There are many choices of rivers and European Christmas markets – so what will suit you best?
Here are the top three choices for those looking for a festive, traditional and white Christmas
We River Cruised last year and thoroughly enjoyed it – ask us any questions you many have in the comments box!
Cruises Switzerland to Germany or v.v such as Basel to Cologne
The Rhine River remains one of the classics, and first to mind for many a European River Cruise. And rightly so, during the colder months it will take you through a winter wonderland. We saw so many castles and monuments on our cruise we gave up taking pictures of them!
Villages and towns you dock in will have exquisite handmade ornaments, festive and captivating brass choirs, and cobblestone squares illuminated by twinkling lights while you experience the delightful holiday markets of Switzerland, France and Germany. Ramble down Basel’s Christmas Street, decked in lights just for the season, and explore the colourful stalls of Strasbourg’s Christmas Market. Then continue into Germany — where many of today’s signature holiday traditions began – in places like Rüdesheim and Koblenz. You will sample an array of once-a-year hand crafted treats, sip fragrant glühwein and take your time to choose the ideal gifts for yourselves and those at home. These sorts of things make lifelong momentos, to be cherished, remembered and passed on. Days you will sail among castle-strewn hillsides and visit charming small towns, all decked in holiday finery, and rejoice in the magic of the season as you enjoy the cozy welcoming and festive atmosphere onboard your exquisitely decorated boutique cruise ship.
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Cruises to Germany and Austria or v.v such as Nuremberg to Vienna
A trip to the European Holiday Markets – it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
See where many classic festive elements such as Christmas trees, gingerbread, nutcrackers, St. Nick and candy canes came from as you sail through Germany and Austria on a magical cruise. Visit some of the most famous Christmas markets in Central Europe, where you’ll find colourful wooden stalls displaying traditional crafts that range from quirky little characters made of fruit to beautifully carved and painted Nativity figures. Sparkling lights illuminate ancient cathedral squares, and crowds gather around local carol singers. Celebrate the season in a new way as you cruise through two countries of culture and elegance, enjoying seasonal treats, splendid sights and charming customs along the way.
French cruises from Paris return
Paris and northern France make a dazzling package just waiting to be unwrapped. We all know how spectacular Paris is. Wait until you see it over Christmas!
Celebrate the festive season in regal style with a French journey that takes you into Marie Antoinette’s boudoir in Versailles, lets you stroll among trees planted by France’s last king and admire Christmas decorations in the palace that inspired Louis XIV. The Seine is your link to medieval cobblestone squares, gorgeously decorated palaces and sacred music sung in a legendary cathedral. History and tradition meld to make this the most memorable holiday of all, most options are capped off with two to three days in Paris at Christmas time, when the “City of Light” dazzles with extra magic. Give yourself the perfect gift with this perfect combination of cruising, touring and exploration.
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