Christmas on the Danube featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise

Christmas on the Danube featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise

Start: Austria Finish: Germany

Visiting: Vienna, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Wurzburg


Duration: 8 Nights

Physical rating: 1

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements

Tour code: 14405

Tour operator: Collette, Inc.

Tour operated in: English


From: $2999 $2645

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Tour Overview

On a boat cruise along the Danube, explore charming Christmas markets and see Europe dressed in its holiday best. Join a local expert and explore historic Vienna. Float through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and hillside houses. Visit the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. Enjoy a Gluhwein Party – a German holiday party with mulled wine. Explore Nuremburg, home to one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in the world. Discover Wurzburg, an ancient Franconian wine town. Relax as you are transported to beloved riverside towns and delve into local holiday traditions.

Highlights

  • iconBrowse the famous Christmas markets along the Danube.
  • iconEnjoy a walking tour of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city.
  • iconExplore Regensburg, home of the first stone bridge built over the Danube.
  • iconEnjoy unlimited wine with every dinner on board your cruise ship.
  • iconExperience the picturesque region of the Wachau Valley.
  • iconJoin a local expert as you discover Wurzburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna.
  • iconExplore the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey.
  • iconAttend the Captain's Gala Dinner, featuring delicious food and lively entertainment.

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Brilliant</I>

Welcome the winter season with a timeless trip down the Danube River. Board your cruise and relax as you are transported along beloved cities, where age-old culture is interwoven into seasonal specialties. Peruse handcrafted trinkets, traditional sweets, and infectious holiday cheer as you make your way though some of Europe’s most renowned Christmas markets. Your holiday tour begins with an overnight flight to Austria.

icon Day 2 : Vienna, Austria - Tour Begins - Board Cruise Ship

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Brilliant</I>

Meals: Dinner

Your tour opens in Vienna, Austria’s capital city. Board your ship and unpack once for a relaxing cruise along the Danube. Your home for the next 6 nights, this beautifully appointed vessel has all the modern amenities you could need, such as the newest technology, panoramic deck café, panorama salon and bar, exceptional service, and delicious cuisine and wine with every dinner. Celebrate with a welcome dinner on board, followed by a Christmas concert performed by the ship’s orchestra.

icon Day 3 : Vienna

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Brilliant</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join a local expert and explore Vienna's architecture, including Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is yours. Perhaps you’ll join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburgs’ summer retreat, and visit Vienna’s most famous Christmas market.

icon Day 4 : Vienna - Emmersdorf - Dürnstein - Wachau Valley

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Brilliant</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journey through the Wachau Valley, dotted with castles and hillside houses, as you cruise to the quaint town of Emmersdorf. Relax and take in the scenery before visiting Dürnstein and the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey. Take a sip of local traditions at a Glühwein Party before returning to the ship.

icon Day 5 : Passau, Germany

Location: Passau

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Brilliant</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amid the early morning light, cruise past scenic valleys and charming riverside towns to Passau, situated at the meeting point of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city and take in the ornate Baroque architecture, the cobblestone streets, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Take advantage of free time to discover the town and Christmas market more on your own.

icon Day 6 : Regensburg

Location: Regensburg

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Brilliant</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With an expert guide, discover Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. See the first stone bridge built over the Danube and the Porta Praetoria – a Roman gate built in A.D. 179. Stroll through Old Town to Regensburg's charming Christmas market and marvel at the festive lights and decorations. Browse and shop at the brightly lit wooden huts holding seasonal ornaments, wooden toys, and local handicrafts. On board, attend the Captain’s Gala Dinner for an evening of food, music, and entertainment.

icon Day 7 : Nuremberg

Location: Nuremberg

Accommodation: Maritim Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise across the continental divide to Roth and make your way to Nuremberg. Stroll through the historic city with an expert guide and see Old Town, the 900-year-old ramparts, and the Imperial Castle. Your city tour concludes at Nuremberg’s 17th-century Christmas market which is Germany’s oldest. Wander along the local goods and perhaps you’ll shop for handcrafted nutcrackers or treat your taste buds to Nuremburg’s famous Lebkuchen (gingerbread).

icon Day 8 : Nuremberg - Disembark Ship - Rothenburg - Würzburg

Location: Nuremberg

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Disembark your ship in Nuremberg and continue on to Rothenburg, a town of medieval walls, fairytale houses, and Christmas markets. Join a local guide in nearby Würzburg, an ancient wine town. Embark on a leisurely paced walking tour of the city and surrounding sights. This evening, join your fellow passengers for a farewell dinner and toast to the end of your journey along the Danube.

icon Day 9 : Würzburg - Tour Ends

Location: Wurzburg

Meals: Breakfast

Say goodbye to Germany as your tour draws to a close.

Experiences

  • Browse the famous Christmas markets along the Danube.
  • Join a local expert as you discover Wurzburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna.
  • Explore the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey.

Options

Vienna: Vienna by Night and featuring the Christmas Markets

Enjoy your evening in the Imperial city by experiencing the magic of Vienna by night. After dinner aboard the ship, start driving along the illuminated Ringstrasse for an opportunity to view the city’s buildings from a new perspective – beautifully lit for the night. Next, enjoy a delightful visit to the amazing Christmas market featuring locally made crafts, ornaments, gifts and traditional food and drinks. Duration approximately 3.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. The above option is only available until 15 days prior to departure. After this time, the option may be purchased once you are onboard the cruise ship directly from the cruise line. Due to the nature of this option once purchased it will be nonrefundable Please note that the price is subject to change at any time prior to purchase.

Price: £70


Vienna: The Schonbrunn Palace and the Christmas Markets

Travel from the port to one of Vienna's most beautiful buildings, the Schonbrunn Palace, which was modeled after the palace of Versailles, the residence of Louis XIV (Le Roi Soleil). Here you can view the state apartments of the Habsburgs' summer residence for many years. The Schonbrunn Palace is one of Austria's treasures and a sight to be seen! Later enjoy a delightful visit to the amazing Christmas market. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. The above option is only available until 15 days prior to departure. After this time, the option may be purchased once you are onboard the cruise ship directly from the cruise line. Due to the nature of this option once purchased it will be nonrefundable. Please note that the price is subject to change at any time prior to purchase.

Price: £80


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