European Christmas Markets

New 2013 Christmas Markets Group Tour

European Christmas Markets' Group Tour for 2013 will be "Christmas on the Rhine." Join us for a special river tour along the Rhine River, from Cologne, Germany to Basel, Switzerland, seeing many of the cities shown on the "European Christmas Markets" PBS show.

We will travel with Uniworld Cruises on the S.S. Antoinette. Embarkation is December 1, 2013 (U.S. departure on November, 30, 2013) at Cologne, Germany. Here is our tentative schedule:

November 30, 2013: Depart North American cities to Cologne, Germany
December 1: Arrive at the ship; visit the Cologne Christmas Markets
December 2: Walking tour of Cologne and Cologne Cathedral, time on your own to enjoy the Christmas Markets and city. Captain’s welcome dinner that evening.
December 3: Koblenz walking tour and visit to the Christmas Market. In the afternoon, cruise the Rhine UNESCO World Heritage Site viewing castles and castle ruins from your ship.
December 4: Visit the town of Mainz and its St. Nichols Christmas Market. Cruise in the afternoon from Mainz to Rudesheim. Visit the Christmas Market of Rudesheim.
December 5: Full day excursion to Heidelberg. Visit the castle, old town and Christmas Markets, and its mile-long shopping street.
December 6: Canal cruise of Strasbourg, France and visit its many Christmas Markets.
December 7: Walking tour of Basel, Switzerland and visit its Christmas Markets. Captain’s Farewell Dinner in the evening.
December 8: Disembark the ship and return home or enjoy optional travel choices.

Standard Uniworld features include local guides for tours who share with you the history of the towns and cities we visit; all meals, shipboard entertainment, and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks at lunch and dinner.

If you book our group tour, you will also receive even more “special” benefits, including:

  • A private cocktail party
  • A DVD of highlights of our trip (taken during the trip and to be delivered Spring, 2013)
  • Transportation to and from the airports
  • $100 on-board credit
  • A copy of our Christmas Markets DVD's produced to date
  • Seminar by our producer of filming techniques and highlights at the towns and cities we will visit
  • A Christmas carol sing-along

Pricing starts at $2639 per person double occupancy, and goes to $3984 per person double occupancy. There are five categories of cabins. We will provide you detailed information when you contact us. If you are a single and want your own room, you will have to pay a single supplement of approximately 50% of the per person double occupancy price. If you wish to share a room with another single traveler, we will work with our single travelers to try to match compatible travelers.

If you book your trip and put down a $200 per person deposit by January 31, 2013, we will give you a $325 per person discount on the price of your trip. If you book and make your deposit by April 30, 2012, we will give you a $250 per person discount on the price of your trip. If you pay if full by at time of booking by March 31, 2013, we will give you up to an $1800 per couple discount.

Cabins are limited. Contact us now to indicate your interest in making a reservation for this group tour. We can also provide you with a more detailed brochure of the trip. We look forward to spending a great holiday week on the Rhine with you.

Please know that not only are we a production company producing travel shows for PBS, we also have a travel agency and are a certified river cruise specialist. We can help you plan and book your river cruises for any time of year. We work with all of the river boat companies, and can plan with you that special trip that you have dreamed of!

Contact us at:

4mywanderlust Productions
303 Twin Dolphin Dr., 6th Floor
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Phone: (650) 654-2729, or toll free (855) 274-3018
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