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Rhine River Cruise: Holiday

A couple admires a display of hanging Christmas ornaments At twilight, boats docked near a bridge and a Christmas tree on a canal flanked with lit buildings At night, a lit gothic cathedral A sign made of lights on a decorated entry gate read Iconic Dutch windmills along a river with clouds overhead A Christmas Market at night, with twinkling lights around wooden booths and a tall Christmas tree
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Discover delightful Christmas Markets at towns along the Rhine River.

Rhine River Cruise: Holiday

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Discover 7 destinations in 4 countries on the all-inclusive Adventures by Disney Holiday Rhine River Cruise! Customize your trip with the kind of fun that will please each member of your family on exclusive sailings with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising. Experience holiday wonder in the locations where your favorite yuletide traditions began—and be filled with the joy of the season!


  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

    • Required Travel DocumentationExpanded

      If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Switzerland, France, Germany, and The Netherlands (Holland); and return to the United States. It must be valid for 6 months beyond your intended stay and have at least 2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Visit the U.S. Department of State for more details.

      Note: You do not need a visa to travel to Switzerland, France, Germany, and The Netherlands (Holland) for less than 90 days, within each 180-day period.

      Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the Consulates or Embassies of Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands (Holland) for information on documentation requirements.

    • What to PackExpanded

      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) for current restrictions.

      The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      •     Long underwear—garments should be form-fitting, wicking, breathable and fast drying
      •     Long-sleeved shirts and sweaters
      •     Fleece jacket and/or a ski vest
      •     Jeans and long pants
      •     Ski jacket—jacket should be either waterproof or water- resistant, insulated and breathable
      •     Ski pants—pants should be waterproof, insulated and should fit over snow boots
      •     Neck gaiter and a scarf
      •     Swimsuit and a swim cap
      •     Sturdy-soled walking shoes
      •     Thick snow boots
      •     Ski socks—socks should be wicking, breathable and fast-drying
      •     Ski gloves or ski mittens
      •     Sunglasses or ski goggles
      •     Hand and toe warmers

      •     Valid Photo ID
      •     Medication
      •     Camera/video camera
      •     Eye drops
      •     Sunglasses
      •     Small travel umbrella
      •     Extra batteries or charger for camera
      •     Binoculars

    • WeatherExpanded

      Expect temperatures to have highs around 40°F (4.4°C) with lows dipping to just below the freezing mark, around 27°F (-2.78°C) to 35°F (1.7°C). Expect precipitation to be about 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain (or snow) a month.

      Find out more about current weather conditions.

    • Recommended ReadingExpanded

      Discover more about this destination. Longitude Books offers great books and maps to help you get the most of out of your travel. Choose from a selection of reading recommendations, prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation.

    • The Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan Expanded

      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.

      Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

  • En RouteExpanded

    • Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 AMS No later than 3:00 PM
      Departure 8 BSL No earlier than 10:30 AM (although Guests must check out of their staterooms by 9:00 AM)

  • During Your AdventureExpanded

    • CurrencyExpanded

      The unit of currency in France, Germany and The Netherlands is the Euro. The unit of currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Francø. ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure so you may obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or debit cards.

    • GratuitiesExpanded

      Adventures by Disney has taken care of gratuities for all included meals and activities, such as tips for porters, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers, local experts and all crew. Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are also included.

    • TransportationExpanded

      When spending time on your own, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. In that event, convenient travel options include taxi or bus. Your Adventure Guides are happy to assist in arranging additional transportation.


  • How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded

    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.

  • What airport do I fly into and out of? Expanded

    Arrival: On this itinerary, we will pick you up from Amsterdam Airport Schipol (AMS) upon your arrival. Your flight should arrive no later than 3:00 PM.

    Departure: On the final day of the itinerary, we will transfer you to Basel Airport (BSL). Your flight should leave no earlier than 10:30 AM and all Guests must check out of their staterooms by 9:00 AM.

  • Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary? Expanded

    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels.

  • Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded

    Yes. You can book a 2-day/1-night pre-Holiday Rhine River Cruise extension, staying in Amsterdam at the DoubleTree by Amsterdam Centraal Station. At the conclusion of your extended vacation, enjoy pre-arranged transportation to the AmaKristina Ship to begin your Holiday Rhine River Cruise vacation. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.

  • How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded

    During this adventure, transportation between destinations is provided by private ship. Transportation to and from excursions is on private motor coaches.

  • How strenuous are the activities?Expanded

    While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, most days will include 2 or more hours of city walking, sometimes on uneven cobblestone streets. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.

  • Can I sail if I am pregnant?Expanded

    For the safety of parent and child, and depending on various circumstances, passengers who are at an advanced stage of pregnancy (after 5 months) may be subject to restrictions or exclusion by AmaWaterways concerning their ability to travel and/or board the ship, including denial of passage on the ship. Please inform us immediately if you will be at such an advanced stage of pregnancy at any time during sailing. Adventures by Disney cannot be held responsible or liable for any complications relating to pregnancy at any stage.

  • What ages are appropriate for this adventure? Expanded

    While we welcome children ages 4 and up for our River Cruise trip, we recommend that children be at least 8 years old at the time of travel. This is based on several factors, such as flight time, jet lag, time zone differences between destinations, vacation duration, extended hours of daily activity programming and the amount of physical activity (e.g., walking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your little ones.

  • Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded

    Wine and beer are included during scheduled meals in the ship's dining room.

  • Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

  • Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded

    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.

  • What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded

    Typically, breakfast is buffet-style. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some meals on the trip are served buffet-style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that à la carte menu choices may not always be available. Child-friendly choices are available at all meals, however. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods.

    If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

  • What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded

    We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments.

  • Is travel insurance available?Expanded

    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.