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8 Day Christmas Markets Danube River Cruise - Vienna to Nuremberg (Diamond)


River Cruise Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Vienna, Munich-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights Deluxe river cruise on MS Amadeus Diamond (Category C) outside cabin
  • Cruise porterage
  • 17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Unlimited wine with dinners
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wireless audio system for excursions
  • Port Taxes

Special Features

  • European Christmas Markets

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Austria. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Vienna
Arrive and transfer independently to your ship. Embarkation begins at 4:00 pm. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner and Christmas concert on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a full day to discover Vienna on your own. Explore the hub of the Hapsburg Empire, perhaps visiting such sights as Hofburg Palace, Parliament, the Vienna State Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Be sure to stop by the "Rathaus" Christmas Market, overflowing with holiday spirit. Vendors offer hot mulled wine, roasted nuts and elaborately crafted ornaments for which the markets are famous
Optional: Vienna City Tour (AM)
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Optional: Vienna by Night (PM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Morning in Melk
This morning the ship will arrive to Melk, Austria, a small village most well known for its impressive Benedictine Abbey. A World Heritage Site, the Melk Abby ranks among the most important landmarks in Europe and is considered the pinnacle of Baroque architecture, with a vast library containing over 85,000 books and a towering copula that stands 210 feet tall. At 2 pm, continue sailing for Germany
Optional: Beauties of the Wachau (AM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Full Day in Passau
This morning, arrive in Passau, founded over 2000 years ago by the ancient Romans. Passau sits on the confluence of three rivers: the Ilz the Inn and Danube, giving rise to the nickname the Three River City. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore the Altstatd, or Old City, characterized by the beautiful Baroque and Gothic architecture. This afternoon visit Passau's Christmas market set against the stunning backdrop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. At 4 pm, the ship will set sail for Regensburg
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Regensburg
Arrive in Regensburg and enjoy the day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Perhaps visit St. Peter's Cathedral or grab a bite to eat at the oldest sausage kitchen in the world. Be sure not to miss the Christmas markets in the Old Town to pick up that perfect holiday souvenir
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Daylight sailing
Today relax on board as the ship sails for Nuremberg. The ship will make a brief stop in the early afternoon to allow passengers joining the optional tour to Nuremberg to debark the ship. Passengers remaining on board will continue sailing and arrive to Nuremberg at 5 pm where the ship will remain docked overnight
Optional: Nuremberg City Tour (PM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart for the USA
This morning, disembark and transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight. Disembarkation will end at 9:00 am
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Arrival/departure transfers, optional shore excursions, and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Passengers returning from Munich on Day 8 should select flights that depart no earlier than 11:00 am. The Munich airport is approximately a 2 hour drive from the Nuremberg port.

    Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board. Kindly refer to our Terms for additional information.

    Language: This itinerary is a multi-lingual cruise. Announcements and shore excursions may be conducted in another language, and an English translator will be provided.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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