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Holiday Season Cruises

Immerse yourself in all the splendor of an old-world holiday, cruising majestic waterways aboard a festively decorated ship. Uniworld offers seven enchanting itineraries on the Rhine, Danube, and Seine rivers, featuring centuries-old Christmas Markets, memorable excursions, decadent confections and numerous other once-a-year delights.

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Rhine Holiday Markets

8 DAYS
FROM Basel to Cologne

SHIP / S.S. Antoinette

DEPARTURES:
Nov 28; Dec 5, 12, 19

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cologne walking tour with cathedral visit
  • Christmas Markets in Basel, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cologne
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Danube Holiday Markets

8 DAYS
FROM Budapest to Passau

SHIP / River Beatrice

DEPARTURES:
Dec 2, 9, 16

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Göttweig Abbey with private organ recital
  • Christmas Markets in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg or Linz & Steyr, Passau
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Classic Christmas Markets

8 DAYS
FROM Nuremberg to Frankfurt

SHIP / River Duchess

DEPARTURES:
Nov 28; Dec 5, 12, 19

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • “Taste of Christmas” walking tour of Frankfurt
  • Christmas Markets in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Rothenburg, Würzburg, Frankfurt
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European Holiday Markets

8 DAYS
FROM Nuremberg to Vienna

SHIP / S.S. Maria Theresa

DEPARTURES:
Dec 1, 8, 15

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Concert at a Viennese palace
  • Christmas Markets in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Vienna
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Enchanting Christmas &
New Year’s Cruise

11 DAYS
FROM Passau to Budapest

SHIP / River Beatrice

DEPARTURES:
Dec 23

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg
  • Exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance
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Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise

13 DAYS
FROM Nuremberg to Budapest

SHIP / S.S. Maria Theresa

DEPARTURES:
Dec 22

FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Vienna city tour with Winter Palace visit and exclusive waltz lesson
  • New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace