Drawn in by fairy lights and festivities, December truly is the most magical time of the year!! And nobody does it better than the Europeans. A spectacular way to enjoy the best that Europe has to offer at this time of year, is to do a River Cruise. Europe's fabled Christmas Markets open mid-late November and close a day or two before Christmas and you'll be totally charmed and delighted by the crafts, twinkling lights and traditional fare.
Our favourite itinerary is sailing from Austria to Germany on the Danube on Amawaterways. Throughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas markets come alive. A winter wonderland awaits at Prague’s Christmas markets brightly decorated with wooden huts stocked with handicrafts and delicious scents flavoring the air. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main Christmas market, and sample its renowned gingerbread. Stroll through Regensburg’s romantic Christmas market at the Thurn and Taxis Castle, savoring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. Get caught up in the magic of Salzburg’s Christmas markets at both Hellbrunn Palace and at Christkindlmarkt, located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and around the venerable cathedral, which is a feast for the senses, from the warm aroma of mulled wine and Austrian pastry delights, to the sights and sounds of holiday performances, to the colors and textures of traditional handcrafts. And while in Vienna, visit enchanting Christmas markets from the regal Schönbrunn Palace to Vienna’s charming Maria Theresa markets.
There's no better way to enjoy the holiday season than on a luxurious river cruise, being pampered and catered to every step of the way - and we have all the knowledge and expertise to help you chose the perfect Holiday Season cruise. Get Santa to ping us so we can get you on the list.
115 day to Christmas. Just sayin'