Looking to visit Europe this holiday season? Here's a fun option: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is offering seven all-inclusive holiday cruises along Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, and Seine rivers provide the quintessential holiday experience. Each cruise includes the exclusive “Taste of Christmas” program—a special complimentary excursion.
“Taste of Christmas,” available in Paris, Vienna, Strasbourg, and Frankfurt, will bring visitors to each city’s main Christmas Market with an English-speaking local guide. Bonus: Every tour concludes with seasonal snacks made by a local vendor, such as a marzipan-filled pastry or gingerbread in Germany; vanillekipferi, Austria’s favorite Christmas cookie; or a sampling of bredele, traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies.
Depending on the itinerary, other excursions—many of which are exclusive—might include taking a horse-drawn wagon ride through the Bavarian Forest, wandering through Versailles on a private palace tour, sipping cocktails with a real-life Austrian princess, eating New Year’s Eve dinner (with a private concert) with the chance to dance Strauss waltzes at a Viennese palace, or ringing in the New Year in a Budapest ballroom with a gala dinner and dance.
Uniworld’s 2014 collection of Holiday River Cruises include all gratuities, airport transfers, shore excursions, and onboard meals with unlimited beverages, including a selection of wines, craft and regional beers, and soft drinks.
Rhine Holiday Markets (Basel to Cologne, 8 Days)
Danube Holiday Markets (Budapest to Passau, 8 Days)
Classic Christmas Markets (Nuremberg to Frankfurt, 8 Days)
European Holiday Markets (Nuremberg to Vienna, 8 Days)
Parisian Winter Holiday (Paris to Paris, 8 Days)
Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise (Passau to Budapest, 11 Days)
Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise (Nuremberg to Budapest, 13 Days)
For more details, visit uniworld.com.