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Christmas Cruise in Europe

  • Enchanting Rhine River Cruise

  • Guided Shore Excursions

  • All gourmet meals onboard

  • Eat, Drink and Merry Christmas

  • Magical winter wonderlands

Christmas Time European River Cruise

Quite the best way to see festively decorated European cities, snow-capped villages glittering along historic riverbanks, and renowned Christmas Markets is to sail along on a river cruise. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Netherlands, continuing on to Germany, France and Switzerland. Take an enchanting Rhine River cruise that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region. You will also visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Start your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Enjoy your ALL inclusive stay on a cozy luxury cruise ship with gourmet meals, local wines and great music. Come aboard this magical journey with WOW. There's no better way to take in the view than cruising in Europe in the spacious comfort of the Avalon Panorama and watch Europe go by through huge French windows. So hurry and book early to get attractive rates.

JOURNEY DATE

TRIP LENGTH

8 days, 7 nights

PRICE

₹1,95,500

(Twin share)

Early Bird Sale

You are saving ₹3,500

Only 4 spots left at this price

5°C

Winter

Inclusions

  • Luxury Accommodation during the cruise
  • All gourmet meals onboard (A rich buffet breakfast, a festive lunch buffet, afternoon tea and coffee with cookies and cake and a multi-course dinner
  • Free Coffee, Tea are included all day. Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso can be requested Free of charge during all meals.
  • Complimentary use of the internet onboard
  • Daily Shore Excursion program during the cruise with English Speaking Guides.
  • Complimentary Travel Insurance (Only upto 59 years of age)
  • Airport Group Transfers
  • Use of Wellness Center inside including Fitness Equipment (free of charge)
  • Captain’s Welcome Chapagne Reception and Gala Dinner and Captain’s Farewell Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner plus Several Theme Dinners
  • GST

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Individual Airport Transfers
  • Use of telephone in each cabin, additional beverages, alcohol and cocktails
  • Optional Shore Excursions and offshore activities
  • Items purchased in the gift shop
  • Any kind of personal nature like tipping or personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered, laundry, phone calls and medical expenses
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents & any medical evacuations.
  • Meals and all other services which are not mentioned in the aforementioned itinerary.
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Porter fees in Hotels and Airports
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The Plan

  • Day 1 Embarkation in Amsterdam
  • Day 2 Bowled over by Amsterdam
  • Day 3 Feel Super Festive in Cologne
  • Day 4 Koblenz - Rhine Gorge
  • Day 5 Mainz, Excursion to Heidelberg
  • Day 6 Feel Christmassy in Strasbourg
  • Day 7 Magic of Breisach
  • Day 8 Departure
  • Day 1

    Embarkation in Amsterdam

    We arrive in Amsterdam at Schipol Airport before 2 PM and take the group transfer to board our luxurious river cruise ship, Avalon Panorama. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at leisure. The ship moors in Amsterdam overnight.

    Avalon River Cruise, Panorama
  • Day 2

    Bowled over by Amsterdam

    Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age. Join a Guided tour to explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” You may choose to spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam’s many fascinating museums or galleries. Later, we overnight cruise to Cologne.

    Avalon River Cruise, Panorama
  • Day 3

    Feel Super Festive in Cologne

    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland’s Capital City. Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Later, wander through the atmospheric streets-surely the perfect way to get us in the Christmas mood. Tonight the ship will depart for Rudesheim.

    Avalon River Cruise, Panorama
  • Day 4

    Koblenz - Rhine Gorge

    Travel Through 2,000 Years of Monumental History. Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments. Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country & Enjoy live entertainment on board.

    Avalon River Cruise, Panorama
  • Day 5

    Mainz, Excursion to Heidelberg

    Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine. Today, you have two options for shore excursions. You can either enjoy a guided city walk to Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing or a guided tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure.

    Avalon River Cruise, Panorama
  • Day 6

    Feel Christmassy in Strasbourg

    Having seen the city’s Christmas lights all this while, its time to see the city’s colors this morning. We arrive in Strasbourg known for its black and white timber-framed buildings, covered bridges and the medieval watchtowers. We take a guided walking tour to visit the “La Petite France” district with its sandstone Gothic Cathedral and famous astronomical clock.

    Avalon River Cruise, Panorama
  • Day 7

    Magic of Breisach

    Rising above vineyards and the Rhine, Breisach is where the Black Forest spills into Alsace. Today, you have two options for shore excursions. You can either take a guided visit to the charming village of Colmar or do a full day guided tour of the magical Black Forest to experience local traditions and enjoy the vibrant Christmas mood.

    Avalon River Cruise, Panorama
  • Day 8

    Departure

    Memories, souvenirs and new friendships.. it’s time to take them all back home ! We transfer to the airport to board our flight back with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Add-on services

  • Flight Bookings
  • Extra Night Stay in Amsterdam

What to Pack

  • Use packing cubes & try to use only one suitcase, remember its always better to travel light & mix-and-match your clothes.
  • Keep some essentials in your bag at all times
  • Lay things out first. Roll the clothes, Don't Fold
  • Have a Ready-to-go health kit
  • Pack Sample-sized toiletries
  • Portable USB charger in your cabin luggage
  • Pack 3 footwear at most (walking shoes, comfortable flats & heels for the night outs)
  • WOW Club in Europe
  • Wanderer Cruising on European Christmas Cruise

Fare Breakup

Journey Date

Total Trip Price: ₹1,95,500
Pay By Installments Fare
Early Bird Sale -₹3,500
Deposit ₹20,000
01 October 2019 Installment 1 ₹95,000
01 November 2019 Installment 2 ₹84,000

Early Bird Offers

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Refunds

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  • What does twin share price mean?

    Twin share price is the price mentioned against a package and it refers to the cost per head for a double sharing accommodation. If you'd like to upgrade to Single Occupancy, please select this at the time of checkout
  • Do you offer a travel protection / insurance plan for purchase? Is it included in the cost?

    Yes, we do offer a travel insurance which is included in the package cost. For travelers above 59 years and above, an additional amount will be charged.
  • Can WOW book the flights for us?

    Definitely! We routinely book and manage flights for our Wanderers. We recommend that travelers get their flights booked through us as this comes in handy when there are issues to do with cancellations or re-routings.
  • How safe is to travel with The WOW Club?

    Your safety is our number one priority. We've designed our itineraries since 2005, keeping this in mind. We always ensure access to emergency contacts throughout the trip.
  • What is the procedure for Schengen Visa. Do we need to do it on our own?

    Schengen visa biometrics are valid for 3 years, once it is expired you need to visit to your nearest VFS center to apply for the Bio metrics. If your Bio metrics are valid, we can facilitate the Schengen Visa for you

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