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Christmas Markets of Europe

Christmas Markets of Europe

Departs November & December 2017

8 or 15-Day cruise from £1,495 per person

We've put together three specially three specially tailored Christmas itineraries for you to choose from, from our 8-day Danube Christmas Delights cruise and our 8-day Rhine-Main Christmas Discovery cruise, to our festive epic 15-day Christmas Splendours of Eastern Europe, which takes you on a festive journey from Budapest to Amsterdam.

The Christmas Market, or ‘Christkindlmarkt’, is now recognised all over Europe as the beginning of the festive season. Having originated in Germany and Austria, there is no better way to evoke the spirit of the season than with our collection of three wonderful Christmas Markets cruises. From the Nuremberg Christmas market, famed as one of the oldest in Germany, to the Viennese equivalent, which dates back to 1298 in the Middle Ages, you have the chance to explore the originators of a festive staple. Cologne’s seven city-centre markets look glorious under the city’s cathedral. Amsterdam’s Leidsestraat boasts an ice rink amidst the obligatory festive stalls and glistening tree.

It really is an enchanting time of year – and the markets are just the start of your cruise. While the song of international choirs fills the air and fuses with the smell of candied treats, hundreds of lights glisten like multi coloured stars on trees and buildings; this is exactly how Christmas should be – enchanting.

  • Save up to £1,000 per couple when you book your Christmas river cruise
  • Visit authentic, European Christmas markets in towns and cities throughout your festive journey;
  • Shop for unique Christmas gifts in wonderfully festive surroundings;
  •  Delight in scrumptious festive food, sights and sounds and evoke the spirit of the festive season

Cruise Itineraries

Christmas Splendours of Eastern Europe

Day 1 UK > Budapest

Day 2 Budapest

Day 3 Bratislava

Day 4 Vienna

Day 5 Dürnstein – Melk

Day 6 Passau

Day 7 Regensburg – Kelheim

Day 8 Nuremberg

Day 9 Bamberg

Day 10 Würzburg

Day 11 Miltenberg

Day 12  Rudesheim – Koblenz

Day 13 Koblenz – Cologne 

Day 14 Amsterdam

Day 15 Amsterdam – UK

 

Danube Christmas Delights

Day 1 UK > Budapest

Day 2 Budapest

Day 3 Bratislava

Day 4 Vienna

Day 5 Dürnstein – Melk

Day 6 Passau

Day 7 Regensburg – Kelheim

Day 8 Nuremberg

Rhine, Main Christmas Discovery

Day 1 UK > Nuremberg

Day 2 Bamberg

Day 3 Würzburg

Day 4 Miltenberg

Day 5  Rudesheim – Koblenz

Day 6 Koblenz – Cologne 

Day 7 Amsterdam

Day 8 Amsterdam – UK

Cruise Departure Date and Prices

15-Day Christmas Splendours of Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

  Riviera Deck Vista Deck Horizon Deck
2017 Departures Emerald Stateroom (E) Emerald Stateroom (D) Emerald Single Stateroom (ES) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (C) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (R) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (P) Grand Balcony Suite (S) Owner's One Bedroom Suite (SA)
November 29 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT £3,195 £3,195 £3,295 £3,995 £5,245

 

8-Day Danube Christmas Delights - Budapest to Nuremberg

  Riviera Deck Vista Deck Horizon Deck
2017 Departures Emerald Stateroom (E) Emerald Stateroom (D) Emerald Single Stateroom (ES) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (C) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (R) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (P) Grand Balcony Suite (S) Owner's One Bedroom Suite (SA)
November 29 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT £2,245 £2,245 £2,395 £2,845 £3,495

 

8-Day Rhine Main Christmas Discovery - Nuremberg to Amsterdam

  Riviera Deck Vista Deck Horizon Deck
2017 Departures Emerald Stateroom (E) Emerald Stateroom (D) Emerald Single Stateroom (ES) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (C) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (R) Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (P) Grand Balcony Suite (S) Owner's One Bedroom Suite (SA)
November 29 SOLD OUT £1,495 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT £2,145 £2,145 £2,295 £2,745 £3,395

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

Christmas Markets – With each Christmas market being as unique as the town it inhabits, this is a great time of year to soak up local culture and enjoy some festive indulgence as the flickering fairy lights, jovial sounds and delicious scents entice you into the festive spirit.

Unique Christmas Gifts – From children’s toys to local confectionery, beautiful hand-made Christmas decorations and luxurious high-end treats, you will discover amazing and unusual gifts to head back home with.

Included Excursions – Whichever Christmas itinerary you choose, you will enjoy included excursions and guided city tours, taking in the best of what each location has to offer, plus free time to soak up the spectacular scenery and local festive ambiance independently

 

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