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TRAVELZOO Deal: Amsterdam & Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise

Mainz, Germany

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Visit: Amsterdam, Cologne, Mannheim, Strasbourg (Kehl), Mainz, Cologne


Travelzoo Price from $1399.00 per person


Departure Dates:

29 November 2019
03, 07, 11, 15 December 2019

Day 1: Amsterdam

On arrival at the airport, make your way to your hotel accommodation Ibis Styles City Amsterdam or similar, where you'll stay for the next 3 nights while in Amsterdam.

Day 2: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades - legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.  Today you'll enjoy a one hour canal cruise where you can discover the tilting gabled buildings for yourself.  The rest of the day is at lesiure for you to explore this beautifuk city on your own.  You might like to visit the Van Gogh Museum with works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Amsterdam

Today is at lesiure to continue exploring Amsterdam.  Why not do what many locals do and hire a bike to explore the city on any of the numerous bike paths.

Meals: Breakfast

There’s only one remedy for the stressful lead-up to Christmas: to head for the river. The Rhine has seen so many Christmases that nothing can disrupt its tranquillity. At its own leisurely pace, it will carry you past castles, palaces and abbeys to old cities that have spruced themselves up for the Christmas season. Take your time as you browse for presents and get yourself in the Christmas mood with baked apples, punch and seasonal brass music. And there’s one more Christmas miracle to amaze you: Strasbourg Cathedral. Christmas-themed delicacies await you on board in the evenings, providing you with inspiration for your own Christmas dinner back home.

Day 4: Amsterdam - Cologne

After breakfast, take the 2nd Class train from Amsterdam to Cologne.  Make your way to the cruise terminal for embarkation onboard your river ship.  Departure will be at 4pm.  Tonight enjoy a welcome drink and dinner onboard.

Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

Day 5: Mannheim

Arrival: 4pm  |  Depart: 8pm

Mannheim is a city in southwest Germany, on the Rhine and Neckar rivers.  On arrival you might like to explore The baroque 18th-century Mannheim Palace which houses historical exhibits on your own or explore Marktplatz Square which features a baroque fountain with statues.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Strasbourg (Kehl)

Arrival: 10:30am  |  Depart: 11pm

The Roman commander Drusus founded Strasbourg as a military outpost in 12 BCE. Today it is a thriving metropolis that has maintained many small half-timbered houses and an historic old town. Even the briefest glance at Strasbourg Cathedral will tell you that you are standing before one of the most important of its kind in Europe – and one of the largest sandstone buildings in the world.  Enjoy your day in the French part of the Rhine region!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Mainz

Arrival: 12pm  |  Depart: 7pm

Halfway between Lake Constance and the North Sea, the Rhine meets Mainz.

This carnival city is known for its cheerful atmosphere and its hospitality. Why not go for a stroll along the tranquil riverbank or enjoy a good glass of local wine while you’re there? You could also visit the city’s main landmark: Saint Martin’s Cathedral. It boasts one of the richest church interiors in the Christian world. Another important building in Mainz is the Kurfürstliche Schloss (Electoral Palace). This is a prime example of the German Renaissance style of architecture.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Cologne

Arrival: 6am

After breakfast disembarkation will begin.

Meals: Breakfast


Cruise & Land Package Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Amsterdam (Ibis Styles City Amsterdam or similar)
  • One Hour Canal Cruise in Amsterdam
  • 2nd Class train from Amsterdam to Cologne
  • 5 Days /4 Nights Rhine River Cruise in an outside cabin
  • Full Board: With breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and live cooking
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day
  • Children 15 years old and under travel for free* on cruise portion only of the itinerary
  • 15 % discount on SPA treatments
  • Free use of onboard facilities
  • You can look forward to even more advantages, such as exclusive discounts and free wi-fi!
  • Daily varied onboard entertainment programme
  • Cabin greeting and farewell present
  • Bathroom products and bath robe in cabin
  • Free cabin water
  • Port charges



Cruise and Land Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply. Subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations until booked. 

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Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Destination: Amsterdam, Cologne, Mannheim, Strasbourg (Kehl), Mainz, Cologne

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