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Get your Christmas off to a magical start on a wonderfully festive cruise along the majestic Danube, the scenic Seine River or the mighty Rhine on one of our A-ROSA river cruises.

There’s nothing more traditional these days than a visit to one of Europe’s famous Christmas markets, all aglow with winter-warming twinkling lights, and heady with the aromas of gingerbread and glühwein.

Soak up the glorious festive atmosphere on one of our Christmas markets river cruises, and discover wooden stalls, brimming with festive goodies, food and unusual gifts, set amid enchanting river-side towns where cobbled streets are lined with half-timbered houses, often sprinkled with a dusting of real snow.

From spending Christmas in imperial Vienna, to cruising to France's oldest Christmas market in Strasbourg, our Christmas and New Year river cruises will get you in the festive mood.

Perhaps discover the magic of this special time of year in Europe’s fascinating cities from on board a warm and welcoming river cruise vessel. Step ashore to see some of the most captivating sights in all of Europe’s cities, surrounded by festive food stalls, fairground rides, attractions and even ice-rinks.

Take your Christmas river cruise holiday with Newmarket Holidays, and let us bring the magic of the festive season to life.

Rhine Christmas Markets
  • 3.86 (11 reviews)
  • Germany, France
  • Drinks included
  • 11 meals included
  • Four visits and tours
  • Sail south through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge
  • An evening call in Mannheim
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from: £855pp
  • 5 airports
  • 4 dates available
  • Dec 2021 - Dec 2022
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  • Drinks included
  • 11 meals included
  • Cruise through the Wachau to call at Durnstein
  • Arriving in Vienna on Christmas Eve
  • A tour of the Austrian capital on Christmas Day
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from: £1169pp
  • 4 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 23 December 2021
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Christmas Rhine Cruise
  • Germany, France
  • Drinks included
  • 14 meals included
  • Spend free time in historic Speyer and Alsace capital Strasbourg – home to Europe’s oldest Christmas market
  • Calls at medieval Mainz and pretty Koblenz
  • The chance to enjoy special festive meals and entertainment on board
    • Flights Included
  • 6 days from: £1392pp
  • Was: £1465pp
  • 4 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 22 December 2022
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