Discover the Christmas markets of Europe on a luxury river cruise from £1,249pp

Europe during winter is unlike anywhere else, with gingerbread stalls and twinkling fairy lights welcoming in the festive period. Discover the magic of a Christmas market cruise, and celebrate Yuletide as the Germans, Austrians, and Hungarians do.

Book an Emerald Stateroom from just £1,249 per person, or upgrade to a Panorama Balcony Suite from just £1,499 per person, and enjoy the best available cabin grade from one incredible price across our collection of Christmas market river cruises.

German Christmas markets

Idyllic Christmas markets effortlessly transform the postcard-worthy towns and cities of Germany into a winter wonderland of quaint wooden stalls, twinkling lights, and festive treats.
Christmas Market stall with hanging gingerbread Christmas Market stall with hanging gingerbread
Budapest to Vienna

5 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas time on the Danube

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£1,249*
Amsterdam to Basel

8 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£1,997*
Budapest to Amsterdam

15 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas Markets of Europe

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£2,999*

Budapest Christmas markets

The Hungarian capital comes to life with the twinkling of lights, market stalls, and general festivities in December. There’s something undeniably magical about the setting of Budapest’s Christmas markets, set in front of the grand St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Christmas market at Saint Stephen Basilica square in the centre of Budapest, Hungary Christmas market at Saint Stephen Basilica square in the centre of Budapest, Hungary
Budapest to Vienna

5 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas time on the Danube

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£1,249*
Budapest to Munich

8 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas Markets on the Danube

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£1,699*
Budapest to Amsterdam

15 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas Markets of Europe

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£2,999*

Vienna Christmas markets 

During the festive season, Vienna's most charming squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The delightful aroma of Christmas cookies baking, hot punch, and roasted chestnuts allure many visitors this time of the year.
Christmas markets located in front of the Vienna City Hall Christmas markets located in front of the Vienna City Hall
Budapest to Vienna

5 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas time on the Danube

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£1,249*
Budapest to Munich

8 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas Markets on the Danube

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£1,699*
Budapest to Amsterdam

15 Days

SEASON: 2024

Christmas Markets of Europe

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
GBP
£2,999*
Emerald Cruises Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure
Emerald Cruises Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure

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