Christmas Markets Cruise through Germany


Discover where Christmas markets originated with this journey to Germany. Cruise down the Main River and visit colorfully lit markets filled with holiday treats from the most popular markets in Germany like Nuremberg’s market famous for its gingerbread and sausages to Frankfurt’s market, which dates back to 1393 and is the country’s largest market. We’ll also visit Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its manger displays, and Wurzburg where we can sample Christmas cookies, roasted almonds, and traditional “Gluehwein”, a famous hot spiced red wine. We’ll also explore the highlights of these Bavarian towns during our walking tours, savor the local cuisine, and enjoy scenic cruising sprinkled with onboard musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and so much more!

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Itinerary A:

  • Overnight international flight
  • 6-night cruise through Germany:
  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Miltenberg
  • Frankfurt

Tour Highlights

  • Christmas Markets in each town
  • City tour of Nuremberg
  • Local Nuremberg sausage lunch
  • Walking Tour of Bamberg
  • Cooking class on ship
  • Walking tour of Wurzburg
  • Walking tour of Miltenberg
  • City tour of Frankfurt

Activity Level: Discoverer

Your Tour Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • 6-night cruise aboard the MS Crucevita
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • 17 meals: 6 buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • 2 glasses of wine, beer, or soda with dinner onboard
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager and local English-speaking guides throughout

Itinerary A

Day 1: Depart USA

Depart the USA today on your overnight flight to Nuremberg.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Nuremberg on Day 2.

Day 2: Arrive in Nuremberg

Day 3: Nuremberg

Day 4: Bamberg

Day 5: Wurzburg

Day 6: Miltenberg

Day 7: Frankfurt

Day 8: Frankfurt/USA

Tour Itinerary B - Frankfurt to Nuremberg

Day 1: Depart USA

Day 2: Arrive in Frankfurt

Day 3: Frankfurt

Day 4: Miltenberg

Day 5: Wurzburg

Day 6: Bamberg

Day 7: Nuremberg

Day 8: Nuremberg/USA

Guided Tour Pricing

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Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

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