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The holiday season in Germany is enchanting, especially as you float between quaint towns and bustling cities visiting Christmas markets experiencing centuries-long traditions in Germany. 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 Germany Christmas market cruise specialists for help planning the perfect, seamless trip.
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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
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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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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:
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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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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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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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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:
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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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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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$3,799
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European Holiday Markets

Nuremberg to Vienna - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Experience Europe on the holidays
  • Visit holiday markets in Europe
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
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This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful holiday markets in Europe.Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria.At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls …
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Vienna
$3,599
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

Nuremberg - Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
  • Join a walking tour of Passau
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises
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Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
$3,099
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Christmastime on the Danube (Eastbound)

7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Admire Imperial Palace complex
  • Explore Altes Rathaus
  • Enjoy Regensburg’s Christmas market
  • Uncover medieval architectures
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Enter a stunning world of cherished Christmas traditions along the Danube River. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, Germany, with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of …
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Passau at sunset, Germany
$3,099
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Christmastime on the Danube

Eastbound - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • Explore the city of Nuremberg
  • Have fun exploring Christmas market
  • Roam around the city of Passau
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Board Avalon Impression in Nuremberg with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world, has dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen, …
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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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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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Historic Nuremberg
$7,199
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Grand Christmas & New Year's

Nuremberg to Budapest - 13 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Tour to the Regensburg old city
  • Visit the Bavarian Forest village
  • Walk through the beautiful Passau
  • Enjoy an evening of music at Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special cruise is for you.Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace and see how a dusting of snow adds …
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$3,699
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Sail a special Illuminations Cruise
  • Visit Vörösmarty Square
  • Tour the illuminated Rathaus
  • Join a guided bike tour
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Europe's Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in …
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Rathaus in Vienna
$2,799
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Christmas on the Danube

Regensburg to Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Visit Regensburg's medieval town
  • Stroll the romantic market stalls
  • See Europe's largest pipe organ
  • Explore Vienna's Christmas markets
Starts / Ends:
Regensburg / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this 8-day Christmas on the Danube cruise along the Blue Danube, exploring the beauty of Hungary, Austria, and Germany. On this trip, get to experience the rich culture and history of these three countries and witness the festive spirit of grand cities, medieval towns, and quaint …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$3,199
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)

Vienna to Nuremberg - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • Be amazed with art
  • Get a taste for pastries
  • See Nuremberg
  • Enjoy visiting markets
Starts / Ends:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this7-Day Christmastime on the Danube cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg aboard the Avalon Impression. Start your European river cruise in Vienna. Set sail on the Danube and take pictures of the Imperial Palace, the Opera House, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Witness a guided tour of the …
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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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