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European Festive Markets

This 7-night festive itinerary visits the charming towns of Passau and Durnstein and the musical city of Vienna with visits to traditional Christmas Markets. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

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7 nights from £2879pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Christmas Decorations at Festive Market
  • Durnstein
  • Vienna Christmas Market

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See the wintery scenery, from snow-capped mountains to decorated towns as you cruise along the River Danube from Nuremberg to Vienna.

Visit Nuremberg's famous Christkindlesmarkt with over 200 stalls selling festive cuisine and gifts, see Passau lit up for the festive season and explore the rows of wooden stalls with the beautiful handmade gift and seasonal treats at the large Christmas Market in front of Vienna's magnificent City Hall.

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European Festive Markets Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Nuremberg (Germany)

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2 - Nuremberg

For a truly over-the-top holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany—and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. Two hundred stalls filled with holiday wares—ornaments, nutcrackers, seasonal treats and hand-carved toys—await you, and the irresistible aromas of roasting nuts, cinnamon and grilled sausages waft through the air.

Day 3 - Regensburg

The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms. Check out the brightest cultural sights, then head to what may very well be the most romantic Christmas Market in all of Germany, nestled within the courtyard of a beautiful baroque castle—as you take in the delights of the markets.

Day 4 - Passau

Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in Europe, there’s plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant wildlife and idyllic atmosphere.

Day 5 - Linz (Austria)

There’s more to Linz than its famous Linzer torte, although that alone makes it well worth a visit. The city has a thriving contemporary art scene, and its two Christmas Markets are over-the-top enchanting. In keeping with the Austrian traditions of good food and good music, Linz gave rise to both the Linzer torte and the Linz Symphony. The symphony is one of Mozart’s most celebrated works. The story goes that the composer was so inspired by the beauty of the city that he finished his Symphony No. 36 in less than a week here in 1783.

Day 6 - Durnstein - Vienna

After a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley, we’ll reach the tiny village of Dürnstein. Walk along its cobbled streets, browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, and perhaps take a quick jaunt up to the ruins of a castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Later, you can taste mulled wine and attend an organ concert at an Augustine church.

Day 7 - Vienna

Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. He found Vienna a very inspiring place, and so will you. You’ll have a full day to savor the Christmas spirit in Vienna with over 140 wooden stalls enticing you with every sort of delicacy. Be sure to try the rum balls and nutmeg-spiced macarons, which are local favorites, and amble through the adjacent park to admire the elaborately decorated trees.

Day 8 - Vienna - UK

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides as per itinerary
  • On-board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All airport taxes, security charges, port charges and airline imposed fuel surcharge
  • Complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board, and Quiervox audio headset system on all shore excursions
  • Gratuities onboard and onshore
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 1st - Vienna to Nuremberg - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3499
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    • Dec 8th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3499
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    • Dec 15th - Vienna to Nuremberg - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3200
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2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 1st - Vienna to Nuremberg - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3149
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      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £5489 Blue Water Price from: £6839 Blue Water Price from: £8009
    • Dec 8th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3149
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      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £5489 Blue Water Price from: £6839 Blue Water Price from: £8009
    • Dec 9th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: River Princess From: £3149
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    • Dec 15th - Vienna to Nuremberg - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2879
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    • Dec 16th - Vienna to Nuremberg - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2879
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