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 Rhine Christmas Markets - Alsace & The Black Forest

 STRASBOURG - VIEUX BRISACH - COLMAR - WINE TRAIL - THE BLACK FOREST - STRASBOURG

       

 
 
 Explore Colmar and its Christmas Market right in the centre of the old town 'The Doretheenhutte' in the heart of the Black Forest and Freiburg, a magical place with a typical Christmas Market on the other side of the Rhine.

Days: 4 days
2016 departures: 30 November, 7 December, 10 December
Code: MNC
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary
 
   
Day 1

STRASBOURG


Boarding at 6 pm (3bis Rue du Harve).  Settle into your cabin followed by a presentation of the crew and a welcome cocktail.  Dinner and entertainment in the lounge. 

   
Day 2

STRASBOURG - VIEUS BRISACH - COLMAR

 

Morning's sailing.  Breakfast during the cruise.  Entertainment on board.  Arrival in Vieux Brisach at the end of the morning.  Lunch followed by 1 pm Coach* departure in the company of a hostess heading for Colmar and a tour of its Christmas Market.  In the marvellous setting of old Colmar, each and every decorated street invites you to follow your dream.  On the return journey, stop at a wine cellar and tasting* in a village on the Wine Trail.  Return to Vieux Brisach for dinner in a Christmas atmosphere.  Evening with entertainment.

   
Day 3

THE BLACK FOREST - FREIBURG, FURTWANGEN, DOROTHEENHUTTE IN WOLFACH

 

Breakfast on board.  Departure by coach* heading for Freiburg, capital of the Black Forest.
Tour of the city with our hostess and visit to the Christmas Market on the square in front of the city hall.  Lunch then onward to the Hottental (the Valley of Hell), Titisee, Furtwangen and Triberg, regional centres for the clock making industry.  On the way you will be able to marvel at one of the largest cuckoo clocks in the world.  tour of a cuckoo clock making workshop.  Onward to Wolfach.  Visit to the Dorotheenhutte, an immense space presenting the glassblowing workshops characteristic of the region.  You will be steeped in the very heart of Christmas thanks to a magical area devoted to this festival.  Back on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.  Sail overnight to Strasbourg.

   
Day 4

STRASBOURG

 

Buffet breakfast on board.  Optional tour of Old Strasbourg in the company of our hostess.  The entire city and particularly the streets and shops are adorned with garlands and decorations for Christmas.  Visit to the christmas Market at the Place Broglie and around the Cathedral.  Lunch in Strasbourg.  End of your journey.

   
 

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety , the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual. Cruise co-ordinators, commentary and sightseeing in French and/or English (subject to minimum numbers).

   
INCLUSIONS:



This offer includes the cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, accommodation in a double air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, pre paid excursions (bilingual subject to minimum numbers) the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes.

   
EXCLUSIONS:




NO DRINKS INCLUDED ON THIS CRUISE
This offer does not include: drinks, insurance, personal expenses, flights to and from the cruise start and end points.

Formalities: valid national identity card or passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.

   
ACCOMMODATION: Contact Innovative Travel for details of pre and post Cruise accommodation
   
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