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: $3,290 * 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 $3,290

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

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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.

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SHIP

Amadeus Silver III

Amadeus Silver III, along with sister ships in the Amadeus fleet, reflects the elegance and romance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music. The meticulous crafting of these deluxe ships sets new standards in design and technology and feature the comforts of a floating five-star hotel.

Public facilities are spacious and typically include the Panorama Bar, Lido Bar, Amadeus-Club with Internet station, library, beauty salon, boutique, fitness studio with massage services and early morning exercise classes. The Sun Deck features outdoor dipping pool, golf putting green, and walking track. Guests will aslo appreciate the complimentary audio headset available to all passengers for listening enhancement during shore excursions. Laundry service is available.

Staterooms

Each exclusively chartered ship offers up to 84 river-view, air-conditioned, stylishly appointed suites (284 square feet) and staterooms (from 172 square feet), among the most spacious of any European river ship. Most accommodations feature a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with iron railing. Each stateroom has two twin beds (convertible to one queen-size bed), a private bathroom with shower (suites have a bathtub with shower), individual climate control, satellite telephone and television, writing desk, safe, and hair dryer.

 Cuisine

Freshly prepared continental meals featuring local ingredients are served in single, unassigned seatings in the delightfully scenic Panorama Restaurant and include early-risers’ coffee, buffet breakfast and lunch, afternoon tea, four‑ course dinner, and late-evening snack. Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner.

Ship Staff

The English-speaking, international crew provides warm hospitality. The Amadeus Silver III meets the highest safety standards and is the only fleet of European river ships to have been awarded the “Green Certificate” of environmental preservation.