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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 £469 per person.

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£469 per person.

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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 £474 per person.

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£474 per person.

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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 £534 per person.

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£534 per person.

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4 nights from £534

Close this result item Christmas Markets on the Rhine 7 days 

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 £539 per person.

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£539 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 £554 per person.

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£554 per person.

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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 £554 per person.

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£554 per person.

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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 £554 per person.

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£554 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 £569 per person.

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£569 per person.

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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 £609 per person.

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£609 per person.

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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 £609 per person.

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£609 per person.

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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.

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7 days from only £619 per person.

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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 £624 per person.

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£624 per person.

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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 £629 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 £674 per person.

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£674 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 £679 per person.

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£679 per person.

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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 £689 per person.

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£689 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 £699 per person.

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£699 per person.

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6 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 £704 per person.

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£704 per person.

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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 £709 per person.

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£709 per person.

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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 £719 per person.

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£719 per person.

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Close this result item Classic Nile Cruise By Air 8 days 

Sphinx in Luxor

The Viking Princess is a five-star, four-deck cruise ship, offering comfortable accommodation to give you a wonderful Nile Cruise experience. All meals are served in the main restaurant situated on the Middle Deck. There is a lounge bar on the Upper Deck and a large Sun Deck with pool and bar with sunbeds and chairs in a canopied area. Cabin facilities include private bathroom, hairdryer, fridge, safety deposit box and plasma TV (local channels). The emphasis on board is very much on creating an intimate and friendly ambience with spacious interiors and classical furnishings, just perfect for cruising the Nile

Viking Princess

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8 days from only £801.50 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 £819 per person.

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£819 per person.

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6 nights from £819

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 £824 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 £824 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 £824 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 £829 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 £834 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 £864 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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5 days from only £929 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 £934 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 £974 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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