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Christmas River Cruises

 

River cruises at Christmas offer a truly magical experience. Christmas is the perfect time to get away from it all and relax amidst stunning scenery, whether that be snowy scenes along Europe's famous waterways or winter sun in the Far East.

 

Christmas River Cruises in Europe

Popular European destinations to enjoy a Christmas river cruise include:

Danube – Sail through Germany, Austria and into Hungary
Rhine – Cruise from Cologne to Basel, calling at traditional German towns and cities
Seine – Spend a romantic Christmas in Paris


Many Christmas river cruises in Europe sail along more than one river, giving you the chance to enjoy the wonderfully festive atmosphere of many countries including France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary.

 

Exotic Christmas River Cruises

Popular worldwide river cruise destinations at Christmas include:

Mekong – Explore Vietnam and Cambodia on a two-week cruise
Nile – Lose yourself in the wonders of ancient Egypt


What to Expect on a Christmas River Cruise

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the festive culture of Europe with visits to Christmas markets and traditional Christmas fayre, or escape Christmas altogether with a faraway winter escape, you’ll find just the Christmas river cruise for you with River Voyages.

 

Choose from seven-night river cruises, to voyages lasting two weeks or more. If you’d like to get away for both Christmas and New Year, that’s possible too. And what better way to bring in the New Year than by viewing a midnight firework display from the top deck of your river boat.

 

When is the Best Time to Book a River Cruise for Christmas?

With Christmas being a popular time for families and friends to travel, Christmas river cruises tend to get booked up quickly. As dates and itineraries are limited, it's best for you to book your sailing of choice as soon as possible to secure your place on-board - particularly if you're sailing with a group!

 

Christmas river cruises always sell out fast, so ensure you book soon to secure your stateroom for your 2024 or 2025 Christmas river cruise. If you're looking to book a river cruise for the festive season, call our Cruise Concierge team for expert advice and a chance to secure your place on-board your cruise of choice.

 

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Christmas & New Year

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 19 Dec 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £7432pp

Fly Cruise From £6312pp

Christmas & New Year with Prague

  • 17 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 19 Dec 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £7982pp

Fly Cruise From £6779pp

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 19 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £4860pp

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Meandering along the Mekong and Temple Discovery Cruise - 7 or 9 night cruise

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 19 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £6174pp

Fly Cruise From £5243pp

Colors of Provence (Christmas)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 19 Dec 2024

  • Rhone

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £2965pp

Fly Cruise From £2846pp

Secrets of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 20 Dec 2024

  • Nile

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5015pp

Fly Cruise From £4814pp

Christmas & New Year with Prague

  • 17 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £5764pp

Fly Cruise From £4895pp

Christmas & New Year

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £5214pp

Fly Cruise From £4428pp

Christmas on the Danube - MS Thomas Hardy

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Danube

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

Award-winning European river cruises include everything you need for an exceptional experience.

Delicious full board dining, plus Captain's Dinner

Was £2199pp

Fly Cruise From £2111pp

Melodies of the Danube (A Taste of Christmas Markets)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £5010pp

Fly Cruise From £4809pp

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £4860pp

Fly Cruise From £4665pp

Christmas on the Rhine - MS Oscar Wilde

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

Award-winning European river cruises include everything you need for an exceptional experience.

Delicious full board dining, plus Captain's Dinner

Was £2199pp

Fly Cruise From £2111pp

Enticing Douro (A Taste of Christmas Markets)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Douro

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £3206pp

Fly Cruise From £3077pp

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Nile

THE ULTRA LUXURY EVENT - Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES finely tailored to your tastes.

Was £5199pp

Fly Cruise From £4415pp

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 21 Dec 2024

  • Nile

THE ULTRA LUXURY EVENT - Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES finely tailored to your tastes.

Was £5199pp

Fly Cruise From £4415pp

Christmas on the Danube - MS William Wordsworth

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 22 Dec 2024

  • Danube

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

Award-winning European river cruises include everything you need for an exceptional experience.

Delicious full board dining, plus Captain's Dinner

Was £2249pp

Fly Cruise From £2159pp

Grand Christmas & New Year's

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 22 Dec 2024

  • Danube

THE ULTRA LUXURY EVENT - Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES finely tailored to your tastes.

Was £5499pp

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Classic Christmas Markets

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 22 Dec 2024

  • Main

THE ULTRA LUXURY EVENT - Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES finely tailored to your tastes.

Was £3999pp

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Christmas & New Year

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 23 Dec 2024

  • Danube, Rhine

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £3999pp

Fly Cruise From £3396pp

Gems of Southeast Europe (A Taste of Christmas Markets)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 23 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £4071pp

Fly Cruise From £3908pp

Enchanting Christmas & New Year's

  • 10 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 23 Dec 2024

  • Danube

THE ULTRA LUXURY EVENT - Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES finely tailored to your tastes.

Was £5999pp

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Swiss Alps & Rhine Castles

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 23 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £4559pp

Fly Cruise From £4376pp

Classic Christmas Markets

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 23 Dec 2024

  • Main

THE ULTRA LUXURY EVENT - Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES finely tailored to your tastes.

Was £3999pp

Fly Cruise From £1698pp

Best of Holland & Belgium

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 23 Dec 2024

  • Dutch Waterway

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £3357pp

Fly Cruise From £3222pp

Secrets of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 23 Dec 2024

  • Nile

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5015pp

Fly Cruise From £4814pp

River cruises at Christmas offer a truly magical experience. Christmas is the perfect time to get away from it all and relax amidst stunning scenery, whether that be snowy scenes along Europe's famous waterways or winter sun in the Far East.

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