We may be in the middle of a heatwave, but it’s never too early to plan for Christmas – or start looking forward to this year’s winter wonderland getaway. That’s why we’ve just launched our new mini festive cruise, which departs this December – because we’ll need something to cheer us up when this weather finally stops!
If you love discovering Europe’s most magical cities, then our German Christmas Markets cruise is for you – and at just £695pp including Eurostar travel and full-board accommodation, it’s an absolute bargain.
Over five fabulous days you’ll cruise along the mighty Rhine to explore the pretty festive markets of Bonn, and feast on mulled wine and gingerbread in Koblenz – one of Germany’s oldest cities. Beautiful Cologne and romantic Rüdesheim await too, with their charming Christmas markets and chocolate-box architecture.
You’ll also discover the stunning World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, with plenty of fantastic festive food and wine along the way. You’ll be travelling on the four-star river cruise ship MS Serenity, on a full-board basis, with plenty of city visits and excursions included along the way.
We’ve also organised a couple of fun festive masterclasses to help you prepare for Christmas – such as wine tasting with TV wine critic Ewan Lacey, and a baking masterclass with Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley.
Grab the girls, your partner, or make it a family trip: whoever you travel with, this fun cruise is a great way to start the festive season. At the end of the cruise, the Captain will host a fun farewell party on board to send you on your way in style. Merry Christmas! See the details & book
GBBO winner Jo Wheatley will host a festive baking masterclass
MS Serenity, your 4* river cruise ship
When? 11-15 December
How long? 5 days
How much? From £695pp – includes full-board cruise, activities and return Eurostar travel to Germany