The Classic Christmas cruise visits the Christmas Market in Nuremberg, Germany. // © 2013 Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
According to a recent survey by Travel Leaders Group, a majority of travelers are booking international travel with family for the holiday season. Luckily, for both agents and travelers alike, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering five special holiday cruises across Europe that are well suited for the whole gang. Each cruise lasts eight days and has its own unique offerings and destinations to suit a particular traveler or group’s preferences.
Parisian Winter Holiday
This cruise through the heart of Paris encompasses traditional Parisian sites, including the Champs Elysee and the Musee d’Orsay, while allowing for individual interests such as ice skating and shopping. Passengers will have the opportunity to visit the Tuileries Gardens, Versailles, the Rouen Marche de Noel and more. The tour is priced from $2,249 per person, based on double occupancy.
Classic Christmas Markets
Traveling from Nuremberg to Frankfurt, the Classic Christmas cruise specializes in traditional Christmas fare: apple cider in Frankfurt, holiday beer in Bamberg and gingerbread in Nuremberg. This is a great option for families with young children thanks to Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program. The cruise starts at 2,349 per person, based on double occupancy.
European Holiday Markets
Travel through the most famous markets in Central Europe, featuring unique local food and crafts. All of the villages are decked out in their holiday finest, with sparkling lights illuminating the cathedral squares. Prices start at $2,349 per person, based on double occupancy.
Danube Holiday Markets
This cruise travels from Budapest to Passau and provides the opportunity to experience Christmas in Budapest, a city that has celebrated the holiday for a thousand years. Cruise through Bratislava and Vienna, enjoying artistic creations, spiced sugar cookies and caroling. Central Europe’s Baroque architecture makes for some of the most dramatic scenery in Europe. The itinerary pricing begins at $2,349 per person, based on double occupancy.
Rhine Holiday Markets
Cruise from Basel to Cologne through rolling hillsides strewn with castles and brightly decorated towns. This trip features unique cultural activities, including a medieval concert and Place Kleber in Strasbourg. Cruises are priced from $2,399 per person, based on double occupancy.