Uniworld - Belgian Holiday Markets, 7 night cruise
from R68 000 pps - cruise only
There's no more magical way to enjoy the holiday season than with a visit to a Christmas market. And on an all-inclusive, luxury river cruise, you can wander the stalls of many such markets in one trip, encountering the delights of each city's unique rendition along the way. The holiday season in Belgium is something truly special. Not only will each city have its own quintessential Christmas setup, with rows of stalls offering handcrafted gifts and delicious wintertime treats, but they'll also surround these markets with enchanting festivals, ice skating rinks, elaborate light displays, Ferris wheels and more characterize the holiday season in towns across Belgium.
Bordered by the bigger tourism magnets France, Germany and the Netherlands, Belgium is a small country bursting with cultural impact and well worthy of being the highlight of any European trip - whether it's your first time on the continent or your tenth. Chocolates, french fries, speciality spirits and beers are among the many things this stretch of the Earth is known for doing well, and you'll get to experience it all during Belgium's most festive time of the year.
Visit Christmas towns unlike any other in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands - such as Brussels, Bruges and Aachen, where the markets are often named amongst the best in Europe. Discover why as you sip vin chaud and the world's most delicious cups of hot chocolate between bites of warm liege waffles and spiced gingerbread.
IncludesSeven nights' accommodation in a riverview stateroom onboard the S.S Victoria
All meals onboard
Captain's welcome and farewell receptions
Welcome and farewell gala dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Six days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Visit three countries: Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany
Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (terms and conditions apply)
Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
Captivating onboard local entertainment
- Day 1: Brussels
- Day 2: Brussels City tour with chocolate tasting
- Day 3: Ghent Walking tour with Christmas Market / Bruges walking tour with Christmas Market
- Day 4: Hasselt walking tour with Christmas Market
- Day 5: Maastricht - Aachen Christmas Market
- Day 6: Antwerp - Antwerp Walk with Concert
- Day 7: Antwerp - Antwerp Beer Tasting
- Day 8: Brussels
** Book by 30 November 2023. Excludes flights, visas, travel insurance, transfers not mentioned, and anything of a personal nature not mentioned above. Prices start from the advertised price and are based on a per-person rate, sharing a double room, unless otherwise stated. Advanced purchases, peak season surcharges, block-out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency fluctuations, and availability. Terms and Conditions apply.
Valid selected departure dates from 25 November to 16 December 2024
Terms & Conditions
If applicable, prices start from and are based on two people sharing unless otherwise stated, subject to change due to airfare increases, currency fluctuations and availability.
Cruise only from R68 000 pps