2019 Christmas Markets

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Shop On at the Christmas Markets

Europe’s Christmas markets are definitely something to marvel at – from the festive light installations, cheerful markets and tasty food and drink – the yuletide season in Europe is unlike any other in the world. The choice is yours, the Rhine, Danube or both – there are still a bit of space left on our three sailings this December. And now is the time to save on this sought-after experience - up to $3,000 per person when you reserve by April 30.

Originating in Germany and dating back as far as the late middle ages, Christmas markets, or Christkindlmarkt as they are also known, have in recent years become popular throughout Europe. The waft of delicious mulled wine and roasting chestnuts, along with a backdrop of festive sounds and twinkling lights ensure the air is filled with Christmas-time cheer. Remaining true to their roots, many stall-holders at these markets are local trades-people selling hand-crafted gifts and decorations, along with a delicious array of seasonal food to tempt you. From sizzling bratwurst and candied toasted almonds to Christmas cookies known as Lebkuchen, not forgetting the fruity festive favourite, stollen.

One of many festive traditions across Europe's Christmas markets include the magnificent Christmas tree, lit up in all its glory, along with a Nativity scene and joyful singing and dancing. Full of charm, these markets are truly a treat for all the senses. Late November and early December offer the opportunity to embark on your very own Christmas-time adventure with Emerald Waterways, and to explore the Christmas markets of Europe with our specially tailored itineraries over eight or 15 days, offering the opportunity to experience different vibrant festive celebrations in several cities.

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For new bookings only on 2019 European river cruises. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $1,400 per person is due prior to air ticketing. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Maximum value of air ticket is $1,200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Fly from 25 major US cities, call for list of available gateway cities. Economy air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines and routes.Travelers who purchase their own air receive $1000 off per person Premium Drink Package includes the full bar menu and is available 11:00 p.m. daily or as dictated by the operating hours of the lounge/onboard facilities.. These offers are not combinable with any other offer except for Travel Show and agent training vouchers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice.