Rhine Holiday Markets

7 NIGHTS FROM
R40 400
Per person sharing
Excludes flights & taxes
Valid From 19 Dec 2018 to 26 Dec 2018
8 DAYS sailing from Basel to Cologne

Rhine Holiday Markets | Sail through castle-strewn hillsides & visit charming towns decked in holiday finery.  Sailing aboard the SS Antoinette |  Basel to Cologne | December 2018

Rhine Holiday Markets

A festive journey destined to delight travellers of all ages!

Switzerland, France as well as Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas market cruise. Discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sip vin chaud as you stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that Strasbourg offers modern celebrants. See how the baroque town hall of Koblenz is transformed into an Advent calendar and also find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Savor tantalising once-a-year treats with Uniworld’s “Taste of Christmas” programme, including gingerbread, crepes with cinnamon as well as warm spiced wine. Revel in brightly painted carousels as well as handmade ornaments, medieval squares illuminated by twinkling lights; life-sized Nativity figures as well as joyful brass choirs. Sail through castle-strewn hillsides and also visit charming towns decked in holiday finery for a holiday season you will never forget.

Who will enjoy this cruise?
Shoppers searching for unique gifts, as well as Christmas enthusiasts looking for the origins of many cherished holiday traditions. Anyone who loves seasonal treats as well as festive holiday decorations and lights.

Day to day Cruise Itinerary:

  • 1:  Basel (Embark)
  • 2: Basel
  • 3: Kehl (Strasbourg)
  • 4:  Mannheim (Heidelberg)
  • 5:  Mainz, Rudesheim
  • 6:  Cruising the Romantic Thine River, Koblenz
  • 7:  Cologne
  • 8:  Cologne (disembark), Transfer to the Airport

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Price Includes
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • 7 Nights’ cruise in a riverview category 5 stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 3 countries: France, Germany, Switzerland
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “European Christmas Traditions, from the Nutcracker to the Tannenbaum”

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Price Excludes
    • Flights and related taxes (Ask us – we can arrange this!)
    • Uniworld only Gold Seal Protection @ R1 450 per person
    • Port Taxes & charges from R2 100 per person
    • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)
    • Visa(s)
    • All items of a personal nature
    • Anything not mentioned
Terms & Conditions
    • Conditions and validities apply.
    • This offer is subject to availability
    • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations
    • Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential
    • Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified
    • Errors and omissions in this offer are excepted
    • Subject to IGO Travel's general Conditions of Business
    • Excludes high season/school holidays, block out dates may apply
    • subject to availability
    • price based on a minimum of 2 adults sharing