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CHRISTMAS MARKETS ON THE DANUBE

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey along the Danube River.

Travel Style

Marine

Start

Nuremberg

Finish

Budapest

Trip Code

CMOTD157

Countries

3

Number of countries visited

Days

8

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

CHRISTMAS MARKETS ON THE DANUBE
Trip Code: CMOTD157

  • Map

    Trip Route

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: AmaWaterways
    • Countries: Germany, Austria, Hungary
    • Min/Max: 1 or more passengers
    • Style: Marine (River Cruises)
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Ships: AmaCerto, AmaSerena, AmaStella, AmaViola
    • Rivers: Danube
    • Visit Christmas markets in several cities
    • Various walking tours and excursions
    • Special illumination cruise in Budapest
  • Nuremburg • Embarkation

    Day 1

    Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg.

    Onboard ship
      Dinner

  • Nuremburg

    Day 2

    Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches, 900-year-old city ramparts, the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, Imperial Castle, and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Following your tour, you will have free time to visit the city’s fabled Christmas Market and enjoy some hot mulled Glühwein – the souvenir mug is yours to keep!

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Regensburg

    Day 3

    Arrive in Regensburg after breakfast and enjoy a guided walking tour of this exquisitely preserved medieval city. Marvel at the beautiful churches, the homes of wealthy families, and one of Germany’s oldest bridges across the Danube. Your tour ends with a visit to a Christmas Market, with its festive stalls adorned with fir branches. This evening, you will enjoy a visit to the exclusive “royal” markets at the Thurn and Taxis Palace, a very traditional handicraft Christmas Market where you can watch craftsmen at work.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Passau

    Day 4

    After breakfast, you have three choices for how to spend the day. The first is a walking tour of picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000 years ago, known for its fortifications and town squares like Rathaus, Domplatz, Residenzplatz, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Afterwards, take some time to explore the town’s Christmas Market. Guests looking for a more active morning may instead join a guided bike tour from Passau to Erlau. Your third option is a full-day excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” You will have time to visit Salzburg’s beautiful Christmas Market, renowned for local handicrafts and one-of-a-kind holiday presents, as well as a stop at the Christmas Market in Linz on the way back to the ship.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Melk

    Day 5

    Today’s guided walking tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. You will see the famous library that inspired novelist Umberto Eco to write The Name of the Rose. You may also opt for a guided bike tour along the scenic Danube instead. During lunch, the ship cruises through the romantic Wachau Valley en route to Vienna, the “City of Music,” arriving this evening. You will have the chance to visit both the Maria Theresienplatz and Rathaus Christkindlmarkt markets tonight. The ship moors overnight in Vienna.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Vienna

    Day 6

    This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of Romantic Vienna through your excursions. You will have a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. Afterwards, spend some time enjoying the Christmas Market and holiday festivities at the Town Hall. Later, you can visit the Schönbrunn and Karlsplatz Christmas Markets, or join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery. The ship departs late this evening for Hungary.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Budapest

    Day 7

    Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. Afterwards, take some time to explore the twinkling Christmas Market in the main square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the city’s glittering riverfront. The ship moors overnight in Budapest.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Budapest • Disembarkation

    Day 8

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

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    Spacious Staterooms

    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
    • Computer for internet access
    • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
    • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily

    An Array of Amenities

    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
    • Internet and Wi-Fi access
    • Sun deck 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 performances

    Award-Winning Dining

    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
    • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
    • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
    • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
    • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A World of Exploration

    • Immersive tours 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

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