Christmas market river cruises in Europe

Make that white Christmas an exceptional one with a Christmas market river cruise.

Imagine sailing down the Danube. There are riverside castles and silent townships around every bend and then, you spy a bridge. Soon you see bright lights and a city overflowing with Christmas cheer. You’ve arrived at your destination and within it, some of the most traditional Christmas markets on the continent.

It’s all part of the Christmas market river cruise experience and if it’s an enchanting Christmas  you’re after, these are the Christmas market river cruises for you.

Top companies with Christmas market river cruises

  • Avalon
  • Uniworld
  • Tauck
  • Scenic
  • A-Rosa
  • Croisi Europe

Top Christmas market river cruise itineraries

1. Enchanting Christmas on the Danube via CruiseAway
Get ready to spend a short but luxurious trip down the Danube with sweeping views of the countryside… from the ship’s Finnish sauna.

We’re not joking. With the weather set to winter temperatures, feel free to relax and stay warm in its onboard sauna as the captain navigates you along the river toward your next Christmas market rest stop. (Image: A-Rosa)

  • Cruise line: A-Rosa
  • Cruise length: 4 nights
  • Cities visited: Passau, Durnstein, Vienna, Melk

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2. Christmas Markets Cruise via TourRadar
Get a taste of Germany’s Christmas markets in a neat little four-day cruise package.

When time is of the essence, base yourself in the home of Christmas markets, Strasbourg, and take to the waters for a whirlwind trip through Germany’s most famous Christmas market towns.

  • Cruise line: CroisiEurope River Cruises
  • Cruise length: 4 nights
  • Cities visited: Strasbourg, Rudesheim, Mainz, Nuremberg

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Top deals on Christmas market cruises and other seasonal sailings

Store Discount Expiration Description Last verified Redeem
Up to 41% off Christmas cruise with Princess cruises

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Valid for cruise on December 2017. Destinations include Fiordland, Wellington, Picton, Hobart and more.

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Feature image: Avalon Waterways

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