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The Christmas Wonderland Adventure

November 26, 2019 | 7 Days | 8 Cities | 2 Countries

7 Days From $849

All Inclusive Dining | Included City Walking Tour Guide App

Including all taxes and port charges! 65% Off the competition!
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Itinerary

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Arrival
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Welcome to Amsterdam! Your Christmas Wonderland Adventure begins here in the Netherlands’ capital. This modern city with old world charm and historic significance provides the perfect starting place for your Teeming River Cruises European tour. After settling in your cabin, which will be your floating hotel room for the duration of the cruise, a mandatory Safety and Information Briefing will begin at 6 PM.

As one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Nijmegen will be sure to delight! It was once a fortified city and is full of interesting historic buildings and museums such as the Valkhof Museum, a fascinating museum with Roman antiquities and famous art pieces and once the site of a Roman camp. The war memorials commemorate the residents of Nijmegen who were killed during World War II. It is also home to the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands, the Lange Hezelstraat. Nijmegen is full of delights!

Dusseldorf is an engaging mix of ancient and modern, with medieval history and urban trendiness. As you take in the sites of this one-time small fishing village, you will understand why it is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s top vacation destinations. Begin your exploration on the waterfront street Rheinuferpromenade (“Rhine promenade”), which connects the historic Old Town with the MedianHafen (i.e. the modern harbor). Visit landmarks like the Rathaus (City Hall), Burgplatz, St. Lambertus Basilica, and Rheinpark. Stroll the luxurious shops along the renowned Konigsallee, Germany’s most elegant avenue. With its beautifully restored houses, bridges, and fountains; the promenade is more than just a shoppers’ paradise but also an attraction itself. At the end of Konigsallee, you will find yourself in the tranquil Hofgarten, Dusseldorf’s version of New York’s Central Park. The park is home to the spectacular Schloss Jagerhof palace, a stunning reproduction of 18th century Rococo architecture. Complete the day in Old Town, locally nicknamed “the longest bar in the world”, with a glass of the local specialty Altbier.

Bonn is much more than just the former capital of Germany. Previously known as the ‘federal village’, and now an internationally renowned hub of commerce and culture, Bonn comes across as assured and cosmopolitan as ever. The city of Bonn straddles the Rhine River and is the birthplace of Beethoven with a memorial and museum honoring the famous composer. Nearby are Bonn Minster, a church with a Romanesque cloister and Gothic elements, the pink-and-gold Altes Rathaus, or old city hall, and Poppelsdorf Palace with its endless botanical gardens. Take a stroll in the geographical heart of Bonn with 160 hectares of green oasis similar to New York’s Central Park.

Konigswinter is a popular resort in the Seven Hills mountain range topped by the ruins of Drachenfels castle, a national park. The Drachenfels(“Dragon’s Rock”), a hill 1,053 feet (321 meters) high, is crowned by the ruined castle built in the 12th century by the archbishop of Cologne and destroyed by the French in the 17th century. According to the Nibelungen legends, the Drachenloch (“Dragon’s Cave”) in the hill sheltered the dragon slain by the hero Siegfried.  Travelers can either hike up the mountain to savor the views across the Rhine Valley or travel the railway to the top with a stop at the fairy tale Drachenburg castle in the clouds which has been likened to a medieval castle, Gothic Cathedral, and Big Ben. All in all, visitors are enchanted with the folklore and fabulous views of this sleepy little town.

Koblenz truly is a feast for the eyes with its backdrop of vineyards, forests, and mountains. Snap a photo as you lean on the giant bronze thumb sculpture at Koblenz’s famous German Corner (Deutsches Eck), where the Rhine meets the Moselle River.  After leaning on the “thumb”, lean into history as you wind your way through the Old Town. Explore the French influence and ancient remnants of Roman walls. Stroll along the river promenade and roam the town’s romantic narrow streets, where you might encounter flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes or possibly a weinstube (wine tavern). Sample a Moselle Riesling while drinking in the amazing atmosphere of the oldest wine region in Germany.

