Amsterdam to London cruise with Hamburg Christmas markets

Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Hamburg, Germany

Flights included Flights included

The perfect package with flights included

Columbus cruise ship

Amsterdam

Ibis Amsterdam City West

Double room, Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel

Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel

Amsterdam

Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel

Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel

Amsterdam

Hamburg

Columbus cruise ship

Voyager Ocean View cabin, Columbus cruise ship

Columbus cruise ship

Hamburg

Amsterdam

Columbus cruise ship

Voyager Inside cabin, Columbus cruise ship

Columbus cruise ship

Hamburg

Category Nine Superior Ocean View cabin, Columbus cruise ship

Columbus cruise ship

Amsterdam

A festive Amsterdam stay and three-night, full-board cruise, with a Hamburg Christmas markets stop and flights

Kicking off in the Netherlands' capital, you’ll enjoy a night at the Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel (or similar) – staying within easy access of the city’s bicycle-crazed streets, 200-year-old canals, quirky one-off shops and showstopping museums. On day two, you’ll hop aboard the Columbus cruise ship – the flagship liner from Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet – and set sail for Hamburg.

After an overnight stay on board, you'll arrive in Hamburg in time for lunch and a chance to mooch around the city's festive markets, stocking up on artisanal gifts and feasting on freshly baked gingerbread, washed down with glühwein (mulled wine). Given that Hamburg is one of Europe's best destinations for festive markets, it comes as no surprise that the city transforms into an illuminated winter wonderland during the Christmas countdown.

Complete with thousands of twinkling lights reflected in the Alster and Elbe, this much-loved Free and Hanseatic City really does have it all: a flying Father Christmas (yes, really), lively street entertainment and traditional stalls piled high with festive goodies. Expect unique wares from woodcarvers from the Tyrol, gingerbread bakers from Aachen and Nuremberg, ceramic designers from Lausitz, and artisan food vendors from across Germany.

You'll then jump back on the Columbus for two nights, where you can make use of the ship's seven lounges and bars (plus a nightclub), library, crafts studio, fully equipped gym and lovely spa, as well as a superb day-to-night entertainment schedule. Touching down at London's Tilbury dock, you'll also be able to make the most of transfers to London Victoria station for your onward journey home.

Good to know

Most of the following Hamburg Christmas markets will be open during your visit: Spitalerstraße, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz, St.-Petri-Kirche, Rathausmarkt, Jungfernstieg, Gänsemarkt and Fleetinsel.

For locations and opening hours, visit the city’s official tourist site.

Please note that Wi-Fi is available in rooms on board the Columbus, but at an additional charge.

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We like

  • Spending the night at a trendy bolthole in Amsterdam, close to the city’s key sights
  • Enjoying full board and comfy accommodation on the mighty Columbus cruise ship
  • Sampling plenty of mulled wine and gemütlichkeit (winter cheer) at Hamburg’s Christmas markets

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