A festive holiday is a great way to celebrate the winter season. Walking around the beautifully decorated markets with family, friends, or as a solo traveller, and trying all the delicious treats on offer is perfect for those wanting something different to your average holiday. We currently offer two Christmas Market cruises, which give the chance to see exciting cities and towns along the Rhine or the Danube, while you explore and shop for that perfect yuletide souvenir. There are also three escorted tours, with departures available in December, where you can experience the Christmas atmosphere in your free time.
Walking amongst the unique market stalls with a chimney cake and a hot chocolate really make an evening special, and bringing home unique gifts can make Christmas morning more magical. During your festive celebrations at home, you'll also be able to relive the marvellous memories by telling friends and family about your travels, and the amazing things you saw in the many towns and cities you visited.
Go on a Christmas market cruise on the Rhine or Danube and you won’t just return home with unique tree decorations and handcrafted gifts. German Christmas holidays and Yuletide breaks in Europe are magical experiences as towns and cities are transformed into winter wonderlands, adorned with sparkling fairy lights and draped with festive trimmings. A Christmas market cruise creates truly seasonal memories that last for years to come.
Ever thought about spending Christmas or New Year abroad? Well now you can, on a European river cruise with Riviera Travel.
Solo travel provides a wonderful way to experience a range of different cultures – and this is especially true over Christmas and New Year. Instead of enduring cold and wet winter weather at home, give in to the lure of Christmas destinations for solo travellers such as the Bay of Naples, Krakow, Madeira, and Venice for a more diverse and memorable festive holiday.
Click below to read our brand new festive river cruise brochure
A enjoyable holiday which ran very smoothly. My favourite trip was to Leonardo da Vinci's home at Amboise. Monet's Garden was good but that does seem to be becoming a victim of its own success. It tends to get overcrowded with ma...
Just returned from an amazing tour of South Africa. Despite a lot of travelling; we covered over 2000 miles plus an internal flight I enjoyed every minute of it. This is a large country with the most fantastic and varied scenery ...