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The scent of glühwein, cinnamon and spices. Stalls in ancient town squares overflowing with continental yuletide treats all surrounded by tall medieval buildings and cathedrals bathed in magical lighting displays.

If there has been one explosion in the cruise market it has been in the Christmas Markets river cruise sector. Running from November until late December they have become so popular that it can be virtually impossible to book a cruise after the last week in July.

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Here’s a great offer from Riviera Travel for their “Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets” River cruise.
Five days from only £729pp with selected departures in December 2019.
You can have an amazing time discovering the magical ambience of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets with their host of unique, inspired gift ideas, plus the stunning Rhineland in its wintry splendour.

If you’re feeling festive the company have two Christmas Market cruises departing throughout December 2019. On selected Christmas market river cruises they’re now offering up to €200 of on-board credit. This can be used to treat yourself to drinks at the bar, treatments in our on-board spa, or as gratuities. The choice is entirely yours to make!

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There are also three escorted tours, with departures available in December, where you can experience the Christmas atmosphere in your free time.

Walking amongst the unique market stalls with a chimney cake and a hot chocolate really make an evening special, and bringing home unique gifts can make Christmas morning more magical.

https://www.rivieratravel.co.uk/experiences/festive-holidays