On our Christmas Markets cruise we not only got to enjoy some of Europe's finest Christmas markets,but we also visited some of the most well known historical sights as well. Visits to cities like Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, and Nuremberg provided a number of historical and cultural highlights.
If you have never thought of doing the Christmas Markets through Europe - I know I hadn't - they should definitely be on your travel bucket list. There is nothing like sipping on some warm Gluhwein while meandering through medieval cobbled streets admiring the local handicrafts to put you in the holiday spirit!
Our Christmas Markets Through Europe down the Danube River with AmaWaterways was a once in a lifetime experience. There is something for everyone - it isn't just for avid shoppers. We saw many Unesco World Heritage sights. We experienced some amazing local cuisine, craft beer, and incredible small production wines from the Wachau Valley that likely never make it to the US market.
The sights and sounds of the Christmas Markets were a fabulous way to ring in the holiday season. I have no love for cold weather. I have no problem being completely upfront about that! However, the cold was no deterrent during this trip, in spite of what the thermometer read. Consider a Christmas Markets tour through Europe for next year. I promise you, it will not disappoint. But be sure to book it early. Space on these special sailings fills up quickly.
Thank you for following my travels on Facebook, and I hope you will consider traveling on this journey down the Danube next holiday season. It may seem like a long way off, but remember, life is short.
Stop dreaming. Start Going.