Wednesday 24 July 2013

European River Cruising in Winter

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WATCHING Europe's magical winter scenery slip by from the warmth of a comfortable salon aboard one of Beyond Travel's winter markets river cruises is a unique way to spend Christmas.

Offering fantastic value, these shorter itineraries are a perfect add-on to a European holiday visiting family and friends over the festive season. There are four- and five-day Rhine River cruises, aboard first class ships departing from Frankfurt. Prices start from just $625 per person twin share and include outside cabin accommodation, meals and sightseeing which  focusses  on the various Christmas markets held over the winter season. There are six departures available from late November through to December.

There's also a choice of  seven-day voyages departing Vienna and Passau to enjoy the snow covered landscape of forests, castles and villages as you journey along the Danube River.

Typical is the Advent on the Danube itinerary from Vienna to Nuremberg with stops at Melk, Passau and Regensburg which all have local Christmas markets in which to stroll around with a warm gluhwein listening to the carols and tasting Christmas treats.

Priced from $1195 per person twin share it includes six nights' accommodation in an outside cabin with all meals including wine with dinner, plus a comprehensive program of sightseeing excursions and more.

The longer cruises operate guaranteed departures in November and December.

More details from Beyond Travel at 1300-363-554 or email


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