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2024 & 2025 Festive River Cruises

 

Enjoy the magic of Christmas and excitement of New Year on a festive river cruise, offer the chance to spend time at some of Europe's top Christmas markets or celebrate New Year with your loved ones. Look forward to Christmas shopping and a wonderful winter atmosphere with a festive river cruise. 

 

See Christmas River Cruises   See New Year River Cruises   See Christmas Market River Cruises

 

When do Festive River Cruises Set Sail?

 

River cruises sailing around the festive season mainly set sail throughout the month of December, offering the ideal time to visit popular markets and experience the wintery season first-hand. Our selection of festive river cruises run all through December, with varying durations, so you can take your pick of the best itinerary to suit you.

 

Suggested Read: Christmastime on the Rhine with Gary Buchanan

 

Where can I sail?

 

Festive sailings are available across the world's waterways, from Europe's many rivers to the more exotic worlds of Asia's Mekong. Destinations all depend on what you're looking for during the festive season.

 

If you're keen to explore the traditional Christmas markets of Europe, then a sailing along the Danube or the Rhine would be ideal. For a chance to sun yourself and enjoy the warmer weather, the Mekong is ideal to visit during December with temperatures reaching 30°C. 

 

More: River Cruising During the Winter Months

 

When to Book?

 

It's always best to book a festive river cruise as early as possible. Spaces and dates are limited and, with only a month to sail, they tend to sell out very fast! If you're keen to book a festive river cruise, take a look at the sailings below and call our Cruise Concierge to book your festive river cruise today. 

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Reflections of the Rhine and Main

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

APT Worldwide Sale - Save up to 50% on European sailings

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

Enjoy unique sightseeing activities designed to make your holiday that little bit more special

Was £1895

Fly Cruise From £1838

Secrets of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Nov 2024

  • Nile

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5300

Cruise Only From £5141

Delightful Danube

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Nov 2024

  • Danube

APT Worldwide Sale - Save up to 50% on European sailings

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

Enjoy unique sightseeing activities designed to make your holiday that little bit more special

Was £2095

Fly Cruise From £2032

The Legendary Danube

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £1500

Cruise Only From £1455

8-Day Majestic Mekong Cruise

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

Was £4251

Cruise Only From £4123

Castles along the Rhine

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

Was £3699

Cruise Only From £3588

21 Day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

Was £6753

Cruise Only From £6550

Romantic Danube (Modified)

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Fly for Free on selected Europe sailings PLUS Savings up to £1,500 per couple

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £3952

Cruise Only From £3833

Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £1500

Cruise Only From £1455

Reflections of the Rhine and Main

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

APT Worldwide Sale - Save up to 50% on European sailings

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

Enjoy unique sightseeing activities designed to make your holiday that little bit more special

Was £1895

Fly Cruise From £1838

Paris & Normandy

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Seine

Was £3899

Cruise Only From £3782

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Douro

Was £5899

Cruise Only From £5722

Castles along the Rhine

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

Was £4399

Cruise Only From £4267

Burgundy & Provence

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Rhone, Saone

Was £3599

Cruise Only From £3491

Douro River Valley

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Douro

Was £5299

Cruise Only From £5140

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

APT Worldwide Sale - Save up to £1500pp on all 2024 APT Vietnam & Cambodia departures

Complimentary Home to Airport Transfers

Was £7290

Fly Cruise From £7071

Danube Dreams (Westbound)

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £1500

Cruise Only From £1455

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Nile

Was £5599

Cruise Only From £5431

Vietnam and Cambodia Grand Tour

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

APT Worldwide Sale - Save up to £1500pp on all 2024 APT Vietnam & Cambodia departures

Complimentary Home to Airport Transfers

Was £10190

Fly Cruise From £9884

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Nile

Was £9999

Cruise Only From £9699

Gems of Southeast Europe

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Fly for Free on selected Europe sailings PLUS Savings up to £1,500 per couple

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5380

Cruise Only From £5219

Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

APT Worldwide Sale - Save up to £1500pp on all 2024 APT Vietnam & Cambodia departures

Complimentary Home to Airport Transfers

Was £7990

Fly Cruise From £7750

Riches of the Mekong

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £2488

Cruise Only From £2413

Discover Africa

  • 10 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Chobe, Zambezi

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £10585

Cruise Only From £10267

Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights

  • 14 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Nov 2024

  • Chobe, Zambezi

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £12943

Cruise Only From £12555

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