Get away next holiday season and discover festive traditions and holiday markets in charming riverside towns in Germany, France, and Switzerland on an unhurried river cruise.

Starting at: $3,090 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Festive entrance to Strasbourg's historic city center  Holiday decorations at Place Kleber, Strasbourg  Young traveler enjoying a pretzel in Strasbourg during the holidays  Gingerbread, Germany  Enticing holiday sweets. Credit: Meghan Nash  Holiday market treasures. Credit: Meghan Nash  Holiday market in Germany. Credit: Meghan Nash  Passing through the Rhine Gorge. Credit: Meghan Nash  Passing through the Rhine Gorge. Credit: Meghan Nash  Smithsonian travelers onboard ship. Credit: Meghan Nash  Holiday market in Cologne  View of Cologne along the Rhine River

Holiday Markets

A River Cruise along the Rhine River

12 days from $3,090

Get away next holiday season and discover festive traditions and holiday markets in charming riverside towns in Germany, France, and Switzerland on an unhurried river cruise.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

TOUR BROCHURE

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

I loved going to the stops on the cruise to experience the wonderful holiday markets - be sure you have extra space for the treasures you will buy!! Also the kind of trip you can take again!

- Ellen S.

The Holiday Markets tour is a magical way to see Germany, Luxembourg, and Paris as the cities and people wonderfully display the joy of the season!

- Charles M.

I can't say enough about my experience with Smithsonian Journeys!!

- Daniel M.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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Dates & Prices

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SPECIAL OFFER

Save $250 *per person when you book by July 19, 2019!

No single supplement for solo travelers! (Limited availability. Book early to ensure your place.)

Special Air Rates & Services: As part of our special air program, FlexAir, available with this tour, you can choose from a wide variety of flight options. Visit the Tour Details tab and click on "Special Air Rates/Services" drop down. 


Category E
Haydn Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$3,340 $3,090 - - Double
$3,340 $3,090 - - Single
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Category D
Haydn Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$3,540 $3,290 - - Double
$3,540 $3,290 - - Single
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Category C
Strauss Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,040 $3,790 - - Double
$4,040 $3,790 - - Single
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Category B
Strauss Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,140 $3,890 - - Double
$4,140 $3,890 - - Single
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Category A
Mozart Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,540 $4,290 - - Double
$4,540 $4,290 - - Single
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Suite
Mozart Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,840 $4,590 - - Double
Make a Reservation

SPECIAL OFFER

Save $250 *per person when you book by July 19, 2019!

No single supplement for solo travelers! (Limited availability. Book early to ensure your place.)

Special Air Rates & Services: As part of our special air program, FlexAir, available with this tour, you can choose from a wide variety of flight options. Visit the Tour Details tab and click on "Special Air Rates/Services" drop down. 


Category E
Haydn Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$3,340 $3,090 - - Double
$3,340 $3,090 - - Single
Make a Reservation
Category D
Haydn Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$3,540 $3,290 - - Double
$3,540 $3,290 - - Single
Make a Reservation
Category C
Strauss Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,040 $3,790 - - Double
$4,040 $3,790 - - Single
Make a Reservation
Category B
Strauss Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,140 $3,890 - - Double
$4,140 $3,890 - - Single
Make a Reservation
Category A
Mozart Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,540 $4,290 - - Double
$4,540 $4,290 - - Single
Make a Reservation
Suite
Mozart Deck
Price Special Pricing Pre-tour Ext. Post-tour Ext. Occupancy
$4,840 $4,590 - - Double
Make a Reservation

Price Notes

Port taxes are an additional $395 per person and single supplement waived for solo travelers. Accommodations for our solo guests are limited on this tour, book early to ensure your place!  

Our November 24-December 5, 2019 departure starts in Interlaken and ends in Cologne. Our December 4-15, 2019 departure runs in reverse, starting in Cologne and ending in Interlaken.               

Prices are based on rates of exchange, airfare & fuel (where applicable), tariffs, taxes and other costs as of the tour publication date. We reserve the right to correct errors and to increase program prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, and taxes received after prices are published and to reflect currency fluctuations.