolate Museum before departing town. Today’s journey will bring us full circle back to Frankfurt. Here is found one of the best Christmas markets in all of Germany. The elaborate and creative stand decorations and the scenic surroundings of St. Paul’s Square combine to also make it one of Germany’s most beautiful. We’ll enjoy a farewell dinner tonight in celebration of our festive experience.

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: holiday Inn Alte Oper - Frankfurt, Germany

  • Day 8

    Travel Home

    Our journey winds down as we transfer back to the Frankfurt Airport to board our flight back home. We have seen much this past week and found some new friends as well. Along with great memories, perhaps we’ll bring some of the old European Christmas traditions to make our own.

    Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations

Dates & Prices

Tour cost includes airfare from most major U.S. gateway airports.

See list of included airports
Tour Dates Stateroom Category Per Person (Double) Per Person (Single) Availability
December 1 - 8, 2020 Haydn $2,999 $5,098 Available
Strauss $3,999 $6,298 Available
Mozart $4,499 $6,998 Available
Mozart: Suite $5,299 ---- Available
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