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HOLIDAY & CHRISTMAS MARKETS RIVER CRUISES
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Wondering what to do for the period after Thanksgiving or for the holidays this year?  If you are like many of us over 55, you're probably asking: “Hummm. What can we do THIS year for the holidays that’s different, fun and affordable?”  At Premier, we know that a fun-packed Holiday Markets river cruise along the Rhine or Danube, or even the Seine River is the perfect answer to that question and here's why!

Two years ago, my wife Elizabeth and I enjoyed a delightful Holiday Markets river cruise on the Danube River from Passau to Budapest with a post-cruise stays in the glorious Budapest [we enjoyed an unexpected snowfall], and Prague, my wife's new favorite walking city. I know, your first reaction is probably: "No way, no how, it's cold there, and don't they actually close attractions for the winter?"

If you uttered those words, you could not be more wrong. Before continuing reading this article, why don't you CLICK the "present" graphic to the right, and take a quick read of EJ's Holiday Markets story to get her thoughts on our remarkable trip!

And for those of us reading this in the States, let me remind you of the winter of 2014 and the almost continuous snow fall on the east coast and in the midwest.  Contrast this to the mild weather by comparrison in Europe where on Christmas day, it was 48 in Prague and 51 in Budapest.  Please, please don't let the perception of "it's cold in Europe" become your reality.  The fact is that for most years, it is warmer along the Danube and Rhine than in New York, Boston or the midwest.

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With respect to your exclamation, “no way, no how, it's cold there...” I can tell you that: sure it’s cool or on rare days even cold, but it’s really more like New York than the Arctic Circle. Mid-November daytime temps hover in the low to mid-50s, evenings move into the mid-40s. December temps move down a bit more, but most days are sunny and very pleasant with temperatures in the low 50s. Yes, it’s bit cooler than we’re accustomed to in Los Angeles, but the reality is, if you take layerable clothing, a warm coat and good walking shoes, etc., you’re set to enjoy one of the most fun, memorable winter Yuletide vacations you’ll ever have! That's also why we have a special Fall/Winter version of our invaluable COMPASSPOINT™ Guide Series which provides our guests with details on exactly what to pack and hints for cool weather travel. This guide also includes some of the really cool places we discovered to shop, sightsee and have a great local meal on this itinerary. As you continue reading this article, I think you'll get a clearer understanding of how wonderful and exciting a Holiday Markets or Christmas Markets river cruise can be. It's a must have, and it's free to our customers!

If you enjoy traveling off season, this will be one of your favorite trips of all time. It will be a trip to remember as the historic and medieval city squares along the Danube and Rhine Rivers are magically transformed into extraordinary Holiday or Christmas Markets adorned with lights, singing carolers, bustling joyful crowds, and lots of fun and great food to enjoy, including delightful pastries and homemade sausages. The holiday markets date way back to the Middle Ages and when you visit these festive events, you'll gain an insight into the origination of the holiday customs and traditions we still carry on today. You just will not believe how much fun you will have exploring all of the markets along with your normal sightseeing that comes with the cruise.

Okay, now let’s talk about the economics of a Holiday or Christmas Markets European river cruise. Between November and January you’ll find the absolute lowest airfares, the absolute lowest hotel rates, the absolute lowest river cruise rates and, it’s about the only time you can use your airline miles to travel, assuming you don’t wait till the last minute to book. Next, let's address the last part of your comment above: "...don't they actually close attractions for the winter?" So, you're thinking: it’s the least expensive time to go, so that must mean the river cruise experience is not as nice as it would be on a summer cruise. Again, how wrong you are!   

 

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