Christmas markets along the Upper Rhine | Feenstra river cruises

Christmas markets along the Upper Rhine

Hundreds of lights, the scent of freshly roasted almonds, mulled wine and gingerbread and the most beautiful souvenirs. That is what awaits you during this exclusive Christmas market trip with the luxurious Antonio Bellucci along the most beautiful, largest and oldest Christmas markets along the Rhine. Christmas atmosphere at its best!

Monday December 12: Arnhem - Strasbourg (bus transfer)

Buses leave from Arnhem at 9:30 to take you to Strasbourg. During the bus trip we will of course provide a cup of coffee and stop for lunch on the way. At the end of the afternoon we arrive in Strasbourg where the ship is already waiting for you. In the lounge, the crew will welcome you with a delicious cocktail. You can then take a seat in the restaurant where you will be served an exquisite dinner.

Tuesday December 13: Strasbourg - Speyer

We stay in Strasbourg all day and that gives you the opportunity to fully enjoy one of the largest and oldest Christmas markets. Around the cathedral and at 12 locations in the heart of the city, the more than 300 stalls, kilometers of lights, the large Christmas tree and various shows and performances create a magical Christmas atmosphere that you will not soon forget. At the end of the day, we leave Strasbourg and head towards Speyer where we will spend the night.

Wednesday December 14: Speyer - Mannheim

Today you can participate in a full-day excursion (*) to Heidelberg. In the course of the morning, the wooden houses on the Christmas markets in Heidelberg's Old Town open their shutters. You are short of eyes and ears. Enthusiasts can put on the irons and go skating on the ice rink at Karlplatz. From here you also have a beautiful view of Heidelberg Palace. Meanwhile the ship has sailed to Mannheim, where the participants of the excursion will return on board at the end of the afternoon. The rest of the day you can stroll through the Christmas markets of Mannheim. You will undoubtedly find the most beautiful at the Water Tower.

Thursday December 15: Mannheim - Rüdesheim

The crew is up early and when you have breakfast we are already on our way to Rüdesheim. In the morning you can attend a real Apfelstrüdel demonstration in the lounge. Is your mouth watering yet? During lunch we moor in Rüdesheim. The most famous street in Rüdesheim is without a doubt the Drosselgasse. This charming narrow alley is teeming with musical and cultural highlights. Have a nice glass of wine in one of the many wine taverns or look for beautiful souvenirs in one of the many special shops.

Friday December 16: Rüdesheim - Koblenz - Arnhem

During breakfast we leave Rüdesheim behind us. Today's destination is Koblenz. Every year during Advent, the heart of this Roman city turns into an atmospheric Christmas paradise. When you are completely satisfied at the end of the day and return on board with the last Christmas shopping, the hot chocolate and mulled wine with banquet bar will be ready for you. Tonight we leave Koblenz behind and start the return trip to Arnhem.

Saturday December 17: Arnhem

This morning you can recover from this fantastic journey in the lounge. After brunch we arrive in Arnhem, where we say goodbye to you at 13:00. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a beautiful and healthy 2023.

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Various excursion opportunities
  • Apfelstrüdel demonstration
  • Live entertainment throughout
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Shuttle bus in Strasbourg included

Antonio Bellucci

The marble floor of the generous entrance, the staircases lit by chandeliers and the tastefully decorated lounge create a special atmosphere that surpasses every expectation.

If you enter the lounge, you will be captivated by the modern interior and the harmonious colour palette. Because of the ceiling and the large windows around the sunlight has free play. If you then take a seat in the lounge, you have a clear view of the landscape that is slowly passing by.

The chic restaurant can be found on the Da Vinci deck. Here again large windows, so you do not have to miss anything of the surroundings. With beautiful weather you naturally want to enjoy on the sun deck. The playful seats, the sun beds and the awnings provide a cosy atmosphere. Exceptional is the terrace for the wheelhouse. Even if the ship sails under an extremely low bridge, you can just stay here. Of course, the Antonio Bellucci has good sauna and fitness facilities. In this space on the Caravaggio deck and in the whirlpool on the sun deck you can also relax or relax during the trip. Finally, there is the Captains-Corner, a stylish second lounge on the stern. Here you can drink a cup of coffee by the fireplace, watch television or read your e-mail on the computer.

More information about the Antonio Bellucci can be found below. If you still have questions after reading this information, please let us know. Our employees are there for you six days a week!

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