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ICONIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS CRUISE
8 Day NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST

CHRISTMAS MARKET RIVER CRUISES  

 

Vienna Christmas Market

 

Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where all products sold in the market are guaranteed as traditionally handmade; Vienna with its impressive Christmas Markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany; and Regensburg’s Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic—along with many others throughout your journey—are yours to explore. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.

 

Day 1 DEPART USA/CANADA

Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic.

Day 2 ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful and historic city.

Day 3 PRAGUE

The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holiday season. Prague offers a collection of Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture, which you’ll get to see on your tour. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Dancing House, as well as visit 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital’s famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and the statue of Jan Husek. You will then have free time to explore Prague’s renowned Christmas Markets -in the Old Town Square. (B)

Day 4 PRAGUE - NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION

Depart from Prague via motorcoach. En route, you’ll enjoy some time exploring one of Nuremberg’s colorful Christmas Markets before boarding your luxury ship. (B,D)

Day 5 NUREMBERG

Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Later, you can visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market), one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Stroll along as the aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread fill the air and browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. En route to Regensburg, you’ll cruise through the manmade marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 6 REGENSBURG

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria before visiting one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis Castle, where you can watch artisans make their unique arts and crafts. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to Walhalla where you will see the neo- Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PASSAU

Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s. Go in search of Bavarian-style crafts at the Christmas Market. Alternatively, you can travel through the serene Austrian Alps to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Your full-day excursion in Salzburg includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. For the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 8 MELK - VIENNA

Cruise to Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries. Visit this magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride along the Danube and through the scenic the Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 9 VIENNA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center. Afterwards, you'll visit the Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, visit the Karlsplatz (Artisans) Christmas Market, a local favorite, and the market at Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. Cap the day off with "Vienna by Night" Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna's majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated Rathaus, Vienna’s largest Christmas Market. (B,L,D)

Day 10 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

TSavor the beauty of Buda and Pest on opposite sides of the Danube with a city tour that showcases many highlights, including Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. In the center of it all is the Christmas Market, where you can shop for traditional Hungarian wares and delightful holiday treats. ( (B,L,D)

Day 11 DISEMBARKATION - DEPART BUDAPEST

Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

 

Legendary Danube Itinerary

 

ICONIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS CRUISE
8 Day BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG

CHRISTMAS MARKET RIVER CRUISES

 

Day 1 DEPART USA/CANADA

Board your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

Day 2 BUDAPEST - EMBARKATION

Arrive in Budapest and embark your luxurious river cruise ship, moored near the city center. Start exploring Budapest's unique Christmas markets on your own before meeting your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. After dining, enjoy a musical performance on board. Tonight, the ship sails a special "Illuminations Cruise" along Budapest's illuminated riverfront, then returns to moor overnight. (D)

Day 3 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest on opposite sides of the Danube with a city tour that showcases many highlights, including Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. In the center of it all is the Christmas Market, where you can shop for traditional Hungarian wares and delightful holiday treats. (B,L,D)

Day 4 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center. Afterwards, you'll visit the Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, visit the Karlsplatz (Artisans) Christmas Market, a local favorite, and the market at Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. Cap the day off with "Vienna by Night" Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna's majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated Rathaus, Vienna’s largest Christmas Market. (B,L,D)

Day 5 MELK - PASSAU

High on a rocky outcrop lies the Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s most revered Baroque monasteries. Visit this magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride along the Danube and through the scenic Strudengau Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 6 PASSAU, GERMANY

Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s. Go in search of Bavarian-style crafts at the Christmas Market. Alternatively, you can travel through the serene Austrian Alps to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Your full-day excursion in Salzburg includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. For the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 7 REGENSBURG

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria before visiting the Old Town Christmas Market. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to Walhalla where you will see the neo- Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you’ll be treated to one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis Castle, where you can watch artisans make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)

Day 8 NUREMBERG

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Alternatively, you can taste your way through the city with a Franconian specialties tour, which introduces you to Bratwurst, Rotbier (red beer) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread). Later, you can visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market), one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Stroll along as the aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread fill the air and browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. (B,L,D)

Day 9 NUREMBERG - DISEMBARKATION -PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Disembark the ship and board a motorcoach to Prague. En route, you’ll enjoy some more time exploring another one of Nuremberg’s colorful Christmas Markets. Later you will take a scenic drive through the Bohemian countryside as you transfer to Prague, and check-in to your hotel. (B)

Day 10 PRAGUE

The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holiday season. Prague offers a collection of Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture, which you’ll get to see on your tour. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Dancing House, as well as visit 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital’s famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and the statue of Jan Husek. You will then have free time to explore Prague’s renowned Christmas Markets -in the Old Town Square. (B)

Day 11 DEPART PRAGUE

Bid farewell to Prague and you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 


2018 / 2019 Per Person Cruise Fares

 
Cruise
Departure
Ship:
Piano Deck - Cat E w/window
Piano Deck - Cat D w/window
Violin/Cello Deck - Cat C w/ French balcony aft
Cello Deck - Cat BB w/twin balconies fwd & mid
Violin Deck - Cat BA aft w/twin balconies
Cello Deck - Cat AB w/twin balconies
Violin Deck - Cat AA w/twin balconies
Violin Deck - Suite w/twin balconies

Nuremburg to Budapest

23-Nov-18 AmaViola
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
25-Nov-18 AmaLea
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
7-Dec-18 AmaViola
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
9-Dec-18 AmaLea
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
14-Dec-18 AmaViola
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
21-Dec-18 AmaViola
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
                   
24-Nov-19 AmaViola
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
29-Nov-19 AmaLea
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
08-Dec-19 AmaViola
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
13-Dec-19 AmaLea
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
20-Dec-19 AmaSonata
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398


Cruise
Departure
Ship:
Piano Deck - Cat E w/window
Piano Deck - Cat D w/window
Violin/Cello Deck - Cat C w/ French balcony aft
Cello Deck - Cat BB w/twin balconies fwd & mid
Violin Deck - Cat BA aft w/twin balconies
Cello Deck - Cat AB w/twin balconies
Violinr Deck - Cat AA w/twin balconies
Violin Deck - Suite w/twin balconies

Budapest to Nuremburg

30-Nov-18 AmaViola
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
2-Dec-18 AmaLea
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
14-Dec-18 AmaViola
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
                   
22-Nov-19 AmaLea
$2,999
$3,198
$3,898
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$4,998
$6,298
29-Nov-19 AmaSonata
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
06-Dec-19 AmaViola
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
08-Dec-19 AmaLea
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398

 

2 Night land program in Prague - $520 per person additional for 2018.

Port Charges are an additional $168 per passenger // Single Supplement 50% of twin, Suite 100% of twin for 2018 Port Charges are $182 for 2019.

Rates include: standard or SLIDING GLASS DOOR CABIN or CABIN WITH A USEABLE BALCONY, excursions, free internet, and wine with dinner
* indicates reverse itinerary

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