2025 : NEW! Christmas on the Rhine & Moselle : Zurich to Paris

Holiday traditions in the Rhineland

Revel in yuletide cheer as you discover beloved European holiday traditions during this scenic 12-day cruise tour. Admire festive seasonal displays in Paris, the vibrantly lit facade of the cathedral in Reims and Alsatian bonhomie in Strasbourg. Browse stalls full of local delicacies and handicrafts at the charming Christmas markets of Trier, Koblenz and Mannheim, and enjoy a warm mug of gluhwein while in the shadow of the Alps in Zurich.

Viking Inclusive Value


  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances


  • Outside staterooms with river view
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Voltage: 220V & 110V (US outlet), plus USB ports
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed with optional twin-bed configuration
  • All Upper & Middle Deck staterooms have a full veranda or French balcony (a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door)
  • Private bathroom with shower; heated floor & anti-fog mirror; premium Freyja toiletries; robes & slippers (upon request)
  • 40" or 42" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX & more
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
  • * All amenities on board Viking Longships; amenities vary on other ships.

    Day by Day

    Day 1 - Zurich, Switzerland

    See landmarks including the Rathaus and the city's many churches; sail the scenic lake.

    Day 2 - Zurich, Switzerland

    View the crystal-adorned Christmas tree and enjoy mulled wine at the Christkindlimarkt.

    Day 3 - Basel, Switzerland

    Explore this multicultural city's highlights and shop for gifts at the Christmas market.

    Day 4 - Strasbourg, France

    Enjoy hearty warming Alsatian fare from a range of artisanal producers.

    Day 5 - Speyer & Mannheim, Germany

    Revel in yuletide traditions and sample tasty regional delicacies.

    Shop for delightful gifts from around the world; jewelry from Asia or crafts from Africa.

    Day 6 - Mainz, Germany

    Stroll Mainz's ancient streets and discover one of Germany's prettiest Christmas markets.

    Day 7 - Scenic Sailing: Middle Rhine, Koblenz & Winningen, Germany

    Sail past hilltop castles along the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO Site, and look for Lorelei Rock.

    Sip on a warming gluhwein and enjoy the seasonal festivities of Koblenz's Christmas market.

    Taste a selection of delicious local wines, including the highly acclaimed Riesling.

    Day 8 - Cochem, Germany

    Stroll the river promenade, decorated with festive holiday lights, and explore the Old Town.

    Day 9 - Bernkastel & Trier, Germany

    Enjoy the holiday spirit in Bernkastel and admire the region's largest Advent calendar.

    Immerse yourself in the romantic atmosphere of Trier's festive Christmas markets.

    Day 10 - Reims & Paris, France

    Enjoy a glass of champagne while exploring the festive Christmas markets in Reims.

    Admire iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, or browse the Louvre.

    Day 11 - Paris, France

    Admire the grand shop window displays along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees.

    Day 12 - Paris, France

    Sip on a coffee at a Parisian cafe and mingle with locals over an evening cocktail.

  • Call (718) 358-3223 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17537705

    Cruise Line
    Viking River Cruises
    Offer valid through 12/31/2023
    12 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Herja

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    Day 1Zurich  
    Day 2Zurich  
    Day 3Basel  
    Day 4Strasbourg  
    Day 5Mannheim  
    Day 6Mainz  
    Day 7Scenic Sailing: Middle Rhine  
    Day 8Cochem  
    Day 9Trier  
    Day 10Paris  
    Day 11Paris  
    Day 12Paris  

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