Holiday Markets

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DEC. 4-12, 2017 From $1,895
Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Munich
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Holiday Markets

DEC. 4-12, 2017
Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Munich
Aboard Amadeus Silver

The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to get away and relax on an unhurried cruise through the heart of Europe that showcases delightful holiday traditions. Enjoy the start of the festive season as towns along the Rhine prepare for the holidays and open their charming Christkindlmarkts. Explore Cologne and Koblenz and sail through the scenic Rhine Gorge. Visit towns like Miltenberg, Würzburg and Rothenburg adorned in their holiday best. Make a stop in colorful Bamberg, known for its medieval and baroque buildings, and journey to Nuremberg to visit its historic sites and Christkindlmarkt. Escape the hurried pace of the holidays and explore festive Holiday Markets in Europe. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement, limited availability.

Cost: From $1,895
AHI Travel
Activity Level: Mild Activity
COVID-19 Information:
  • Explore the charming holiday markets in cities across Germany.
  • Cruise along the Rhine and Main rivers for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered MS Amadeus Silver.
  • Spend three nights in Munich after your cruise, allowing ample time to explore the capital of Bavaria and its Christkindlmarkt.
  • Witness four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Kölner Dom, the Middle Rhine Valley, the Würzburg Residenz and the city of Bamberg in Germany.
  • Personalize your cruise with a choice of included excursions in select ports of call.
  • Travel along the “Romantic Road” when journeying between Würzburg and Rothenburg.
  • Spend a full day in Cologne.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Department of English
Fred Burwick is professor emeritus in the UCLA Department of English, has accompanied UCLA alumni tours through Central Europe on several occasions and has received high praise from his many travelers. During his career, Burwick served as visiting professor at several German universities, including Würzburg, Siegen, Bamberg and Göttingen, and spent two years as the director of the UC Education Abroad Program. He also has lectured at the universities of Cologne, Heidelberg, Leipzig, and Munich as well as at Oxford and Cambridge in England. He has published extensively on British and German Romanticism and was named distinguished scholar by both the British Academy and the Keats-Shelley Association.



The state-of-the-art MS Amadeus Silver offers the utmost in service, safety and comfort. Step into the elegant reception area and immerse yourself in the ambience of a high-end hotel. Relax on the sun deck, indulge in a soothing massage, browse in the boutique or connect with friends at the Internet station. If you wish to be more active, practice your golf game on the putting green or exercise in the fitness room. Savor international cuisine at the restaurant’s breakfast and lunch buffets,and enjoy regional specialties at dinner.At the end of each day, return to the comforts of your cabin, appointed in bright, modern décor and featuring a river view, a satellite TV and a private bathroom with shower. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available, but access may be limited.


Located in the city center within walking distance of major landmarks, the hotel offers stylish, luxurious rooms and amenities. Choose from five elegant restaurants, including Atelier, a twostarred Michelin establishment, Palais Keller, serving Bavarian dishes and Trader Vic’s, offering exotic Polynesian fare. Unwind at the Blue Spa, a peaceful oasis set in the lush rooftop garden. Enjoy the modern spa facilities, swimming pool and fitness studio. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel.

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Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

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UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

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