Europe’s iconic Christmas markets are winter wonderlands unmatched anywhere else in the world. On an AmaWaterways Christmas Markets cruise, you'll discover an unparalleled river cruise experience while journeying to the best of these glittering displays of holiday revelry along the Danube or Rhine rivers, each offering its own distinct personality. Plus, save up to $1,000 when you book before April 30, 2019!
Choose from multiple Christmas Market itineraries sailing on the Danube and Rhine rivers. Whether you visit the fairy tale medieval towns of Nuremberg and Regensburg, or the historic squares of Vienna and Budapest, you can expect an enchanting journey during a magical time of year. Christmas Markets offer opportunities to take in beautiful decorations and live music, and browse local vendors and unique, hand-crafted gifts. Take part in the hundreds-year-old holiday traditions of these incredible cities for a unique way to experience the heart of Europe.
You'll also get to enjoy the holiday season onboard with AmaWaterways! In addition to the wonderful experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both on board and ashore, holiday cruise traditions will help make memories you will savor forever.
Shoes for St. Nick: On one special night during each cruise, guests are encouraged to leave slippers we provide outside their stateroom door, just as children do throughout Europe on St. Nicholas Day. Upon waking up the next morning, they’ll find their shoes filled with treats by our AmaWaterways elves!
Tree-Trimming Party: Tinsel and garland and baubles, oh my! Guests are invited to help adorn onboard trees with festive décor. The first to find the glass pickle ornament within the tree wins a prize!
Christmas Cookies: A festive assortment of seasonal cookies awaits guests in their staterooms on Christmas Eve.
New Year’s Eve Countdown: Following a jovial gala dinner, guests will have the opportunity to attend a party on board and participate in a countdown to the new year, complete with champagne for the official “cheers.”
To book your Christmas Markets river cruise, contact one of our experts!
Most Christmas Markets open during the last week of November and remain open until approximately Dec. 22. Dates, pricing, and itineraries are subject to change. Savings are calculated per stateroom and are only available for select itineraries. Pricing is based on double occupancy.