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The holiday season in France is enchanting, especially as you float between quaint towns and bustling cities visiting Christmas markets experiencing centuries-long traditions in France. Spend the 2024 Christmas season with twinkling lights, snow-topped cathedrals, classic holiday tunes, and scores of merry bundled-up shoppers.Contact one of our France Christmas market cruise specialists for help planning the perfect, seamless trip.
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Christmas in old town of Colmar, Alsace
$1,266
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The Magic of Christmas: Savory Delights And Holiday Traditions On A Rhine River Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Beethoven
  • Savor the magic of Christmas
  • Make Alsatian Christmas cookies
  • Explore Christmas markets
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join MS Beethoven for a cruise on the Rhine River to explore the oldest, most revered Christmas markets in Europe. Let yourself be swept away by the beauty and charm of long-standing holiday traditions that include dazzling lights, soothing mulled wine, and zesty gingerbread delights. Plunge into …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$1,195
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Christmas on the Romantic Rhine

4 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Christmas Markets in Strasbourg
  • Tour museums in Rüdesheim
  • Discover the history of Mainz
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the MS Leonard De Vinci to join the 4-day cruise along the romantic Rhine Valley this Christmas and discover the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg, one of the biggest in Europe. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the end-of-year celebrations! You can also attend the famous …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$1,637
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Delightful Christmas Markets in the Neckar Valley

Strasbourg Roundtrip - 5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Victor Hugo
  • Explore romantic city of Heidelberg
  • See whimsical Christmas Market
  • Tour in historic Speyer
  • Stroll through Eberbach
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Get the chance to explore the amusing Christmas markets and explore the astonishing landmarks in the Neckar Valley and magnificent Rothenburg in this 5-day cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo. Hopon the old-time carousel like a kid, savor the scrumptious food, and enjoy a beer or sip of mulled wine. …
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Detailed ornament at a Christmas Market
$1,737
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Rhineland And Dutch Christmas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MS L'Europe
  • Experience the magic of Christmas
  • Explore romantic Rhine Valley
  • Tour the city of Cologne
Starts / Ends:
Strasbourg / Amsterdam
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this unique 5-day cruise aboard the MS L'Europe on the Rhine River from Strasbourg to Amsterdam and immerse yourself in Christmas magic! Discover the famous Christmas markets in Strasbourg and enjoy local crafts, mulled wine, and local treats. Christmas Eve dinner will be followed by a …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas Market in Frankfurt
$2,349
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Panorama
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore Christmas market in Europe
  • Visit Fascinating Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Frankfurt / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 5-day magical Rhine River Christmas cruise from Frankfurt, Germany, aboard the Avalon Panorama. Explore Heidelberg Castle, sail to Strasbourg's Christmas markets, and cruise to Breisach in Germany's Black Forest. Concluding in Basel, Switzerland, savor unforgettable holiday …
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Amsterdam is known for its citizens' love for bikes!
$9,090
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Rhine Christmas Markets

Zurich to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s canals
  • Visit Cologne
  • Discover Koblenz
  • Stroll through Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as you cruise along the Rhine. Visit charming Strasbourg, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden and Heidelberg Castle. Marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and discover the canals of Amsterdam. …
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Ice skating at a Christmas Market in Zurich
$9,690
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine

Zurich - Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Explore Breisach
  • Discover Strasbourg
  • Experience Heidelberg
  • Explore the ancient city of Koblenz
Starts / Ends:
Zurich / Amsterdam
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard the Emerald Sun through Germany. Arrive in Zurich, then transfer to Basel. Enjoy dinner aboard and settle in elegantly. Begin in the Rhine's enchanting Breisach, the gateway to Germany's Black Forest. Explore history at Hofgut Sternen and discover a stunning …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$2,799
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Christmas on the Rhine

Amsterdam - Basel - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Discover Basel
  • Explore Breisach
  • Experience Strasbourg, France
  • Explore Rüdesheim, Germany
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this8-day Christmas on the Rhine Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Viking Cruises, engage in the festive ambiance of Christmas while traveling through picturesque villages. Enjoy holiday treats and local specialties while perusing vibrant stalls for handmade ornaments and distinctive gifts. …
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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,399
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Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Visit Basel’s Christmas Market.
  • Tour to Doktorenhof vinegar estate
  • Wander through Mainz’s Old Town
  • Walk through the Cologne Old Town
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
This cruise is the best way to discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sipvin chaudand stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,699
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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:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
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
$2,999
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tranquility II
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore Christmas market in Europe
  • Visit Fascinating Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the Avalon Tranquility II on this delightful 5-day cruise exploring the cozy Christmas markets of the towns along the Rhine River. Set off from Basel, Switzerland along the Rhine toward Breisach, Germany, considered a gateway to the legendary Black Forest region. Stroll through the …
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Visit beautiful and historic Strasbourg
$2,463
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Christmastime in Alsace and Germany

Northbound - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Experience the Black Forest
  • Explore cozy Christmas markets
  • Visit historic Heidelberg Castle
  • Tour the Strasbourg Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Frankfurt
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Board your comfortable ship in Basel and set sail fromSwitzerland to France and Germany. With beautiful passing views and quaint villages festively lit and decorated, this is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Breisach, …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,699
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacerto
  • Cruise through Amsterdam
  • Tour Cologne, Germany
  • Visit Rüdesheim
  • Explore Strasbourg, France
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Begin your winter adventure in Amsterdam, amidst the city’s legendary canals and colorful holiday surroundings. Embark upon an enchanting 7-night Rhine River cruise on the MS Amacerto that takes you through the fabled Black Forest region and the Alsace region.Visit Heidelberg and Cologne, …
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A view of Helsinki, the largest city in Finland.
$12,630
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Musical New Year in the Gulf of Bothnia

Kemi - Helsinki - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Kemi's snow castle
  • Enjoy the Santa Claus Village
  • Discover Gammelstad's church-town
  • Visit Rauma's UNESCO old town
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Helsinki
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day Musical New Year cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot, exploring the enchanting Gulf of Bothnia. Kemi, a Finnish Lapland gem, welcomes you with a snow castle, husky sledding, and reindeer encounters. Head north to Rovaniemi's Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle. Oulu's …
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Basel at Christmas, Switzerland
$3,599
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaSiena
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Go to a wine tasting in Rudesheim
  • Wander along Hauptstrasse
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas …
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Vienna
$3,599
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalucia
  • Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Go to a wine tasting in Rudesheim
  • Wander along Hauptstrasse
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas …
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