It’s never too early to think about your luxury travel plans for the Christmas holidays. One of the most memorable ways to enjoy the tradition of the Christmas season is taking a cruise and experience the Christmas markets of Europe.
The wonderful Christmas markets are true, holiday tradition across Europe. They are held during the four weeks of Advent and provide a rich, cultural experience like no other.
Emerald Waterways is the first, new river cruise company in Europe in over six years. The river cruise company has announced a fabulous, 15-day Christmas Markets of Europe cruise.
It’s the ideal way to travel along Europe’s greatest waterways in VIP style and celebrate the magic of the upcoming holiday season.
Two popular stops are the Nuremburg Christmas market and Vienna Christkindlmarkt, both rich in history. The Nuremburg Christmas market goes all the way back to 1628 and creates many of the finest toys found anywhere in the world. The Vienna Christkindlmarkt is held in front of the Austria city’s “rathaus” or town hall.
Walk the amazing streets of some of Europe’s greatest cities and enjoy incredible luxury shopping. Shop for holiday gifts such as nutcrackers and hand-crafted toys. After you work up an work up an appetite, try several of the tastie treats including stollen, apple strudel and roasted nuts.
Enjoy a walking tour of the Amsterdam city center its many scenic canals. In Cologne, Germany – stroll along Old Town and discover Germany’s oldest city. In Wertheim and Würzburg, Germany, river cruise guests can experience a slower life in a quaint European village first hand,
The new ships offered by Emerald Waterway are the Emerald Star and Emerald Sky. Each river cruise ship carries up to 182 guests in 72 luxury suites and 20 staterooms. Two of the staterooms are available for single travelers. Take a dip in the onboard, heated swimming pool. The pool’s retractable roof even turns into a movie theater at night!
Foodie lovers can dine at one of two restaurants – Reflections is the main dining room, and The Terrace is available for both breakfast and lunch.
The 15-day Christmas Markets of Europe river cruise visits greater than 25 of Europe’s famous Christmas markets. The river cruise departs from Amsterdam on November 29 and completes its journey on December 13 in Budapest, Hungary.
Cruise pricing ranges between $3,960 and $7,705 per person, based on double occupancy. If 15 days is too long a trip for you, consider sailing on a shorter eight-day itinerary. One cruise leaves November 29 from Amsterdam and travels to Nuremberg. The other choice departs December 6 from Nuremberg and arrives in Budapest. Prices for these eight-day cruises range between $2,080 to $3,955.