Festive Time River Cruises

Experience the holiday season the European way! Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on your festively decorated ship as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local traditions. Visit Christmas markets in several ports of call. Locals and visitors alike flock to the charming market stalls, adorned with beautiful lights and selling everything from warm mulled wines, sweets, and hearty regional delicacies to an array of crafts, gifts, and holiday décor.

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5 Day River Cruise Basel to Wiesbaden

This Christmas river cruise begins in Switzerland and takes you down the Rhine River to France and Germany, with beautiful passing landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated—a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season!

Board your ship in Basel, Switzerland, then stop in Breisach, considered the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest. An area of unrivaled natural beau...Read More

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Cruise from Wiesbaden to Basel (WFZ)

Starting at $1,892* - Cruise Details

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From $2,392$1,892*
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5 Day River Cruise Wiesbaden to Basel

This Christmastime river cruise is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Mainz, Germany, then sail up the Rhine River to Basel, Switzerland, passing beautiful landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated.

This one-of-a-kind Christmas river cruise through France and Germany takes you on an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany, to...Read More

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Cruise from Basel to Wiesbaden (WZF)

Starting at $1,806* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,050$2,550*
Cat A, B, P:
From $3,864$3,364*
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9 Day River Cruise Vienna to Prague

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year. Cruise through the wintery landscape of ...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WVN0)

Starting at $2,170* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Prague to Vienna (WNV)

Starting at $3,407* - Cruise Details

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From $3,907$3,407*
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From $4,764$4,514*

9 Day River Cruise Prague to Vienna

This festive European river cruise vacation begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town’s Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, but also get the unique chance to stroll through the Christmas markets. It’s a treat to see the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore t...Read More

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Save with the Cruise-Only Portion (WNV0)

Starting at $3,027* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Vienna to Prague (WVN)

Starting at $2,550* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,791$3,291*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,940$4,440*
Suite:
From $5,990$5,490*

10 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Lucerne

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this special winter voyage along the Rhine River. Enjoy glowing Christmas markets on your European river cruise across Germany, and touching in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent festive season Rhine river cruise begins in Amsterdam, Holland, with a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s...Read More

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Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne – Southbound (WAZ2)

Starting at $3,291* - Cruise Details


12 Day River Cruise Basel to London

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this winter wonderland journey along the Rhine River, which starts in Switzerland with stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Each town is festively lit and decorated and strains of Christmas carols fill the air.

You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland. Sail for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an ar...Read More

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Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London – Northbound (WZA4)

Starting at $3,935* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,368$2,868*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,318$3,818*
Suite:
From $5,368$4,868*

10 Day River Cruise Prague to Budapest

Experience the Christmas markets of the beautiful Blue Danube for a holiday season you’ll never forget. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside, and take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, and stroll through the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys an...Read More

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The Legendary Danube (WNB)

Starting at $2,868* - Cruise Details

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16 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Basel

This European Christmastime river cruise will take you across Austria and Germany and along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. Enjoy guided sightseeing in several cities along the way and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets.

Begin in musical Vienna, where a guided tour shows you the impressive sights. Perhaps opt for a guided culinary walk through...Read More

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Cat D, E:
From $3,990$3,240*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,940$4,190*
Suite:
From $5,990$5,240*

10 Day River Cruise Lucerne to Amsterdam

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this winter wonderland journey along the Rhine River. Begin in Switzerland for your Rhine River cruise through France, Germany, and Holland, and delight in the festive lights, decorations, and culinary treats of each Christmas market along the way. Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the unriva...Read More

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Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne – Northbound (WZA3)

Starting at $3,240* - Cruise Details


14 Day River Cruise Lucerne to London

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this special winter voyage along the Rhine River. Enjoy glowing Christmas markets on your European river cruise across Germany, and touching in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent festive season Rhine vacation begins in Lucerne, with a guided walking tour including the Lion Monument, Old Town, Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, Jesuit...Read More

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Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights Lucerne, 2 Nights Paris & 2 Nights London – Northbound (WZA2)

Starting at $4,827* - Cruise Details


14 Day River Cruise Basel to London

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this winter wonderland journey along the Rhine River, which starts in Switzerland with stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Each town is festively lit and decorated and strains of Christmas carols fill the air.

