Spend the Thanksgiving holiday on a seven-night Rhine River cruise through Switzerland, Germany, and France.
Before setting sail, shop your way through the festive Christmas markets of Münsterplatz and Barfüsserplatz, both just outside of Basel.
Your first stop along the Rhine is Breisach, home to one of the largest wine cellars in Europe. Roughly 30 minutes west, you’ll find the eclectic holiday markets of Colmar.
In Strasbourg, take a guided tour of the city’s spellbinding cathedral or opt for a culinary experience. Spend your evening learning of neighboring Germany’s holiday traditions, including advent wreaths and seasonal treats.
Next up: Heidelberg. Here, step inside the red sandstone walls of Heidelberg Castle and view the Heidelberg Tun—a wine barrel that once held more than 34,000 gallons of wine. Before returning to the ship for dinner, enjoy a special musical performance of holiday songs, arias, and contemporary pieces.
Your trip comes to a close in Cologne, but, before you go, purchase a souvenir from Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market of the Nations.
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Trip Name: Holiday Markets
Date: Nov. 27–Dec. 5, 2020
Tour Operator: AHI
Price: From $2,645 per person, based on double occupancy.