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European Christmas Markets

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £1,299 per person 8 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
  • All inclusive Free upgrade to all inclusive
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door

Get in the festive spirit...

At every destination, you’ll have ample time to immerse yourself in the seasonal splendour, spicy scents and cosy atmosphere of magical Christmas markets. Pick up gifts from Bruges’ authentic Belgian chocolate shops; visit Oslo’s National Gallery; stop-by Copenhagen’s legendary Tivoli Gardens; and enjoy a memorable winter stroll along the River Elbe in Hamburg too.

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise...

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Room service
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Shuttle bus at selected ports
  • Porterage of luggage

*Drinks package includes selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and 50% off selected premium brands and cocktails.


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01/12/2020 Southampton, England

Southampton, England

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Southampton, embark Balmoral.

Depart late afternoon.

Southampton Hampshire England UK Europe

02/12/2020 Zeebrugge (for Bruges), Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

Zeebrugge offers an ideal opportunity to visit the UNESCO-listed city of Bruges. The historic streets are home to some unforgettable Gothic buildings and medieval architecture, as well as pretty canals and one of the world's highest brick buildings. Soak up the cosy atmosphere of the city’s Christmas market, explore the decorated streets, visit the 13th-century Belfry and, of course, you can't go to Belgium without picking up some chocolate to take home…

Bruges Belgium Europe

03/12/2020 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

04/12/2020 Cruising Oslofjord, Norway

Oslofjord, Norway

Cruise the Oslofjord – a 100-kilometre long inlet dotted with islands, which flows from the city of Oslo to the area of Fredrikstad, its banks home to fishing villages and bays.

04/12/2020 Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

Arrive early afternoon. Depart late afternoon.

Spend the afternoon perusing some of Oslo’s Christmas markets searching for gifts and sipping on gløgg – a Norwegian variation of mulled wine, sometimes imbued with vodka! One of the biggest markets in the city is in Eidsvoll Square, watched over by the elegant Norwegian Parliament and complete with its very own ice rink, gingerbread workshop and choir.

Oslo Eastern Norway Norway Europe

05/12/2020 Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Arrive early afternoon. Depart late night.

One of the most popular Christmas markets in Copenhagen is that of Tivoli Gardens, a festive funfair where you can pick up traditional gifts, from Nordic handicrafts to tempting local delicacies, and then enjoy a ride on the glittering ferris wheel.

Copenhagen Denmark Europe

06/12/2020 Transit the Kiel Canal, Germany

Cruise the Kiel Canal in daylight

Witness life along the world’s busiest artificial waterway the Kiel Canal, an important commercial route between the Baltic and the rest of the world.

07/12/2020 Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

It's all about bridges, lakes and canals in this picturesque maritime port and Christmas is the perfect time to witness Hamburg's vibrancy reflected in the water, creating an atmosphere of calm amongst its bustling streets. The city boasts not one, but five large Christmas markets, the primary one being centred in front of Hamburg Rathaus – an eyecatching Town Hall built from sandstone.

Hamburg Germany Europe

08/12/2020 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

09/12/2020 Southampton, England

Southampton, England

Arrive early morning.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Southampton Hampshire England UK Europe

Please note

Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


European Christmas Markets

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £1,299 per person 8 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
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European Christmas Markets

Balmoral sailing from Southampton

from £1,299 per person 8 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required