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Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine River Cruise December 7 - 14, 2019 Price: From $3233/Person *Does not include: Airfare or Travel Insurance One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this special winter voyage along the Rhine River across Germany, and touching in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent festive season Rhine river cruise begins in Amsterdam, Holland, with a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Cruise to the 2,000-year-old city of Cologne, Germany. Try a locally brewed Kölsch beer, marvel at the amazing gothic architecture, and stroll the Christkindlesmarkt for mementos, confections, and hot drinks. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim where you’ll be enchanted by the festive Christ- mas market glow. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum for extra holiday cheer. In Mainz, enjoy the remarkable Gutenberg Museum and lovely holiday markets. Join an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, home to the Great Vat (the world’s largest barrel of wine)! In Strasbourg, France, see the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals, and the city’s astronomi- cal clock, as well as Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market—one of the oldest and finest in Europe. You’ll sail to the gateway of the beautiful Black Forest in Breisach, Germany, and experience the magical charm, festive lights, and traditional décor of each destination’s shining Christmas markets. At every stop, you’ll experience the magical charm of this time of year, with the towns decked out in festive lights and décor, and the Christmas markets waiting to be explored. Itinerary Day 1, Saturday, December 7, 2019 | AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Holland! Your suite ship is ready for boarding. With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to enjoy the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition or join a guided optional excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM - (Dinner) Day 2, Sunday, December 8, 2019 | AMSTERDAM Colorful Amsterdam —with canals, crooked houses, and cuisine of a “Golden Age”. Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 3, Monday, December 9, 2019 | COLOGNE, GERMANY Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City. Take a guided city walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Cologne’s Christmas markets. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)