You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland. Sail for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an ar...Read More

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Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights Paris & 3 Nights London – Northbound (WZA1)

Starting at $4,211* - Cruise Details


12 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Lake Como

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this special winter voyage along the Rhine River across Germany, and touching in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent festive season Rhine river cruise begins in Amsterdam, Holland, with a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Cruise to the 2,000-year-old city of C...Read More

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Romantic Rhine with 1 Night Lucerne, Mount Pilatus & 3 Nights Lake Como – Southbound (WAZ1)

Starting at $3,944* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $3,699$3,199*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,748$4,248*
Suite:
From $5,798$5,298*

12 Day River Cruise Budapest to Prague

Your festive cruise begins in Budapest where you’ll embark on the Danube to discover enchanting Christmas markets and traditions. Take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds, and enjoy the glow of Christmas traditions in the “Pearl of the Danube” before an evening cruise to Vienna. You’ll sail through the miles shared by Hungary and Slovakia on your way to Vienna, and see the Imperial Palace Comp...Read More

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The Blue Danube Discovery (WBN)

Starting at $3,199* - Cruise Details

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12 Day River Cruise Vienna to Wiesbaden

This holiday river cruise takes you to many beautiful and historical cities of Germany and Austria. And the views along the way can’t be outdone—towns and villages decorated for the holidays as you cruise along the Danube and Main Rivers, and the Main Danube Canal.

Your Christmastime river cruise begins in Vienna, the capital and treasure of Austria, and ends in Mainz, Germany. In Vienna,...Read More

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From $3,098$2,348*
Cat A, B, P:
From $4,048$3,298*
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From $5,098$4,348*

8 Day River Cruise Basel to Amsterdam

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this winter wonderland journey along the Rhine River, which starts in Switzerland with stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Each town is festively lit and decorated and strains of Christmas carols fill the air.

Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an area of unrivale...Read More

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Romantic Rhine – Northbound (WZA)

Starting at $2,348* - Cruise Details

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8 Day River Cruise Prague to Wiesbaden

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Set on the banks of the Vltava River, you will be immersed in holiday spirit as you explore the famous Christmas markets with rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Stand in front of the medieval Astronom...Read More

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From $2,899$2,399*
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From $4,048$3,548*
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From $5,098$4,598*

8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Basel

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this special winter voyage along the Rhine River across Germany, and touching in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent festive season Rhine river cruise begins in Amsterdam, Holland, with a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Cruise to the 2,000-year-old city of C...Read More

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Romantic Rhine – Southbound (WAZ)

Starting at $2,399* - Cruise Details

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8 Day River Cruise Wiesbaden to Prague

Treat yourself to a European river cruise to remember! In Mainz, board your Avalon Suite Ship® that is decorated and dressed up in festive Christmas colors, and embark on this festive Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany—ending with two nights in marvelous Prague, Czech Republic.

Behind medieval walls and towered gates, enjoy a guided walking tour in a picturesque villa...Read More

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Festive Season on A Taste of the Danube (Westbound)


(WBV-T1) - 4 days Budapest to Vienna View 8 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$1,299$1,149*
Cat A, B, P:
$1,792$1,642*
Suite:
$2,242$2,092*

Festive Season on A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Vienna (Westbound)


(WBVE-T1) - 6 days Budapest to Vienna View 8 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$1,679$1,529*
Cat A, B, P:
$2,172$2,022*
Suite:
$2,622$2,472*

Festive Season on A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest (Westbound)


(WBVQ-T1) - 6 days Budapest to Vienna View 8 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$1,729$1,579*
Cat A, B, P:
$2,222$2,072*
Suite:
$2,672$2,522*

