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Festive River Cruises

Winter river cruise

Visit world famous Christmas markets, enjoy a relaxing Christmas Day or bring in the New Year in style...

Our special range of Festive river cruises include European Christmas market shopping trips, relaxing Christmas getaways and New Year celebration cruise holidays.

With Shearings river cruises, you can rest assured you'll be well looked after. We've thought of everything to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for your holiday. You can make your way to your stylishly decorated ship by coach, air or Eurostar and then enjoy delicious festive meals and entertainment which is all included.

With full board accommodation, full porterage service and a Shearings representative on hand to look after your every need, you can sit back, relax, and watch the sparkling winter scenery pass you by.

What better way to celebrate Christmas or New Year in style than with a wonderfully relaxing European river cruise? Alternatively, you can see our full range of river cruises or see what other festive holidays are on offer.

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Close this result item Christmas Markets in Holland & Belgium 7 days 

Amsterdam

Enjoy the wonderful festive season as we cruise through Holland and Belgium, with the chance to explore the pretty Christmas markets. Pick up unique Christmas gifts and experience two of Europe's Historic Cities.

 

MV Virginia

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7 days from only £519 per person.

£519 per person.

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6 nights from £519

Close this result item Christmas Markets in Holland & Belgium 7 days 

Amsterdam

Enjoy the wonderful festive season as we cruise through Holland and Belgium, with the chance to explore the pretty Christmas markets. Pick up unique Christmas gifts and experience two of Europe's Historic Cities.

MV Virginia

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7 days from only £529 per person.

£529 per person.

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6 nights from £529

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian New Year River Cruise 5 days 

New Years Eve

From the start of your cruise it’s a festive celebration. Enjoy the winter scenery of Belgium and Holland and bring in the New Year onboard the MV Virginia.

MV Virginia

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5 days from only £549 per person.

£549 per person.

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4 nights from £549

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Koblenz Christmas Market

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at the Christmas markets in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Cologne as you enjoy a relaxing river cruise. You'll have time to explore the markets and pick up unique Christmas gifts at our ports of call, plus the chance to take in some truly spectacular winter views as your cruise ship meanders along the Rhine.

MPS Rotterdam

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7 days from only £569 per person.

Saving £30 each.

£569 per person.

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Koblenz Christmas Market

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at the Christmas markets in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Cologne as you enjoy a relaxing river cruise. You'll have time to explore the markets and pick up unique Christmas gifts at our ports of call, plus the chance to take in some truly spectacular winter views as your cruise ship meanders along the Rhine.

MPS Rotterdam

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5 days from only £599 per person.

Saving £20 each.

£599 per person.

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4 night from £599

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Koblenz Christmas Market

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at the Christmas markets in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Cologne as you enjoy a relaxing river cruise. You'll have time to explore the markets and pick up unique Christmas gifts at our ports of call, plus the chance to take in some truly spectacular winter views as your cruise ship meanders along the Rhine.

MPS Rotterdam

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5 days from only £614 per person.

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£614 per person.

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London St Pancras 4 nights from £614

Close this result item Christmas Markets in Holland & Belgium 6 days 

Amsterdam

Enjoy the wonderful festive season as we cruise through Holland and Belgium, with the chance to explore the pretty Christmas markets. Pick up unique Christmas gifts and experience two of Europe's Historic Cities.

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £619 per person.

£619 per person.

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London St Pancras 5 nights from £619

Close this result item Christmas Markets in Holland & Belgium 6 days 

Amsterdam

Enjoy the wonderful festive season as we cruise through Holland and Belgium, with the chance to explore the pretty Christmas markets. Pick up unique Christmas gifts and experience two of Europe's Historic Cities.

 

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £619 per person.

£619 per person.

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London St Pancras 5 nights from £619

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian New Year River Cruise 5 days 

New Years Eve

From the start of your cruise it’s a festive celebration. Enjoy the winter scenery of Belgium and Holland and bring in the New Year onboard the MV Virginia.

