Christmas is a truly magical time of year in Europe. From streets adorned with festive decoration and twinkling lights to delightful views of snow-dusted churches and medieval palaces, there is nothing quite like it. The countries bordering Europe’s iconic Rhine, Main and Danube rivers will enthral cruisers during the festive season, as the picturesque villages transform to include traditional markets that recall the charms of yesteryear.
In late November and early December, spend time exploring the many wonders of the marvellous markets as you journey through one Christmas fairytale after another on a Christmas Markets River Cruise. Rug up and enjoy a piping hot mug of gluhwein, or sample delicious gingerbread and freshly roasted chestnuts as you shop for the perfect handmade decoration to add to your tree at home.
December brings the chance to spend Christmas Day on board a luxury Scenic Space-Ship during our Christmas Wonderland River Cruise. At this special time of year you will have the option to attend Midnight Mass in a centuries-old church, where classic organ music and singing will add another magical layer to your winter wonderland experience. Spend Christmas morning sailing from Wurzburg to Nuremberg, before celebrating a New Year’s Eve unlike any other in beautiful Vienna.
Your local TravelManagers, Anita Medcalf, Maria Miller or Louise Gillogly, have a wealth of first hand knowledge and experience of these magnificent Scenic Spaceships, that cruise the waterways of Europe, and have the 2018 Magical Wonders Of Christmas brochure available now.