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Top 10 Holiday Destinations

Posted by Erin Wright on Nov 1, 2017 5:05:39 PM

Not everyone goes home for the holidays. Many prefer to travel and want to make the most of their holiday season in a new and interesting location. Whether you are looking for Christmas or New Year's plans, we have a trip for you! Come in from the cold and grab a glass of Egg Nog and find out where you can go to spend the holidays.

Advent Destinations

1. Advent on the Rhine


6 Days - Magic of Advent on the Rhine River Cruise Germany

Travel the Rhine on your luxury river cruise boat and take in all that Germany at Christmas has to offer. You will start your journey in Cologne then board your ship and travel through Koblenz, Boppard, and Ruedesheim. From Christmas markets to mulled wine receptions, you will get the full feel of the holiday season as you travel from port to port.


 2. Advent on the Danube


9 Days - Magic of Advent on the Danube River Cruise Austria Germany

Christmas shopping will be easy on this trip as you travel from Nuremburg to Vienna along the beautiful Danube river. Christmas markets abound in Germany and you will visit one on 4 out of the 9 days you travel. Enjoy an optional concert on board to hear the "Sound of Vienna"  and enjoy a performance by the ship's orchestra during your included Captain's Gala dinner. 

3. Christmas Market Tour 


7 Days - German Christmas Markets Escorted Vacation

Experience the remarkable atmosphere of Advent in Germany. Immerse yourself in true German culture as you stroll through the sparkling lights and festively decorated streets of Christmas markets, savor regional dishes, and sip traditional mulled wine. Adventure through Germany exploring the best of both worlds as you visit charming medieval towns such as Rothenburg and Nuremberg and modern cities such as Frankfurt and Berlin. Don't miss out on this truly delightful time in Germany.

Christmas Destinations

4. Christmas on the Rhine


8 Days - Christmas River Cruise on the Rhine Germany France

Board your luxury boat and travel the Rhine from Cologne to Strasbourg, visiting Christmas markets and famous landmarks along the way. This package takes you through Germany and into France over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and includes Christmas Mass at the Dome of Speyer and a Christmas party aboard the ship. Give Santa Claus the year off and do your holiday shopping at the various Christmas markets and shops you will visit on your beautiful river voyage. 

5. Christmas on the Danube


9 Days - Christmas River Cruise on the Danube Germany Austria Slovakia

Cruise the Danube River during Christmas, one of the most festive seasons of all. Enjoy special concerts and dinners aboard your riverboat as you travel to Munich, Vienna, Bratislava, Passau, and more. Join optional tours and visit museums, cathedrals, and old towns. Don't forget to stroll the festively lit streets and check out the bustling Christmas Markets.

New Year's Destinations

6. New Year's on the Rhine


10 Days - New Years Eve River Cruise on the Rhine Germany France Switzerland

Experience cathedrals, historic villages, and both historical and modern art as you travel the Rhine through Germany, along the boarder of Germany and France and into Switzerland. There will be ample time to shop and dine before and after your New Year's celebration on the boat. Party the 2017 away with the "Dance into the New Year" celebration aboard your ship.

7. New Year's on the Danube


9 Days - New Years Eve River Cruise on the Danube Germany Austria Hungary Slovakia

Cruise the Danube aboard a luxury river boat.  Begin your journey in Munich and enjoy stops in Passau, Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava, and conclude back in Passau.  You'll experience castles, cathedrals, opera houses, and gourmet food and wine along the way.  Travel under the illuminated Chain Bridge in Budapest to the sounds of a lively gypsy band as you celebrate New Year's Eve on board and dance into the New Year. 

8. New Year's in Germany


8 Days - German New Years Celebration Escorted Vacation

Explore magical landscapes with lush rolling hills, medieval towns, and picturesque castles. Visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber and tour beautiful castles such as Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Ring in 2018 with a New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at a restaurant in Munich. On the last night of the year, the pedestrian area in downtown Munich, around Kauffinger Strasse and Marienplatz Square, transforms into one giant street party. The bridges across the Isar River also offer a wonderful vantage point for watching the impressive fireworks displays.

9. Baltic New Year's


8 Days - Baltic Panorama Lithuania Latvia Estonia Escorted Vacation

Experience the Baltic on an escorted vacation visiting Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Begin in medieval Vilnius and continue on to Riga where you will enjoy a walking tour visiting Riga Castle, St. Peter's Church, and the Swedish Gate. Travel on to Tallinn which offers a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. In the evening, enjoy an upscale and entertaining Fabulous New Year Gala.

10. New Year's in Sicily


8 Days - Italy Sicilian Fantasy

Dive into the new year with a travel experience touring the highlights of Sicily. Visit Palermo, Taormina, Agrigento, Siracusa, Catania, and Cefalu. Travel from port city to medieval towns and indulge in traditional Sicilian products such as panettone and artisan liquors such as Rosolio. Enjoy New Year's Eve dinner with music and entertainment at the hotel in Palermo.

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