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Holiday River Cruises

With Viking, a holiday river cruise to the Christmas Markets of Europe is pure magic. From Nuremberg and Wertheim, Germany, to Krems and Vienna, Austria, medieval town squares and grand cultural capitals offer quaint festivities. Shop delightful hand-carved toys and ornaments, or savor warm, spicy glühwein as the aroma of chestnuts and gingerbread fills the crisp air. Celebrate Old-World traditions with one of our holiday river cruises on the Danube or the Rhine:

Danube Waltz

Budapest to Passau


8
days
6
tours
5
countries
$3,295
from

Rhine Getaway

Amsterdam to Basel


8
days
6
tours
4
countries
$3,495
from

Romantic Danube

Budapest to Nuremberg


8
days
6
tours
3
countries
$3,295
from

Paris to the Swiss Alps

Paris to Zürich


12
days
10
tours
4
countries
$5,195
from

Highlights of Christmas Market Cruises

Viking holiday departures complement your itinerary’s regular highlights with visits to Europe’s delightful Christmas markets, onboard festivities and more. Join us in exploring the lands where our most cherished holiday traditions began and treat yourself to a true European Christmas. Here is a preview of all you will enjoy during a Christmas Market cruise with Viking®:

  • Exuberantly decorated Christmas markets nestled in charming cities
  • Yuletide cookies, cakes and other freshly baked treats
  • Cobblestone streets illuminated by holiday lights
  • The angelic songs of strolling carolers
  • Storybook villages and snow-capped castles on the riverside
  • Hand-carved toys and ornaments from Christmases past
  • Onboard music performances, tree trimming and cooking demonstrations
  • Good tidings and cheer shared with rosy-cheeked market vendors