Everyone believes in fairytales at Christmastime.
Once upon a time, people gathered on cobblestone squares
to buy the special tools and ingredients they needed to make
the treats of the season. They kept warm with hot spiced wine, music, and games while they shopped and chatted with the local tradesmen. Those were the first Christmas markets,
five hundred years ago. Today, though the light comes from
twinkling electric bulbs rather than torches, bonhomie and fun still prevail.
Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive
atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people
who made them. Watch as modern children abandon their
usual electronics and discover the enchantment of handcarved
wooden toys, as scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the
air. Sail through Christmas country, trying Frankfurt’s famous
apple cider, Bamberg’s specially brewed holiday beer, and
Nuremberg’s gingerbread. Throughout, cozy up to steaming
mugs of gluhwein (warm spiced wine) and do as the locals do by collecting different mugs from each stall and town you visit.
Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany, the land where many
Christmas traditions began, and find the magic of the season
in the smiles that you meet along the way.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Those wanting to experience the quintessential magic of
the holidays while shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures and
discovering the legends behind some of our most popular
Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program
Share the magic of a European holiday with the special young
people in your life on this Classic Christmas Markets cruise
filled with lots of holiday merrymaking.
YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Taste of Christmas,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all shore excursions
Use of Nordic walking sticks
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Christmas Traditions in Germany”
Exclusive Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program in December
Suppliers' fares change daily, and are for general information only and not a reflection of current rates/availability. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.