Emerald Waterways offers some amazing 2020 Christmas market itineraries

The Emerald Sky (Emerald Waterways)With the smell of freshly baked gingerbread hearts and Glüwein in the air there is nothing better to get your customers into the festive feeling than a Christmas market, and continental Europe offers arguably the best in the world!

For a merry season with Emerald Waterways guests can select from three different 2020 Christmas itineraries around Europe starting from £1,370 per person.

A festive delight is the 15-Day Christmas Markets of Europe river cruise, which travels from Amsterdam, visiting 17 different world-famous Christmas markets, including Amsterdam, the Cologne market beneath the cathedral, Rüdesheim, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremburg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Highlights include the traditional alpine huts at Amsterdam’s many markets, the colourful markets in Cologne, and Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market of Nations, where more than a hundred stalls represent a dozen nations. Book this 15-day river cruise from £3,220 per person (departing 1 December 2020).

For a one week option, guests can choose the 8-Day Christmas Markets on the Rhine itinerary for 2020 which stops at Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Kehl, Strasbourg, Breisach, and Basel with a market right on the river bank and over 180 traders set up.

Highlights of the river cruise includes visiting seven idyllic Christmas markets in the postcard-worthy city, Cologne, and seeing them transform into winter wonderlands, as well as experiencing Strasbourg’s most charming Christmas markets that are home to the oldest in Europe. Prices for this eight-day cruise start from £1,370 per person (departing 8 December 2020).

Alternatively, Emerald Waterways offers the eight-day Christmas Markets on the Danube river cruise, travelling from Nuremberg to Budapest, visiting Regensburg, Passau, Dürnstein, Vienna and Bratislava. Highlights include venturing into the heart of Vienna’s stunning Christmas Markets, seeing the Christmas card-like cobblestone streets that weave through Passau, and visiting the quaint wooden stalls at Regensburg’s Christmas markets at Thurn und Taxis Palace. Your customers can soak up these cities in all their festive glory from only £1,470 per person (departing 12 December 2020).

Emerald Waterways itineraries are award winning, and recently announced as ‘Best River Cruise Line for Value’ in the Cruise Critic Editors Picks awards for the fifth consecutive year. All prices include relevant discounts, return flights, transfers, the cruises as stated above, all tipping and gratuities, all on board meals and selected drinks* and excursions and experiences.

*Drinks on board – complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner on board. Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the sailing.

(Emerald Waterways)


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