MV Virginia

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5 days from only £649 per person.

£649 per person.

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London St Pancras 4 nights from £649

Close this result item Christmas Markets in Holland & Belgium 6 days 

Amsterdam

Enjoy the wonderful festive season as we cruise through Holland and Belgium, with the chance to explore the pretty Christmas markets. Pick up unique Christmas gifts and experience two of Europe's Historic Cities.

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £681.50 per person.

£681.50 per person.

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5 nights from £681.50

Close this result item Christmas Markets in Holland & Belgium 6 days 

Amsterdam

Enjoy the wonderful festive season as we cruise through Holland and Belgium, with the chance to explore the pretty Christmas markets. Pick up unique Christmas gifts and experience two of Europe's Historic Cities.

 

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £681.50 per person.

£681.50 per person.

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5 nights from £681.50

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian Christmas River Cruise 7 days 

Ghent

From the moment you board it’s time to relax and enjoy a wonderful festive break cruising through Holland & Belgium. Celebrate with fellow ‘cruisers’ as we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch and Captains Gala dinner.

MV Virginia

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7 days from only £689 per person.

£689 per person.

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6 nights from £689

Close this result item New Year on the Rhine 5 days 

Winter on the Rhine

Start the new year in style with new-found friends on board the MPS Rotterdam. Watch the splendid winter scenery float by as you travel to wonderful ports of call along the magnificent Rhine. On New Year’s Eve you’ll enjoy a sumptuous celebration dinner, with a glass of champagne at midnight to toast the New Year.

MPS Rotterdam

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5 days from only £699 per person.

£699 per person.

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4 nights from £699

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian New Year River Cruise 5 days 

New Years Eve

From the start of your cruise it’s a festive celebration. Enjoy the winter scenery of Belgium and Holland and bring in the New Year onboard the MV Virginia.

MV Virginia

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5 days from only £741.50 per person.

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Winter on the Rhine

Start the new year in style with new-found friends on board the MPS Rotterdam. Watch the splendid winter scenery float by as you travel to wonderful ports of call along the magnificent Rhine. On New Year’s Eve you’ll enjoy a sumptuous celebration dinner, with a glass of champagne at midnight to toast the New Year.

MPS Rotterdam

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5 days from only £751.50 per person.

£751.50 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas Markets on the Rhine Plus 2 nights in Cologne 7 days 

Cologne Christmas Market

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at the Christmas markets in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Cologne as you enjoy a relaxing river cruise. You'll have time to explore the markets and pick up unique Christmas gifts at our ports of call, plus the chance to take in some truly spectacular winter views as your cruise ship meanders along the Rhine.

MPS Rotterdam

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7 days from only £754 per person.

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£754 per person.

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6 nights from £754

Close this result item New Year on the Rhine 5 days 

Winter on the Rhine

Start the new year in style with new-found friends on board the MPS Rotterdam. Watch the splendid winter scenery float by as you travel to wonderful ports of call along the magnificent Rhine. On New Year’s Eve you’ll enjoy a sumptuous celebration dinner, with a glass of champagne at midnight to toast the New Year.

MPS Rotterdam

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5 days from only £759 per person.

£759 per person.

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London St Pancras 4 nights from £759

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian Christmas River Cruise 6 days 

Ghent

From the moment you board it’s time to relax and enjoy a wonderful festive break cruising through Holland & Belgium. Celebrate with fellow ‘cruisers’ as we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch and Captains Gala dinner.

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £769 per person.

£769 per person.

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London St Pancras 5 nights from £769

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian Christmas River Cruise 6 days 

Ghent

From the moment you board it’s time to relax and enjoy a wonderful festive break cruising through Holland & Belgium. Celebrate with fellow ‘cruisers’ as we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch and Captains Gala dinner.

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £791.50 per person.

£791.50 per person.

