The holiday season is here which means, shopping season is here too. Choosing the perfect presents for your friends and family is part of all the fun that comes with this occasion. However, did you know that the best place to shop for presents is the famous Christmas markets in Europe? However, you do not have to go solo to these shopping meccas on the holiday. There are luxurious river cruises and personalized tours that you could take to make the most of your European holiday.
River Cruises With a Theme
You can get aboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruise to see different markets. In fact, this time round Uniworld has introduced 6 themed holiday cruises. This includes a mix of different markets of Europe. Be sure to try the Classic Christmas option, which is an 8-day trip and sails guests all through Germany. It halts at Nuremberg, where tourists can go to the Würzburg market and the “Gingerbread Capital of the World.”
Germany Christmas Markets & More
Trafalgar tours offer an 8-day tour experience of the German markets. This includes visiting the country’s oldest known Christmas market and a castle protected by UNESCO. Apart from Germany’s markets, the tour includes going to the Christmas markets of Switzerland and Austria, as well. In addition, there will also be a Swiss dinner at a local family’s house in Lucerne.
Endless Holiday Cheer
Contiki is another tour company that caters to the age group of 18-to-35. Their 7-day tour to Christmas markets in Germany includes not only the iconic markets that are well-known for traditional sweet snacks but also morning cruises on Rhine River and evenings in Frankfurt for tasting gluhwein. There will be stops at a nearby vineyard in Koblenz. They can enjoy hot chocolate while on the way to Rothenberg, the walled city, and partake in a workshop for gingerbread-making in Nuremberg. The tour ends on a party note in Munich where tourists are taken to the Neuschwanstein Castle, a visit to the traditional beer halls, followed by a final walkthrough to the Christmas markets only for last-minute shopping.