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Christmas Markets Along the Rhine - Northbound

2015 Prices From $2,550 for 8 Days - Tauck Cruising

Tauck's Christmas market tours and river cruises along the Rhine, from Basel to Köln aboard ms Swiss Jewel or ms Inspire, are perfect ways to capture all the magic of Christmas Markets in Germany and France. Along with all the inclusions that are part of every Tauck river cruise, Tauck's Christmas market tours wow you with special holiday touches like an onboard tree-trimming party... glühwein and other treats aboard the riverboat, decorated in a festive seasonal theme... a traditional European Christmas dinner with all the fixings... special evenings of onboard holiday-themed entertainment... visits to markets in cities like Aachen and Colmar that other holiday cruises don't visit... walking in the footsteps of celebrities at the Kurhaus casino in Baden-Baden... a lecture on Alsatian storytelling traditions in Strasbourg... a cookie-making demonstration and a visit to the fanciful Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett in Rüdesheim... a traditional German lunch in Heidelberg and much more!


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  1. Northbound

    Day 1

    Tis the season for your Rhine Christmas Market cruise



    Day 2

    A day of Christmas festivity in the Alsace


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    Day 3

    A walking tour of Strasbourg and the Christkindlmarkt


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    Day 4

    A Black Forest Christmas in Baden-Baden


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    Day 5

    Discover the spirit of the holiday season in Heidelberg


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    Day 6

    Music, sweet treats and more in Rüdesheim


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    Day 7

    Aachener Printen or Köln (Cologne)


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    Day 8

    Homeward bound



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After several land tours with Tauck, this was our first on one of their riverboats. Certainly, we expected to have a great time visiting all of the Christmas markets in Germany, France and Switzerland along the Rhine, but even with our very high expectations, this trip exceeded them by a wide margin! The ship was beautiful, the food excellent, the itinerary very good, but it was, after all, about the Christmas Markets. So, the most authentic and picturesque was the hill-side town of Riquewihr, France. Medieval narrow streets & lanes with brightly colored half-timbered houses and lots of small pockets of Christmas markets.

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