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12 Days | November/December 2023 

Immerse yourself in the wondrous NEW Christmas on the Main & Moselle, where the Main and Moselle rivers merge with the enchantment of the holiday season. Explore enchanting markets, be captivated by dazzling lights, savor delectable food, and engage in a plethora of cultural activities, forging an indelible and cherished holiday experience.

  • Music, film, architecture, literature, dance and the visual arts all have their brilliant place in the museums, theatres, bookstores and remarkably preserved buildings of this magnificent city. 

  • Visit the 20,000-seat amphitheatre, the Roman Bridge and the massive Porta Nigra.

  • Explore Mainz One of the Upper Rhine’s most dramatic cathedrals, Mainz Cathedral boasts six towers reaching to the heavens. 

Day 1: Arrival in Paris

Day 2: Paris, France

Day 3: Reims, France & Trier, Germany

Day 4: Trier & Bernkastel, Germany

Day 5: Cochem & Winningen, Germany

Day 6: Mainz, Germany

Day 7: Heidelberg, Germany & Scenic Sailing: Main River, Spessart

Day 8: Würzburg, Germany

Day 9: Bamberg, Germany

Day 10: Nuremberg, Germany

Day 11: Prague, Czech Republic

Day 12: Prague, Czech Republic


Day 1: Arrival in Paris

Date : 01/11/2023

Time : 12:00 am

Arrival in Paris

On arrival, transfer by coach to your five-star hotel in Paris, a city that has long been a haven of French culture and gastronomy. With its timeless charm, Paris stands as one of the most enchanting and romantic destinations worldwide. Throughout the centuries, the rich tapestry of Parisian culture has flourished, nurtured by boundless inspiration.

Day 2

Time : 12:00 am

Paris, France

In the Christmas season, Paris transforms its landmarks into illuminated spectacles, with twinkling lights illuminating the city streets. The enchantment continues through the captivating shop windows, displaying scenes from beloved fairy tales, Santa Claus and his workshop, or picturesque snowy winter wonderlands, adding to the magical ambiance of the holiday season.

Day 3

Time : 12:00 am

Reims, France & Trier, Germany

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the majestic Reims Cathedral, a revered UNESCO World Heritage Site. In a guided tour, behold the cathedral's resplendent exterior and marvel at its intricate Gothic architectural elements. As you wander, take a moment to honor the brave US soldiers who have sacrificed and left their mark on history.

Day 4

Time : 12:00 am

Trier & Bernkastel, Germany

Uncover the allure of Trier, a historical hub that once held great prominence in the Roman and Holy Roman Empires. Explore its lively holiday market, where echoes of Rome's grandeur harmoniously coexist with a thriving modern city. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and charm of this enchanting town nestled in the Moselle Valley, and indulge in the renowned wines that have captivated wine enthusiasts worldwide.

Day 5

Cochem & Winningen, Germany

Embark on an enchanting exploration of Cochem, renowned as one of the most captivating towns along the Moselle. Delight in its vibrant Christmas market, brimming with festive cheer. Later, immerse yourself in the harmonious fusion of music and wine that epitomizes the Moselle region in a charming German village. Bid farewell to your ship as a local guide accompanies you on a melodious village stroll, serenading you with traditional songs.

Day 6

Mainz, Germany

Embark on a guided journey through a city steeped in over 2,000 years of captivating history. Wander alongside your knowledgeable guide through the charming streets of the Old Town, pausing to delve into the grandeur of Mainz Cathedral. Continue your exploration with a visit to Discover Mainz, where the breathtaking Chagall stained-glass windows at St. Stephen's Church await. This city, renowned as the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, also holds a rich Jewish heritage that adds to its cultural tapestry.

Day 7

Heidelberg, Germany & Scenic Sailing: Main River, Spessart

Unveil the captivating allure of Heidelberg, a town that once served as the heart of the German Romantic movement. Journey alongside your guide to Heidelberg, where the magnificent Heidelberg Castle awaits. Explore the Renaissance-era structures within, including the school's tower where mischievous boys were once confined and the Red Ox tavern, where they proudly recounted their exploits. Afterward, indulge in leisure time to peruse the enchanting Christmas market before returning to your ship.

Day 8

Würzburg, Germany

Tour Würzburg's lavish Bishops' Residenz, an ornate palace, and its charming Christmas market. Admire elegant rooms, the colonnaded chapel, and the baroque gardens adorned with statues. Explore a medieval walled town, enjoy its festive market. Drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a stunning fortress town. Return to Würzburg for a visit to the grand Bishops' Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 9

Bamberg, Germany

Experience the festive spirit in Bamberg, home to emperors and renowned smoked beer. Explore the UNESCO-listed medieval city center with a local guide. Admire the majestic 11th-century cathedral and follow the historic Nativity Path. Indulge in traditional treats and warm glühwein as you shop. Return to your ship, cherishing the memories made.

Day 10

Nuremberg, Germany

Delve into Nuremberg's captivating history and embrace the festive atmosphere of the Christkindmarket. Wander the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, marveling at the charming half-timbered houses within the historic walled city. Explore the Christkindlmarket at your own pace, indulging in culinary delights like grilled sausages paired with sauerkraut and a generous dollop of mustard.

Day 11

Prague, Czech Republic

Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as you explore Prague's Old Town and visit a delightful Christmas market. Discover the grand residence of a renowned arts patron and marvel at their precious artifacts. Indulge in a Czech meal served family-style while enjoying the melodious sounds of violins and dulcimers, embracing the spirit of Bohemia and Moravia. Alternatively, delight in a mesmerizing classical music performance at one of Prague's historic venues, creating an enchanting evening to remember.

Day 12

Prague, Czech Republic

Conclude your journey with a visit to the city of a thousand spires, Prague, brimming with endless exploration. Embark on a tour of a noble Czech family's residence, followed by a captivating visit to the historic Prague Synagogue, one of the oldest in Europe. Return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest before bidding farewell to this remarkable city and concluding your unforgettable journey.

November / December 2023

From £2850 per person

Price accurate as of 03.07.2023

  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • One shore excursion in each port of call 
  • Airport transfers (Paris)
  • Coach travel