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Off to market for a Christmas treat

Watch Europe’s winter scenery slip by from the warmth of a comfortable salon aboard one of Beyond Travel’s winter Christmas markets river cruises.

These seven-day itineraries are a perfect add-on to any European holiday spent visiting family and friends over the festive season with a choice of either ‘Advent on the Danube’ or the ‘Rhine Rivers’ available aboard first class ships.


Cruises depart from Vienna, Basel and Cologne with prices starting from $1,545 per person twin share, which includes accommodation in a river-cabin, all meals, wine with dinner and comprehensive sightseeing with a focus on the various Christmas Markets held over the winter season. There are more than a dozen departures available from late November through to December, including special New Year’s Eve and Christmas Day cruises.


Typical is the ‘Advent on the Danube’ itinerary which travels from Vienna to Nuremberg with stops at Melk, Passau and Regensburg. All have local Christmas markets in which to stroll around with a warm Gluhwein while listening to the carols and being tempted by Christmas treats.


Written by: Traveltalk
Published: 7 May 2014

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