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Christmas on the Rhine & Moselle from Paris

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What's Included

Revel in yuletide cheer as you discover beloved European holiday traditions during this scenic 11 night 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 glühwein while in the shadow of the Alps in Zürich.

With Viking Inclusive value, all you need is included.

⚓ 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
⚓ Visits to UNESCO Sites
⚓ Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
⚓ Onboard gratuities

Book now and save $1,000 per person!

This voyage operates in November and December each year, pricing will vary by departure date. Ask your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor for your preferred travel dates.

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
12th Dec 2026
Paris

Arrive and check in to your hotel. Paris’s landmarks co ...

Arrive and check in to your hotel. Paris’s landmarks come alive during the Christmas season as twinkling lights adorn the city’s streets. Shop windows are a grand affair, depicting scenes from fairy tales, Santa Claus and his workshop, or a snowy winter wonderland. While it rarely snows in Paris, there is always the chance of a dusting, adding to the magical atmosphere. From November on, leading department stores, including Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, present their seasonal displays, often featuring clever animation; their grand openings are hotly anticipated each year.

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Depart
Day 2
13th Dec 2026
Paris

Parisian Christmas markets are filled with good cheer ...

Parisian Christmas markets are filled with good cheer as mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and tasty morsels of cheese and chocolate are served across the city. Tuileries Garden is the largest marché de Noël in Paris, combining traditional market stall offerings with carnival themed attractions. Its Ferris wheel offers a prime spot to view the city from above. The charming Montmartre district offers the perfect place to shop for unique handcrafted gifts, while the Hôtel de Ville provides a stunning backdrop to its stalls, bathing its neoclassical facade in twinkling lights.

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Depart
Day 3
14th Dec 2026
Reims, France

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and begin your jo ...

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and begin your journey to your embarkation city. Reims, nestled in the heart of the renowned Champagne region, is home to one of France’s largest Christmas markets. More than 140 stalls grace the square in front of the famous Reims Cathedral, itself decorated in a colourful light display that showcases the magnificent architectural details of this 13th-century Gothic masterpiece and UNESCO Site. Craftsmen display their wares at the market in the courtyard of the Palace of Tau. Sweeping views of the city can be enjoyed while sipping a glass of champagne from atop the 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel at Erlon Square.

Arrive
Depart
Day 4
15th Dec 2026
Trier

Set in the historic heart of Trier, the bustling and colourful H ...

Set in the historic heart of Trier, the bustling and colourful Hauptmarkt is the city’s main gathering place and the centre of holiday festivities. Its rich repository of Romanesque, Gothic and baroque-style architecture provide a romantic backdrop to its cozy Christmas market. There, vendors display handcrafted decorations and serve regional specialties, such as vintner hot mulled wine from the Moselle. The nearby Domfreihof adds to the yuletide atmosphere that abounds throughout the Old City, its market set in the shadow of the impressive 13th-century Trier Cathedral.

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Depart
Day 5
16th Dec 2026
Cochem

The holiday season transforms the squares and narrow c ...

The holiday season transforms the squares and narrow cobblestone alleyways of Cochem’s Old Town into a wintery fairy tale. Festive lights line the streets and the promenade along the Moselle River, giving the city a cozy, yuletide atmosphere, and vendors display local handicrafts from the shelves of their wooden stalls. Visitors can savour a Riesling stollen, a traditional German Christmas bread, as well as yeast dumplings, pastries, white mulled wine—a Moselle specialty—or regional delicacies made from the renowned red vineyard peach.

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Depart
Day 6
17th Dec 2026
Koblenz

Koblenz is a traditional German country town with a wine herita ...

Koblenz is a traditional German country town with a wine heritage that spans centuries; a key ingredient for the warming glühwein that is served from taverns and market stalls during the holiday season. The scent of cinnamon, cloves and spices waft from steaming mugs as the sounds of festivities fill the air from one of the many musical performances, creating a toe-tapping atmosphere. Centred around the Schängel fountain, the Koblenz Christmas market offers all the flavours of the yuletide season from its famous Christmas bakery.

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Depart
Day 7
18th Dec 2026
Mainz

Located in the heart of the Rhine wine region, Mainz has been ...

Located in the heart of the Rhine wine region, Mainz has been an important cultural centre for thousands of years. Every winter, the city transforms itself into a cozy winter wonderland with one of Germany’s prettiest Christmas markets. The 10th-century Cathedral of St. Martin becomes a dramatic backdrop for vendors selling handmade crafts, as well as candied almonds, chestnuts and mulled wine. Smaller WinterZeit markets dot the city, and concerts and traditional stage productions of fairy tales play regularly during the yuletide season.

