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MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS CRUISE
8 Day NUREMBERG TO VIENNA

CHRISTMAS MARKET RIVER CRUISES  

 

Vienna Christmas Market

  Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Nuremberg and Regensburg’s Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in Vienna, visit four Christmas Markets. Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany and Austria where many Christmas traditions began on this magical journey through time.

 

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. See all the key highlights on a walking tour, including the National Museum and 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Or get more active with a hike to the castle. You will then have free time to explore Prague’s renowned Christmas Market in the Old Town Square. (B)

Day 4 PRAGUE - NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION

Drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg where you’ll have free time for lunch along with a visit to one of the town’s Christmas Markets before boarding your cruise ship. (B)

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. Visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. Later in the day, cruise through the man-made 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 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 Neoclassical 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 craftsmen make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PASSAU

Picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000 years ago is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. During the season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Square— also home to its magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike ride along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 8 LINZ, AUSTRIA

Linz is known for being the city of Christmas crèches and its ever popular Linzer Torte. While here, you have a choice of three excursions. The first is a full-day visit to magnificent Salzburg dressed in her holiday best. Enjoy a walking tour of UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral, inspired by St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican and its Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. Alternatively, you can choose a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz's Christmas Markets. Or you can go on a guided bike tour through Linz and along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 9 MELK - DURNSTEIN - KREMS

The magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is on full display for your enjoyment. On your tour, you will see jewel-encrusted crosses containing religious relics, frescoes and richly embroidered vestments, as well as the abbey’s priceless collection of medieval manuscripts in its famous library. Later in the day, set sail through the breathtaking Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 10 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. (B,L,D)

Day 11 DISEMBARKATION - DEPART VIENNA

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

Day 12 VIENNA

Uncover “Vienna’s Royal Treasures” at the Hofburg Palace, the former residence of the Habsburgs. You’ll visit the lavishly decorated Imperial Apartments and Imperial Treasury, home to many of the Habsburg's treasures, including the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Imperial Crown. 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)

Day 13 VIENNA

Bid farewell to Vienna as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

 

 

Legendary Danube Itinerary

 

CHRISTMAS TIME CRUISE
8 Day VIENNA TO NUREMBERG

CHRISTMAS MARKET RIVER CRUISES

 

Day 1 DEPART USA/CANADA

Board your overnight flight to Vienna, Austria.

Day 2 VIENNA

Uncover “Vienna’s Royal Treasures” at the Hofburg Palace, the former residence of the Habsburgs. You’ll visit the lavishly decorated Imperial Apartments and Imperial Treasury, home to many of the Habsburg's treasures, including the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Imperial Crown. 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)

Day 3 VIENNA, AUSTRIA - EMBARKATION

Check out of your hotel and transfer to your luxury ship. (B,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. (B,L,D)

Day 5 DURNSTEIN - WACHAU VALLEY - MELK

After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you’ll have a choice of three excursions in Dürnstein. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you’ll be treated to the region’s finest apricot products. After your morning excursions, you have a choice to cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk or join a bike tour along the Danube. Upon reaching Melk, take a tour of the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 6 LINZ

Linz is known for being the city of Christmas crèches and its ever popular Linzer Torte. While here, you have a choice of three excursions. The first is a full-day visit to magnificent Salzburg dressed in her holiday best. Enjoy a walking tour of UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral, inspired by St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican and its Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. Alternatively, you can choose a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz's Christmas Markets. Or you can go on a guided bike tour through Linz and along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PASSAU, GERMANY

Picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000 years ago is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. During the season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Square— also home to its magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike ride along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 8 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 Neoclassical 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 craftsmen make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)

Day 9 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. Visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. (B,L,D)

Day 10 NUREMBERG - DISEMBARKATION - PILZEN - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Depart the ship to transfer to Prague. En route, stop at another one of Nuremberg’s Christmas Markets before driving through the countryside to Pilzen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer. While here, enjoy a highlights tour before continuing on to Prague, where you’ll check into your hotel. (B)

Day 11 PRAGUE

The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holiday season. See all the key highlights on a walking tour, including the National Museum and 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Or get more active with a hike to the castle. You will then have free time to explore Prague’s renowned Christmas Market in the Old Town Square. (B)

Day 12 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 Vienna

30-Nov-18 AmaSerena
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
1-Dec-18 AmaCerto
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
2-Dec-18 AmaSonata
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
15-Dec-18 AmaCerto
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
16-Dec-18 AmaSonata
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
                   
24-Nov-19 AmaCerto
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
06-Dec-19 AmaSonata
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
08-Dec-19 AmaCerto
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
22-Dec-19 AmaCerto
$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

Vienna to Nuremburg

23-Nov-18 AmaSerena
$2,799
$3,098
$3,698
$4,198
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$5,998
24-Nov-18 AmaCerto
$2,799
$3,098
$3,698
$4,198
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$5,998
25-Nov-18 AmaSonata
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
7-Dec-18 AmaSerena
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
8-Dec-18 AmaCerto
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
9-Dec-18 AmaSonata
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
22-Dec-18 AmaCerto
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
23-Dec-18 AmaSonata
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
                   
01-Dec-19 AmaCerto
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
13-Dec-19 AmaSonata
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
15-Dec-19 AmaCerto
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398
27-Dec-19 AmaCerto
$3,099
$3,298
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,398

 

2 Night land program in Vienna and 2 nights in Prague - $1040 per person additional.

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

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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