Fill your stockings with unique gifts from some of Europe’s best Yuletide markets along the Danube. Imagine sampling local delicacies and festive favourites, such as roasted chestnuts and freshly baked gingerbread, and warming your belly with a mug of hot Glühwein.
Few experiences can compare with the sights, smells and sounds of this magical time of year. And when you’ve had your fill, relax aboard our magnificent five-star river cruiser and catch up on the day’s wonderful events with your newfound friends.
The Danube's Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets river cruise
6 days in December 2018
Experience the grand imperial cities and their seasonal markets nestled along the iconic river Danube. Wander the atmospheric markets of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, and take home some truly inspired gifts.
Krakow's Christmas market is held in Rynek Glowny, the city's main square, and typically come with a dusting of snow in December. Hand-painted baubles are a local speciality, as are spiced nuts and boiled candies.
3 nights at 4* Plaza Boutique Hotel + breakfast + return flights from £193pp
The main market is based in Grote Markt. Here you can find a festive ice rink nestled below the Belfry Tower before heading out to explore the many wooden chalets offering fantastic Christmas treats and gifts.
2 nights at 3* Hotel T Putje + breakfast + return Eurostar From £199pp
Get the full festive experience at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Enjoy fantastic shows, great attractions and an array of spectacular food and gift stalls.
2 nights at 4* H10 London Waterloo + breakfast + 1st night dinner
Experience a truly magical and nostalgic Christmas market experience and see the iconic, sparkling Christmas tree in the heart of the city centre.
2 nights at 4* Mercure Chester Abbots Well + breakfast + 1st night dinner
Enjoy a stay in central Edinburgh and see East Princes St Gardens come alive with a whole host of stalls offering bespoke and traditional Christmas gifts.
2 nights at 4* Holiday inn Edinburgh + breakfast + 1st night dinner
Soak up York’s medieval charm at St Nicholas Fair this festive season. Awash with international delicacies, drinks and unique Yuletide gifts.
2 nights at 4* DoubleTree by Hilton York + breakfast + 1st night dinner from £139pp