For those looking for a different way to celebrate the festive period this winter, the world’s leading escorted travel and river cruise company, Tauck, is offering two incredible eight-day Christmas River Cruises along the Rhine and Danube, taking in some of Europe’s renowned Christmas markets in Germany, France and Austria.
As part of these special tours, guests can enjoy traditional stollen workshops, private palace and abbey tours, storytelling and shopping tips from experienced expert guides, as well as carol singers, gingerbread house decorating workshops and plenty of mulled wine available on board!
The Christmas atmosphere that guests enjoy on land will continue onboard, as each Tauck Christmas market river cruise is virtually all-inclusive, with all gratuities, meals, shore excursions, unlimited onboard beer, wine and premium spirits, airport transfers and more included in the cruise price, allowing guests to celebrate this special time of year in true style!
Tauck’s Christmas Markets Along the Rhine eight-day itinerary offers guests the chance to capture all the magic of Christmas in Germany and France, starting in Cologne and finishing in Basel, home to the largest Christmas market in Switzerland.
These seasonal Rhine river cruises depart on 26th November 2017 and 10th December 2017 (aboard ms Grace), and 3rd December 2017 (aboard ms Inspire). Guests can also choose to enjoy this cruise in reverse order, departing northbound.
During the trip, guests will visit the old town of Heidelberg Altstadt in Germany and the striking historic Heidelberg castle, before enjoying a traditional regional lunch. They will also have the chance to participate in a cookie-making demonstration in Rudesheim, learn how to make traditional German Christmas treats like lebkuchen and stollen, and find out more about Strasbourg’s storytelling traditions.
Prices from £2,230 per person, excluding airfare.
Tauck’s Christmas Markets Along the Danube eight-day river cruise takes guests eastward from the enchanting Nürnberg in Germany to Austria’s capital, Vienna, departing on 10th December 2017 (aboard ms Savor).
A reverse westbound itinerary is also available, departing on 3rd December 2017 (aboard ms Savor) and on 10th December 2017 (aboard ms Joy).
Guests will have many memorable moments to take away with them, as they explore the palace of Germany’s well-known noble family, Thurn und Taxis, watch a performance by the alumni of the Regensburger Domspatzen choir aboard the riverboat, as well as enjoying a guided visit to Austria’s Baroque Melk Abbey, and a private tour of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, taking in a visit to its private Christmas market.
Prices from £2,440 per person, excluding airfare.
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