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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 £2849pp

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

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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: £3049
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3749 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7249 Brochure Price from: £8549
      Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £8499
    • Dec 8th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2849
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £5549 Brochure Price from: £7049 Brochure Price from: £8349
      Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £5499 Blue Water Price from: £6999 Blue Water Price from: £8299
    • Dec 15th - Vienna to Nuremberg - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2949
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149 Brochure Price from: £8449
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099 Blue Water Price from: £8399

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 1st - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3149
      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: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5949 Blue Water Price from: £7549 Blue Water Price from: £8949
    • Dec 8th - Nuremberg to Vienna - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3149
      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: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5949 Blue Water Price from: £7549 Blue Water Price from: £8949

Price Information

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