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5 nights from £791.50

Close this result item Christmas Markets in Holland & Belgium 8 days 

Amsterdam

Enjoy the wonderful festive season as we cruise through Holland and Belgium, with the chance to explore the pretty Christmas markets. Pick up unique Christmas gifts and experience two of Europe's Historic Cities.

MV Virginia

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8 days from only £799 per person.

£799 per person.

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Close this result item Classic Nile Cruise 8 days 

Sphinx of Luxor

A cruise along the Nile is a truly unforgettable experience. There is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt's history than a gentle meandering cruise. We take you to some of the most spectacular sites in the world. Come and discover the ancient wonders of Egypt on this awe-inspiring river cruise.

Viking Princess

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8 days from only £801.50 per person.

£801.50 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas On The Danube 5 days 

Join our relaxing cruise along the beautiful River Danube, taking in the festive atmosphere as well as the wonderful scenery on our way.

A-ROSA Bella

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5 days from only £851.50 per person.

£851.50 per person.

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San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice

Watch the mirrored images of the Christmas lights reflected in the canals of this beautiful Venetian city. Spend an Italian Christmas on board the MS Michelangelo with its traditional atmosphere.

MS Michelangelo

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7 days from only £869 per person.

£869 per person.

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Close this result item New Year on the Rhine - Extended 7 days 

Cologne

Start the new year in style with new-found friends on board the MPS Rotterdam. Watch the splendid winter scenery float by as you travel to wonderful ports of call along the magnificent Rhine. On New Year’s Eve you’ll enjoy a sumptuous celebration dinner, with a glass of champagne at midnight to toast the New Year.

MPS Rotterdam

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7 days from only £916.50 per person.

£916.50 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas on the Rhine River Cruise 6 days 

Winter on the Rhine

Join us for a magical Christmas, as we soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere along the majestic Rhine, with breathtaking winter scenery throughout our journey. Celebrate with fellow holiday-makers as we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas dinner, sure to leave you with fond memories.

MPS Rotterdam

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6 days from only £919 per person.

£919 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas on the Rhine River Cruise 8 days 

Winter on the Rhine

Join us for a magical Christmas, as we soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere along the majestic Rhine, with breathtaking winter scenery throughout our journey. Celebrate with fellow holiday-makers as we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas dinner, sure to leave you with fond memories.

MPS Rotterdam

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8 days from only £919 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas on the Rhine River Cruise 6 days 

Winter on the Rhine

Join us for a magical Christmas, as we soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere along the majestic Rhine, with breathtaking winter scenery throughout our journey. Celebrate with fellow holiday-makers as we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas dinner, sure to leave you with fond memories.

MPS Rotterdam

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6 days from only £921.50 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas in Venice 5 days 

San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice

Watch the mirrored images of the Christmas lights reflected in the canals of this beautiful Venetian city. Spend an Italian Christmas on board the MS Michelangelo with its traditional atmosphere.

MS Michelangelo

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5 days from only £951.50 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas on the Rhine & Cologne Extension 8 days 

Cologne

Join us for a magical Christmas, as we soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere along the majestic Rhine, with breathtaking winter scenery throughout our journey. Celebrate with fellow holiday-makers as we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas dinner, sure to leave you with fond memories.

MPS Rotterdam

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8 days from only £1041.50 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas on the Rhine & Cologne Extension 8 days 

Cologne

Join us for a magical Christmas, as we soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere along the majestic Rhine, with breathtaking winter scenery throughout our journey. Celebrate with fellow holiday-makers as we enjoy a sumptuous Christmas dinner, sure to leave you with fond memories.

MPS Rotterdam

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8 days from only £1086.50 per person.

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Close this result item Classic Nile Cruise & 7-night Stay in Hughada 15 days 

River Nile

A cruise along the Nile is a truly unforgettable experience. There is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt's history than a gentle meandering cruise. We take you to some of the most spectacular sites in the world. Come and discover the ancient wonders of Egypt on this awe-inspiring river cruise.

Viking Princess

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15 days from only £1100.50 per person.

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14 nights from £1100.50

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