Set sail on a unique holiday adventure with European Waterways’ “Christmas Markets Cruise,” where the magic of the season unfolds across 20 enchanting markets in Alsace-Lorraine, France.
A Christmas Voyage Like No Other
Embark on a one-of-a-kind journey aboard the Panache, a luxurious 12-passenger hotel barge, and discover the joy of exploring 20 Christmas markets in a single trip. European Waterways invites you to experience festive spirit in style, offering an immersive and indulgent cruise through heart of Alsace-Lorraine.
The Panache Experience
Panache provides the perfect setting for your holiday escapade, featuring six junior suites, each with an attached bathroom, a communal dining area, cocktail bar, and a heated spa pool. Revel in the comfort and elegance as you cruise along the picturesque waterways, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
A Festive Itinerary
Seven-day itinerary promises festive immersion, with guided-tours to 13 Christmas markets in Strasbourg, six in Colmar, and one in Haguenau. Also, explore the iconic Christkindelsmärik in Strasbourg, France’s oldest Christmas market, and wander through the charming streets of Colmar adorned with colorful half-timbered houses.
In addition to the markets, indulge in holiday-themed excursions. Moreover, visit Meisenthal Glass Bauble factory, see mouth-blown glass baubles, and explore Strasbourg’s Chocolate Museum, Musée du Chocolat. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and delights of the season.
Cost and Amenities
The “Christmas Markets Cruise” by European Waterways is priced at $7,990 per person based on double occupancy. Furthermore, for an exclusive experience, guests can charter the entire barge for $87,000. Moreover, this all-inclusive package covers daily guided tours, wine, and delectable meals prepared by an onboard chef.
Treat yourself to the ultimate festive escape with European Waterways’ “Christmas Markets Cruise.” Sail through the heart of Alsace-Lorraine, explore historic markets, and indulge in holiday-themed excursions. Whether you choose the intimate experience aboard Panache or opt for a larger ship with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, these Christmas cruises promise unforgettable moments and a magical celebration of the season.