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Christmas Markets River Cruises

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.

Cruise Collection 2022/ 2023

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  • Magic of Advent on the Danube

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Nuremburg Christmas Market 6 Nights Cruise Only from £961pp Save £100pp on our Exclusive Fly-Cruise Package - from just £1349pp! Vienna (Austria), Emmersdorf, Passau (Germany), Regensburg, Roth - Nuremberg

    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

  • Iconic Christmas Markets

    AmaWaterways
    Choice of Ships
    Nuremburg Christmas Market 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2104pp Exclusive Blue Water savings! Nuremberg (Germany), Regensburg, Passau - Linz (Austria), Melk - Vienna, Budapest (Hungary)

    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

  • Rhine Christmas Markets

    Scenic
    Choice of Ships
    Christmas Markets 8 Nights Fly Cruise from £2195pp Amsterdam , Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg > Rastatt, Baden- Baden, Strasbourg > Kehl, Basel > Zurich

  • River Danube Festive Markets

    Uniworld
    Maria Theresa
    Budapest Parliament 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £2749pp Exclusive Blue Water savings! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria), Krems, Linz, Passau (Germany), Passau - UK

    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

  • Alsatian Christmas Traditions

    CroisiEurope
    Madeleine
    Christmas Market In Strasbourg 3 Nights Strasbourg
  • Festive Market Getaway

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambience
    Festive Markets 3 Nights No Fly Cruise from £229pp Tilbury (UK), Antwerp (Belgium), Tilbury (UK)
  • German Christmas Markets

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambience
    Festive markets 5 Nights No Fly Cruise from £379pp Tilbury (UK), Hamburg (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium), Tilbury (UK), At Sea
  • Christmas Markets in Alsace

    CroisiEurope
    Modigliani
    Strasbourg Christmas Market 3 Nights Cruise Only from £396pp Strasbourg
  • Christmas in Alsace

    CroisiEurope
    Leonardo De Vinci
    Strasbourg 3 Nights Cruise Only from £446pp Strasbourg
  • Christmas on the Romantic Rhine

    CroisiEurope
    Leonardo De Vinci
    Strasbourg 3 Nights Cruise Only from £681pp Strasbourg, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Boppard, Mainz, Strasbourg