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Depart
Day 8
19th Dec 2026
Manheim

Mannheim’s Christmas market is a holiday season shoppi ...

Mannheim’s Christmas market is a holiday season shopping extravaganza, centred around the city’s iconic water tower. One of Germany’s oldest and largest markets, more than 160 booths host vendors from around the world, offering handicrafts and handmade items. Beautiful glassware, and carved wooden toys and games, sit alongside Christmas lanterns, colourful baubles and ornaments, all of which are presented in quaint wooden houses. Luxurious cashmere scarves, sheepskin mittens and felt hats are the ideal purchase to take home as gifts for friends and family.

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Depart
Day 9
20th Dec 2026
Strasbourg

Strasbourg is said to be the capital of Christmas in Fra ...

Strasbourg is said to be the capital of Christmas in France, with the city’s cathedral square taking centre stage as it is transformed into a winter wonderland. The city’s Christkindelsmärik is the oldest in France, dating back to 1570. Hundreds of stalls are brimming with colourful wares, fine food and mulled wine, bringing festive cheer in abundance. Alsatian specialties feature an array of hearty classics, from bretzels (soft, bread-like pretzels) to bredele (star-shaped spiced cookies), and knacks (sausages) to pain d’epices (gingerbread).

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Depart
Day 10
21st Dec 2026
Basel

A delightful blend of old and new, Basel is Switzerland’s b ...

A delightful blend of old and new, Basel is Switzerland’s best-kept secret. During the holiday season, the medieval Old Town is transformed into a magical yuletide affair. Cobblestone streets are lined with wooden chalet-style huts selling all manner of festive treats and gifts. Visitors to the Christmas market can enjoy a warming cup of aromatic glühwein in a decorated boot-shaped mug. Hand-carved tree decorations, cheerfully painted ceramics and delicious food are sold from stalls throughout the city. After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to your destination.

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Depart
Day 11
22nd Dec 2026
Zurich

Overlooking Lake Zürich and spanning the banks of the Limmat ...

Overlooking Lake Zürich and spanning the banks of the Limmat River, Switzerland’s largest city is often cited as one of Europe’s most livable. It is the country’s financial heart, but its residents also embrace their natural surroundings, from soaring alpine peaks to the lake’s shimmering waters. Zürich is home to a lively and impressive arts culture. The avant-garde Dada movement was born here in 1916 and two of its most important churches boast stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti. More masterworks reside in the city’s renowned Kunsthaus, including an enormous water lily painting by Monet.

Arrive
Depart
Day 12
23rd Dec 2026
Zurich

Zürich offers much more than its reputation as a city of bankin ...

Zürich offers much more than its reputation as a city of banking institutions. The Grossmünster is one of Zürich’s most important landmarks and the centre of the Swiss Reformation in the 16th century. Across the river lies Fraumünster, famed for its stained glass windows painted by Marc Chagall. Exclusive designer boutiques line the streets of Storchengasse alongside world-renowned chocolatiers and quaint, cozy cafés. The scent of delicious sweet treats and freshly baked gipfeli waft through the air on every street corner. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and journey home. Alternatively, ask your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor about our incredible range of accommodation packages, touring and cruise extensions.

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YOUR SHIP - The Viking Herja

In the Prose Edda, the respected 13th-century chronicle of Old Norse mythology, Herja was a mighty Valkyrie.

Description

In the Prose Edda, the respected 13th-century chronicle of Old Norse mythology, Herja was a mighty Valkyrie.

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STATEROOMS

    Suite

    Suite size: 445 sq ft River-view suite with private wraparound balcony offering 270-degree views off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary) Two 40″ flat-screen Sony TVs with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror Premium Freyja toiletries; plush robes & slippers Bottled water replenished daily Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Early check-in (no later than 12 PM) Complimentary Silver Spirits beverage package, laundry service, room service (during breakfast) & shoe shine service Private airport transfers in Europe Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate Binoculars, coffee brewer & cashmere blanket

    Balcony Stateroom

    Stateroom size: 205 sq ft River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary) 40″ flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror Premium Freyja toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request Bottled water replenished daily Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

    Oceanview Stateroom

    Stateroom size: 150 sq ft River-view stateroom with half-height picture window Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary) 40″ flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror Premium Freyja toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request Bottled water replenished daily Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

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