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Europe Christmas Markets Tours

Cherished traditions and holiday spirit make the Christmas Markets in Europe magical. Cities and towns along the Rhine and Danube come alive with bright lights, seasonal goodies and delighted visitors of all ages. There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly roasted chestnuts at local European Christmas Markets and shopping for unique, hand made crafts. Browse a selection of Christmas Market tours, Christmas Market river cruises and holiday tours in Europe. Visit the major cities of Germany and Austria and begin your holiday season with a wonderful centuries-old tradition, the Christmas Markets.

The legendary Europe Christmas Markets mark the beginning of Advent and bring the magic of the holiday season to life. Each town, village and even city seems to participate with festively decorated stalls in enchanting settings.  These are laden with unusual gifts, arts and crafts and seasonal food & drink that complete the setting of winter wonderland. Witness first hand how each town and city center transforms during this time of year through a unique blend of hand made crafts, regional delicacies, glittering lights, nativity scenes and magnificent Christmas trees.

Most Popular Christmas Market Tours

Christmas on the Danube

By Collette Tours. 9 Days starting at $1,749

Begin your holiday season with a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River, stopping at traditional Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Passau, Rothenburg and Nuremberg. Nuremberg is home to one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in.. (click for more)


Christmas in the Heart of Germany – Cruise Only (WNF02014)

By Avalon Waterways. 6 Days starting at $1,649

TitleChristmas in the Heart of Germany – Cruise OnlyVacation OverviewExperience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Nuremberg to Frankfurt. Enjoy guided city sightseeing in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, and the charming Bava.. (click for more)


Parisian Winter Holiday

By Uniworld River Cruises. 8 Days starting at $2,699

This Itinerary sails in this Direction:431 Paris is a dazzling package just waiting to be unwrapped. Christmas in Paris: being there is to experience the height of romance and holiday enchantment. Uniworld makes this dream a reality on our Parisian W.. (click for more)


Christmas Markets of Austria Germany and Switzerland Winter 2014 2015

By Trafalgar Tours. 9 Days starting at $1,750

Mixing iconic sights and seasonal delights in central Europe, this eight day encounter features festive markets and illuminated landmarks in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne. It's Insider moments like… chatting to the.. (click for more)


Christmastime in Alsace and Germany (WFZ2014)

By Avalon Waterways. 5 Days starting at $1,299

TitleChristmastime in Alsace & GermanyVacation OverviewCelebrate the festive season in Central Europe with a magnificent 4-night cruise from Frankfurt to Basel! Stops include Speyer, Germany, for an excursion to Heidelberg, where you visit the red sa.. (click for more)


Christmas Market River Cruises

Take a River Cruise and Explore the Christmas market traditions through the Danube and Rhine Rivers. Enjoy an immersive experience celebrating the varied cultures of five Central European countries. In the first weeks of December, seasonal Christmas markets fill the town squares with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Shop keepers in festive stalls offer baked goods, sweets, toys and local specialties. Artisans present their handmade crafts, nutcrackers, lace and blown glass ornaments. The aromas of roasted chestnuts, spiced cookies, mulled wine and evergreen vine for your attention. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Rhine or Danube rivers in the winter. Join both locals and visitors as they prepare for the holidays during this late-season cruise along the Danube. Sail aboard a ship designed for viewing the enchanting riverside vistas, through panoramic windows, from the sun deck, or from the comfort of your private, river-view cabin. Onboard meals, prepared by European chefs, include a choice of regional specialties and traditional favorites.

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