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Christmas Markets river cruises

From Nuremburg’s iconic red-and-white-striped booths to Strasbourg’s charming white storks, a visit to Europe’s Christmas Markets is a magical experience. Massive Christmas trees strung with thousands of lights are set against the backdrop of the world’s most stunning architecture, where travelers and locals alike gather to make merry. Learn about age-old traditions as you wander through the Christmas Markets enjoying whimsical, handcrafted gifts and the intoxicating aroma of roasted chestnuts, hot cocoa and sugar plums.

The stunning ships of the AmaWaterways™ fleet take you to the best of Europe’s Christmas Markets on select winter sailings. Browse colorful market stalls filled to the brim as you sip a mug of hot mulled wine beneath twinkling lights in these popular European cities and more:

Christmas Market in GermanyBudapest, Hungary: The largest Christmas Market in Hungary on Vorosmarty Square has a strict “handcrafted-only” policy that makes it an ideal shopping spot for one-of-a-kind gifts.

Vienna, Austria: Situated in front of Vienna’s impressive 19th-century town hall, the Christkindlmarkt boasts awe-inspiring decorations that illuminate the city as well as festive choir music and more than 150 vendor stalls.

Strausbourg, France: The self-proclaimed “Capital of Christmas” has the oldest and largest Christmas Market in France, the Marchés de Noël, with its iconic stuffed storks.

Nuremberg, Germany: One of the largest and most popular in all of Europe, Nuremberg’s 400-year-old Christmas Market offers live music, distinctive handcrafted souvenirs, a nostalgic carousel and a children’s steam train.

Regensburg, Germany: The 18th-century Thurn und Taxis palace is the backdrop of Bavaria’s most romantic Christmas market. Fresh dumplings in vanilla sauce are a not-to-be-missed seasonal specialty here.

Cologne, Germany: Mouthwatering pan-fried Reibekuchen—potato pancakes served with applesauce—is a specialty at Cologne’s Christmas Market, located in the shadow of the city’s elaborate landmark cathedral.

AmaWaterways Offers Four Amazing 2019 Christmas Markets Itineraries

Now is the right time to make your holiday plans! Christmas Markets sailings sell out early. Call your cruise specialists at Bluegreen Travel Services at 855.645.2215 to learn more about these cruises. Here are the AmaWaterways Christmas Markets itineraries available this year:

 Christmas on the Rhine River Cruise itineraryAmaWaterways™
7-Night Christmas Markets Cruise on the Rhine River
Amsterdam to Basel or Basel to Amsterdam
2019 SAILINGS:
November 23. 24, 25 & 30; December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23
COUNTRIES VISITED: Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland
CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Strausbourg, Riquewihr
From $3,099(1)(2) per person, based on double occupancy, Cat. E Stateroom

 
 

Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise itineraryAmaWaterways™
7-Night Iconic Christmas Markets on the Danube River Cruise
Budapest to Nuremberg or Nuremberg to Budapest
2019 SAILINGS:
November 22, 24 & 29; December 1, 6, 8, 13, 20
COUNTRIES VISITED: Germany, Austria, Hungary
CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Budapest, Vienna, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg
From $2,999(1)(2) per person, based on double occupancy, Cat. E Stateroom

 

Magical Christmas Markets Cruise itineraryAmaWaterways™
7-Night Magical Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube River
Nuremberg to Vienna or Vienna to Nuremberg
2019 SAILINGS:
November 24; December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22 & 29
COUNTRIES VISITED: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna
From $3,099(1)(2) per person, based on double occupancy, Cat. E Stateroom

 

Christmas Markets on the Danube River Cruise itineraryAmaWaterways™
7-Night Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube River
Budapest to Vilshofen or Vilshofen to Budapest
2019 SAILINGS:
November 24; December 1, 8, 15, 20 & 22
COUNTRIES VISITED: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary
CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Passau
From $3,099(1)(2) per person, based on double occupancy, Cat. E Stateroom

 

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