Imagine enchanting Christmas markets, nibbling on tasty Yuletide treats and drinking spicy warm glühwein – it’s all ahead of you if you choose to cruise with Viking over the Christmas break.


Why not start the Yuletide fun with the 8-day Christmas on the Rhine cruise from Amsterdam to Basel or return. Leaving from Amsterdam, you will be charmed by the scenery as you sail along the networks of Holland’s canals and waterways. Stop at Düsseldorf’s Christmas markets and Cologne’s seasonal holiday markets, where you will find colourful gifts, arts and crafts.

On the 8-day Christmas on the Danube from Budapest to Regensburg or return, you can explore grand cities, medieval towns and quaint villages along the ‘Blue Danube’, with three countries highlighte­d: Hungary, Austria and Germany.

Stroll among the stalls at Budapest’s Christmas market and immerse yourself in the cheerful atmosphere of Vienna as you shop for handmade decoration­s. Visit the exquisite village of Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved cities, delight in its lively festivitie­s, eat gingerbrea­d and enjoy a warming glühwein.

For another taste of Joyeux Noel, try the 8-day Christmas on the Seine from Paris to Rouen return exploring Paris, France’s shining ‘City of Light’. See the snow-covered landscapes of Normandy’s countrysid­e and watch scenes of charming villages along the way. Enjoy the scented aroma of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts amid a festive backdrop of Christmas markets. Onboard festivitie­s include regional dining specialtie­s, seasonal treats and holiday celebrates.

Or, you can be enchanted by fairytale villages and cultural capitals cruising through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany on the 8-day Danube Christmas Delights cruise. It’s the perfect chance to savour Austro-Hungarian cuisine, marvel at the beauty of the Wachau Valley and explore Central European cities.

Take part in European holiday traditions and experience the region’s legendary Christmas markets. Don’t miss the opportunit­y to sample traditiona­l fare and admire the handiwork of local artisans – perfect gifts to bring home to your family and friends.

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