If you like Christmas markets the ocean ships get to some great ones. Our fav is Hamburg.The river cruisers go to a few the big ships cannot. A river cruise on the Rhine might be an answer. Discover the magical ambience of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets with their host of unique, inspired gift ideas, plus the stunning Rhineland in its wintry splendour. Cruise through the world famous and dramatic Rhine Gorge before arriving in the renowned wine town of Rüdesheim. Spend the afternoon wandering the Christmas markets of this charming spot. Enjoy a guided tour of the cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt with its contrast between the modern skyline and the medieval old town, before exploring one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. Go on to explore Koblenz, dramatically situated at the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers, on a guided tour. Arriving back in Cologne, discover one (or all) of its seven Christmas markets.
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- Guided walking tour of Frankfurt and take in the mixture of modern skyline and medieval old town before visiting one of the oldest markets in Europe
- Guided tour of Koblenz with its ancient squares, restored historic frontages and quaint hidden passageways
- Discover Cologne, home of one of the most photographed cathedrals in Germany, and explore one (or all) of the seven themed Christmas markets
- Return scheduled flights from 8 regional airports or seats on Eurostar from London St. Pancras International with regional rail connections available
- 4 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, all with river view
- All meals on board from dinner on your day or arrival until breakfast on your day of departure, including Welcome Cocktails & Dinner and Captain’s Dinner
- Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager
- All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers
We are suggesting a look at Riviera Travel Luxury River Cruises. The Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets start at just £549 per person. Click here for details.
We are trying to offer a variety of Christmas options to our regular readers. We have the on land traditional Tinsel and Turkey Breaks which so many people love to pre-empt Christmas and go dancing and meet friends.
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