Christmas Market River Cruises & Escorted Tours

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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.

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


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

Fascinating excursions including insightful guided tours and visits plus free time to explore


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Knowledgeable local guides and the services of an experienced Riviera Travel tour manager


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

Great accomodation options with either hand-picked hotels on your escorted tour or spacious cabins on your river cruise ship

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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