Reservations 877·97·CRAFT  (877·972·7238)

7-Day ~ Christmas Craft Markets December 2008

Viking River Cruises

Start Date:


December 7, 2008


End Date:


December 14, 2008

Christmas Craft Markets December 2008 ~ Christmas Craft Markets Description

Usher in the holiday season with a timeless trip down the Danube River and discover the beauty of Austria and Germany. Sail through the enchanting Wachau Valley and Bavarian countryside, and experience the magic of the holiday season where so many Christmas traditions began. Delight in the sweet smells of tasty lebkuchen (gingerbread) and glühwein (hot mulled wine). On select sail dates, you can shop in Christmas markets for seasonal handicrafts and unique gifts.


Danube Explorer is an 8-day/7-night cruise with fares starting from $1,699. Sail aboard a ship designed for viewing the enchanting riverside vistas, through panoramic windows, from the sun deck, or from the comfort of your private, river-view cabin. Our onboard meals, prepared by European chefs, include a choice of entrées, regional specialties and traditional favorites.


Our English-speaking guides will take you to architectural treasures and famous historic sites. You’ll enjoy an apple strudel making demonstration, Bavarian folkloric entertainment, and visits to Christmas markets brimming with seasonal offerings. Highlights include the 900-year-old Benedictine abbey at Melk and historic Regensburg.