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Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne | 8 Days
Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Share in the joy of the season while cruising along the legendary Rhine through three wonderful countries. Make this season an unforgettable one, sailing the Rhine River through Switzerland, France and Germany on this special holiday itinerary. Explore charming towns and discover treasures in some of Europe’s finest traditional Christmas markets. You’ll revel in the brilliant holiday decorations and in tasting the many treats and spiced wines of the season. This is truly the way to celebrate Christmas!

Switzerland, France, and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas Markets 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. Find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Savor tantalizing once-a-year treats with Uniworld’s “Taste of Christmas” Program, including gingerbread, crepes with cinnamon, and warm spiced wine. See how the Baroque town hall of Koblenz is transformed into an Advent calendar. Revel in brightly painted carousels and handmade ornaments, Medieval squares illuminated by twinkling lights, life-sized Nativity figures, and joyful brass choirs. Sail through castle-strewn hillsides and visit charming towns decked in holiday finery for a holiday season you will never forget.

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

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

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Information is subject to change.