Iconic Christmas Markets - 7-NIGHT CRUISE


Day 1 :
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – EMBARKATION
Board the ship in Budapest for your Iconic Christmas Markets cruise. (D)
Day 2 :
BUDAPEST
Often described as the “Queen of the Danube,” Budapest is well-known for Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Hill and its magnificent Hungarian Parliament building. However, this sprawling city is full of rich history and culture and offers many “hidden” treasures as you venture further past its river banks. During this excursion, your guide will take you deeper into the city to discover fascinating sites lesser-known to the average traveler. (B)
Day 3 :
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Christmas Markets. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike along the Danube River. During the afternoon, visit the Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. This market presents a glittering and stellar Christmas experience. Or cap the day off with “Vienna by Night” Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Town Hall (Rathaus), Vienna’s largest Christmas Market. (B,L,D)
Day 4 :
MELK
High on a rocky outcrop lies the Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s most revered Baroque monasteries. Visit this magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride around Melk. During the evening, enjoy a scenic cruise through the Strudengau Valley. (B,L,D)
Day 5 :
PASSAU, GERMANY
Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s. Go in search of Bavarian-style crafts at the Christmas Market. Or, for the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. Alternatively, you can travel through the serene Austrian Alps to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Your full-day excursion in Salzburg includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and its Christmas Markets, including the Hellbrunn Palace, where its inner courtyard is turned into a romantic backdrop for one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Austria. (B,L,D)
Day 6 :
REGENSBURG
Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, before visiting the Old Town Christmas market. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to the base of Walhalla where there is a neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you’ll be treated to one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic Christmas markets at Thurn and Taxis, where you can watch artisans make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)
Day 7 :
NUREMBERG
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial Castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Alternatively, you can taste your way through the city with a Franconian specialties tour, which introduces you to bratwurst, rotbier (red beer) and lebkuchen (gingerbread). Later, you can visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas markets. (B,L,D)
Day 8 :
NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship and bid farewell to Nuremberg and prepare for your flight home. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

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2021 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
November 27 Budapest Nuremberg AmaCerto $3,299
November 28 Budapest Nuremberg AmaVerde $3,299
November 29 Budapest Nuremberg AmaViola $3,399
December 4 Budapest Nuremberg AmaSonata $3,399
December 5 Nuremberg Budapest AmaVerde $3,399
December 6 Nuremberg Budapest AmaViola $3,399
December 12 Budapest Nuremberg AmaVerde $3,399
December 13 Budapest Nuremberg AmaViola $3,399
December 19 Nuremberg Budapest AmaVerde $3,399
2022 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
November 28 Budapest Nuremberg AmaVerde $3,499
December 2 Nuremberg Budapest AmaSonata $3,499
December 5 Nuremberg Budapest AmaVerde $3,499
December 9 Budapest Nuremberg AmaSonata $3,499
December 11 Nuremberg Budapest AmaLea $3,499
December 12 Budapest Nuremberg AmaVerde $3,499
December 16 Nuremberg Budapest AmaSonata $3,499
December 18 Budapest Nuremberg AmaLea $3,499
December 19 Nuremberg Budapest AmaVerde $3,499

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