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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2549pp

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

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

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No single supplement on 8 Dec 2019 departure! Applies to selected cabin categories. No combinable with any other offer. Subject to availability

Save up to 10% on 2020 departures! Save 10% on Classic, Deluxe and French Balcony cabins, and save 5% on Suites. Book by 31 Jul 2019

Exclusive £50pp discount on 2019 departures!

European Festive Markets Special Offer

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)

Fly from the UK to Nuremberg where you will be met by a representative on arrival and transferred to Nuremberg to embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Nuremberg

Discover Nuremberg on a guided city tour. Walk through the old quarter past half-timbered houses and visit the Christkindlesmarkt which has over 200 stalls. Enjoy the Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regensburg

A guided walking tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes the Cathedral of St Peter, the Town Hall and the 12th century Stone Bridge. Then visit the delightful Christmas Markets at the Castle of Thurn and Taxis. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Passau

After a scenic horse-drawn ride through the Bavarian Forest, be taken to the world-famous crystal glassmakers, Theresienthal. Continue on to Passau where a walking tour taking in the Old Town and the Christmas Markets near the baroque St Stephen's cathedral. As an extra special treat, you can learn how to make delicious gingerbread and beautiful floral centerpieces for the holidays. In 2020, there is also the option to visit a family-owned farm to listen to carols and see traditional lederhosen at a mini fashion show. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Linz (Austria)

See the sights of Linz on foot or go behind-the-scenes at the Linz opera house and taste cider at an apple and pear orchard. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour taking in the Christmas market. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Durnstein - Vienna

Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley to the baroque village of Durnstein where you will see the ruins of the 12th-century castle where Richard the Lionheart was held. Enjoy a guided tour before an exclusive mulled wine tasting and organ concert. Cruise on to Vienna, the City of Waltzes. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Vienna

Travel along the Ringstrasse on a panoramic tour and see St Stephen's Cathedral where Mozart was married and the magnificent Winter Palace, a stunning example of Baroque architecture. You'll have plenty of time to explore the quaint Christmas markets. There is also the option to indulge in the 'Taste of Christmas' with a special tour on Graben and Kohlmarkt streets where windows are filled with confectionery. Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Vienna - UK

Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna Airport for your return flight to the UK.

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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 1st - Vienna to Nuremberg - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £5449 Brochure Price from: £6949 Brochure Price from: £8249
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3399 Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £6899 Blue Water Price from: £8199
    • Dec 8th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £5449 Brochure Price from: £6949 Brochure Price from: £8249
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3399 Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £6899 Blue Water Price from: £8199
    • Dec 15th - Vienna to Nuremberg - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2549
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £3249 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £5249 Brochure Price from: £6749 Brochure Price from: £8049
      Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5199 Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £7999

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 1st - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2879
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5999 Brochure Price from: £7599 Brochure Price from: £8999
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7219 Blue Water Price from: £8549
    • Dec 8th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2879
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5999 Brochure Price from: £7599 Brochure Price from: £8999
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7219 Blue Water Price from: £8549

Price Information

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