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Winter River Cruises

 

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Winter is such a magical time of year, with snowfall, fun with loved ones, and new discoveries in the New Year. Discover the many trinkets, traditional foods and handcrafted items at the yuletide markets on a Christmas market cruise to Germany or Vienna – full of splendour and festive charm. Or perhaps a river cruises over Christmas or the New Year, with like-minded people and festive food along the way.

You could also escape to a warmer country for some winter sun. February is a great time to get away from the biting cold at home and venture to a more exotic climate, like Egypt, for a luxurious Nile river cruise. The days are bright and sunny, but the temperatures haven’t yet reached their peak, meaning you can comfortably explore the many temples and ancient sights on offer.

 

Winter River Cruises 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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Our winter river cruises

Aerial view of illuminated Cologne with the Hohenzollern Bridge leading to Cologne Cathedral | Cologne, Germany
(150 reviews)
5 days starting from £719pp 
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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
Snow capped Vienna city hall with roofs of Yuletide market stalls | Vienna, Austria
(80 reviews)
6 days starting from £779pp 
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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
The Great Sphinx of Giza with sunlit cloudy sky overhead | Giza, Egypt
(45 reviews)
11 days starting from £3099pp 
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Felucca sail boats in front of aeolian landform | Egypt
(45 reviews)
15 days starting from £3940pp 
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