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Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Frankfurt, Kitzingen ...more Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Frankfurt, Kitzingen

Classic Christmas Markets

2023
ship
8
Days
From
$3,599
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises
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Countries

Germany ...more Germany
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Locations

Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Frankfurt, Kitzingen ...more Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Frankfurt, Kitzingen

Arrive at Nuremberg International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Silverware
Meals Dinner

For a holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany— and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. You could not ask for a more perfect place to begin an exploration of Christmas traditions than Nuremberg. Stroll through the castle gardens and enjoy breathtaking views of the city, then walk through a maze of cobblestone lanes down to the central Market Square. There, spread out before the Church of Our Lady, is the largest Christmas Market in Germany.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

The fact that Bamberg still exists today is something of a miracle—it survived WWII bombing virtually unscathed. It’s a superb example of a medieval German city, one compact enough to explore on foot with a local expert. You’ll also have free time to visit not just one but four Christmas Markets and a captivating amount of nativity scenes located along nativity trail.

Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Bamberg walking tour with Christmas market

Bamberg walking tour with Christmas market

Rothenburg looks like something straight out of the pages of a storybook, with its medieval walls, cobbled streets, Gothic churches and Hansel-and-Gretel houses. Join a local expert for an insightful walking tour, and then wander amongst the stalls at one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets

Today’s lunch will be on your own. Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Dinner
Featured Excursions: Full-day Rothenburg with walking tour and Christmas market

Full-day Rothenburg with walking tour and Christmas market

This morning, you’ll head off to see the Würzburg Residence, a baroque-style palace famous for its gigantic ceiling fresco. Later, visit the town’s renowned Christmas Market, held in front of the old City Hall, for some one-of-a-kind gifts for friends back home. Beautifully decorated wooden booths are illuminated by the soft glow of Christmas lighting, and the air is filled with the scent of roasted chestnuts and the sound of Christmas carols. One of the best ways to embrace a different culture is through encounters with local residents, which you’ll experience this afternoon in a typical Franconian village. Make new friends over hot drinks and homemade seasonal treats.

Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residence visit

Würzburg Residence visit

Franconian Christmas “Village Day”

Franconian Christmas “Village Day”

Located at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Wertheim is a lovely village dating back over a thousand years. It epitomizes the friendly, slow-paced small-town atmosphere of many German villages; here, residents greet each other by name as they do their daily shopping for fresh bread and sausage in tiny shops. On your guided walking tour of the village, you’ll hear a lot about daily life in Wertheim, as well as facts about the town and its history. Its many well-preserved medieval buildings—complete with low doors and tiny windows—attest to the inconveniences of life in the Middle Ages.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Wertheim walking tour with mulled wine and Christmas stollen demonstration

Wertheim walking tour with mulled wine and Christmas stollen demonstration

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture. Experience both aspects of the city today, with time to browse the local Christmas market, one of the best on the Continent. Other options include a “Taste of Christmas” walking tour featuring all sorts of sugary and savory treats or an excursion to the Christmas market in Wiesbaden.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Mainhattan walking tour with Christmas market

Mainhattan walking tour with Christmas market

or “Taste of Christmas” Frankfurt walking tour

“Taste of Christmas” Frankfurt walking tour

Featured Excursions: Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas market

Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas market

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Frankfurt International Airport for your flight home.

Silverware
Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Arrive at Frankfurt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Silverware
Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture. Experience both aspects of the city today, with time to browse the local Christmas market, one of the best on the Continent. Other options include a “Taste of Christmas” walking tour featuring all sorts of sugary and savory treats or an excursion to the Christmas market in Wiesbaden.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Mainhattan walking tour with Christmas market

Mainhattan walking tour with Christmas market

or “Taste of Christmas” Frankfurt walking tour

“Taste of Christmas” Frankfurt walking tour

Featured Excursions: Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas market

Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas market

Located at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Wertheim is a lovely village dating back over a thousand years. It epitomizes the friendly, slow-paced small-town atmosphere of many German villages; here, residents greet each other by name as they do their daily shopping for fresh bread and sausage in tiny shops. On your guided walking tour of the village, you’ll hear a lot about daily life in Wertheim, as well as facts about the town and its history. Its many well-preserved medieval buildings—complete with low doors and tiny windows—attest to the inconveniences of life in the Middle Ages.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Wertheim walking tour with mulled wine and Christmas stollen demonstration

Wertheim walking tour with mulled wine and Christmas stollen demonstration

This morning, you’ll head off to see the Würzburg Residence, a baroque-style palace famous for its gigantic ceiling fresco. Later, visit the town’s renowned Christmas Market, held in front of the old City Hall, for some one-of-a-kind gifts for friends back home. Beautifully decorated wooden booths are illuminated by the soft glow of Christmas lighting, and the air is filled with the scent of roasted chestnuts and the sound of Christmas carols. One of the best ways to embrace a different culture is through encounters with local residents, which you’ll experience this afternoon in a typical Franconian village. Make new friends over hot drinks and homemade seasonal treats.

Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Franconian Christmas “Village Day”

Franconian Christmas “Village Day”

or Würzburg Christmas Market night stroll
Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residence visit

Würzburg Residence visit

Rothenburg looks like something straight out of the pages of a storybook, with its medieval walls, cobbled streets, Gothic churches and Hansel-and-Gretel houses. Join a local expert for an insightful walking tour, and then wander amongst the stalls at one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets

Today’s lunch will be on your own. Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Dinner
Featured Excursions: Full-day Rothenburg with walking tour and Christmas market

Full-day Rothenburg with walking tour and Christmas market

The fact that Bamberg still exists today is something of a miracle—it survived WWII bombing virtually unscathed. It’s a superb example of a medieval German city, one compact enough to explore on foot with a local expert. You’ll also have free time to visit not just one but four Christmas Markets and a captivating amount of nativity scenes located along nativity trail.

Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Bamberg walking tour with Christmas market

Bamberg walking tour with Christmas market

For a holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany— and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. Stroll through the castle gardens and enjoy breathtaking views of the city, then walk through a maze of cobblestone lanes down to the central Market Square. There, spread out before the Church of Our Lady, is the largest Christmas Market in Germany.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Nuremberg International Airport for your flight home.

Silverware
Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Excursions
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all shore excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Experiences
  • 1 country: Germany
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
Ship Information
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (215 sq ft - 20 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services
French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers
River Queen Deck Plan
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services
French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
River Princess Deck Plan
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  $4,199
French Balcony
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Suite
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Classic
  $3,599
Deluxe
  $4,199
French Balcony
  $5,299
Suite
  $6,799
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Classic
  $3,599
Deluxe
  $4,199
French Balcony
  $5,299
Suite
  $6,799
Cruise Itinerary: Nuremberg to Frankfurt Ship(s): River Princess Prices exclude additional port charges of $210 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
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