Eight of us are booked on the Dec. 11th departure from Basel. Folks from AZ, CA and TX are all connecting there the day prior.
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Brian and Kay wrote:
This will be our third Christmas Market tour, a first with Tauck. We have encountered weather very similar to what we have in Iowa at that time. Usually a little warmer with some rain. We tend to dress in layers because at times you are in and out of shops, buses and cathedrals. There is always a place at the markets to get away from the cold & wet. We are using the Rhine Southbound tour as a fam tour to see how Tauck compares to the other cruises we have taken. Have a travel group we need to report to. We just love Rudesheim,the smaller markets have a more homey feel. Anybody else from the midwest going Southbound on the Rhine?
Brian and Kay
We are traveling on the Rhine Southbound - we live in South Carolina but I grew up in Chicago and went to college in Indiana so I really am a Midwesterner. Has anyone toured these markets before? I'm curious as to whether it is strictly Christmas decorations or if there are handmade items to give as gifts - especially to grandkids!
We have taken one Tauck tour before and it was the best tour we have ever taken - many of our neighbors have used Tauck and everyone highly recommends them. I can hardly wait.
from HHI wrote:
We did Christmas markets on our own a few years back. You will find several very nice local craft items to bring back to family. We purchase some crochet ornaments that were beautiful, flat, and packed well. Also bought some tiny ornaments in a local shop. We have been to most of the cities on the tour and you will find plenty of gifting items in local stores.