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Christmas on the Danube featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise - 2022 tour
Nuremberg Passau Christmas on the Danube featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise - 2022 Trip
Cultural Culture Christmas on the Danube featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise - 2022 package

Christmas on the Danube featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise - 2022

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
9 days
From: $ 2,999 $ 333 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

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

Short Description

On a boat cruise along the Danube, explore charming Christmas markets and see Europe dressed in its holiday best.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Vienna
End City Wurzburg

Theme

Cultural

Destinations

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Attractions & Cities Visited

Nuremberg Passau Vienna

Activities & Interests

Culture Historic sightseeing History

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Itinerary

Day 1 Overnight Flight

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.

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

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.

Day 3 Vienna

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.

Day 4 Vienna - Emmersdorf - Dürnstein - Wachau Valley

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.

Day 5 Passau, Germany

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.

Day 6 Regensburg

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.

Day 7 Nuremberg

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).

Day 8 Nuremberg - Disembark Ship - Rothenburg - Würzburg

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.

Day 9 Würzburg - Tour Ends

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

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Dec-09-2022Dec-17-2022NA$ 2,999$ 3,999YesAvailable Reserve

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Optional Activities


Vienna by Night and featuring the Christmas Markets - $70

Vienna
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.

The Schonbrunn Palace and the Christmas Markets - $80

Vienna
Travel from the port to one of Vienna's most beautiful buildings, the Schönbrunn 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 Schönbrunn 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.

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Trip ID#:

collette-14405

What's excluded

The land price does not include air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, transfers, visas, customary end-of-trip gratuities for your Tour Manager, driver, local guides, hotel housekeepers, cruise ship waitstaff, and any incidental charges.

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