3 nights onboard MS Symphonie

Magical Christmas extravaganzas in Switzerland and Alsace along the Rhine (port-to-port cruise)

You'll begin your vacation by learning about the longtime holiday traditions found around Basel, Switzerland. We'll visit the Lckerli Huushome of traditional spice cookiesand the largest Christmas market in the country. You'll then discover Alsace dressed up to the nines for the holidays! You'll visit the medieval village of Riquewihr, the magic of Little Venice in Colmar, and Strasbourg's Christmas market and its giant tree. Enticing smells and delicious flavors mix perfectly with the friendly atmosphere found under the festive lights.
Leaving from: Basel
Cruise ship: MS Symphonie
Visiting: Basel Basel Breisach Breisach
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Known for its river cruises, CroisiEurope also offers ocean voyages on two small ships. Guests boarding the 130-passenger La Belle des Oceans (formerly Silversea's Silver Discoverer) can follow in Napoleon's footsteps, visit the hilltop villages of Balagne, and enjoy dinner at a traditional inn. Meanwhile, the 197-guest La Belle de l'Adriatique offers itineraries that take in local traditions.

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Cruise Itinerary
Days 1 - 2
Basel, Switzerland
Days 2 - 3
Breisach, Germany
Day 4
Strasbourg, France
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Days 1 - 2
Basel, Switzerland
Basel is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the Swiss, French and German borders. It is located on the bend of the River Rhine and benefits from a Mediterranean climate. It is the third most populated city in Switzerland and has been the commercial hub for Swiss arts and culture since the Renaissance. In 1967 the people of Basel voted to acquire two paintings by Picasso, who was so moved by the Basel people that he donated 3 paintings and a study to the city's Kunstmuseum (Museum of Fine Arts). Visit the Augusta Raurica, one of the largest Roman archaeology parks in Switzerland, and enjoy a river crossings over the River Rhine by non-motorised ferries. During the summer months, time is spent outdoors, either swimming in the River Rhine, dining al fresco, enjoying open air concerts, cinema, street parties and festivals. Basel is home to over 20 restaurants that have won GaultMillau or Michelin awards, and boasts Switzerland's largest collection of theatre shows, including modern contemporary dance, touring and puppetry theatre.
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Days 2 - 3
Breisach, Germany
Breisach is a town located in Southwest Germany on the French border. The town is situated in the Rhine Valley on the banks of the river Rhine and dates back over four thousand years. Breisach and its history can be experienced through the City History Museum, which houses a permanent exhibition taking you from Stone Age through the Celtic, to the Romans and Middle Ages, right up to modern day. St Stephen's Cathedral is home to the city’s famous art treasures, the wheel wells, which are housed in the neighbouring Radbrunnenturm with the forty one metre deep water well. The cathedral is also home to many other treasures including the High Altar of Master HL and wall paintings by Martin Schongauer as well as High Gothic and Roman architecture. A visit to the Blue House, the former Jewish Community Centre, is highly recommended. Now owned by the Friends of Former Jewish Community House Breisach it exhibits memorials to Breisach’s Jewish heritage.
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Day 4
Strasbourg, France
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MS Symphonie

The symphony, the most important musical composition, is in perfect harmony with this superb Premium ship to which it gave its name. The MS Symphonie offers cruise itineraries on the Rhine and the Danube, romantic rivers par excellence.

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