Christmas River Cruises

Discover an enchanting Christmas journey through Europe along its rivers.

Discover Europe during it's holiday festivities

christmas-cruises
Originating in Germany and dating back as far as the late middle ages, Christmas markets, or Christkindlmarkt as they are also known, have in recent years become popular throughout Europe. The waft of delicious mulled wine and roasting chestnuts, along with a backdrop of festive sounds and twinkling lights ensure the air is filled with Christmas-time cheer. Remaining true to their roots, many stall-holders at these markets are local trades-people selling hand-crafted gifts and decorations, along with a delicious array of seasonal food to tempt you. From sizzling bratwurst and candied toasted almonds to Christmas cookies known as Lebkuchen, not forgetting the fruity festive favourite, stollen.
Christmas cruise
One of many festive traditions across Europe's Christmas markets include the magnificant Christmas tree, lit up in all its glory, along with a Nativity scene and joyful singing and dancing. Full of charm, these markets are truly a treat for all the senses. Late November and early December offer the opportunity to embark on your very own Christmas-time adventure with Emerald Waterways, and to explore the Christmas markets of Europe with our specially tailored itineraries over eight or 15 days, offering the opportunity to experience different vibrant festive celebrations in several cities.
Experience Prague during the Christmas Season
Your journey of discovery continues in the beautiful city of Prague – the historical pearl and home of some of the most impressive holiday markets in Europe!
Your journey of discovery continues in the beautiful city of Prague – the historical pearl and home of some of the most impressive holiday markets in Europe! A truly deserving UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, the city’s centre brings to life its rich history with a wealth of monuments, amazing architecture, musical masterpieces and nostalgic atmosphere.

•  3 nights in a deluxe hotel
•  Breakfast daily
•  Welcome or farewell cocktail reception
•  Dinner and entertainment at a local tavern
•  Coach transfer between Budapest and Prague
•  Included walking tour of Prague Old Town and Castle District
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