Viking Cruises Paris to Swiss Alps Christmas Market River Cruise

With a reputation as one of the most scenic river cruises in Europe, a Rhine river cruise is the best way to visit Europe’s most enchanting Christmas Markets.

An itinerary centred around the beauty and culture of the Rhine, incorporating some of Europe’s most beautiful and sophisticated cities and Switzerland’s unparalleled natural beauty.

Paris France

Seek out the Christmas markets dotted around the city, window shop under the festive lights, or cosy up in a Parisienne cafe with a hot bowl of Soupe à l’Oignon and a glass of French red for a typical Parisian experience.

Luxembourg /Reims France

We had a quick truck stop lunch and continued to Luxembourg City for a quick guided city tour and visit to the Luxembourg Notre Dame Cathedral.

Trier Germany

Trier is also our first introduction to Germany’s traditional Christmas markets. As mentioned, Christmas markets originated in Germany, so what better introduction than in Germany’s oldest city.

Bernkastel Germany

The highlight of this tour was the wine tasting: a fun and informative session sampling around five wines from the region.

Cochem Germany

The tour of Reichsburg Castle offers invaluable insight into the history of the region and sets the scene for the castles you will see on the scenic cruising down the Middle Rhine.

Koblenz Germany

The Koblenz Christmas markets are dotted around the historic centre in various squares so you can browse as you explore the centre.

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