6 Day Alsace & Germany
Featuring the Famous Christmas Markets
November 27 - December 2, 2018 | Zurich to Frankfurt onboard Avalon Imagery II
|As locations around the world cool down the closer we get to the holidays, celebrations inevitably begin to heat up. And while other countries draw crowds for their traditions, no one does Christmas quite like Germany This River Cruise combines the best of both for the traveler - a beautiful River Cruise sightseeing tour and the famous traditional Christmas markets. A special trip that sells out every year, so join us as we holiday tour and shop together!
Overnight flight to Zürich.
||Zürich, Switzerland Embark
Morning touring of Zürich before being transferred to Basel for embarkation on our Avalon Waterways’ River Boat, Avalon Imagery II, we will call home throughout our trip.
Breisach is the gateway to the to Germany’s Black Forest region. There is no better setting for this time of year then when smoke curls from the chimneys of the traditional Black Forest houses with their long sloping roofs connoting images of warm and festively decorated interiors. The most well known product from this region are Black Forest Ham, Cherry Cake, and cuckoo clocks. There is free time in the afternoon in Breisach.
On a guided walking tour of Strasbourg, France you will discover Europe at its most quintessential. Visit the monumental red-sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its ancient murals, stained-glass, and fascinating astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petit France district, home to half timbered houses, quaint shops, and a waterfront promenade. Spend time exploring Place Kleber, a large historic square in the heart of the city, and Place Gutenberg in the heart of medieval Strasbourg. The traditional Christmas market is one of the oldest and finest in Europe. It’s centerpiece is a giant Christmas Tree - a truly magical atmosphere!
Today an excursion takes you to Heidelberg, visiting the imposing ruins of Heidelberg Castle. You’ll also see the famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel”. At nearly 23 ft high and 28 feet wide, the cask holds over 58,000 gallons of wine and has a dance floor built on top of it! At this time of year an ice rink is set up at the foot of the castle. The Christmas market is scattered over five town squares, and you’ll find a wide array of crafts and regional delicacies. There is plenty of free time Zürich, Germany to shop for Christmas Decorations or gifts.
We will disembark in Frankfurt, Germany after breakfast. The we will transfer to the airport for our flight home with wonderful memories of a glimpse into the magic of Christmas in Germany.
|$3599 per person
||$4199 per person
Deposit: $600 per per + optional insurance
2nd Payment Due: $2000 per person on June 30, 2018
Final Payment Due: August 14, 2018
Book by May 31, 2018 and save $150 per person.
Round-Trip Airfare; Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation; Baggage Handling; Professional Yankee Trails Tour Manager
Interested? Contact Karyn Maviano at 518.286.2400x225