Contact Your Travel Agent or Call
1-800-257-2407
European Holiday Markets overview

request-a-quote

cruise-year

Cruise Year

offers

Special Offers

ship-info

Ship Information
River Empress River Empress
A classy boutique cruise ship
learn more

china-hotel

conde-nast

European Holiday Markets

Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days
Date Range: Dec 2014 - Dec 2014Ship: River Empress

Discover the delights of the season in Germany and Austria. This special Uniworld holiday cruise takes you to some of Europe’s most wonderful Christmas markets, not to mention legendary cities like Nuremberg, Passau, and Vienna. Each market has rows upon rows of wooden stalls, all with unique and charming gifts—everything from handmade dolls and figures to delicious seasonal treats. You’ll be enchanted by the fun and festive holiday atmosphere, part of this tradition that dates back hundreds of years.

This special Uniworld holiday cruise takes you to some of Europe’s most wonderful Christmas markets, not to mention legendary cities like Nuremberg, Passau, and Vienna. Each market has rows upon rows of wooden stalls, all with unique and charming gifts—everything from handmade dolls and figures to delicious seasonal treats. You’ll be enchanted by the fun and festive holiday atmosphere, part of this tradition that dates back hundreds of years.

“Welcome, young and old, to my little community of wood and cloth.” These words spoken by the Christkind open the Nuremberg Christmas Market. Though the iconic representative of the market is named for the infant Jesus, she—yes, she—is a girl dressed as a crowned angel. All over Germany, the Christkind is a symbol of the holiday’s magic.

This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful of the holiday markets in Central Europe. At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls displaying traditional crafts that range from quirky little characters made of fruit and dressed in Bavarian costume to beautifully carved and painted Nativity figures. You’ll also find exquisite ornaments and fine contemporary crafts, along with fairytale villages decked in holiday finery.

Sparkling lights illuminate ancient cathedral squares, and the sound of children’s laughter mingles with carols. Enjoy Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” Program in Vienna, where you’ll see astonishing confectionary decorations in Café Demel’s windows. Celebrate the season in a new way as you meander through old lands, and remember, as the Christkind says, “While this market’s splendor is fleeting, the joy it brings is eternal.”

Who will enjoy this cruise
Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria, and to find special gifts for loved ones back home.

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.

Information is subject to change.