Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as children discover the enchantment of hand-carved wooden toys while scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air. Begin your journey in Mainz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers. You will visit Mannheim and Speyer before sailing to Strasbourg, a city blended of French and German cultures. Visit Rudesheim, home to the Rheingau wine region that is famed for superior Rieslings. See Koblenz at night, where the smell of roasted nuts and mulled wine fill the air. Sail to Cologne, a destination with many tourist attractions such as museums, historic landmarks, and world-class cuisine. End the cruise in modern and bustling Dusseldorf.