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Classic Christmas Markets

Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days
Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014Ship: River Queen

Everyone believes in fairytales at Christmastime.  Enter into a storybook world as you sail Germany’s Main River and explore all the delights of the season on this Uniworld holiday cruise. Germany is where many of the same Christmas traditions we celebrate today began, including the delightful Christmas Markets that started there more than 500 years ago. Warm apple cider, sweet gingerbread, cold holiday beer, and warm spiced wine will delight your senses as you revel in the enchantment of the season.

Once upon a time, people gathered on cobblestone squares to buy the special tools and ingredients they needed to make the treats of the season. They kept warm with hot spiced wine, music, and games while they shopped and chatted with the local tradesmen. Those were the first Christmas Markets, 500 years ago. Today, though the light comes from twinkling electric bulbs rather than torches, bonhomie and fun still prevail.

Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as modern children abandon their usual electronics and discover the enchantment of handcarved wooden toys. The scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air. Sail through Christmas country, trying Frankfurt’s famous apple cider, Bamberg’s specially brewed holiday beer, and Nuremberg’s gingerbread. Throughout, cozy up to steaming mugs of glühwein (warm spiced wine) and do as the locals do by collecting different mugs from each stall and town you visit.

Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany, the land where many Christmas traditions began, and find the magic of the season in the smiles that you meet along the way. Share the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on a select holiday sailing with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program .

Who will enjoy this cruise
Those wanting to experience the quintessential magic ofthe holidays while shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures and discovering the legends behind some of our most popular holiday traditions.

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers. 

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