2024 : Christmas on the Rhine : Amsterdam to Basel

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)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances


  • Outside staterooms with river view
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Voltage: 220V & 110V (US outlet), plus USB ports
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed with optional twin-bed configuration
  • All Upper & Middle Deck staterooms have a full veranda or French balcony (a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door)
  • Private bathroom with shower; heated floor & anti-fog mirror; premium Freyja toiletries; robes & slippers (upon request)
  • 40" or 42" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX & more
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • * All amenities on board Viking Longships; amenities vary on other ships.

    Day By Day

    Day 1 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

    Day 2 - 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 3 - Dusseldorf & Cologne, Germany

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

    Day 4 - Koblenz, Scenic Sailing: Middle Rhine & Rudesheim, Germany

    Sip on a warming gluhwein and enjoy the seasonal festivities of Koblenz's Christmas market.
    Sail past hilltop castles along the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site, and look for Lorelei Rock.
    Enjoy a taste of the local brew, Weihnachtsbier, and stroll the vibrant Drosselgasse.

    Day 5 - Mannheim & Speyer, Germany

    Shop for delightful gifts from around the world; jewelry from Asia or crafts from Africa.

    Revel in yuletide traditions and sample tasty regional delicacies.

    Day 6 - Strasbourg, France

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

    Day 7 - Breisach, Germany

    Explore Germany's fabled Black Forest region and admire verdant hills amid stunning scenery.

    Day 8 - Basel, Switzerland

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

  • Call (217) 342-3965 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17537273

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

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

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