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The traditional Christmas markets of Germany and the surrounding countries date back the 13th century, when they marked the beginning of the Advent season in Europe's dominant Christian church. Now, they have evolved into a colorful seasonal display of shops and festivities for all to enjoy. From tinkered toys to fir wreaths to gingerbread houses, these bustling markets bring life to the European origins of the Christmas holiday. Here we highlight some of our featured Rhine River and Danube River cruises  specially designed around traditional Christmas markets, where you'll see how each country celebrates with their own distinct traditions & wares. Along the way, you'll visit the Netherlands, Germany, France, & Switzerland. Of course, their limited availability goes quickly, so contact us today to reserve your spot.
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Christmas Market, Prague, festival, holiday
$5,399
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Magnificent Europe (Christmas Cruise) - Cruise Only

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
  • Tour the enchanting city of Vienna
  • Visit medieval Nuremberg
  • Take optional excursions
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the MS Amaserena for a magnificent European journey through five fascinating countries! Begin in Budapest and travel through the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe's Continental Divide. Discover the culture and traditions of grand capitals, the perfectly preserved medieval towns, …
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Ice skating at a Christmas Market in Zurich
$4,579
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amastella
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
  • Take optional excursions
  • Tour Strasbourg
  • Explore festive Lucerne
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Ice skating at a Christmas Market in Zurich
$4,579
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
  • Take optional excursions
  • Tour Strasbourg
  • Explore Lucerne
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$4,579
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
  • Take optional excursions
  • Tour Strasbourg
  • Explore festive Lucerne
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Christmas Market, Prague, festival, holiday
$3,939
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Magical Christmas Markets

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Explore enchanting Prague
  • Discover historic Passau
  • Visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Enjoy Vienna's Christmas Markets
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy two nights in Prague, then visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Nuremberg to Vienna, and conclude with two nights in Vienna. Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey along the Danube River, enjoying days full of discovery and wonder. After …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$3,939
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Magical Christmas Markets

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Explore enchanting Prague
  • Discover historic Passau
  • Visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Enjoy Vienna's Christmas Markets
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy two nights in the historical city of Prague, then visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Nuremberg to Vienna, and conclude with two nights in Vienna. Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey along the Danube River, enjoying days full of …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,419
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaviola
  • Visit Europe's Christmas markets
  • Admire Germany's architecture
  • Tour Budapest
  • Sightsee in Passau
Activities: Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey that kicks off in Prague. After boarding your ship in Nuremberg, cruise through the charming region where so many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience a number of enchanting Christmas markets in …
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Enjoy a carriage ride at the Christmas Market
$3,419
Save $1000
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Explore the charming city of Prague
  • Visit the largest Christmas Market
  • Walk across historical Passau
  • Take a guided biking tour of Vienna
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season with a fascinating luxury river cruise beginning in historic Prague. Continue on your small ship cruise to Nuremberg, crossing the Continental Divide on the Main-Danube Canal. Visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions began, visiting …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,319
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Explore Prague, Czech Republic
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
  • Admire Germany's architecture
  • Visit Vienna's landmarks
  • Tour Budapest
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey that kicks off in Prague. After boarding theMS Amaserenain Nuremberg, spend 8 days cruising through the charming region where so many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience a number of enchanting …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,319
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amastella
  • Discover glamorous Prague
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
  • Explore Germany's architecture
  • Visit Vienna's landmarks
  • Tour Budapest
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey that kicks off in Prague. After boarding the MS Amastella in Nuremberg, cruise through the charming region where so many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience a number of enchanting Christmas …
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Lights brighten the evening at this bustling Christmas Market
$2,899
Save $750
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaviola
  • Enjoy a tour of Nuremberg
  • Explore Germany's architecture
  • Browse Europe's Christmas markets
  • Visit Vienna's landmarks
  • Experience Budapest
Activities: Christmas Market, River Cruise
Activity Level: Relaxed
After boarding your ship in Nuremberg, cruise through the charming region where so many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience a number of enchanting Christmas markets in places such as Regensburg, Salzburg, and Vienna, each with its own local flavor and …
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Rooftop image of a Christmas Market
$2,799
Save $250-$1000
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Admire Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Bike along Rüdesheim
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
  • Enjoy Europe's Christmas markets
Activities: Christmas Market, River Cruise
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Weave throughthe fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region as you make …
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Lights brighten the evening at this bustling Christmas Market
$2,899
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Magical Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Enjoy Nuremberg's Gothic churches
  • Tour Mozart’s birthplace
  • Stop at "royal" Christmas Markets
  • Explore the romantic Wachau Valley
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, River Cruise
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the MS Amacerto for an exceptional 7-day adventure and sail along the wonderful Danube River. Delight yourself with the perfect combination of pageantry and timeless traditions at the magical Christmas markets. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg and Regensburg’s …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$2,899
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Magical Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Stop at fabled Christmas Markets
  • Visit exclusive “royal” markets
  • Take a walking tour of Passau
  • Savor the elegance of Vienna
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the MS Amaserena on a unique 7-day adventure visiting multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from the historic city of Nuremberg to the one and only Vienna. Delight yourself with the perfect combination of pageantry and timeless traditions at the magical Christmas markets. Be …
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Rooftop image of a Christmas Market
$2,899
Save $750-$1000
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Visit renowned Christmas markets
  • Choose from a variety of activities
  • Tour Strasbourg
  • Explore historic Heidelberg
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience a once-in-a lifetime Christmas cruise from the legendary Amsterdam to Basel, a city for art lovers. Board your luxurious river cruise ship inAmsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Next,visit Heidelberg and Cologne, famous for its majestic …
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Enjoy a carriage ride at the Christmas Market
$2,899
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Magical Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Visit Nuremberg's Gothic churches
  • Visit exclusive "royal" markets
  • Observe Europe’s largest pipe organ
  • Savor Vienna's Baroque elegance
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Delight yourself with a combination of pageantry and timeless traditions at the magical Christmas markets along the blue Danube River. Join the MS Amasonata on a unique 7-day voyage from Nuremberg to Vienna, making stops along the way to visit the enchanting Christmas markets of Regensburg.Let the …
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Detailed ornament at a Christmas Market
$2,899
Save $750-$1000
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Join a scenic canal cruise
  • Visit renowned Christmas Markets
  • Admire castles and fortress ruins
  • Visit Strasbourg’s Christmas Market
Activities: Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience a unique and original way to discover the most beloved Christmas markets along the romantic Rhine River. Board the MS Amasonata in Amsterdam and cruise towards Basel, making stops to visit Heidelberg and Cologne's Cathedral and bustling Christmas markets. Enjoy a wine tasting in the …
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Enjoy a carriage ride at the Christmas Market
$2,799
Save $750-$100
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaserena
  • Visit beloved Christmas markets
  • Discover Germany's architecture
  • Admire Vienna's landmarks
  • Tour Budapest
Activities: Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day Christmas adventure like no other, and fall in love of the European holiday season. Join the MS Amaserena in Nuremberg and cruise through the charming region where so many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience a number of enchanting Christmas …
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