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Christmas Market River Cruises & Escorted Tours

 

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.

 

Festive holidays on the Riviera Travel 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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Brand new featured holidays

Ever thought about spending Christmas or New Year abroad? Well now you can, on a European river cruise with Riviera Travel. 

Salzburg in the snow with lights reflecting on the Danube river | Salzburg, Austria
8 days starting from £1989pp 
NEW RIVER CRUISE FOR 2021
Snow capped plants on the bank of the river with half timber buildings | Strasbourg, France
8 days starting from £1989pp 
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The Römer medieval city hall building with three flags | Frankfurt, Germany
6 days starting from £1429pp 
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Budapest Castle District | Danube New Year River Cruise
6 days starting from £1429pp 
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European Tours

Our collection of festive tours

Krakow main square in the evening | Krakow, Poland
(878 reviews)
4 days starting from £459pp 
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Roman Catholic Church Sacre Coeur | Paris, France
(740 reviews)
4 days starting from £349pp 
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Bruges | canal | Belgium | Riviera Travel | escorted tour
(1553 reviews)
4 days starting from £349pp 
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Cruises

Our collection of festive cruises

Snow capped plants on the bank of the river with half timber buildings | Strasbourg, France
8 days starting from £1989pp 
NEW RIVER CRUISE FOR 2021
The Römer medieval city hall building with three flags | Frankfurt, Germany
6 days starting from £1429pp 
NEW RIVER CRUISE FOR 2021
Aerial view of illuminated Cologne with the Hohenzollern Bridge leading to Cologne Cathedral | Cologne, Germany
(150 reviews)
5 days starting from £759pp 
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Salzburg in the snow with lights reflecting on the Danube river | Salzburg, Austria
8 days starting from £1989pp 
NEW RIVER CRUISE FOR 2021
Fisherman's Bastion fortress through stone archway | Budapest, Hungary
6 days starting from £1429pp 
NEW RIVER CRUISE FOR 2021
Bright Christmas lights at night at a Yuletide Market in front of the Rathaus | Vienna, Austria
(80 reviews)
6 days starting from £829pp 
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