Christmas Market

 

Christmas Market Cruises
Christmas Cruises

 

European cities, towns and villages are filled with Christmas magic during the holiday season. The Christmas Market season runs throughout the Advent period, from the end of November to the third week of December, with some markets open till New Years.

The Christmas Markets are usually held in the town squares and have been in existence for hundred of years. As you stroll through the markets, your senses will be delighted with the smell of Christmas trees, mulled wines, roasting nuts, gingerbread and other regional specialities; you will delight to the sounds of Christmas choirs and the sights of all the lights, festive decorations and the wonderous gifts available to take home.

The crisp clean air makes for a great time while exploring the many stalls looking at beautiful blown glass ornaments, carved wooden nutcrackers, nativity sets, other holiday decorations and toys as well as beautfull lace and linens.

With a river cruise, you can quickly get from one Christmas Market to another - on the Rhine River from Cologne with its Christmas Market near the Cathedral or its Medieval Christmas Market on the banks of the Rhine with entertainers, minstrels and jesters; Koblenz - where the Rhine and Mosel rivers meet, enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride, visit over 130 decorated stalls or listen to a Christmas concert at the Town Hall; Rudesheim featuring over 120 market stalls from 12 countries in "The Christmas Market of the Nations" and Europe's largest Nativity scene, Frankfurt's "Weihnachtsmarket", Fussen Germany Christmas Market; Strasbourg with France's oldest Christmas Market or Colmar Christmas Market or Mulhouse's Christmas Market.

Along the Main River in Germany, there is the Nuremburg Christmas Markets, Rothenberg Christmas Market and Regensburg Christmas Markets.

Christmas Markets along the Danube, there is the Passau Christmas Markets, the Vienna Christmas Markets and Salzburg Old Town Christmas Markets (usually offered an an excursion from the ships)

We offer several Christmas Market cruise itineraries - 7 night cruises on the Rhine and Danube and a shorter Danube Christmas Market cruise that has several land extension options available. We also offer a couple of German Christmas Market escorted tours - listed under Christmas Time Land Tours.

 
 

Ship
Christmas  Itineraries
Departure
Inclusions
AMA 
Various Ships
8 days
94 pax

NEW FOR 2018

Magical Christmas Markets

  Nuremburg to Vienna and features stops at Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, and Vienna

Check out the latest AMA Christmas Market Cruise Specials

Nov 23, 24, 25, 30; Dec 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23

 

Rate includes: all sightseeing, meals, wine with dinner, free internet, use of bicycles on board
AMA 
Various Ships
8 days
94 pax

Christmas Time Cruise

  Nuremburg to Budapest and features stops at Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Durnstein, Vienna and Bratislava

Check out the latest AMA Christmas Market Cruise Specials

Nov 23*, 25*, 28*, 30; Dec 2, 5, 7*, 9*, 12*, 14, 16, 19, 21*

 

Rate includes: all sightseeing, meals, wine with dinner, free internet, use of bicycles on board
AMA 
Various Ships
8 days
94 pax

Rhine Christms Market Cruise
Basel to Amsterdam


With pre and post land extensions available in Lucerne and Zurich

Check out the latest AMA Christmas Market Cruise Specials

Nov 25, 23*, 30;
Dec 2*, 7*, 9, 14, 16*, 21*, 23, 28
Rate includes: all sightseeing,  meals, wine with dinner, free internet, use of bicycles on board
AMA 
Various Ships
15 days
94 pax

Magnificent Christms Cruise
Budapest to Amsterdam

Check out the latest AMA Christmas Market Cruise Specials


Dec 21
Rate includes: all sightseeing,  meals, wine with dinner, free internet, use of bicycles on board
Luftner
4 days
Advent Rhine Cruise
Cologne Round Trip
Dec 12 $602

Rate includes:  port taxes, meals, wine with dinner and, use of bicycles on board
Arosa Danube Ships
6-8 days
174 pax

Christmas Market Cruise

4 night Danube
Passau, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Passau


Nov 17, 21, 25, 29; Dec 3, 7, 11, 15, 19

includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
German and English Language on board
Arosa Danube Ships
6-8 days
174 pax

Christmas Cruise

4 night Danube
Passau, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Passau


Dec 23

includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
German and English Language on board
Arosa Rhine Ships
6-8 days
174 pax

Christmas Market Cruise

4 night Rhine South
Cologne, Koblenz, Strasbourg, Cologne


Nov 25, 29; Dec 3, 7, 11, 15, 19

includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
German and English Language on board
Arosa Seine Ship
6-8 days
174 pax

NEW FOR 2017
Christmas Market Cruise

4 night Seine South
Paris, Rouen, Les Andelys, Paris


Dec 14

includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
German and English Language on board
Arosa Rhine Ships
6-8 days
174 pax

Christmas Cruise

4 night Rhine South
Cologne, Koblenz, Strasbourg, Cologne


Dec 23

includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
German and English Language on board
Various Ships 4 Day N Alsace Christmas Markets - Strasbourg R/T

Betschdorf - Kirrwiller - Strasbourg


Nov 26, 27, 29; Dec 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13

includes cruise and port tax
French and English Language on board
Various Ships  4 Day Alsace Christmas Markets - Strasbourg R/T

Strasbourg - Colmar - The Wine Road - Strasbourg


Nov 27, 29, 30; Dec 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16

includes cruise and port tax
French and English Language on board
Beethoven 4 Day Alsace and Black Forest Christmas Markets  -
 Strasbourg R/T

Strasbourg - Vieux Brisach - Colmar -The Wine Road - Black Forest -  Strasbourg

Nov 28; Dec 4, 7, 10


includes cruise and port tax
French and English Language on board
Gerard Schmitter 5 Day Rhineland Christmas Cruise  -
 Strasbourg R/T

Strasbourg - Braubach - Rudesheim - Speyer - Strasbourg

 



includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
French and English Language on board
L'Europe 5 Day Rhine and Dutch Christmas Cruise  -
 Strasbourg to Amsterdam

Strasbourg - Cologne -  Amsterdam

December 23

includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
French and English Language on board
Leonard De Vinci 4 Day Rhineland Christmas Cruise  -
 Strasbourg R/T

Strasbourg - Rudesheim - Boppard - Mainz - Strasbourg

December 23

includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
French and English Language on board
Botticelli 5 Day Seine River Christmas Cruise -
 Paris R/T

Paris - Rouen - Caudebecen Caux - Honfleur - Rouen - Paris

Dec 23



includes cruise, beverage package and port tax
French and English Language on board