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Emerald Waterways announces 2020 Christmas market river cruises

Emerald Waterways has announced its 2020 river cruises through the best Christmas markets in Europe.

For a merry season, guests can select from three different itineraries around Europe starting from £1,370 per person. 

The 15-Day Christmas Markets of Europe river cruise travels from Amsterdam, visiting 17 different world-famous Christmas markets, including Amsterdam, the Cologne market beneath the cathedral, Rüdesheim, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Highlights include the traditional alpine huts at Amsterdam’s many markets, the colourful markets in Cologne, and Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market of Nations, where more than a hundred stalls represent a dozen nations. It is priced from £3,220 per person, departing December 1, 2020.

For a one week option, guests can choose the eight-Day Christmas Markets on the Rhine itinerary for 2020 which stops at Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Kehl, Strasbourg, Breisach, and Basel with a market right on the river bank and over 180 traders set up. Highlights of the river cruise include visiting seven idyllic Christmas markets in the postcard-worthy city, Cologne, and seeing them transform into winter wonderlands, as well as experiencing Strasbourg’s most charming Christmas markets that are home to the oldest in Europe. Prices start from £1,370 per person departing December 8, 2020.

Alternatively, the cruise line offers the eight-day Christmas Markets on the Danube river cruise, travelling from Nuremberg to Budapest, visiting Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein, Vienna and Bratislava. Highlights include venturing into the heart of Vienna’s Christmas Markets, seeing the cobblestone streets that weave through Passau, and visiting the quaint wooden stalls at Regensburg’s Christmas markets at Thurn und Taxis Palace. It is priced from £1,470 per person, departing December 12, 2020.

All prices include relevant discounts, return flights, transfers, the cruises as stated above, all tipping and gratuities, all onboard meals and selected drinks and excursions and experiences.

For more information, write to agencysales@emeraldwaterways.co.uk and to book call 080-8115 0469.


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