Come explore Europe on this amazing Christmas on the Rhine River Cruise. You’ll be able to visit Christmas Markets in Switzerland, Germany, France and The Netherlands. 

Dates: December 11-18, 2022
Arrive:  Basel, Switzerland
Depart: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rhine River: Switzerland, Germany, France, The Netherlands
Ship: Viking Cruises, HLIN
Ages: YSA-MSA Singles 

Attention!

CLICK HERE for full details on pre-departure requirements on Viking Cruises

1. Have a Valid Passport (must be valid for 6 months beyond your planned trip dates).
2. Proof of COVID-19 immunization is required for passengers of Viking Cruises.
3. Covid Testing is no longer required by Viking Cruises.
4. Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands do not require proof of vaccination, a negative test, or quarantine.
It should be very simple to travel. Have a mask in you bag in case you enter a private establishment that asks for it but all you will need is your original copy of your vaccination card and passport.

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‘Tis The Season To Be Joyful

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas as you journey through storybook villages. Sample tasty yuletide treats and regional delicacies as you browse colorful stalls for handcrafted ornaments and unique gifts. Admire the twinkling lights of Cologne and revel in the merry atmosphere of the Rhine Valley, as storefront displays, wine cellars and markets embrace the holiday season. This 8-day voyage is a joyful celebration of festive cheer.

It’s more than just a river cruise down the Rhine…

When you join Cheri’s Travel Spot on this fun getaway you’ll have a unique experience of travelling with and making new friends with other LDS singles that love to explore the world and discover all the sights, tastes, smells, and sounds of the famous Christmas Markets in Europe.

What’s Included

  • 7 Nights onboard
  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Soft drinks and bottle water with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

Plus group activities

  • Welcome Meeting
  • Game Nights
  • Group Dinners
What’s NOT Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance, highly recommended since life happens, and the only way you are covered if you happen to test possitive before the trip. (Contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing)
  • There will be optional activites available at extra cost
  • Gratuities for tour guides or drivers.

Airfare

 

You will need to fly into Basel, Switzerland and fly out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Vikings offers roundtrip airfare for reservations booked through June 30.

East Coast: $699
Central: $799
West Coast: $899

Pricing

Pricing is per person and includes all taxes and fees.  Rates are subject to change.

Full payment is due at time of booking

Reservations are non refundable.

Standard Stateroom (E) – Sold Out – Contact us to be put on the waitlist

$2,274 – Double Occupancy per person
$4,673 – Single Occupancy

  • Stateroom size: 150 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with half-height picture window
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • 3 PM stateroom access
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42″ flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, CNBC, CNN, FOX & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Private bathroom with accessible shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

French Balcony Stateroom (D) – Sold Out – Contact us to be put on the waitlist

$2,674 – Double Occupancy per person
$5,473 – SOLD OUT

  • Stateroom size: 135 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door)
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • 3 PM stateroom access
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42″ flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, CNBC, CNN, FOX & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Veranda Stateroom (A)

$3,374 – Double Occupancy per person
$6,873 – Single Occupancy

Veranda Stateroom (B)

$3,174 – Double Occupancy per person (1 Female spot left)

Contact us to be put on the waitlist

 

  • Stateroom size: 205 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • 3 PM stateroom access
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42″ flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, CNBC, CNN, FOX & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Veranda Suite (AA)

$4,374 – SOLD OUT

$8,873 – SOLD OUT

– Sold Out – Contact us to be put on the waitlist

  • Stateroom size: 275 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • River-view suite with full-size veranda off a spacious, separate sitting room, and French Balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door) in sleeping quarters
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • 12 PM priority stateroom access
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 42″ flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, CNBC, CNN, FOX & more
  • Additional 32″ flat-screen TV in sitting room
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Binoculars
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary laundry & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Complimentary Viking Air Plus

Know before you go

  • You need to purchase your flight to arrive in Basel, Switzerland and depart from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Embarkation generally begins at 11:00 AM and access to staterooms is guaranteed by 3:00 PM. Should you arrive before your stateroom is available and wish to explore your port of call, you can leave your luggage on the ship where we will gladly look after it. Please keep in mind, if you do go exploring, you need to be back on board the ship at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. A light Welcome Buffet is served from 11:00 AM.
  • Disembarkation – All staterooms must be vacated by 8:00 AM. Guests can disembark as soon as the ship has docked. Transfer times will vary depending on flights. Guests can wait on their ship or explore the port until their transportation to the airport is ready; their luggage will be looked after on board.
  • This getaway is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:  Sunday, December 11, 2022 – Arrive in Basel, Switzerland

Day 2:  Monday, December 12, 2022 – Breisach, Germany

Day 3:  Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – Strasbourg, France

Day 4:  Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – Mannheim & Rüdesheim, Germany

Day 5:  Thursday, December 15, 2022 – Middle Rhine & Koblenz, Germany

Day 6:  Friday, December 16, 2022 – Cologne, Germany

Day 7:  Saturday, December 17, 2022 – Sail the Seas in a Schooner

Day 8:  Sunday, December 18, 2022 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Depart)

"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller." ~ Iban Battuta