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Festive Flavours

Dive head-first into this festive adventure along the Danube with TUI, calling at ports across some of Germany’s largest cities.

Adventure through lively Christmas Markets, covet a selection of unique gifts and rub shoulders with show-stopping landmarks along the way.

Acting as your home across five nights, is the splendid TUI Skyla – a modern vessel designed with a pleasantly luxurious atmosphere and a wealth of available comforts.

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  • Cruise Line: TUI
  • Ship: TUI Skyla
  • Duration: 5 Nights
  • Departure: December 2024
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Festive Flavours Cruise Itinerary

Spend 6 days on a round trip originating from Mainz, calling at ports in Bonn, Cologne, Dusseldorf and Koblenz. Immerse yourself in festive spirit by paying a visit to a range of coveted Christmas markets, as well as working in some sightseeing along the way.

Day 1

Arrive to Mainz (EMBARK)

Begin your festive adventure in Mainz – visit the Markt Square or visit the historic Mainz Cathedral.

Day 2


Spend the day exploring 1,000 year old churches, extravagant malls and presidential palaces in the city centre.

Day 3


This morning, visit the Christmas Markets in Cologne. You may also wish to explore some other popular landmarks; including the twin-peaked Gothic cathedral.

Day 4


After heading to Dusseldorf’s harbour, enjoy a front-row seat to the city’s towering avant-garde-style-buildings. You may also wish to explore the Old Quarter.

Day 5


Prioritise a visit to Koblenz’s Christmas Markets. Once you’ve finished shopping, you may wish to explore the UNESCO-designated forts and palaces that sit along the waterfront.

Day 6


If there’s time before your flight home, head to the Christmas Markets for some last-minute shopping. Otherwise, you may choose to go for a wander of the Kirschgarten area.

Festive Flavours Cruise Ships

TUI Skyla

Aboard the TUI Skyla, you’ll experience the pinnacle of opulence, relaxation, and comfort. Our vessel boasts a multitude of amenities designed to fulfil your every wish, promising an unforgettable voyage along the most iconic river in the world.

151 Passengers
40 Crew and Staff

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Festive Flavours Deals

Enjoy a selection of Christmas-time adventures

5 Nights

Festive Flavours

  • Mainz (EMBARK)
  • Bonn
  • Cologne
  • Düsseldorf
  • Koblenz
  • Mainz
£1,035pp Est. Price per person
  • TUI Skyla

Festive Flavours Cruise Review

“The perfect Christmas getaway; I bought so many presents for my kids, they were definitely spoiled rotten but I couldn’t help myself. The atmosphere was so festive and fun it was easy to get carried away.”

Ruth Fitton, Bury

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Festive Flavours FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What’s the maximum capacity of guests on-board the ship?

The TUI Skyla has a maximum capacity of 155 guests.

What cabin options are available?

Guests can choose from 11 suite options across 3 of the TUI Skyla’s 4 decks.

What are the recommended highlights for this trip?

TUI recommends paying a visit to Cologne’s chocolate museum, trying some mulled wine in Dusseldorf and skating on Bonn’s large ice rink. Also available to guests, is a two-hour walking tour of Dusseldorf.

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