Today you will experience the town of Rudesheim, located in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis district in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. The east bank is on the southern approach to the Lorelei. Rudesheim is a wine-making town, especially known for Riesling wines. While at this UNESCO World Heritage site, tour the Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet dating back three centuries. View the architecture of the aristocratic residences on Oberstrasse. The most famous dwelling dates back to 1542 to the Brömser family.

Your cruise comes to an end in the splendidly restored Old Town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. Depart after breakfast with the freedom to explore this state capital on your own. Mainz is famous for Romanesque cathedrals (such as the Mainz Cathedral with its lavish interiors), the Gutenberg printing press and fine wines. Tour the Gutenberg Museum, housing a replica of the 15th century Gutenberg printing press as well as two original Gutenberg bibles.  This charming wine-growing district is officially the “Wine Capital of Germany” and the perfect place to savor some “Spundekas” (a spicy creamed cheese) with a local wine.

While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Christmas Wonderland Adventure. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

Port
Date
Details

Arrival: Check-in 3 PM
Depart: 11:45 PM

Welcome to Amsterdam! Your Christmas Wonderland Adventure begins here in the Netherlands’ capital. This modern city with old world charm and historic significance provides the perfect starting place for your Teeming River Cruises European tour. After settling in your cabin, which will be your floating hotel room for the duration of the cruise, a mandatory Safety and Information Briefing will begin at 6 PM.

Arrival: 8:00 AM
Depart: 11:45 PM

As one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Nijmegen will be sure to delight! It was once a fortified city and is full of interesting historic buildings and museums such as the Valkhof Museum, a fascinating museum with Roman antiquities and famous art pieces and once the site of a Roman camp. The war memorials commemorate the residents of Nijmegen who were killed during World War II. It is also home to the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands, the Lange Hezelstraat. Nijmegen is full of delights!

Arrival: 8:00 AM
Depart: 11:45 PM

Dusseldorf is an engaging mix of ancient and modern, with medieval history and urban trendiness. As you take in the sites of this one-time small fishing village, you will understand why it is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s top vacation destinations. Begin your exploration on the waterfront street Rheinuferpromenade (“Rhine promenade”), which connects the historic Old Town with the MedianHafen (i.e. the modern harbor). Visit landmarks like the Rathaus (City Hall), Burgplatz, St. Lambertus Basilica, and Rheinpark. Stroll the luxurious shops along the renowned Konigsallee, Germany’s most elegant avenue. With its beautifully restored houses, bridges, and fountains; the promenade is more than just a shoppers’ paradise but also an attraction itself. At the end of Konigsallee, you will find yourself in the tranquil Hofgarten, Dusseldorf’s version of New York’s Central Park. The park is home to the spectacular Schloss Jagerhof palace, a stunning reproduction of 18th century Rococo architecture. Complete the day in Old Town, locally nicknamed “the longest bar in the world”, with a glass of the local specialty Altbier.

Arrival: 8:00 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM

Bonn is much more than just the former capital of Germany. Previously known as the ‘federal village’, and now an internationally renowned hub of commerce and culture, Bonn comes across as assured and cosmopolitan as ever. The city of Bonn straddles the Rhine River and is the birthplace of Beethoven with a memorial and museum honoring the famous composer. Nearby are Bonn Minster, a church with a Romanesque cloister and Gothic elements, the pink-and-gold Altes Rathaus, or old city hall, and Poppelsdorf Palace with its endless botanical gardens. Take a stroll in the geographical heart of Bonn with 160 hectares of green oasis similar to New York’s Central Park.

Arrival: 5:00 PM
Depart: ~

Konigswinter is a popular resort in the Seven Hills mountain range topped by the ruins of Drachenfels castle, a national park. The Drachenfels(“Dragon’s Rock”), a hill 1,053 feet (321 meters) high, is crowned by the ruined castle built in the 12th century by the archbishop of Cologne and destroyed by the French in the 17th century. According to the Nibelungen legends, the Drachenloch (“Dragon’s Cave”) in the hill sheltered the dragon slain by the hero Siegfried.  Travelers can either hike up the mountain to savor the views across the Rhine Valley or travel the railway to the top with a stop at the fairy tale Drachenburg castle in the clouds which has been likened to a medieval castle, Gothic Cathedral, and Big Ben. All in all, visitors are enchanted with the folklore and fabulous views of this sleepy little town.

