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Magical Christmas extravaganzas in Alsace and Switzerland (port-to-port cruise) tour
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Magical Christmas extravaganzas in Alsace and Switzerland (port-to-port cruise)

CroisiEurope
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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
4 days
From: $ 1,280 $ 320 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED :
    • The magic of Alsatian Christmas markets
    • Basel, the largest Christmas market in Switzerland
    • The Strasbourg Christmas market, one of the oldest in the world
    • Visit the Läckerli Huus, a delicious Swiss tradition
    • Christmas delights: Hot chocolate, gingerbread, Christmas cookies, and mulled wine
    • The charming Alsatian village of Riquewihr and its Christmas market

Short Description

Alsace puts on its finest during the holiday season. You'll discover Strasbourg's Christmas market and its giant tree, the medieval village of Riquewihr, and the magic of Little Venice in Colmar. Enticing smells and delicious flavors mix perfectly with the friendly atmosphere found under the festive lights. You'll finish your vacation by learning about the longtime holiday traditions found around Basel, Switzerland. We'll visit the Läckerli Huus—home of traditional spice cookies—and the largest Christmas market in the country.

Style River cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal transport included (including local flights)
Start City Strasbourg
End City Bale (basel)

Destinations

France Germany Switzerland

Attractions & Cities Visited

Strasbourg

Activities & Interests

River cruise

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Itinerary

Day 1 STRASBOURG

Passengers are welcome to board at 5:00 p.m. in Strasbourg. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. You'll be transferred to the city center. Enjoy time on your own strolling through the various Christmas markets in the capital of Alsace. The smell of mulled wine and gingerbread mixed with the holiday decorations and the immense Christmas tree in the city center are what make Strasbourg the "capital of Christmas." The market first began in 1570 and is one of the oldest in the world.We'll return to the ship for dinner.Our ship will begin to cruise to Breisach.

Day 1 STRASBOURG

You'll board our ship. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. You'll be transferred to the city center. Visit the Christmas market at your own pace.

Day 2 BREISACH - Riquewihr - Colmar

A full-day escapade to local Christmas markets (lunch included). In Riquewihr, a charming medieval village nestled among the vineyards, you'll discover an authentic Christmas market in a unique setting. The bright colors of the half-timbered homes add to the postcard-like setting of traditional Alsace. Take your time wandering the cobblestone streets and admiring the marvelous decorations covering the facades and village monuments. We'll have lunch in a typical restaurant, and you'll discover just how delicious the local cuisine can be. In the afternoon, we'll head to Colmar—an undeniably charming city located on the vast plain between the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. The historic center and the romantic Little Venice neighborhood with its gaily decorated canals are European charm at its best. We'll visit the Choco-Story chocolate museum in Colmar. The museum, dedicated to the wonders of our favorite sweet, is located in the center of the holiday activity in Colmar. Warm up with a cup of delightful hot chocolate. Discover the city's Christmas market before we head back.

Day 2 BREISACH - Riquewihr - Colmar

A full-day escapade to local Christmas markets (lunch included).

Day 3 BASEL

We'll spend the morning cruising to Basel. Learn how to make traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies on board, what the locals call bredeles.  All of its delicious secrets will be revealed to you. We'll arrive in Basel in the early afternoon. Let your sweet tooth go wild with a tasting and tour at the Lackerli Huus, where the famous sugar-glazed Basler Läckerli are made along with other chocolates and candies. When we return to Basel, enjoy time discovering the holiday market with more than 150 vendors and craftspeople. You'll adore the largest Christmas market in Switzerland. We'll return to the ship for a cup of mulled wine. An evening of Christmas tales.

Day 3 BASEL

We'll spend the morning cruising to Basel. Learn how to make traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies on board. Let your sweet tooth go wild with a visit to the Lackerli Huus. An evening of Christmas tales.

Day 4 BASEL

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning. Disembarkation.

Day 4 BASEL

Disembarkation.

Availability

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Price Per Day: $ 320 per day
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Start DateFinish DateBase Price 
Dec-07-2022Dec-11-2022$ 1,280 Reserve
Dec-02-2023Dec-06-2023$ 1,280 Reserve

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Magical Christmas extravaganzas in Alsace and Switzerland (port-to-port cruise)

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We are still waiting for a refund for Porto Duoro Valley River Cruise 28 Sept 2020. We had to pay the total cost by June 2019 & opted for a refund less the non-refundable NZ$1100 deposit in early 2020. We are very frustrated that CroisiEurope is continuing to promote cruises for future passengers without honouring their contract with us. This is not the way to run an honest buisness!
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CroisiEurope is not one of them

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As a travel agent, I try to find suppliers that have the service and ethics that I expect for my clients. Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that CroisiEurope is not one of them. I received confirmation that the clients in the four cabins I had booked on the Oberammergau cruise would get a full refund in 3 - 4 weeks. The email contained attachments with the refund amount for each. Right at the beginning of the 4th week, they sent an email saying the law had changed and they no longer had to give refunds! That’s fine for those going forward, but to retroactive back to the clients that had already received refund confirmation is ridiculous. Some of these clients are in their 80’s and were only going for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Having a credit for a future cruise does them no good nor can some afford to lose that money. Shame on you #croisieurope I as well as Cruise Planners home office will be letting the rest of Cruise Planners organization know this is no longer a vendor to use!
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fund money owed to guests whose cruises have been cancelled and don't hold to the voucher line. It is not fair to travelers. I caution anyone against using this line.
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An unforgettable experience

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Une expérience inoubliable à la fois sur le plan culinaire sur les animations et les visites lors de la croisière j’en suis à ma septième !!!


An unforgettable experience at the same time on the culinary plan of activities and visits during the cruise I'm on my seventh!!!
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CroisiEurope isn't focused on their customers

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I planned a 3 week vacation this April that included a 7 day, CroisiEurope cruise on the Rhine. Due to the pandemic, my flights, hotels and cruise were canceled by the respective companies. I got refunds for my hotels and flights, but not from CroisiEurope.

They finally agreed a month ago to give me a refund, but then a few days ago, I got an email that they are not going to honor their agreement and I no longer get a refund.

To make matters worse, I get a SPAM email from them offering "risk-free" cruises to new customers.

Here’s an excerpt of the email: “We understand that some of our guests might be hesitant about making a cruise reservation or traveling at this time. For this reason, Croisieurope has introduced a Risk-Free Guarantee. So that you can plan your journey with peace of mind, we guarantee to hold your 2020 cruise departure reservation without deposit, and wait for final settlement until 15 days prior to departure.”

So, for a new customers, CroisiEurope is willing to offer risk free travel, but customers that paid money and had their cruises canceled by CroisieEurope these past 2 months, we get no guarantee of anything and they will keep our money.

I think anyone considering a cruise with CroisiEurope should be very hesitant and consider another cruise company that will stand behind its customer. I can’t recommend them since they are solely focused on acquiring new customers and don’t care about their existing customers, especially once they have taken their money.
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Ideal for a weekend in Paris

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tres beau bâteau. chambre magnifique. accueil parfait. ideal pour un week end à Paris.


Very nice boat. beautiful room. a perfect welcome. ideal for a weekend in Paris.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal transport included (including local flights)

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Additional Information

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

Rules & Other Requirements

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

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What's excluded

Drinks on our special lists - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - cancellation and baggage insurance - any services not specifically mentioned in the program - personal expenses.

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