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Christmas Markets River Cruises

Enjoy a river cruise through the heart of Europe and get into the festive spirit visiting the popular Christmas markets in towns and villages where many traditions began. See the spectacular architecture decorated with Christmas lights and explore tranquil towns and villages which come alive during the festive season.

Relax in the comfort of your floating hotel as you cruise along the Rhine, Danube and Seine rivers visiting some of the best markets in Europe. Visit beautiful Strasbourg on the Rhine, thought of as the ‘Capital of Christmas’ is home to one of the oldest Christmas markets which sets up in front of the Cathedral. The River Main takes you to Nuremberg, a stunning medieval town which has over 200 stalls selling traditional decorations and festive gifts. Cruise along the Danube through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna and perhaps extend your holiday with a stay in Prague, where school choirs spread the festive cheer. You can also experience the magic of Christmas in Paris before cruising along the River Seine.

Please note, the Christmas Markets usually run from the end of November and stop a few days before Christmas.

  • Yuletide Markets on the Rhine

    4 Nights - Cologne and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Thomas Hardy, Emily Bronte and Oscar Wilde Choice of Ships

    Visit some of the best Christmas markets in Germany on this cruise along the River Rhine visiting the fairytale towns and cities of Rudesheim, Frankfurt, Koblenz and Cologne. Includes shore excursions and return Eurostar from London St Pancras 2018 - Dec

    Yuletide Markets on the Rhine Cruise Only
    From £599pp
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  • Yuletide Markets on the Danube

    5 Nights - Budapest and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy

    Experience the magic of Christmas on this River Danube cruise exploring the festive markets of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK 2018 - Dec

    Yuletide Markets on the Danube Fly Cruise Package
    From £649pp
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  • Three Capitals Christmas Markets

    4 Nights - Vienna and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

    Explore the Christmas markets in the magnificent capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava on this superb value short break 2018 - Dec

    Three Capitals Christmas Markets cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1045pp Cruise Only From £748pp
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  • Magic of Advent

    6 Nights - Vienna to Nuremburg

    Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Queen Amadeus Queen

    Explore magical Christmas markets and visit illuminated towns and villages on this festive holiday along the majestic Danube with a choice of superb value optional excursions 2018 - Nov, Dec
    Save 10%!

    Magic of Advent - Danube River cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1109pp Cruise Only From £778pp
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  • Danube Christmas Markets

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    Scenic Ship - Scenic Amber Scenic Amber

    Discover magical Christmas markets on this festive cruise along the River Danube through Germany, Austria and Hungary. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, butler service, complimentary drinks and all gratuities 2018 - Dec
    2019 - Dec
    Save up to £1100pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers!

    Danube Christmas Markets Fly Cruise Package
    From £1395pp
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  • Christmas on the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

    This Christmas markets cruise along the Rhine is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit, with visits to traditional Christmas markets and beautifully illuminated towns. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Nov, Dec
    2019 - Nov, Dec
    Save up to 30%!

    Christmas on the Rhine Blue Water Package
    From £1681pp Cruise Only From £1381pp
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  • Christmas on the Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

    Soak up the atmosphere of the festive season and visit some of the best Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and Hungary. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals 2018 - Nov, Dec
    2019 - Nov, Dec
    Save up to 30%!

    Christmas Time River Danube Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1681pp Cruise Only From £1381pp
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  • Magical Christmas Markets

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Vienna

    Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

    Experience the festive atmosphere and timeless traditions of the German and Austrian Christmas markets on this magical River Danube cruise. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals 2018 - Nov, Dec
    2019 - Nov, Dec
    Save up to 30%!

    Magical Christmas Markets Blue Water Package
    From £1681pp Cruise Only From £1381pp
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  • European Festive Markets

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Vienna

    Uniworld Ship - River Princess Choice of Ships

    This 7-night festive itinerary visits the charming towns of Passau and Durnstein and the musical city of Vienna with visits to traditional Christmas Markets. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities 2018 - Dec
    Save up to 30% plus exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    European Festive Markets River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £1999pp
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  • Rhine Festive Markets

    7 Nights - Basel to Cologne

    Uniworld Ship - SS Antoinette SS Antoinette

    Celebrate the festive season visiting the Christmas markets in the fairytale towns and cities along the Rhine where many Christmas traditions are said to have begun. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities 2018 - Nov, Dec
    Save up to 30% plus exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    River Rhine Festive Markets cruise from Basel Fly Cruise Package
    From £2249pp
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  • River Danube Festive Markets

    7 Nights - Budapest to Passau

    Uniworld Ship - SS Maria Theresa Choice of Ships

    Discover charming towns and explore traditional Christmas markets on this festive voyage along the Danube from Budapest. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities 2018 - Dec
    Save up to 30% plus exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    River Danube Festive Markets Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £2349pp
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  • Paris and the Seine Festive Markets

    7 Nights - Paris and back

    Uniworld Ship - SS Joie de Vivre SS Joie de Vivre

    Explore magical Christmas Markets and sample seasonal delights on this festive holiday from Paris along the beautiful River Seine. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities 2018 - Dec
    Exclusive £50pp discount!

    Paris and the Seine Festive Markets Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £2849pp
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