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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 and Emily Bronte Thomas Hardy and Emily Bronte

    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 flights from the UK or Eurostar from London St Pancras 2017 - Dec

    Yuletide Markets on the Rhine No Fly Cruise
    From £499pp
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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 2017 - Dec

    Three Capitals Christmas Markets cruise Blue Water Package
    From £935pp Cruise Only From £635pp
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  • Magic of Advent

    6 Nights - Vienna to Nuremburg

    Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Silver II Choice of Ships

    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 2017 - Dec

    Magic of Advent - Danube River cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1164pp Cruise Only From £817pp
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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 2017 - Nov, Dec
    Exclusive savings up to £550pp!

    Christmas Time River Danube Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1528pp Cruise Only From £1428pp
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  • Christmas on the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

    This is the perfect way to enjoy the spirit of the festive season visiting traditional Christmas markets and see the towns decorated with spectacular displays of Christmas lights. Includes shore excursions 2017 - Nov, Dec
    Exclusive savings up to £550pp!

    Christmas on the Rhine Blue Water Package
    From £1728pp Cruise Only From £1428pp
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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 2017 - Dec
    2018 - Dec
    FREE cabin upgrade PLUS free flights and home pick-up service on 2017 departures!

    Paris and the Seine Festive Markets Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £2249pp Cruise Only From £2249pp
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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 2017 - Nov, Dec
    2018 - Nov, Dec
    Save 10% on 2018 departures!

    River Rhine Festive Markets cruise from Basel Blue Water Package
    From £2319pp Cruise Only From £2069pp
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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 2017 - Nov, Dec
    2018 - Dec
    No single supplement on 30 Nov and 14 Dec 2017!

    European Festive Markets River Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £2499pp Cruise Only 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 2017 - Dec
    2018 - Dec
    Save 10% on 2018 departures!

    River Danube Festive Markets Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £2589pp Cruise Only From £2339pp
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