Classic Christmas Markets with Uniworld

8 days from only
R45 000
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 1014
Valid: 15 Dec 22 to 22 Dec 22
Duration: 8 Days
50% savings included!


  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • 7-night cruise onboard River Queen in a Deluxe Riverview Stateroom
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all shore excursions
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” and “Village Day” programs
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Compulsory port charges of R3000 per person
  • All travellers has to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Standard Uniworld booking conditions apply. Savings featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person, and does not apply to airfare or other optional holiday add-ons. Package Excludes flights. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Reduced pricing for select departures only.2022 Friends & Family Sale is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2022 itineraries and departure dates only. Offer is valid until 31 July 2022 and requires payment in full at time of booking. Sale applies to full-fare bookings only and is not valid on suites, grand suites or royal suites. All fares and savings listed are in South African rand. Savings featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only and do not apply to airfare or other optional vacation add-ons. Rates and savings vary by itinerary and departure date. Friends & Family Two-for-One promotion applies to double occupancy bookings; single occupancy bookings will receive 50% off the current single price. Offer is not combinable with any other public offers. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. All savings has already been applied to advertised price.Offer expires 30 June 2022. May be modified or withdrawn at any time. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

​Vaccination Requirement: ALL guests on Uniworld cruises or cruise/tours through 31 December 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel.Uniworld requires our guests to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 at the time of embarkation. Young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated based on their age will be exempt from this vaccination requirement, however they will be asked to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation. With the situation changing rapidly, guests will also need to comply with any specific requirements imposed by governments, airlines, tour suppliers and venues which may differ from the above. Requirements may change without prior notice, please enquire with one of our consultants.


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DAY 1: Frankfurt (Embark)

This cruise itinerary may run in reverse order depending on departure date, please ask you consultant for more info. Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Arrive at Frankfurt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

DAY 2: Frankfurt

Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture. Experience both aspects of the city today, with time to browse the local Christmas market, one of the best on the Continent. Other options include a “Taste of Christmas” walking tour featuring all sorts of sugary and savory treats or an excursion to the Christmas market in Wiesbaden.

Featured Excursion:
Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas market
Choice of Mainhattan walking tour with Christmas market or “Taste of Christmas” Frankfurt walking tour
A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 3: Bamberg

The fact that Bamberg still exists today is something of a miracle—it survived WWII bombing virtually unscathed. It’s a superb example of a medieval German city, one compact enough to explore on foot with a local expert. You’ll also have free time to visit not just one but four Christmas Markets and a captivating amount of nativity scenes located along nativity trail.

Featured Excursion:
Bamberg walking tour with Christmas market

DAY 4: Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Schweinfurt

Rothenburg looks like something straight out of the pages of a storybook, with its medieval walls, cobbled streets, Gothic churches and Hansel-and-Gretel houses. Join a local expert for an insightful walking tour, and then wander amongst the stalls at one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets

Featured Excursion:
Full-day Rothenburg with walking tour and Christmas market
Today’s lunch will be on your own.

DAY 5: Würzburg

This morning, you’ll head off to see the Würzburg Residence, a baroque-style palace famous for its gigantic ceiling fresco. Later, visit the town’s renowned Christmas Market, held in front of the old City Hall, for some one-of-a-kind gifts for friends back home. Beautifully decorated wooden booths are illuminated by the soft glow of Christmas lighting, and the air is filled with the scent of roasted chestnuts and the sound of Christmas carols. One of the best ways to embrace a different culture is through encounters with local residents, which you’ll experience this afternoon in a typical Franconian village. Make new friends over hot drinks and homemade seasonal treats.

Featured Excursion:
Würzburg Residence visit
Choice of Franconian Christmas “Village Day” or Würzburg Christmas Market night stroll

DAY 6: Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

Located at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Wertheim is a lovely village dating back over a thousand years. It epitomizes the friendly, slow-paced small-town atmosphere of many German villages; here, residents greet each other by name as they do their daily shopping for fresh bread and sausage in tiny shops. On your guided walking tour of the village, you’ll hear a lot about daily life in Wertheim, as well as facts about the town and its history. Its many well-preserved medieval buildings—complete with low doors and tiny windows—attest to the inconveniences of life in the Middle Ages.

Featured Excursion:
Wertheim walking tour with mulled wine and Christmas stollen demonstration

DAY 7: Nuremberg

For a holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany— and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. Stroll through the castle gardens and enjoy breathtaking views of the city, then walk through a maze of cobblestone lanes down to the central Market Square. There, spread out before the Church of Our Lady, is the largest Christmas Market in Germany.

Featured Excursion:
Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market
MASTERPIECE COLLECTION:Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even "above and beyond" our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge.
Nuremberg WWII Historical Tour
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 8: Nuremberg (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Nuremberg International Airport for your flight home.