Christ­mas shop in European mar­kets

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RIVER cruise line Riviera Travel has re­leased a Yule­tide mar­ket sail­ing on the Danube with solo trav­ellers able to join in without hav­ing to pay sin­gle sup­ple­ments in some cab­ins.

Riviera Travel will of­fer a record 25 Christ­mas mar­ket cruises on the Danube and Rhine rivers as a re­sult of new, six-day Danube’s Im­pe­rial Cities and Yule­tide Mar­kets sail­ing in November.

The new five-star river ship, Wil­liam Wordsworth will cruise for five nights from Bu­dapest to Vi­enna and back. Pas­sen­gers will be able to im­merse them­selves in the tra­di­tional sto­ry­book charm of Christ­mas mar­kets in Bu­dapest, Bratislava and Vi­enna with twin­kling lights, colour­ful dec­o­ra­tions, baked gin­ger­bread, mulled wine, hand­crafted nut­crack­ers and al­lur­ing gifts to buy loved ones.

A high­light will be the mar­ket stalls lin­ing the cob­bled, pedes­trian-only streets of the 18th cen­tury Baroque old town of Bratislava in Slo­vakia.

Per­fect for Christ­mas lovers, the cruise will show­case some of Europe’s finest river scenery and pic­turesque towns and cities at their best and bright­est as they cel­e­brate the fes­tive sea­son.

The five-night Danube’s Im­pe­rial Cities and Yule­tide Mar­kets cruise on November 30 is avail­able from $1279 per person, twin-share – and also for solo pas­sen­gers, with a num­ber of sup­ple­ment-free cab­ins set aside for sin­gle trav­ellers. Fares in­clude three guided tours, on­board Wi-Fi and cof­fee and tea.

Photo: jan­sucko

En­joy the charm of Christ­mas mar­kets in Europe.

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