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Escorted Christmas Market Cruises

One of the best ways to enjoy the Christmas markets is by taking a relaxing cruise along some of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. The many treasures that can be found along these rivers will delight you as you sail from one pretty town to another. Incredible waterways such as the Danube and Rhine are beautiful at any time of the year, but the magic of the festive period makes our Christmas market cruises a real delight. The exciting atmosphere of our festive cruises and the charming locations that they visit will leave you with everlasting memories. As you sail from one port of call to another, you can enjoy the different markets offering local food and drinks, gifts, decorations and handicrafts. There are a variety of Christmas markets in Europe, from traditional stalls in small villages to larger renowned markets that attract numerous visitors every year. Enjoy one of Great Rail Journeys' Christmas market cruises.

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Sicily in Spring Time

Spend 8 days soaking up the beauty of the Sicilian spring, on a delightful holiday by rail. Take in ancient ruins and quaint Italian villages, circle the base of imposing Etna by train, and immerse yourself in the lively colours and long heritage of the splendid Carnival of Acireale, on this charming spring break.

Departs in February 2017.
8 days from £1,195per personView tour details
Bath & Bristol Christmas Markets

Discover the beautiful West Country in the run-up to Christmas on this exciting break. We visit the Christmas Markets of bustling Bristol and glorious Bath and enjoy a steam railway and charming Lacock Abbey.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
4 days from £295per personView tour details
Luxembourg, Trier & Metz Christmas Markets

On this Christmas Market holiday, we stay in Luxembourg whilst enjoying the best of the festive season with visits to the Christmas Markets of medieval Trier and nearby Metz.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £475per personView tour details
Yorkshire Christmas Markets

Based in the spa town of Harrogate, experience the Christmas Market in York, enjoy a vintage steam rail journey with a festive theme and visit the historic house of Castle Howard in its full Christmas glory.

Departs in December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £375per personView tour details
Bavarian Christmas Markets

Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas Markets by train. Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £645per personView tour details
Berlin & Dresden Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets of two unforgettable German cities await on this wonderful tour. Take in historic Berlin with its sixty separate Christmas Markets, all with their own theme, and beautiful Dresden boasting Germany's oldest Christmas Market.

Departs in November 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £695per personView tour details
Christmas on the Danube

Experience the delights of the Danube at Christmas on this fantastic tour. Chart a course along the scenic river aboard a high quality and intimate cruise ship. Explore the magical Christmas Markets of Nuremberg and Salzburg and spend Christmas Day in the breathtaking Austrian capital of Vienna.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £2,155per personView tour details
Colmar & the Black Forest

Ancient half-timbered houses with timeless charm clamour for attention in the beautiful Alsatian towns of Colmar and Strasbourg, which come alive with Christmas atmosphere during their annual 'Marchés de Noël'.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £695per personView tour details
Cologne & The Kaiser's Carriage

Sample the Christmas Markets in Cologne from the comfort of our centrally-located hotel, and visit Wuppertal's Christmas Markets, connected by its unique suspended railway and its historic 'Kaiserwagen'.

Departs in November 2016.
Late departures available
4 days from £775per personView tour details
Cologne's Wonderful Markets

Cologne has five incredible bustling Christmas Markets to choose from. Sample local bratwurst, beers and mulled wine in Europe's Christmas Market capital, before we take a journey on Wuppertal's Kaiser's carriage.

Departs in December 2016.
Late departures available
4 days from £535per personView tour details
Showing 1 to 10 of 19 holidays

All of our Christmas market cruises are set aboard great ships that have been chosen for their excellent facilities. Sailing along the River Rhine and the River Danube are just an example of what you can experience during a cruise to see the Christmas markets. As well as cruises, we also provide land-based holidays to enjoy the festivities, which you can also browse on this website. Choose your perfect festive getaway with Great Rail Journeys' Christmas market cruises.

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