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Classic Christmas Markets (2024) (Frankfurt to Nuremberg)

From Frankfurt, Germany to Nuremberg, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Mon, Dec 02, 2024
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Departure
Dec 02, 2024
Arrival
Dec 09, 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)
    Mon, Dec 02, 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
    Tue, Dec 03, 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
    Wed, Dec 04, 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
    Thu, Dec 05, 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
    Fri, Dec 06, 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
    Sat, Dec 07, 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
    Sun, Dec 08, 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)
    Mon, Dec 09, 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
4.3
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 24 reviews - currently showing 9 reviews with comments only

I thoroughly enjoyed this river cruise along the Danube. Everything was as advertised. We were met at the airport and arrived early to our ship. The Uniworld staff was amazing! I definitely recommend this cruise.

Small group on ship. Great for meeting new people. Great friendly professional staff. Excellent food. Depending on destinations excursions are good. This was our second time with Uniworld. First was Italy. That was unbelievable.

OUR TRAVEL AGENT KEVIN ORR WAS EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE TO OUR TRAVEL DESIRES. HE MADE EVERY EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE OUR REQUESTS AND OVERALL WE WERE SUPREMELY PLEASED BY OUR TRIP AND THE EFFORTS MADE AFFORDABLE TOURS ON OUR BEHALF

Thye price we paid was well below the value of the services we received!

Uniworld is the best. They go the extra mile to please everyone.

Uniworld is absolutely the best provider of river cruises in Europe. The staff is superb, friendly, and totally professional.

Uniworld once again has done an excellent job. This is our fourth trip on a UniWorld Riv er Cruise. All tours are included and we got to chose upon numerous tours each day

Uniworld is super! They just do river cruising right.

This was my fifth trip w/Uniworld - - I think that speaks for itself.

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