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Christmas on the Danube

Soak up the atmosphere of the festive season and visit some of the best Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and Hungary. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1840pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Nuremburg Christmas Market
  • Budapest Christmas Market
  • Budapest
  • Vienna Christmas Market

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to £350pp! All dates include exclusive £50pp discount. Book by 31 Jan 2019. Prices shown include discount

Christmas on the Danube  Special Offer

Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season on this festive cruise exploring the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe's second largest river.

Journey from Nuremberg on the Main-Danube Canal across the continental divide through many of the Danube's great cities.

Along the way visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions started and marvel at beautiful vistas of enchanting Bavaria and the charming Wachau Valley. On selected dates shop at Christmas markets - these normally close a few days before Christmas.

F101 Operated by AMA Waterways

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Christmas on the Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - Nuremberg (Germany)

Arrive in Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Tonight, gather onboard for a Gala Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Nuremberg

Explore historic Nuremberg on a guided tour and see the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. After visit the traditional Christmas markets and sample the popular 'Gluhwein'. Alternatively sample traditional specialties including Bratwurst and Lebkuchen on a Franconian tasting (reverse itinerary only). (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regensburg

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, taking in the beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges across the Danube, and visit the Christmas market. On the reverse itinerary there is the option to join a guided bike tour through the scenic Altmuhl Valley instead. This evening visit the traditional 'royal' Christmas markets at the Thurn and Taxis Palace. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Passau - Linz (Austria)

Arrive in Passau where the Inn, Danube and Ilz rivers meet. Today there is a guided walk along the cobblestone streets to the Old Town and St Stephan's Cathedral which is home to the world's largest pipe organ then visit the Christmas Markets. Alternatively visit Salzburg on an optional tour, setting for the Sound of Music, with a stop at the Christmas market at Linz (Linz Christmas market is on the forward itinerary only). The more active may join the guided bike tour from Passau to Erlau. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Melk - Vienna

Today's guided walking tour uncovers Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively join the guided bike tour along the Danube. Cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley and arrive in Vienna late afternoon where you can visit the Maria-Theresian-Platz and Rathausplatz Christkindlmarkt markets tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vienna

This morning enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna including the Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and St Stephen's Cathedral or join the walking tour of Vienna's hidden treasures. Afterwards enjoy time in the Christmas Markets then visit the Schonbrunn and Karlsplatz Christmas markets or join the guided bike tour to Klosterneuburg Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

Cruise along the Danube Bend to Budapest. Your sightseeing tour includes both Buda and Pest, visiting the historic Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion and St Stephen's Basilica. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the festive markets. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner before enjoying a special 'Illuminations Cruise' along the river. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest

Your fascinating cruise comes to an end in Budapest. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Christmas markets usually open Nov 25 until approximately Dec 23

Cruise Extensions

  • Budapest and Prague Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Budapest and a 3-night post-cruise stay in Prague. Please contact us for further details
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 22nd - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaLea From: £1840
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    • Nov 24th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2260
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    • Nov 29th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSonata From: £2260
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    • Nov 29th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaLea From: £2260
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  • December
    • Dec 1st - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2260
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    • Dec 6th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaLea From: £2260
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    • Dec 8th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2085
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    • Dec 13th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaLea From: £2085
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Price Information

  • Single supplements available
Map for Christmas on the Danube