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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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+44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays Celebrating its 20th Anniversary
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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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  • 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 £2879pp 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

  • Festive Market Getaway

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambience
    Festive markets 3 Nights No Fly Cruise from £229pp Book before 01 Mar 2022 to save up to 30%! Tilbury, Antwerp, Tilbury
  • German Christmas Markets

    Ambassador Cruise Line
    Ambience
    Festive markets 5 Nights No Fly Cruise from £379pp Book before 01 Mar 2022 to save up to 30%! Tilbury, Hamburg, Antwerp, Tilbury
  • Yuletide Markets on the Rhine

    Riviera Travel
    Oscar Wilde
    Cologne 4 Nights No Fly Cruise from £689pp Flexible booking policy - Ask for details! UK - Cologne (Germany), Rudesheim, Koblenz - Bonn, Bonn - Cologne, Cologne - UK
  • Three Capitals Christmas Markets

    CroisiEurope
    Vivaldi
    Vienna 4 Nights Cruise Only from £712pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1099pp! Vienna (Austria), Vienna - Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria)
  • Magic of Advent on the Danube

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Nuremburg Christmas Market 6 Nights Cruise Only from £817pp Vienna (Austria), Emmersdorf, Passau (Germany), Regensburg, Roth - Nuremberg
  • Yuletide Markets on the Danube

    Riviera Travel
    Choice of Ships
    Vienna 5 Nights Fly Cruise from £819pp Flexible booking policy - Ask for details! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Budapest - UK
  • European Christmas Markets

    Fred Olsen
    Balmoral
    Hamburg City Hall 8 Nights No Fly Cruise from £999pp Portsmouth, Zeebrugge, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Kiel Canal Transit, Hamburg, Portsmouth