From Basel to Amsterdam, a journey through European Christmas

Our journey aboard Viking Baldur was like stepping back in time to a storybook version of Europe at Christmastime. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Our journey aboard Viking Baldur was like stepping back in time to a storybook version of Europe at Christmastime. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

During the entire week I was onboard Viking RiversViking Baldur , readers kept asking me a single question: Danube or Rhine?

Guests disembark Viking Baldur for an afternoon of touring ashore in Kinderdijk, Netherlands. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Guests disembark Viking Baldur for an afternoon of touring ashore in Kinderdijk, Netherlands. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

After three sailings along the Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest and reverse, I was more than ready for a change of scenery. The Danube is one of my absolute favorite river cruise destinations in the world, but I found the Rhine more than held its own during my weeklong voyage of exploration from Basel to Amsterdam.

Our full day-by-day report:

Few things are quite as wonderful as Europe's Christmas Markets, like this one in Heidelberg, Germany. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Few things are quite as wonderful as Europe’s Christmas Markets, like this one in Heidelberg, Germany. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

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Our Live Voyage Report along the Christmas Markets of the Rhine aboard Viking Rivers’ Viking Baldur has sadly come to a close but be sure to follow all our Live Reports by using the Twitter hashtag #LiveVoyageReport.

 

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