European Christmas Markets

13th Dec 2023 8 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2327
Festive cruise
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,099 per person
Christmas at Tivoli gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark Christmas at Tivoli gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,099 per person
Enjoy FREE All Inclusive Drinks

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*FREE Drinks package:
is applicable to new bookings only, made between 06/09/22 and 31/10/22 inclusive, for departures of 6 to 16 nights, departing from the UK in 2023, as highlighted on website.  Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, see website. Offer excludes saver fares, charters, exclusive sailings, and Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled. E&OE.

As the festive season excitement begins, start your celebrations with visits to three enchanting European cities that really come to life at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’. German cities are famed for their festive spirit, and your visit to Hamburg is sure to be special. Awaiting you are traditional Christmas markets and charming wooden huts adorned with twinkling lights and selling food, confectionery and handicrafts, creating a warmth amidst the seasonal chill; explore and enjoy a mug of steaming Glühwein as you browse for unique gifts. Make the most of your time to see sights such as St Nikolai Church and the Chilehaus, and enjoy a winter stroll along the banks of the River Elbe too, perhaps.[ReadMore]

Christmas-time charms will delight you in the capitals of Norway and Denmark too. Your visit to Copenhagen, will be one to remember; the legendary Tivoli Gardens is a ‘must-visit’ at this time the year, with its displays of light and decoration and stalls offering everything from Nordic handicrafts to tempting local delicacies. The impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg Palaces and picturesque Nyhavn district are also not-to-be-missed. You’ve an opportunity to see Oslo when it’s transformed into a winter wonderland of Christmas markets, fairs and decorations, and perhaps take in highlights including Vigeland Sculpture Park and the National Gallery, home of see Edvard Munch’s The Scream. What’s more, you’re in for memorable scenic cruising too, sailing the Kiel Canal, River Elbe and past the Olsen Family home as Balmoral navigates Oslofjord.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral conveys a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.