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Classic Christmas Markets (2024) (Frankfurt to Nuremberg)

From Frankfurt, Germany to Nuremberg, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sun, Dec 15, 2024
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Departure
Dec 15, 2024
Arrival
Dec 22, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as modern children abandon their usual electronics and discover the enchantment of hand-carved wooden toys, as scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air. Sail through Christmas country, trying Frankfurt’s famous apple cider and Nuremberg’s gingerbread. Throughout, cozy up to steaming mugs of glühwein (warm spiced wine) and do as the locals do by collecting different mugs from each stall and town you visit. Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany, the land where many Christmas traditions began, and find the magic of the season in the smiles that you meet along the way. Please note that most Christmas Markets in Europe end their season on the 23rd of December and will not be available after that date.

  1. Day 1
    Frankfurt (Embark)
    Sun, Dec 15, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast
  2. Day 2
    Frankfurt
    Mon, Dec 16, 2024
    Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers, but that’s done nothing to diminish the cultural heart of the city. Frankfurt’s old town, the Altstadt, is as charming as it gets, and has hosted some of the best Christmas markets on the continent for centuries. Opt to stay in town today for a “Taste of Christmas” walking tour featuring all sorts of sugary and savory treats, or alternatively, head out of town on an excursion to the Christmas market in Wiesbaden.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Cruising the Main River, Wertheim
    Tue, Dec 17, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Würzburg
    Wed, Dec 18, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Schweinfurt
    Thu, Dec 19, 2024
    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
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Bamberg
    Fri, Dec 20, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Nuremberg
    Sat, Dec 21, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Nuremberg (Disembark)
    Sun, Dec 22, 2024
    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.
    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Germany

Rivers Visited

Main, Rhine

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 34 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

This was our third river cruise with Uniworld and all have been excellent on every count. Cabin, dining, excursions, and service are all superior. All crew members contributed to making the passengers feel welcome and well cared for. We feel that Uniworld provides a good value for their products.

Value for money, though it may seems expensive compared to other cruise operators. Though the ship, River Queen, is built in 1999, but it is well maintained

Uniworld is always a class act. They have changed this itinerary slightly for 2019. It is a little shorter and focuses more on the Moselle, which is the more scenic of the 2 rivers.

Very pleased with the courtesy and professionalism shown throughout the process.

UnIworld River Cruise was outstanding. Even better than we thought. Everything was great.

Uniworld team was truly outstanding. They made you feel at home and personalized their service well beyond most expectations. An exceptional experience!

Uniworld is a wonderful provider. I was treated in every way like a queen. The staff is courteous, professional, and caring. Anytime one of your travelers is waffling on a river cruise provider, send them my way for the highest recommendation of Uniworld!

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