Europe Christmas River Cruise with Flights

Price
$6999 per person
Duration
9 days
Destination
More than 1

INCLUDES FLIGHTS Christmas River Cruise from Frankfurt to Amsterdam

Discover the magic of Europe on this extraordinary river cruise at the most festive time of the year. Make it the best Christmas ever, with all your meals, drinks with dinner, shore excursions and traditional celebrations on board. Plus, flights from Australia are included!
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Have the merriest of Christmases with all the traditional trimmings on this special European River Cruise from Germany to the Netherlands. Board in Frankfurt, where the Christmas markets will be in full swing, then cruise legendary Rhine River to Cologne and end the magnificent journey in Amsterdam. Don't delay booking, these special December cruises always fill quickly!

What's included

Destination
Germany , Netherlands Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly to Frankfurt, Germany from Australia
Return Location
Fly from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
December 6, 2024 2:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Booking Code: XRCG9M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • International flights from Australia
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: Please contact us for the single supplement to have a private cabin Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote. Cabin Upgrades: Enjoy a French Balcony cabin from extra $999 per person

Tour overview

River cruising offers the unique opportunity to visit Europe’s historic cities and charming villages as you sail the world’s most beautiful waterways.

Cruise aboard a sleek, modern floating hotel, equipped with features and amenities to make your voyage comfortable and for this special departure enjoy Christmas-themed entertainment on board.

Experience the charm of a European Christmas. Explore Frankfurt and cruise the Rhine in Mainz with stunning vistas of hilltop castles and villages. Visit Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, and sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne. See Dusseldorf’s symbolic Rheinturm Tower and cruise the winding canals of Amsterdam in a glass-top boat. There’s so much to love and enjoy about Europe and fingers crossed it could be a white Christmas!

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River Cruise Deal

  • Departs Australia on 8 or 16 December 2023 & 6 or 14 December 2024

Note: All prices are subject to confirmation and currency fluctuations or change at time of booking. Contact us for travel at other times of the year.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Return economy airfares to Frankfurt & from Amsterdam
    • Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth
    • Airline baggage, taxes & fuel surcharges included
  • 7 nights outside cabin aboard Monarch Empress or Monarch Governess
  • River port charges of US$190 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Upgrade to a French Balcony Cabin from an extra $949 per person!

Want to see more of Europe and extend your stay? Email hello@mytravelxp.com or phone 1300 168 910 for information on other travel options!

Special features

  • Enjoy Christmas-themed entertainment onboard
  • Explore Frankfurt, a city of contrasts with both modern and historical influences
  • Cruise the Rhine in Mainz with stunning vistas of hilltop castles and villages
  • Visit Koblenz, located at the confluence of the “German Corner” where the Rhine & Moselle Rivers meet
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • See symbolic Rheinturm Tower in Dusseldorf, one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals

River cruise features & amenities

  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Do you have another trip to Europe in mind? We can help find you the perfect travel package. Call 1300 168 910 or email hello@mytravelxp.com for a personal travel quote!

 

Evening in Frankfurt Germany
Start your European journey in the beautiful city of Frankfurt

 

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAY 10
DAY 1

Fly to Germany

DAY 2

Arrive Frankfurt - Cruise Embarkation

DAY 3

Frankfurt City Tour & Christmas Market

DAY 4

Mainz City Tour

DAY 5

Koblenz City Tour

DAY 6

Cologne City Tour

DAY 7

Dusseldorf City Tour

DAY 8

Amsterdam City Tour

DAY 9

Cruise Ends - Depart The Netherlands - Fly Home

DAY 10

Arrive in Australia

More about Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated counties in the world, but it doesn't feel that way thanks to its forested mountains, magnificent rivers and well-planned cities. Berlin is a vibrant capital with a lively art scene and cafe culture. Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival and Frankfurt is a fascinating blend of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Cruising the mighty Danube River you'll experience the charm of regional villages and rich culture of cities like Cologne and Nuremberg. There's so much to discover about this country that has its own strong personality as well as influences from its nine neighbouring countries.

More about Netherlands

Think of the Netherlands and immediately tulips, windmills and canal cruises in Amsterdam spring to mind. All this is true, and even more delightful in real life! The capital of Amsterdam is home to the impressive Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. It's a great city to explore by bike, thanks to the extensive bike paths and lack of hills, and for a truly local experience you can try herring from a food cart vendor, but you might want to wash it down with a beer at a historic brewery. Also, if you're wondering whether you should call it 'the Netherlands' or 'Holland', the Netherlands covers the country's 12 provinces, and Holland is an area that consists of two provinces. In January 2020 the Dutch government officially dropped the nickname ‘Holland’ and now refers to itself as The Netherlands.
Have the merriest of Christmases with all the traditional trimmings on this special European River Cruise from Germany to the Netherlands. Board in Frankfurt, where the Christmas markets will be in full swing, then cruise legendary Rhine River to Cologne and end the magnificent journey in Amsterdam. Don't delay booking, these special December cruises always fill quickly!

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Click here to view, download or print a copy of this river cruise brochure.

The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Tour departures

This river cruise tour departs on 8 or 16 December 2023 and 6 or 14 December 2024.

Contact us for travel at other times of the year. Please let us know your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current costs.

Cruise start time

Boarding in Frankfurt commences at 2:00pm.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of your flight details and check-in times when your booking is confirmed.

Know before you go...

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise.

While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels.

When the option exists, the operator will "swap ships" with another vessel sailing in the opposite direction, retaining the sailing experience. Crew, ship and cabin configuration may differ. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, the tour operator will endeavour to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge and refunds are not applicable in the event of itinerary amendments.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Speak to a travel specialist

The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email reservations@mytravelxp.com. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

New safety measures and greater peace of mind

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

Adequate Travel Insurance
All tour travellers will be required to show proof of adequate travel insurance before embarking on tour. Your policy of insurance is required to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation - medical and non-medical) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; protection against any Covid-related claims and other expenses.

Travel guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. social distancing and mask-wearing) will vary in different regions. Tour operators will defer to local health authorities for best practices in their region.

It's your responsibility to check with your overseas destinations and home country's policies on testing and post-trip self-isolation as well as the latest travel advisories.

How to make a booking:

This special deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.

Price was correct as of 26 January 2023. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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      Europe Christmas River Cruise with Flights

      Price
      $6999 per person
      Duration
      9 days
      Destination
      More than 1

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