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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 RHINE CRUISE 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!

MV Prinses Christina

5 days from only £449 per person.

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£449 per person.

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4 nights from £449

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian Christmas River Cruise (By Rail) 6 days 

Amsterdam

From the moment you board, it’s time to relax and enjoy a wonderful festive break. Cruising through Holland and Belgium, admire the splendid scenery to be found in these locations and take in the amazing attractions and sights in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Vlissingen and Ghent. Enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch and Captain’s gala dinner.

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £539 per person.

Saving £230 each.

£539 per person.

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London St Pancras 5 nights from £539

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian Christmas River Cruise (By Air) 6 days 

Amsterdam

From the moment you board, it’s time to relax and enjoy a wonderful festive break. Cruising through Holland and Belgium, admire the splendid scenery to be found in these locations and take in the amazing attractions and sights in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Vlissingen and Ghent. Enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch and Captain’s gala dinner.

MV Virginia

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6 days from only £599 per person.

Saving £190 each.

£599 per person.

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5 nights from £599

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 £639 per person.

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Includes room supplement of £80

£639 per person.

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London St Pancras 4 nights from £639

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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 £649 per person.

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£649 per person.

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4 night from £649

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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 £649 per person.

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£649 per person.

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London St Pancras 4 nights from £649

Close this result item Dutch & Belgian Christmas River Cruise (By Coach) 7 days 

Ghent

From the moment you board, it’s time to relax and enjoy a wonderful festive break. Cruising through Holland and Belgium, admire the splendid scenery to be found in these locations and take in the amazing attractions and sights in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Vlissingen and Ghent. Enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch and Captain’s 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 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 £729 per person.

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£729 per person.

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4 night from £729

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 £729 per person.

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£729 per person.

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5 nights from £729

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 £729 per person.

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£729 per person.

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London St Pancras 5 nights from £729

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 £799 per person.

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£799 per person.

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6 nights from £799

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 £799 per person.

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£799 per person.

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7 nights from £799

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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 £799 per person.

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£799 per person.

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London St Pancras 6 nights from £799

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 £849 per person.

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£849 per person.

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7 nights from £849

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 £899 per person.

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£899 per person.

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4 night from £899

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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7 nights from £919

Close this result item Classic Nile Cruise & 7-night Stay in Hurghada 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 £1218 per person.

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£1218 per person.

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14 nights from £1218

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