Magic of Advent on the Danube River Cruise Austria Germany

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9 Days
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Vienna, Nuremberg

Book by November 30, 2017 for holiday season specials.

Prices start from $1,787 per person in an outside superior cabin, available on December 10, 2017.

Cruise the Danube aboard a luxury river boat.  Begin your journey in Vienna, and enjoy stops in Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Roth, and conclude in Nuremberg.  Experience castles, Christmas markets, gourmet food and wine, and historical architecture along the way.

CRUISE PROGRAM - Scheduled departures - 9-day/8-night package. Includes 6-night Danube cruise with all meals on board, an arrival transfer in Vienna, and 1 night accommodation with breakfast in both Vienna and Nuremberg.


  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary; breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Complimentary quality European red and white wines with every dinner
  • Cruise director throughout the cruise
  • Special onboard entertainment per itinerary
  • Captain's Gala Dinner
  • On ship gourmet dining including buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack


  • Shore excursions as per itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Select local taxes where applicable




Vienna – Arrival

First Class: Austria Trend Hotel Rathauspark or similar accommodations

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the “City of Waltz”.



Vienna (Austria) – Embark Cruise

Cruise Line: Amadeus Silver II or similar cruises

The morning is at leisure. Board your ship in the afternoon (check-in starts at 4 pm) and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner (included). The vessel remains moored in Vienna overnight. (B,D)




Cruise Line: Amadeus Silver II or similar cruises

In the morning a sightseeing tour of Vienna (optional) provides you with an overall impression of the city's most important sights, taking you along the Ringstrasse, into the Schwarzenbergplatz, passing by the Karlskirche and Vienna's stunning opera house. In the afternoon, consider taking an optional excursion to Schoenbrunn Castle and see the Christmas Market in front of the castle. After dinner on board, you can visit a "Sound of Vienna" concert (optional). (B,L,D)



Melk (Austria)

Cruise Line: Amadeus Silver II or similar cruises

In the morning, the ship moors in Melk/Emmersdorf, from where you can set off by coach for an interesting excursion through the Wachau district (optional). It starts with a walk through Duernstein, one of the best-known wine villages in the Wachau, set in a glorious position. Then drive through this district's picturesque landscape to the 900-year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Enjoy a Gluehwein (mulled wine) Party before returning to the ship in the afternoon. (B,L,D)



Passau (Germany)

Cruise Line: Amadeus Silver II or similar cruises

This morning your cruise ship arrives at the historical Bavarian city of Passau, which lies at the confluence of three rivers. Much of this small, charming city can be seen in the course of the morning city walk (optional). There will be enough time to visit Passau's Christmas Market (included) before the cruise continues in the afternoon. (B,L,D)



Regensburg (Germany)

Cruise Line: Amadeus Silver II or similar cruises

The ship arrives in Regensburg in the morning. Regensburg is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Germany and has an incredible number of impressive historic buildings. The city walk (optional) gives you the flavor of the former power and wealth of this city, which once controlled the trade route to the Orient. You also will be able to visit this city's Christmas Market (optional) in the afternoon. The vessel leaves the city in the evening. Enjoy a special Captain's Gala Dinner, during which the ship's orchestra will be providing its fine entertainment. (B,L,D)



Roth - Nuremberg (Germany)

Cruise Line: Amadeus Silver II or similar cruises

After lunch, the ship reaches Roth, from where you can join an optional tour to Nuremberg. This includes the city's fairytale 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle, and the Justice Palace (where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946). You will also be able to visit the world famous Christmas Market in the old quarter. Those who have taken this excursion will rejoin the vessel in Nuremberg in the late afternoon. (B,L,D)



Nuremberg – Disembark Cruise

First Class: NH Collection Nuernberg City or similar accommodations

After breakfast, disembark the ship and enjoy a free day in Albrecht Duerer's city. (B)



Nuremberg – Return

Make your own way to the Nuremberg airport for your return flight home. (B)



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