Christmastime Zürich to Prague
12 days from Zürich to Prague
Ring in the holidays on this exciting cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. You’ll have opportunities to explore the traditional Christmas markets, shop for colorful Christmas decorations, sample the tasty treats, sip some warm drinks, listen to the holiday music and cheer, and smell the aromas of freshly baked specialties. Start your vacation in Zürich and travel to Basel to board your ship. Head north to Breisach for an included excursion into Germany’s legendary Black Forest; to Strasbourg, France, for guided sightseeing and time to explore one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe; and to Heidelberg, where you can marvel at the imposing red sandstone castle and bask in the holiday atmosphere. Enjoy an excursion to the pretty wine village of Rüdesheim with its outstanding Christmas market and life-sized nativity scene. Also visit Miltenberg for a traditional baking demonstration, Wertheim to see the half-timbered houses and shop for blown-glass ornaments, and Würzburg to visit the magnificent Bishop’s Residenz. Other highlights include medieval Bamberg to sample delicious German beers, and Nuremberg. Your vacation ends with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and time to explore the Christmas market in the “Golden City” of Prague.