On a European river cruise with kids of all ages
Boarding the AMA Waterways Stella at the end of a 20 kilometer bike ride from Bratislava

On a European river cruise with kids of all ages

The all-inclusive nature of these cruises also seems to de-stress the experience — just choose which shore excursion you like, borrow a bike, enjoy complimentary wine and beer and more on some ships.

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Taking the kids to Germany’s famous Christmas markets
Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin

Taking the kids to Germany’s famous Christmas markets

Germany has the most holiday markets in Europe, drawing tourists from around the world, though you’ll also find them a popular holiday tradition in neighboring Austria, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia.

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In Nuremberg, Germany: a fortress castle, a toy museum and a huge Christmas market
"Prune People" for sale at Nuremberg Christmas Market

In Nuremberg, Germany: a fortress castle, a toy museum and a huge Christmas market

Nuremberg has long been a center of toy making and this museum is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. More than a dozen local toy manufacturers developed model railways and Nuremberg’s toymakers were known for coming up with new ways to make toys move.

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On a GPS scavenger hunt in Bamberg, Germany’s Christmas market
Local school kids head straight to the candy seller at the Bamberg Christmas market

On a GPS scavenger hunt in Bamberg, Germany’s Christmas market

Uniworld Cruises has arranged a special way to see the picturesque city of Bamberg for the families on board—a GPS scavenger hunt organized by the company City Hunters that does such tours in cities across Germany.

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What’s in Your Waffle? Day 2 on our Christmas Market River Cruise in Germany
Bavarian sausage rally for lunch on Uniworld River Queen

What’s in Your Waffle? Day 2 on our Christmas Market River Cruise in Germany

The 16 kids aboard Uniworld River Cruise’s special Family Christmas Market sailing in Germany are all members of the clean plate club by the time they are done cooking with Chef Peter Tarnok and Senior Pastry Chef Ciprian Ghiluescu. In fact, most of them have seconds… Lorelei George, 8, licks her plate.

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Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets
Candied almonds at the Christmas Market in Frankfurt

Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets

Frankfurt has one of Germany’s 2500 Christmas Markets and one of the country’s oldest, locals claim, dating back to 1393, though those in Nuremberg dispute that.

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