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While most people are still recovering from the holiday season, it’s never too early to start planning your clients’ travels for Christmas 2018. With two new Christmas market cruises on the Danube and Rhine rivers, Riviera River Cruises is adding to your list of options.

Adding to its current offering of Christmastime cruises, Riviera River Cruises will be introducing the 6-day Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise and the 5-day Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets River Cruise. 

On the Danube itinerary, guests will sail roundtrip from Budapest with visits to Bratislava, Slovakia, and Vienna along the way. Highlights of the cruise include guided tours that bring cruisers to Budapest’s iconic parliament building and ancient castle district, Bratislava’s restored baroque old town and grand white castle, as well as Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests will also have the chance to stop in Vienna’s more than 20 Christmas markets, where a wide variety of gifts and traditional foods are sold. The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise will depart on Dec. 1, 6, 11 and 16, 2018, with pricing starting at $739 pp dbl.

The Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets River Cruise will sail roundtrip from Cologne and make stops in Rudesheim, Frankfurt, and Koblenz. In Frankfurt, guests will take in the contrasts of the city’s modern skyscrapers and historic center and also pay a visit to one of Europe’s oldest Christmas markets. In Rudesheim, they’ll find a year-round Christmas shop, while in Cologne, there are seven Christmas markets and the largest Christmas tree in Germany waiting to be discovered. The Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets River Cruise will depart on Dec. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 18, 2018. Pricing starts at $669 pp dbl.

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