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Europe Holiday Market River Cruises - Uniworld River Cruises

Nothing compares to the shimmering lights, cool air and warm hearts you’ll discover on a Holiday Markets river cruise with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Uniworld’s Christmas Market river cruises sail along the Main, Danube, Rhine or Seine Rivers in Europe. These luxurious holiday season river cruises will have you experiencing the Christmas spirit on a whole new level. You’ll enjoy hot ciders and spiced wines while strolling from shop to shop along the historic cobblestone streets of Europe’s most picturesque cities.

With Uniworld’s luxury holiday river cruises, you’ll learn the heritage of the world’s most popular Christmas traditions – such as decorating trees – and have an opportunity to celebrate with local choirs, bakers and craftsmen. Let yourself be charmed by the quaint Old World sites of Europe as you tour castles, cathedrals and historic landmarks in cities like Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Passau, Melk, Nuremberg, Paris and Rouen.

Continue below for a glimpse into the magical experiences waiting on a Uniworld Christmas Markets river cruise through Europe:

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Gingerbread Cookie
  • Visit the Orsay Museum (Musee d’Orsay) in Paris for a special presentation of rare impressionist paintings that capture winter landscapes. Afterwards, visit Paris’ festive Christmas Market.
  • Treat yourself to a fresh gingerbread cookie in Nuremberg, Germany – and then wash it down with a cup of warm spiced wine. Continue through Nuremberg’s Christmas Market to see the handmade gifts of this proud toy-making city.
Christmas Market Ornaments
  • Take a guided tour of Old Town in Basel on your way to the city’s centrally-located Christmas Market. Browse the gathering of vendors and craftsmen selling everything from seasonal baked treats to handmade Christmas ornaments.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of downtown Budapest from atop Castle Hill. Treasure the vantage point before heading down to view the hand-carved nativity scene (with live animals!) and other decorations up close.
Town Hall in Vienna
  • Tour France’s oldest Christmas Market in Strasbourg and take in the special half-timbered homes and seasonal charms of the Old Town area. Highlights include the Notre Dame Cathedral and the buildings of Petite France along the canal.
  • Step off your boat and follow the stunning Christmas lights of Vienna towards City Hall. Here you’ll discover nearly 150 holiday stands with tasty cookies, resounding carols and plenty of holiday cheer.


Experience the merriment and wonder of Christmas in Europe on a Holiday Markets river cruise with Uniworld. These one-of-a-kind Christmas Market itineraries are perfect for celebrating the winter holidays, whether you’re revisit your favorite European cities or experiencing the Old World for the first time. Contact The Cruise Web’s Uniworld river cruise experts to plan your holiday river cruise through Europe.


CLICK HERE to learn more about European Christmas Market river cruises from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.


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