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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

    Charles Dickens 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 No single supplement!

    Cologne No Fly Cruise
    From £499pp
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  • Yuletide Markets on the Danube

    5 Nights - Budapest and Back

    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 No single supplement!

    Vienna Fly Cruise Package
    From £649pp
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  • Three Capitals Christmas Markets

    4 Nights - Vienna and Back

    Vivaldi Vivaldi

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

    Bratislava Cruise Only
    From £748pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1045pp
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  • Magic of Advent

    6 Nights - Vienna to Nuremburg

    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

    Nuremburg Christmas Market Cruise Only
    From £865pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1196pp
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  • Magical Christmas Markets

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Vienna

    AmaCerto 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 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Nuremberg Cruise Only
    From £1133pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1433pp
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  • Christmas on the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    AmaKristina 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 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Cologne Cruise Only
    From £1437pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1737pp
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  • Christmas on the Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    AmaLea 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 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    Nuremburg Christmas Market Cruise Only
    From £1440pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1569pp
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  • Festive Delights of the Danube with Mary Berry

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    Emerald Ships Choice of Ships

    An all-inclusive festive river cruise through the heart of Europe featuring the national treasure and cooking sensation, Mary Berry. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner. 2018 - Dec

    Hungary Parliament, Budapest Fly Cruise Package
    From £1795pp
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  • Danube Christmas Markets

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    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 £500pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers on 2019 dates!

    Vienna Christmas markets Fly Cruise Package
    From £1995pp
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  • Christmas Markets on the Danube

    7 Nights - Budapest to Vilshofen

    AmaLea Choice of Ships

    Enjoy the magic of the festive season on this River Danube cruise through Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, calling at iconic capital cities and enchanting Christmas markets. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Nov, Dec Regional flights or rail and transfers for £129pp!

    Budapest Cruise Only
    From £2260pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £2389pp
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  • Paris and the Seine Festive Markets

    7 Nights - Paris and Back

    Joie de Vivre 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 2019 - Nov, Dec Save 10% on 2019 departures!

    Christmas cookies Fly Cruise Package
    From £2339pp
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  • European Festive Markets

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Vienna

    SS Beatrice SS Beatrice

    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 2019 - Dec Save 10% on 2019 departures!

    Christmas Decorations at Festive Market Fly Cruise Package
    From £2339pp
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  • Rhine Festive Markets

    7 Nights - Basel to Cologne

    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 2019 - Nov, Dec Save 10% on 2019 departures!

    Strasbourg Christmas Market Fly Cruise Package
    From £2339pp
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  • River Danube Festive Markets

    7 Nights - Budapest to Passau

    Maria Theresa Maria Theresa

    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 2019 - Dec Save 10% on 2019 departures!

    Budapest Parliament Fly Cruise Package
    From £2519pp
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