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany


Southbound (WFZ) - 5 days Mainz to Basel View 2 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$1,999$1,749*
Cat A, B, P:
$2,656$2,406*
Suite:
$3,256$3,006*

Northbound (WZF) - 5 days Basel to Mainz View 2 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$1,899$1,749*
Cat A, B, P:
$2,556$2,406*
Suite:
$3,156$3,006*

Romantic Rhine


Southbound (WAZ) - 8 days Amsterdam to Basel View 11 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,699$1,949*
Cat A, B, P:
$3,848$3,098*
Suite:
$4,898$4,148*

Northbound (WZA) - 8 days Basel to Amsterdam View 16 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,699$1,949*
Cat A, B, P:
$3,848$3,098*
Suite:
$4,898$4,148*

The Heart of Germany


Eastbound (WFN) - 6 days Mainz to Nuremberg View 5 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,099$1,949*
Cat A, B, P:
$2,920$2,770*
Suite:
$3,670$3,520*

Westbound (WNF) - 6 days Nuremberg to Mainz View 5 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,199$1,699*
Cat A, B, P:
$3,020$2,520*
Suite:
$3,770$3,270*

Festive Season in the Heart of Germany (Eastbound)


(WFN-T1) - 6 days Mainz to Nuremberg View 5 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,099$1,949*
Cat A, B, P:
$2,920$2,770*
Suite:
$3,670$3,520*

Festive Season on A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest & 2 Nights in Vienna (Westbound)


(WBVY-T1) - 8 days Budapest to Vienna View 8 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,109$1,959*
Cat A, B, P:
$2,602$2,452*
Suite:
$3,052$2,902*

The Heart of Germany with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound)


(WNFQ) - 8 days Prague to Mainz View 5 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,679$2,179*
Cat A, B, P:
$3,500$3,000*
Suite:
$4,250$3,750*

Christmastime on the Danube


Eastbound (WNV) - 7 days Nuremberg to Vienna View 3 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,699$2,199*
Cat A, B, P:
$3,684$3,184*
Suite:
$4,584$4,084*

Westbound (WVN) - 7 days Vienna to Nuremberg View 3 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,699$2,199*
Cat A, B, P:
$3,684$3,184*
Suite:
$4,584$4,084*

Festive Season in the Heart of Germany with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound)


(WNFQ-T1) - 8 days Prague to Mainz View 5 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,579$2,329*
Cat A, B, P:
$3,400$3,150*
Suite:
$4,150$3,900*

The Heart of Germany with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)


(WFNE) - 8 days Mainz to Prague View 5 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$2,579$2,429*
Cat A, B, P:
$3,400$3,250*
Suite:
$4,150$4,000*

Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine (Southbound)


(WAZ-T1) - 8 days Amsterdam to Basel View 11 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$3,049$2,549*
Cat A, B, P:
$4,198$3,698*
Suite:
$5,248$4,748*

Christmastime on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound)


(WVNE) - 9 days Vienna to Prague View 3 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$3,179$2,679*
Cat A, B, P:
$4,164$3,664*
Suite:
$5,064$4,564*

Christmastime on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)


(WNVQ) - 9 days Prague to Vienna View 3 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$3,179$2,679*
Cat A, B, P:
$4,164$3,664*
Suite:
$5,064$4,564*

Festive Season on The Blue Danube Discovery


(WBN-T1) - 8 days Budapest to Nuremberg View 8 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$3,099$2,849*
Cat A, B, P:
$4,248$3,998*
Suite:
$5,298$5,048*

Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Northbound)


(WZA3) - 10 days Lucerne to Amsterdam View 16 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$3,720$2,970*
Cat A, B, P:
$4,869$4,119*
Suite:
$5,919$5,169*

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg


Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg (WMN) - 10 days Basel to Nuremberg View 3 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$4,098$3,348*
Cat A, B, P:
$5,576$4,826*
Suite:
$6,926$6,176*

Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne (Southbound)


(WAZ2-T1) - 10 days Amsterdam to Lucerne View 11 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$3,978$3,478*
Cat A, B, P:
$5,127$4,627*
Suite:
$6,177$5,677*

Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel


Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel (WNM) - 10 days Nuremberg to Basel View 4 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$4,098$3,598*
Cat A, B, P:
$5,576$5,076*
Suite:
$6,926$6,426*

Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London (Northbound)


(WZA4) - 12 days Basel to London View 16 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$4,399$3,649*
Cat A, B, P:
$5,548$4,798*
Suite:
$6,598$5,848*

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg with 2 Nights in Prague


(WMNE) - 12 days Basel to Prague View 3 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$4,578$3,828*
Cat A, B, P:
$6,056$5,306*
Suite:
$7,406$6,656*

Christmastime from Vienna to Mainz


Christmastime from Vienna to Mainz (WVF) - 12 days Vienna to Mainz View 2 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$4,798$4,048*
Cat A, B, P:
$6,604$5,854*

Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel with 2 Nights in Prague


(WNMQ) - 12 days Prague to Basel View 3 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$4,578$4,078*
Cat A, B, P:
$6,056$5,556*
Suite:
$7,406$6,906*

Romantic Rhine with 3 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London (Northbound)


(WZA1) - 14 days Basel to London View 16 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$4,843$4,093*
Cat A, B, P:
$5,992$5,242*
Suite:
$7,042$6,292*

Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne & 3 Nights in Lake Como (Southbound)


(WAZ1-T1) - 12 days Amsterdam to Lake Como View 11 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$4,670$4,170*
Cat A, B, P:
$5,819$5,319*
Suite:
$6,869$6,369*

Festive Season on Heart of the Danube (Westbound)


(WBF-T1) - 13 days Budapest to Mainz View 5 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$5,198$4,448*
Cat A, B, P:
$7,168$6,418*
Suite:
$8,968$8,218*

Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London (Northbound)


(WZA2) - 14 days Lucerne to London View 16 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$5,419$4,669*
Cat A, B, P:
$6,568$5,818*
Suite:
$7,618$6,868*

Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine with Mount Pilatus, 1 Night in Lucerne, 3 Nights in Lake Como & 2 Nights in Milan (Southbound)


(WAZ3-T1) - 14 days Amsterdam to Milan View 11 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$5,248$4,748*
Cat A, B, P:
$6,397$5,897*
Suite:
$7,447$6,947*

Festive Season on Heart of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest (Westbound)


(WBFQ-T1) - 15 days Budapest to Mainz View 5 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$5,628$4,878*
Cat A, B, P:
$7,598$6,848*
Suite:
$9,398$8,648*

Festive Season on Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London (Northbound)


(WZA2-T1) - 14 days Lucerne to London View 16 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$5,481$4,981*
Cat A, B, P:
$6,630$6,130*
Suite:
$7,680$7,180*

Romantic Rhine with 2 Nights in Lucerne, 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in London with Jewish Heritage (Northbound)


(WZA2-T2) - 14 days Lucerne to London View 16 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$5,481$4,981*
Cat A, B, P:
$6,630$6,130*
Suite:
$7,680$7,180*

Christmastime from Vienna to Basel


Christmastime from Vienna to Basel (WVM) - 16 days from Vienna to Basel View 2 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$6,797$6,047*
Cat A, B, P:
$9,260$8,510*

Christmastime from Budapest to Basel


Christmastime from Budapest to Basel (WBM) - 17 days Budapest to Basel View 2 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$7,197$6,447*
Cat A, B, P:
$9,824$9,074*
Suite:
$12,224$11,474*

Christmastime from Budapest to Basel with 2 Nights in Budapest


(WBMQ) - 19 days Budapest to Basel View 2 Cruise Options

Cat D, E:
$7,627$6,877*
Cat A, B, P:
$10,254$9,504*
Suite:
$12,654$11,904*

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