Arrival: ~
Depart: 6:00 AM

Arrival: 9:30 AM
Depart: ~

Koblenz truly is a feast for the eyes with its backdrop of vineyards, forests, and mountains. Snap a photo as you lean on the giant bronze thumb sculpture at Koblenz’s famous German Corner (Deutsches Eck), where the Rhine meets the Moselle River.  After leaning on the “thumb”, lean into history as you wind your way through the Old Town. Explore the French influence and ancient remnants of Roman walls. Stroll along the river promenade and roam the town’s romantic narrow streets, where you might encounter flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes or possibly a weinstube (wine tavern). Sample a Moselle Riesling while drinking in the amazing atmosphere of the oldest wine region in Germany.

Arrival: ~
Depart: 7:00 AM

Arrival: 1:30 PM
Depart: 11:45 PM

Today you will experience the town of Rudesheim, located in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis district in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. The east bank is on the southern approach to the Lorelei. Rudesheim is a wine-making town, especially known for Riesling wines. While at this UNESCO World Heritage site, tour the Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet dating back three centuries. View the architecture of the aristocratic residences on Oberstrasse. The most famous dwelling dates back to 1542 to the Brömser family.

Arrival: 2:00 AM
Depart: Disembarkation

Your cruise comes to an end in the splendidly restored Old Town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. Depart after breakfast with the freedom to explore this state capital on your own. Mainz is famous for Romanesque cathedrals (such as the Mainz Cathedral with its lavish interiors), the Gutenberg printing press and fine wines. Tour the Gutenberg Museum, housing a replica of the 15th century Gutenberg printing press as well as two original Gutenberg bibles.  This charming wine-growing district is officially the “Wine Capital of Germany” and the perfect place to savor some “Spundekas” (a spicy creamed cheese) with a local wine.

While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Christmas Wonderland Adventure. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

Please Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, Teeming River Cruises and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary as necessary. These Optional Excursions may or may not be offered, since availability is subject to number of participants and weather conditions.

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Meet Your Cruise Director

Kate Barella

We are delighted to welcome back Kate Barella who debuted on our inaugural cruise. She is sure to again entertain, captivate and direct with her cheeky Brit humor for all aboard.

Kate lives in Eastbourne –  on the south coast of England. She has worked as a Tour Director and Cruise Director (Ocean and River), for 17 years. Her native tongue is English but speaks French fluently after living all those years in Normandy.

Kate has toured and cruised to; Scandinavia, Arctic Circle, Iceland, Russia, the Baltics, North Africa, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Hungary, Slovakia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and the UK. She has worked on the following rivers as Cruise Director; Rhine, Rhone, Bordeaux, Seine, Dutch waterways, Belgium, Main river, Main-Danube canal, and Danube.

Kate trained professionally in London at a theater school, worked professionally as an actor and still does the odd bit of voice-over work. She just finished a drama documentary. Her hobbies include – travel (of course!), history, film, fine dining, nature walks …… cycling (completed 400km bike ride across Tanzania for charity).

What's Included

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • 7-Day Cruise visiting 9 Cities
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors-d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (onboard your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Early Riser Breakfast in addition to Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Midnight Snack
  • Complimentary Coffee & Tea
  • Drink packages available for house wine, beer, and sodas in the Restaurant.
    • Soda, Beer and House Wines with Lunch and Dinner is $89 per person for the cruise.
    • All other drinks and cocktails are available at an additional cost.
    • The Drink Package does not include drinks in the ship’s lounge.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi will not support large photos, videos, streaming movies, etc. It is only good enough for texting and emails of minimal size)
  • Teeming/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in most ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or data
    • Photography With Your Smartphone- Leave Your Big Camera Behind
      • How to edit your photos with your Smartphone as well
  • Nightly Port Talks- We Give You the Tools to “Explore More for Less”!
    • Museums/Sites/History/Architecture
      • Opening Times
      • Information on Entry Fees
      • Location
      • Explore On Your Own Information
  • Musician for Live Music Onboard
  • Room Steward and Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Onboard Fitness Center
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior
  • Port Taxes & Fees

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur.
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from the airport are not included in cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.