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Winter River Cruises

 

Popular winter river cruise destinations include:

  • The Mekong - Enjoy winter sun as you explore Cambodia and Vietnam
  • The Nile - Experience ancient Egypt on a luxury cruise from Cairo
  • The Rhine - Cruise in December to visit Germany's best Christmas markets
  • The Danube - Enjoy Christmas markets and a festive atmosphere in Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava

 

Winter River Cruise Destinations

 

With Christmas markets aplenty and pretty frost-tipped scenery, winter can be a great time to experience a cruise along the waterways of Europe. Or if you'd prefer a winter sun river cruise, head to Cambodia or Vietnam for a cruise along the Mekong. Wherever you fancy exploring, you'll find a great choice of river cruises in December, January and February

 

Festive Winter Cruises in Europe

 

You could go all out and enjoy a festive river cruise over the Christmas period, celebrate in style with a break over Christmas and New Year or just get away for a low-cost break for a few days to do your Christmas shopping at Europe's stunning Christmas Markets. The weather in Europe will be chilly, so wrapping up warm and enjoying hot chocolates and mulled wine is the key to enjoying sightseeing without feeling the cold. Most European river cruise ships are refurbished in January and February, so sail in December or you may have to wait until Spring.

 

Winter Sun River Cruises

 

January and February are the perfect months to head to Vietnam or Cambodia for a post-Christmas break. Escape the winter blues in Asia where you're guaranteed a much warmer temperature for your holiday with temperatures around 28°C. Asian river cruises can be enjoyed along the Mekong where you can admire the beautiful scenery from the sun deck as well as immersing yourself in the history and culture of this fascinating part of the world.

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Iconic Christmas Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

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

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5730

Cruise Only From £5558

Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Oscar Wilde

  • 4 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

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Was £1149

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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Was £6379

Cruise Only From £6188

Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine (Southbound)

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

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Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £3053

Cruise Only From £2961

The Danube's Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy

  • 5 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

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Was £1209

Cruise Only From £1173

Christmas Markets on the Danube

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Was £2388

Cruise Only From £2316

Christmas Markets on the Danube & Classic Prague

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Was £2788

Cruise Only From £2704

Classic Christmas Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Main

Was £4999

Cruise Only From £4849

Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

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Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £3627

Cruise Only From £3518

Danube Discovery

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

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Complimentary Home to Airport Transfers

Was £3695

Fly Cruise From £3584

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany (Northbound)

  • 4 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

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Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £2351

Cruise Only From £2280

Riches of the Mekong

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

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Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £3014

Cruise Only From £2924

Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer

  • 4 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

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Was £1349

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The Danube's Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS William Wordsworth

  • 5 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Danube

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Was £1459

Cruise Only From £1415

Gems of Southeast Europe Christmas Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Danube

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

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5305

Cruise Only From £5146

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

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Complimentary Home to Airport Transfers

Was £7290

Fly Cruise From £7071

Belgian Holiday Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Dutch Waterway

Was £4099

Cruise Only From £3976

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Nile

Was £5199

Cruise Only From £5043

Classic Christmas Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Main

Was £4299

Cruise Only From £4170

Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 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

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Nile

Was £5199

Cruise Only From £5043

Christmas Markets on the Danube

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Was £3446

Cruise Only From £3343

The Danube's Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Emily Brontë

  • 5 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Dec 2024

  • Danube

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

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Was £909

Cruise Only From £882

Enticing Douro

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Dec 2024

  • Douro

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

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5456

Cruise Only From £5292

Vida Portugal: Vineyards & Villages Along the Douro

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 04 Dec 2024

  • Douro

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Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £3128

Cruise Only From £3034

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