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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.

We also have brand new departures for the 2020 New Year's period. Discover the Danube or the Rhine on a river cruises, or visit Krakow or Madeira on departures exclusive to solo travellers.

 

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
8 days starting from £2249pp 
NEW FOR 2020
8 days starting from £1799pp 
NEW FOR 2020
Frankfurt in Germany
6 days starting from £1299pp 
NEW FOR 2020
Budapest Castle District | Danube New Year River Cruise
6 days starting from £1399pp 
NEW FOR 2020

European Tours

Our collection of festive tours

(878 reviews)
4 days starting from £449pp 
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Sacre Coeur
(740 reviews)
4 days starting from £319pp 
2021 DATES ON SALE NOW
Bruges | canal | Belgium | Riviera Travel | escorted tour
(1553 reviews)
4 days starting from £319pp 
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Exclusive Departures for Solo Travellers

Our collection of festive tours and cruises exclusive to solo travellers


Festive Holidays for Solo Travellers on the Riviera Travel blog

Christmas decorations in Krakow, Poland

Christmas and New Year Destination Ideas

 

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.
 

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Krakow at night with a decorated christmas tree
6 days starting from £999pp 
NEW SOLO TOUR FOR 2020
Funchal, Madeira
8 days starting from £2099pp 
NEW SOLO TOUR FOR 2020
Bay of Naples
6 days starting from £1159pp 
NEW SOLO TOUR FOR 2020
Verona
7 days starting from £1299pp 
NEW SOLO TOUR FOR 2020
Krakow's Main Square with fireworks
5 days starting from £1099pp 
NEW SOLO TOUR FOR 2020
Funchal fireworks New Year Eve in Madeira
8 days starting from £2399pp 
NEW SOLO TOUR FOR 2020

Cruises

Our collection of festive cruises

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8 days starting from £1799pp 
NEW FOR 2020
Frankfurt in Germany
6 days starting from £1299pp 
NEW FOR 2020
Cologne cathedral and bridge at night
(150 reviews)
5 days starting from £499pp 
European River Cruise
Salzburg in the snow
8 days starting from £2249pp 
NEW FOR 2020
Budapest
6 days starting from £1399pp 
NEW FOR 2020
Vienna | Augustinian Church | Yuletide Market | City Hall Square | Riviera Travel | Austria | river cruise
(80 reviews)
6 days starting from £649pp 
European River Cruise