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European River Cruising

Christmas Market River Cruises

Embrace the magic of the holiday season aboard a Christmas market river cruise as you discover the Christmas markets in Germany and Austria and participate in age-old holiday traditions aboard your cruise along the Rhine and Danube rivers.

Christmas Markets
Vienna, Austria

Welcome to Europe's Christmas Markets

This 700-year old holiday tradition gets right to the heart of what Christmas is truly all about. The old world feel comes into focus this time of year as you stroll through the cobblestone streets and enjoy the sparkle of holiday lights, handcrafted surprises found around every corner, and mulled red wine on offer to keep you warm... adding to the yuletide experience.

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Aboard our Christmas Markets River Cruises

A Christmas Markets river cruise... with your riverboat done up for the holidays!

So many of our river cruise guests tell us that it’s often the little extras they enjoy aboard their Tauck riverboat that make every day of their cruise that much more memorable... and that’s before they even step ashore for their first excursion! Your Christmas Markets cruise will be no exception. Along with unlimited complimentary beverages (including beer, wine and premium spirits, specialty coffee, tea, water and soft drinks) aboard ship, and snack baskets available from 10:00 AM to midnight... you'll enjoy special onboard holiday touches like a tree-trimming party, caroling and other festive gatherings... a traditional European Christmas dinner with all the fixings... special evenings of holiday-themed entertainment, and much more!

Experiencing Europe's Christmas Markets

Treasure the magic of Europe's Christmas Markets along the Rhine or Danube

In every stop on your Christmas Markets cruise along the Rhine or Danube, you'll enjoy all the magic of your destination's holiday markets, each of which has taken on a distinctive character of its own over the centuries. You'll discover those local traditions… like the hot mulled wine known as glühwein, served in collectible mugs unique to each market… that have caught on to become an indispensable part of the holiday celebration. And on our Rhine Christmas Markets cruise, you'll experience some special holiday magic on an exclusive visit to the Thurn und Taxis family’s Palace of St. Emmeram in Regensburg. Tour this lavish Baroque family home – converted from a monastery in the 18th century – and browse its private Christmas Market.


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