Oh, to dream of a continental Christmas!
Surely there can be no better way to spend your time during the Christmas period than soaking up the amazing atmosphere on a continental Christmas market.
What could be even better is to experience all theses wonderful places while sailing from port to port on a festive river cruise ship!
Winter is a wonderful and magical time of year in Europe, with fairytale, snow-topped castles and mountains, and a wonderful festive spirit everywhere. Their Christmas markets are filled with the scents of gingerbread and warm spicy gluwein, their stalls and shops are aplenty with gifts and traditional Christmas ware, and the tunes of traditional carols can be heard from afar. So enjoy a relaxing festive season with no rush, no stress, just the anticipation of Europe's most enchanting destinations on a river cruise!
Sail the Danube, Main or Rhine Rivers, stopping along the way to explore magnificent Christmas Markets. Admire the festive hand-crafted wooden toys, sparkling baubles, gifts, arts and crafts.
Enjoy the heady aroma of hot mulled wine, savour the taste of honey-roasted almonds and cinnamon cookies and indulge in delicious festive treats such as soft gingerbread, tasty spiced biscuits and perhaps try delicious local specialities such as glühwein, sweet svarene vino or savoury Bratwurst - yum!
You can't get any better for picture postcard perfection than a continental Christmas market, and you certainty can't do it in a more relaxing way than on a continental river cruise!