Passing through three capitals and a collection of historic towns, the Danube offers seamless passage between some of Europe’s most enchanting Christmas markets and fares – for a seasonal getaway to remember.
Join us on our 8-day Danube Delights Christmas Markets river cruise, and look forward to strolling between magical festive stalls, steaming glühwein in hand. With local handicrafts, decorations and sparkling lights on display, the Christmas markets of the Danube River offer festive inspiration in abundance.
Begin your tour of European Christmas markets in Budapest, whose Váci Utca Street Christmas fair is a great place to pick up seasonal goods. Those looking for extra excitement can hike up Buda Hill on an EmeraldACTIVE excursion, and savour fine views of the Hungarian capital below.
In Vienna, festive distractions come in the form of 15 separate markets, spread throughout the city’s main squares and public parks. Drag yourself away, and experience the Austrian capital’s elegant architectural highlights, including the Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, and other gems of the world-renowned Ringstrasse.
Travelling the picturesque Wachau Valley and over the German border, you’ll reach Regensburg, the fourth largest city in Bavaria. With its charming half-timbered medieval buildings, this ancient town offers ceaseless festive charm, its traditional Christkindlmarkt providing the ultimate in festive fun.