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Europe’s best Christmas markets, cruise style

By Explore
Updated March 16 2021 - 12:31pm, first published March 16 2020 - 12:30pm

Europe’s Christmas markets are a tradition dating back hundreds of years. Bernadette Chua selects the best.

The Danube with Avalon

Avalon Waterways runs several festive itineraries on Europe’s rivers, including Christmastime on the Danube. It starts with Nuremberg’s famous Christkindlesmarkt, which attracts more than two million visitors every year. It concludes in magical Vienna with a culinary tour of the Advent market. You’ll sample traditional Austrian festive foods and delicious local sachertorte.

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