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Guided Tour of Speyer and its Cathedral (Holiday Cruise)

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Guided Tour of Speyer and its Cathedral (Holiday Cruise)

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We’ll leave on foot for a tour of Speyer. Located on the left bank of the Rhine River, Speyer’s Romanesque cathedral can be spotted from miles away.  Enjoy a visit of the cathedral’s interior with your tour guide. In 1981, UNESCO accepted the cathedral on its list of World Heritage Sites. Begun in the 1020s, its expansion continued well into the 11th century. The Cathedral was the burial place of the German emperors for almost 300 years. Speyer itself was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire’s high court from 1527 to 1689. The cathedral was built using lovely red sandstone taken from quarries near the Palatinate Forest. Your next stop will be the Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Trinity Church), a late Baroque-style, Protestant church. We’ll then head to the old Jewish courtyard to visit the Mikveh, a bath used for ritual washing. It is decorated with rich Romanesque ornamentation that was painted in the Middle Ages. It is the oldest bath of this type in Germany. After our tour, enjoy some free time before returning at your own pace to the ship.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Delightful Christmas Markets in the Neckar Valley (port-to-port package)

Next departures: 02/12/2022, 01/12/2023, ...
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STRASBOURG - HEIDELBERG - EBERBACH - Heilbronn - HEIDELBERG - SPEYER - STRASBOURG

Discover timeless Christmas traditions in the heart of the Neckar Valley. Sitting on the banks of the Neckar River, Heidelberg hosts one of the most romantic Christmas markets in its historical center as its magnificent castle sits above. Mulled wine and cinnamon aromas will be your guide as you take in the holiday spirit. Each city shimmers in its best festive getups as they dance to Yuletide tunes.

5 Days
START IN 2022
Departure 02/12/2022
Arrival 06/12/2022
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD
START IN 2023
Departure 01/12/2023
Arrival 05/12/2023
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/12/2023
Arrival 12/12/2023
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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