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Magical Christmas Markets

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Visit: Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna v.v

Day 1: Nuremberg

Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship and meet your fellow passengers. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: 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. Later in the day, cruise through the Main-Danube Canal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: 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 the base of 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, where you can watch craftsmen make their unique arts and crafts.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: 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 stunning 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Linz

Linz is known for being the city of Christmas creches 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 its UNESCO-designated Old Town, its grand cathedral, inspired by St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican, and its Christmas Market at Hellbrunn Palace. 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 “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountain town, Česky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Melk - Dürnstein - Krems

The awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on full display for your enjoyment on your tour. Later in the day, set sail through the breathtaking Wachau Valley. Or for those seeking a more active adventure, bike through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Once in Dürnstein, join a walking tour and wine tasting, or an apricots and sweets tasting. Later in the day, set sail to Krems, where you can enjoy a wine tasting or walking tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: 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 to Klosterneuburg Abbey. During the afternoon, visit the Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market with a giant sparkling Christmas tree.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Vienna 

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

Meals: Breakfast

 

Cruise Package Includes:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily 
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural
  • Immersive tour in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes 
  • Special Interest Tours 
  • Knowledgeable guides 
  • Personal headset for easy exploration 
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways 
  • All onboard dining at a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

 

Not Included:

  • Port Charges.
  • A Single Supplement on Cruise. Please call for a price.
  • A single supplement charge will be applied to pre and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for a price.

Pre and Post Land Program:

  • 3 Nights Prague Pre Cruise and 2 nights Vienna Post Cruise.

  

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (bd)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Departures: November - December 2019
  • Cities Visited: Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Krems, Vienna
  • Price From: $ 0.00
  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Departures: November - December 2019
  • Cities Visited: Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Melk, Linz, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg
  • Price From: $ 0.00
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