Escape The Nest Travel Presents

2024 Empty Nest Gal Getaway - Christmas Markets Rhine River Cruise

Hosted by: Leah Goerke | December 4-11, 2024 | Netherlands-Germany-France-Switzerland

The history, iconic sites, and Christmas markets of the Rhine River are waiting for you!

Our Empty Nest Mom Gal Getaway Christmas Markets Cruise is the perfect way to make new friends, explore these jewels of the Rhine, and celebrate this new phase of your life!

You’ve spent so much time and energy taking care of your family that it’s time to take care of you! Escape from your daily routine and experience the life transforming power of travel with other empty nesters who are going through the same life transition. The castles, markets, and towns of the Rhine are perfect for you to rediscover yourself, renew relationships, and reenergize!

Lock in your stateroom with your $250/person deposit now by signing up below!

You’ll be taking pictures like these!

Cruising takes away the hassle of packing and unpacking because you are taking your resort with you! And with so many entertainment options, dining venues, and lounges, finding new favorite onboard activity or memorable dining experience is another adventure to enjoy!

Look at all you get with your all-inclusive cruise experience!


Starting at $2899/person double occupancy

Airfare and pre/post hotels/packages priced separately

Pricing and availability are subject to change so lock in your stateroom with your $250/person deposit now by signing up below!

I have taken this EXACT same cruise and am absolutely hooked on river cruising. I can absolutely attest to the unbelievable scenery, shipboard experiences, and shore excursions you are going to enjoy with me and your other empty nest mom travelers.

And we’ll hit the ground running because of our pre-cruise meet-ups to:

I’ll be with you every step of the way during our meet-ups, on the Viking Einar as your travel concierge, and afterwards sharing pictures and swapping stories of the magical Christmas Market experiences.

A little about me…

I am an empty nester too! My kids are 31 & 28, live in different cities, and have growing families. It was so hard for me to let my “little ones” go but my love of travel helped me make this difficult transition. I have been on over 40 cruises (lost count!) and countless land vacations. I’ve traveled with my family, friends, and by myself throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America.

I started Escape The Nest Travel in 2019 as a travel agency that specializes in the travel needs of empty nesters. I am an accredited travel agent by the International Air and Transport Association, a Travel Institute specialist, and a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors. My Empty Nest Mom Travelers Facebook Group provides a place for moms to connect, free travel planning workshops, and travel ideas. 

Join me and your fellow empty nesters for our December 2024 Christmas Markets Rhine River Cruise!

Pricing and availability are subject to change so lock in your stateroom with your $250/person deposit now by signing up below!