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Holiday River Cruises

With Viking, holiday river cruises along the waterways of Europe are pure magic. From Nuremberg and Wertheim, Germany, to Krems and Vienna, Austria, medieval town squares and grand cultural capitals host festive Christmas markets brimming with delightful hand-carved toys and ornaments and warm, spicy glühwein as the aroma of chestnuts and gingerbread fills the crisp air. Celebrate an Old-World holiday with Viking.

Highlights of Holiday River Cruises

Viking holiday departures complement your itinerary’s regular highlights with visits to Europe’s delightful Christmas markets, onboard festivities and more. Join us in exploring the lands where our most cherished holiday traditions began and treat yourself to a true European Christmas. Here is a preview of all you will enjoy during a Viking holiday river cruise:

  • Exuberantly decorated Christmas markets nestled in charming cities
  • Yuletide cookies, cakes and other freshly baked treats
  • Cobblestone streets illuminated by holiday lights
  • The angelic songs of strolling carolers
  • Storybook villages and snow-capped castles on the riverside
  • Hand-carved toys and ornaments from Christmases past
  • Onboard music performances, tree trimming and cooking demonstrations
  • Good tidings and cheer shared with rosy-cheeked market vendors