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2022 2023

Enchanting Christmas Markets along Alsatian Canals (port-to-port cruise)

4 Days - CKC_XMASPP
# Description

Cruise

COLMAR - KUNHEIM - Kaysersberg - Riquewihr - KUNHEIM - COLMAR

Christmas markets are in full boom during the holiday season. The smell of freshly baked goods fills the air surrounding the festive wooden booths selling artisan gifts. Immerse yourself in the shimmering colors of Little Venice in Colmar, the creative universe of traditional decorations in Kaysersberg, and the age-old charm of Riquewihr.

Croisi +

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

Highlights

  • Enchanting Alsatian Christmas markets
  • Little Venice in Colmar
  • Tasting of Alsatian gingerbread on board

THE MUSTS:

  • Chocolate delights in Colmar
  • The medieval city of Riquewihr

Route

Day 1

COLMAR

You are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

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Day 2

COLMAR - KUNHEIM - Kaysersberg - Riquewihr

We'll spend the morning cruising on the forest- and pasture-lined canal from Colmar to Kunheim.  Enjoy a tasting of Alsatian gingerbread on board. This afternoon, join us for an included excursion: Kaysersberg(1) and Riquewihr. We'll head to Kaysersberg for a Christmas exhibit.(1) Each year, the village goes all out showing the expanse of Alsatian Christmas decorations. Take some time getting into the Christmas spirit by admiring the meticulous, original designs straight from the creators' imaginations. Next stop is Riquewihr, a charming medieval village nestled among the vineyards, where you'll discover an authentic Christmas market in a unique setting. The bright colors of the half-timbered homes add to the postcard-like setting of traditional Alsace. Take your time wandering the cobblestone streets and admiring the marvelous decorations covering the facades and village monuments. We'll return on board the ship. Join us for an evening of Christmas tales and songs.

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Day 3

KUNHEIM - COLMAR

We'll spend the morning cruising to Colmar. Enjoy the onboard activities during this time. We'll arrive at the end of the morning. This afternoon, join us for an included excursion: Colmar. We'll set out for the center of Colmar. Your guide will first introduce you to picturesque Little Venice. The Lauch River canals wind their way through the city dotted with colorful, half-timbered homes. During the holidays, everything is decorated to the hilt. We'll then visit the Choco-Story chocolate museum, dedicated to the wonders of our favorite sweet, located in Colmar's center of the holiday activity. Warm up with a cup of delightful hot chocolate. Afterwards, spend some time strolling through the Christmas market enjoying what the ambiance has to offer– small chalets with traditional Christmas decorations and housewares, original gift ideas, and culinary specialties swathed in spicy holiday smells.    We'll return on board the ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 4

COLMAR

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2022
Departure 12/04/2022
Arrival 12/07/2022
FROM $ 1,185 PP
Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/08/2022
Arrival 12/11/2022
FROM $ 1,185 PP
Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/12/2022
Arrival 12/15/2022
On request
Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/16/2022
Arrival 12/19/2022
FROM $ 1,185 PP
Ship : MS Madeleine Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day -  double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom – tours mentioned in the program -  the assistance of our onboard host/hostess - emergency/repatriation insurance – all port fees.

Drinks - cancellation/baggage insurance - services not specifically mentioned in the program - personal expenses - any transfers.

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) The Kaysersberg Christmas Market is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On other days, we'll visit the Eguisheim Christmas Market, one of the most beautiful in Alsace.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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