2023 : Christmas on the Rhine : Basel to Amsterdam

'Tis the season to be joyful

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas as you journey through storybook villages. Sample tasty yuletide treats and regional delicacies as you browse colorful stalls for handcrafted ornaments and unique gifts. Admire the twinkling lights of Cologne and revel in the merry atmosphere of the Rhine Valley, as storefront displays, wine cellars and markets embrace the holiday season. This 8-day voyage is a joyful celebration of festive cheer.

Viking Inclusive Value


  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase


  • River-view stateroom
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja┬« toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

    Day by Day

    Day 1 - Basel, Switzerland

    Explore this multicultural city's highlights and shop for gifts at the Christmas market.

    Day 2 - Breisach, Germany

    Explore Germany's fabled Black Forest and witness a cuckoo clock-making demonstration.

    Day 3 - Strasbourg, France

    Enjoy hearty warming Alsatian fare from a range of artisanal producers.

    Day 4 - Mannheim & Rudesheim, Germany

    Shop for delightful gifts from around the world; jewelry from Asia or crafts from Africa.
    Enjoy a taste of the local brew, Weihnachtsbier, and stroll the vibrant Drosselgasse.

    Day 5 - Scenic Sailing: Middle Rhine & Koblenz, Germany

    Sail past hilltop castles along the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site, and look for Lorelei Rock.
    Sip on a warming gluhwein and enjoy the seasonal festivities of Koblenz's Christmas market.

    Day 6 - Cologne, Germany

    Explore Cologne's seasonal holiday markets and shop for colorful gifts, arts and crafts.
    Explore Dusseldorf's Christmas markets and browse the city's festive store front displays.

    Day 7 - Scenic Sailing: Waal & Merwede & Dordrecht, The Netherlands

    Admire the scenery and sail along the network of Holland's canals and waterways.
    Explore this history-rich city, admiring its iconic Grote Kerk with a carillon of 67 bells.

    Day 8 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Take a journey along Amsterdam's network of canals or browse one of the city's museums.

  • Call (951) 734-0545 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17537201

    Cruise Line
    Viking River Cruises
    Offer valid through 12/31/2023
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Eir

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    Day 1Basel  
    Day 2Breisach  
    Day 3Strasbourg  
    Day 4Mannheim & Rudesheim  
    Day 5Scenic Sailing: Middle Rhine & Koblenz  
    Day 6Cologne  
    Day 7Scenic Sailing: Waal & Merwede & Dordrecht  
    Day 8Amsterdam  

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