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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. Click here to skip to our festive holidays.

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.


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Return flights - round icon in aqua and white showing aeroplane 

Return flights from a choice of regional airports, or travel by Eurostar, plus overseas return transfers to the ship.

 

Daily excursions - round icon in aqua and white showing Brandenburg Gate

Fascinating daily excursions led by knowledgeable local guides plus the services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge.

 

All meals included - round icon in aqua and white showing knife and fork crossed over each other

All meals included from early risers' breakfasts to midnight snacks and everything in-between.

 

Spacious cabins - round icon in aqua and white showing a bed

Spacious cabins and suites with en-suite bathrooms, river views and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.


Festive holidays on our blog

 

A small group of people enjoying a hot drink at a Christmas Market

Where to Go on a Christmas Market Cruise.


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.

 

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