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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 NEW YEAR - CITIES OF BELGIUM 5 days 

Sit back relax, and let us whisk you away for a carefree holiday where you can enjoy the best, the very best the area has to offer. You can't beat a holiday with Shearings!

MS Princess

5 days from only £449 per person.

£449 per person.

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4 nights from £449

Close this result item New Year - Rhine & Main (By Coach) 5 days 

Mainz, Wiesbaden

For an incredible New Year celebration, enjoy a river cruise with us on the Rhine. We’ll travel on-board the MV Virginia and will visit a number of wonderful destinations during our break. Starting in Mainz, we’ll continue on to Rudesheim, Koblenz and Cologne for a fantastic break.

MV Virginia

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5 days from only £549 per person.

£549 per person.

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4 nights from £549

Close this result item Christmas Markets on the Rhine - By Coach 7 days 

Rüdesheim Christmas market

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at the Christmas markets in Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz and Rudesheim as we enjoy a relaxing river cruise. We’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 our cruise ship meanders along the Rhine.

MPS Rotterdam

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7 days from only £599 per person.

£599 per person.

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6 nights from £599

Close this result item MV Virginia - Christmas Markets - Rhine & Main - By Coach 7 days 

Mainz, Wiesbaden

Experience the natural beauty of the Rhine with us on this excellent river cruise. We’ll enjoy the lively Christmas markets in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Mainz, and will be able to explore these three destinations at leisure. We’ll also have three superb optional excursions to enjoy.

MV Virginia

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7 days from only £599 per person.

£599 per person.

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Close this result item Christmas Markets on the Rhine - By Rail 5 days 

Schloss Drachenburg in Bonn

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at the Christmas markets in Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz and Rudesheim as we enjoy a relaxing river cruise. We’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 our cruise ship meanders along the Rhine.

MPS Rotterdam

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5 days from only £619 per person.

£619 per person.

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Departs Monday
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London St Pancras 4 nights from £619

Close this result item Christmas Markets on the Rhine - By Air 5 days 

Cologne Christmas Market

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at the Christmas markets in Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz and Rudesheim as we enjoy a relaxing river cruise. We’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 our cruise ship meanders along the Rhine.

MPS Rotterdam

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5 days from only £621.50 per person.

£621.50 per person.

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4 night from £621.50

Close this result item MV Virginia - Christmas Markets - Rhine & Main - By Air 5 days 

Mainz, Wiesbaden

Experience the natural beauty of the Rhine with us on this excellent river cruise. We’ll enjoy the lively Christmas markets in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Mainz, and will be able to explore these three destinations at leisure. We’ll also have three superb optional excursions to enjoy.

MV Virginia

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5 days from only £671.50 per person.

£671.50 per person.

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4 night from £671.50

Close this result item MV Virginia - Christmas - Rhine & Main 8 days 

Mainz, Wiesbaden

Take in the amazing scenery along the Rhine on this wonderful river cruise. We’ll travel to Mainz, Koblenz, Boppard and Rudesheim, enjoying the winter landscapes and spending time in each destination, as well as indulging in three exciting optional excursions.

MV Virginia

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8 days from only £699 per person.

£699 per person.

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7 nights from £699

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 £749 per person.

£749 per person.

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Departs Tuesday
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London St Pancras 4 nights from £749

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 £749 per person.

£749 per person.

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4 nights from £749

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 £751.50 per person.

£751.50 per person.

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4 night from £751.50

Close this result item MV Virginia - Christmas - Rhine & Main (By Air) 6 days 

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Take in the amazing scenery along the Rhine on this wonderful river cruise. We’ll travel to Mainz, Koblenz, Boppard and Rudesheim, enjoying the winter landscapes and spending time in each destination, as well as indulging in three exciting optional excursions.

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £781.50 per person.

£781.50 per person.

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5 nights from £781.50

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 £859 per person.

£859 per person.

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Departs Monday
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London St Pancras 6 nights from £859

Close this result item Christmas in Venice 8 days 

Come with us as we explore Venice at Christmastime, and enjoy a fantastic Christmas holiday in one of Italy’s most famous - and most beautiful - cities. Venice is filled with incredible things to do, and with even more incredible sights and attractions to enjoy, we’re sure to never experience a dull moment during our river cruise.

MS Michelangelo

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8 days from only £869 per person.

£869 per person.

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Close this result item Classic Nile - Royal Viking 8 days 

Philae

Explore the majestic Nile on-board the Royal Viking, one of the most elegant river cruise ships available. We’ll travel to some of Egypt’s most exotic destinations, including the Valley of the Kings & Queens, the Temple of Edfu, the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, Kitchener Island, Edfu Temple and the Temples of Karnak & Luxor.

Royal Viking

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8 days from only £901.50 per person.

£901.50 per person.

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7 nights from £901.50

Close this result item Christmas in Venice - By Air 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 £901.50 per person.

£901.50 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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London St Pancras 5 nights from £919

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.

£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.

£921.50 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 £929 per person.

£929 per person.

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London St Pancras 6 nights from £929

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 £931.50 per person.

£931.50 per person.

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6 nights from £931.50

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