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Merlijn's magical Christmas cruise

'Along the German Christmas markets"

December 02 - 06 / 2020

Departure date: 02 december 2020

Highlights

Merlijn will be dressed up for Christmas and she will sail a route no other large vessels can go.

Celebrate Christmas the old way, with a magical cruise along the German Cristmas markets.

Spend your mornings in the lounge, stuffed with Christmas decorations and flooded with daylight from the roof windows. Use the afternoon/evenings to shop your Christmas presents for this year on the German Christmas markets and visit old towns. Enjoy lunches and dinners onboard and taste the local cuisine while eating out. 

When you want an afternoon brake from Christmas, we included an excursion to an old steel factory that changed into a beautiful park.

*the minimum number of participants for this trip is 14

Merlijn's magical Christmas cruise | 'Along the German Christmas markets
Departure port: Düsseldorf Destination: Münster Travel time: 5 days Countries: Germany
Your bikes are put away for the winter and the holidays approach. You are not ready to hibernate just yet! May we suggest a German Christmas Market Cruise?
€ 945,- p.p.
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12 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1. Düsseldorf

From 3:30 PM, you are welcome aboard your fully equipped cruise ship Merlijn, the crew will help you to carry your luggage onboard and guide you to your room. When check in is completed, your captain & host will offer you a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also they will inform you about the cruise, the ship and safety. 

Afterwards you can stroll the Christmas markets in ‘der Altstadt’. Well known is the market on the ‘Heinrich-Heine-platz’, called ‘Engelchen-markt’ (angels-market) during this time of the year. To warm up, you can drink a traditional ‘gluhwein’ (hot wine) or visit the longest bar in the world! In the evening diner will be served onboard. Afterwards you can relax, discover the ship and get to know your fellow travellers. We will stay in Düsseldorf overnight.

Day 2. Düsseldorf – Oberhausen
Day 3. Oberhausen – Dortmund
Day 4. Dortmund – Münster
Day 5. Münster

Included:

  • 4 nights’ accommodations on board the Merlijn in a double room with private bathroom
  • daily cabin cleaning service
  • welcome drink
  • 4 x breakfast buffets, 3 x 2-course lunch, 3 x 3-course dinner
  • coffee, thee & water
  • service of a tour guide
  • excursion to ‘Landschaftspark”
  • guided city tour Munster

 

Not included:

  • insurances
  • inbound and outbound journey and transfers
  • drinks, other than mentioned at 'inclusive'
  • entrance fees, excursions other than mentioned at ‘inclusive’
  • use of bikes
  • gratuities to the staff
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05 may 2017

Belgium and Netherlands, from Bruges to Amsterdam, April 22nd 2017

Hi friends of Merlijn, We had a wonderful first bike/barge trip with all of you! The food was delicious, and the accommodations were great. I loved all the colorful table settings, and how friendly everyone was. Sorry the electric bike did not work out for me. I was able to handle the mileage well without it, and was more comfortable on a "regular" bike. We had nice visiting in Amsterdam (though very crowded for the holiday) and also in Haarlem. Again, thank you for a memorable trip!
Fran and John Betz