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Winter Wonderlands

Sail Germany along the Danube on this winter adventure engineered by TUI – conducting guests to a range of attractions and festive highlights.

Enjoy a range of available excursions; ranging from walking tours to bike rides and tastings. Adventure through the countries famous Christmas Markets for a unique shopping experience.

Clamber aboard the TUI Maya – a unique floating hotel that will act as your base for 5 nights. Guests enjoy access to a wealth of provided luxuries and ample festive spirit.

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  • Cruise Line: TUI
  • Ship: TUI Maya
  • Duration: 5 Nights
  • Departure: December

Winter Wonderlands Cruise Itinerary

Embark along the Danube for a festive winter adventure – calling at ports throughout Germany. Enjoy a range of informative tours and festive excursions to the river’s coveted highlights.

Day 1

Arrive to Mainz (EMBARK)

First on the itinerary is Mainz, capital of Germany’s wine country. Spend the day settling into your ship. Afterwards, embark on a stroll around the scenic Kirschgarten area.

Day 2


Tour Aschaffenburg on a two-hour sightseeing excursion around the city.

Day 3


Explore Germany’s fifth largest city, visit the famous Christmas Markets and shop in the modernised city centre.

Day 4


Today, you’ll enjoy a Christmas-themed walking tour of Speyer. You may also wish to embark on a guided walk around the city’s highlights and explore the German wine route.

Day 5


Cycle through scenic Rudesheim, enjoy a coffee making demo and enjoy a Christmas-themed walking tour of the city’s festive highlights.

Day 6

Depart Mainz (DISEMBARK)

Depending on when your flight departs, you may have a few hours to squeeze in some last-minute sightseeing.

Winter Wonderlands Cruise Ships

TUI Maya

Enjoy a choice of spacious and well-appointed staterooms and suites aboard the TUI Maya, all located on the outside of the vessel. Low passenger numbers mean space and intimacy in communal areas with a peaceful library and luxurious Club Lounge to relax in pre/post-dinner.

155 Passengers
40 Crew
135 Metres Long

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Winter Wonderlands River Cruise Deals

Explore the Danube’s festive treats with Crui.se

5 Nights

Winter Wonderlands

  • Mainz (EMBARK)
  • Aschaffenburg
  • Frankfurt
  • Speyer
  • Rüdesheim
  • Mainz (DISEMBARK)
£985pp Est. Price per person
  • TUI Maya

Winter Wonderlands Cruise Review

“What an adventure. So much Christmas-themed stuff to get up to; the Christmas Markets were a real highlight for my wife and I.”

Clive Taylor, Bristol

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Winter Wonderlands 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 Maya has a maximum capacity of 155 guests.

What are TUI’s recommended highlights for the trip?

TUI recommends paying a visit to Aschaffenburg’s life-size nativity scene, enjoying festive treats in Rudesheim and sampling spice-infused wine in Frankfurt.

Is there special assistance available?

TUI River Cruises are not generally suitable for customers with reduced mobility. There isn’t a lift on the ship and there are no wheelchair accessible cabins available.

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