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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 2023 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 experts for help planning the perfect, seamless trip.
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$3,599
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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:
Relaxed
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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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,299
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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:
Relaxed
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. Sip vin chaud and stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$3,295
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Danube Christmas Markets

Budapest to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Discover Budapest charming town
  • Visit elegant Vienna
  • Explore Benedictine abbey
  • Experience true wonder of Christmas
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Amber and start your 8-day discovery voyage through Hungary, Germany, and Austria. Explore Budapest city, known for its museums, galleries, and artists. On your way,visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of …
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Vienna
$3,399
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

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
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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Amsterdam is known for its citizens' love for bikes!
$3,445
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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:
Relaxed
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
$3,499
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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:
Relaxed
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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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$1,170
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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:
Relaxed
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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Passau at sunset, Germany
$3,242
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Christmastime on the Danube

Eastbound - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • 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:
Relaxed
Board Avalon View 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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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$1,543
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Delightful Christmas Markets in the Neckar Valley and Fairytale-like Rothenbourg ob der Tauber

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:
Relaxed
Get the chance to explore the amusing Christmas markets and explore the astonishing landmarks in the Neckar Valley and magnificent Rothenbourg 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 on mulled wine. …
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Gingerbread Christmas ornaments at market in Colmar, France
$808
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A Bountiful Christmas in Alsace and the Black Forest

4 Day Itinerary aboard MS L'Europe
  • Experience the Christmas Market
  • Explore Colmar and its Christmas
  • Discover the Christmas Spirit
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend your 4-day trip aboard MS L'Europe as you sail on a rountrip route from Strasbourg, Experience Christmas markets and holiday tradition in Colmar, Breisach and Freiburg. Never miss the opportunity of tasting their local wines or simply enjoy and relax while staying on this elegant river …
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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:
Relaxed
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 the …
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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:
Relaxed
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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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:
Relaxed
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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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:
Relaxed
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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Historic Nuremberg
$6,999
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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:
Relaxed
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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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,599
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Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market
  • Experience a Slovakian Christmas
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover Vienna Art History Museum
  • Step into Benedictine Monastery
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions on this 8-day cruise through the Danube. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity. In Bratislava, where a …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
$3,695
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Danube Christmas Markets

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit's Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Learn Jewish history in Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Revel in the spirit of Christmas on an 8-day magical Danube river cruise. Board your luxurious ship in Nuremberg, after exploring the markets of this charming Bavarian city. Cruise to historic Regensburg and explore the picturesquePalais Thurn und Taxis. Wander the sparkling streets ofVienna, with …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$3,499
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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:
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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