German Christmas Markets, Amsterdam And Antwerp
5 nights. December 2019. From £199.00.
See Amsterdam dressed in its festive finery, stop in Antwerp and head into Hamburg to explore a Christmas Market full of seasonal crafts, food and gifts. Join us to discover three wonderful, historic cities, full of charm and winter warmth, on this delightful Christmas markets cruise.
What's Included5 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsEnjoy five nights festive fun and relaxation
See the colourful Dutch capital at its festive best
"Beatle City" Hamburg's famous Christmas market
The glitter and sparkle of the Diamond Capital, Antwerp
Seasonal dining and entertainment on board
Spend a day relaxing at sea
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Board Columbus in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1400hrs Columbus's first stop is Amsterdam. At this time of year, the tree-lined canals and cobbled streets take on a magical air. A towering tree rises in front of the Royal Palace in Dam Square, and the lawns of the Museumplein south of the Rijksmuseum are replaced by a vast ice-rink. Explore this delightful, cosmopolitan city, and perhaps treat yourself to a glass of advocaat and a flaky, buttery slice of Roomboter Banketstaaf (a traditional Dutch festive treat).
Day 3Hamburg, Germany
Arrive: 1300hrs Depart: 2300hrs Around lunchtime, today, Columbus arrives in Hamburg. Browse the stalls of the lively Christmas Market that fills the Rathausmarkt (town hall square) with the sounds of fairground music and the scents of gingerbread and gluhwein, or perhaps head into the St Pauli district where legendary Beatles venues like the Indra Club and Kaiserkeller still host live bands almost every night.
Day 4At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 5Antwerp, Belgium
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1900hrs This morning, Columbus calls in the enchanting city of Antwerp. The "diamond capital of the world" sparkles at Christmastime, and the colourful Christmas Market held in Grote Markt offers a array of original and traditional Christmas gifts and specialities. Enjoy the atmosphere amid the twinkling lights, nativity scenes and festive music while savouring a cup of mulled wine or a delicious Belgian waffle.
Day 6Arrive London Tilbury
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Columbus, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top