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8-Day ~ Christmas Crafts Lace Knitting (December 2009)

Viking River Cruises

Start Date:


December 6, 2009


End Date:


December 13, 2009

Christmas Crafts Lace Knitting (December 2009) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

Usher in the holiday season with a timeless trip down the Danube River and discover the beauty of Austria and Germany while learning new lace knitting techniques from lace knitting expert Myrna Stahman. 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). Shop in Christmas markets for seasonal handicrafts and unique gifts.

Danube Explorer is an 8-day/7-night cruise designed for viewing the enchanting riverside vistas, through panoramic windows, from the sun deck, or from the comfort of your private, river-view cabin. Viking River Cruises is the leader in river cruising receiving the highest awards and passenger reviews in the industry. Onboard meals, prepared by European chefs, include a choice of entrées, delicious regional specialties and rich traditional favorites. You will be delighted by the quality and presentation of every meal.

Viking River Cruises features only the bet English-speaking guides. Your guides will bring your cruise experience to life and 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 craft markets brimming with seasonal offerings. Highlights include wonderful regional hand crafts, lace making, meeting locals and yarn shopping whenever possible.