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Riviera Travel’s Festive River Cruises Now Available To Book

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Riviera Travel has launched its Christmas and New Year programme for December 2024. A total of 26 voyages are available across six itineraries on the Rhine and the Danube.

Guests can explore Yuletide markets in the run-up to the festive period, cruise over Christmas week or see in the New Year on celebratory sailings.

The 2024 programme is available to book now and comprises:

  • The Danube’s Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets. Twelve December cruises will depart, featuring guided tours of Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava. The six-day sailing is available from £999pp.
  • Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets. Ten December cruises will depart, with guided tours of Bonn, Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Cologne. The five-day sailing is available from £849pp.
  • Christmas on the Rhine. Sailing December 21, 2024, six visits and tours are on offer, to Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Boppard and Cologne. The eight-day sailing is available from £2199pp.
  • Christmas on the Danube. Sailing December 22, 2024, with tours of Vienna, Salzburg or Linz, Budapest and Bratislava, and visits to Esztergom, Melk Abbey and Schönbrunn Palace. The eight-day sailing is available from £2199pp.
  • New Year on the Rhine. Sailing December 28, 2024, with guided tours of Rüdesheim, Frankfurt, Koblenz and Cologne. The six-day sailing is available from £1799pp.
  • New Year on the Danube. Sailing December 29, 2024, including guided tours of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace. The six-day sailing is available from £1799pp.

The itineraries are also on offer this year, with limited availability on each one.

Prices include return flights with regional airport options available, Eurostar travel on select itineraries, full board and all scheduled visits and tours.

Sailings also include on-board lectures, port talks, entertainment, authentic regional menus and the services of a Riviera cruise director and concierge throughout.

Katja Hildebrandt, Head of Product River & Ocean Cruise at Riviera Travel, said:

“These itineraries are firm favourites with our guests and provide the perfect way to experience something different over Christmas and the New Year, while enjoying a restful holiday.

“We’ll be marking the occasion in style, thanks to the magic of the yuletide markets and our own on-board festivities. A river cruise is a truly unforgettable way to celebrate, both on and off our ships.”

For more information, visit rivieratravel.co.uk or call 01283 523431.

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