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Christmas Markets

Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit like a Christmas river cruise. On a Christmas markets cruise you'll travel along Europe's scenic rivers and visit bustling holiday markets in cities such as Prague, Nuremberg, Vienna, Strasbourg and Budapest. From hand-blown glass ornaments and handcrafted toys to nutcrackers and dollhouses of all shapes and sizes, you can browse through an assortment of unique trinkets and one-of-a-kind goods at row after row of elaborately decorated stalls. Sip on hot mulled wine and munch on gingerbread or stroll illuminated streets filled with festive Christmas decor and the merry songs of carolers.

Onboard the ship, you might enjoy special holiday meals and seasonal drinks. While the travel logistics are handled for you, you're free to celebrate the season. The price for each vacation below includes riverboat and hotel accommodations, where applicable, along with most meals, entertainment and guided sightseeing.

Limited-Time Offers on Christmas Markets Cruises!
  • Scenic: Last-Minute Cruise Sale! Get special low rates (up to 55% off) on select river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires August 12. Click here.
  • Emerald: Last-Minute Cruise Sale! Enjoy huge savings (up to 55%) on summer cruises. Prices shown reflect discounts. Expires August 12. Click here.
  • Uniworld: 2022 Cruise Sale! Save 50% off select sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires August 31. Click here.
  • Scenic: 2 for 1! Companion receives the cruise portion for free on many departures. Expires August 14. Click here.
  • Gate 1: Save up to $1,600 per couple off Europe river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires August 12. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $1,500 per couple off the cruise price of Europe sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, get air rates starting at $599 per person from select gateways. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,500 per couple off cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Viking: Save up to $1,200 per couple off cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, enjoy greatly reduced airfare from select gateways. Expires August 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: 20th Anniversary Sale! Save 20% off the cruise price of 2022 departures. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2023 river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $2,000 per couple off 2022 river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Collette: Save up to $600 per couple off tours. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires August 15. Click here.
  • Viking: Save up to $1,200 per couple off cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires August 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Enjoy greatly reduced airfare from select gateways on sailings. Expires August 31. Click here.
  • Disney: Travelers ages 11 and under save up to $500 per person off river cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Receive free prepaid gratuities on cruises. Expires August 12. Click here.
  • Emerald: Save up to $1,150 per couple on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Save an additional 10% when you book at least six months prior to departure. Expires August 19. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Save 15% off 2023 cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires August 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon Waterways . Click here.
  • Riviera: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on all sailings. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 25% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Tauck: Young travelers receive up to $500 per person off family departures. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.

Christmas Markets