A journey through the Austrian and German Christmas Markets along the upper Danube, Main and Rhine
Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season with a fascinating trip from historic Prague through the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe's second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg on the Main- Danube Canal across the Continental Divide through many of the Danube's great cities. Along the way, visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions began and marvel at beautiful vistas of enchanting Bavaria and the captivating Wachau Valley. Shop at the Christmas markets or celebrate the holiday season with the locals.
Or begin your journey in the midst of Switzerland's stunning scenery and world-famous cities, Zurich and Lucerne, enjoying the winter wonderland and Alpine vistas. Travel on the enchanting Rhine with a cruise beginning in cosmopolitan Basel. Then continue to the legendary Black Forest region, the medieval charming town of Strasbourg, the historic university town of Heidelberg, and visit the majestic Cologne Cathedral. Conclude your European river cruise in vibrant Amsterdam, with her legendary canals and colorful surroundings.
Please note the listed ships sail varying itineraries in November and December to bring you the Christmas preparations and markets as they occur along the various Rivers of Europe