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Christmas Time in Alsace & Germany Cruise

  • Departure DateSun 4th Dec 2022
  • Avalon Waterways Avalon Visionary
  • 4 Night Cruise From Basel
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Itinerary

  • Basel
  • Breisach
  • Strasbourg
  • Speyer
  • Frankfurt

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Day 1 - Basel

Arrive: Sun 04 December 2022 / Depart: Sun 04 December 2022

Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, close to the country’s borders with France and Germany. Its medieval old town centers around Marktplatz, dominated by the 16th-century, red-sandstone Town Hall. Its 12th-century Gothic cathedral has city views, and contains the tomb of the 16th-century Dutch scholar, Erasmus. The city’s university houses some of Erasmus’ works.

Day 2 - Breisach

Arrive: Mon 05 December 2022 / Depart: Mon 05 December 2022

Breisach is a town with approximately 16,500 inhabitants, situated along the Rhine in the Rhine Valley, in the district Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, about halfway between Freiburg and Colmar — 20 kilometres away from each — and about 60 kilometres north of Basel near the Kaiserstuhl.

Day 3 - Strasbourg

Arrive: Tue 06 December 2022 / Depart: Tue 06 December 2022

Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It's also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences. Its Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its 142m spire.

Day 4 - Speyer

Arrive: Wed 07 December 2022 / Depart: Wed 07 December 2022

Speyer is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany with approximately 50,000 inhabitants. Located on the left bank of the river Rhine, Speyer lies 25 km south of Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, and 21 km south-west of Heidelberg. Founded by the Romans, it is one of Germany's oldest cities

Day 5 - Frankfurt

Arrive: Thu 08 December 2022 / Depart: Thu 08 December 2022

Frankfurt, a central German city on the river Main, is a major financial hub that's home to the European Central Bank. It's the birthplace of famed writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose former home is now the Goethe House Museum. Like much of the city, it was damaged during World War II and later rebuilt.

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