Rhine Holiday Christmas Markets- 8 Days - Basel & Cologne
Rhine Holiday Christmas Markets- 8 Days - Basel & Cologne
Rhine Holiday Christmas Markets- 8 Days - Basel & Cologne
Rhine Holiday Christmas Markets- 8 Days - Basel & Cologne

Rhine Holiday Christmas Markets- 8 Days - Basel & Cologne

From R40,400 p.p. Subject to price terms

Package Includes

    • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette
    • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
    • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
    • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
    • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
    • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
    • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
    • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
    • Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Gentle Walking” programs
    • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
    • Use of Nordic walking sticks
    • 3 countries: France, Germany, Switzerland
    • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
    • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
    • All transfers on arrival and departure days
    • Captivating onboard local entertainment
    • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “European Christmas Traditions, from the Nutcracker to the Tannenbaum

Switzerland, France and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas market 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. See how the baroque town hall of Koblenz is transformed into an Advent calendar and find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Validity period:

Valid for sale: 26 March – 31 December 2018 

Set Departure dates: 

28 November 2018

05, 12, 19 December 2018

R40,400 p.p. Cruise only
  • Flights.
  • Port charges of R2100 per person 
  • Meals not mentioned 
  • Transfers, touring, entrance fees and excursions not specified.
  • Visas
  • Travel & Medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature.

Fares are per guest in South AfricanRands. Based on double occupancy. Single rates on request  10% deposit of the cruise fare per person within 72 hours of booking Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure  Port charges are not included in the fare price and are quoted separately  Reservations can be cancelled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. The price of the holiday will only be confirmed at time of booking. Due to changes in availability and costs any amendment after booking may increase the cost of your holiday which you will be liable for in addition to any amendment fees. Subject to availability and occupancy levels at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time.  E&OE. Prices are excluding Port charges of R2100 per person. 

France

Wherever you choose to begin or end a sojourn in Europe's largest country, and however long you spend exploring, you'll simply be scratching the surface of this vast and varied land. France's geography stretches from rugged coastline to seemingly infinite beaches, from bustling cities to quaint rural villages and from a sun-drenched isles to luxury mountain ski resorts.

A civilisation dating back to 50,000 BC and spanning Roman and Frankish invasion, wars of power and religion, a wealthy and powerful monarchy ultimately crushed by revolution, the rise of Napoleon and a new battle between monarchy and republic, and two world wars, has left the country brimming with historical and cultural sites. Cave paintings, castles, cathedrals and battle scars are scattered across the land, yet much of the French countryside remains untouched, and traditional rural life still flourishes.

This is the country that inspired Monet's reinvention of colour, Toulouse Lautrec's portrayal of the dark underbelly of Paris society, and the haunting harmonies of Debussy. It has tantalised our taste buds with foie gras and frogs' legs, and captured the imagination of the world's jet-set with the resorts of St Tropez and Port Grimaud. Millions discover its wonders each year with a holiday in France, and rediscover the meaning of .

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