Iconic Christmas Markets - 7-NIGHT CRUISE


Day 1 :
EMBARKATION – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Board the ship in Budapest for your Iconic Christmas Markets cruise. (D)
Day 2 :
BUDAPEST
Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill and Heroes’ Square, Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. Afterwards, you’ll visit Vörösmarty Square, the oldest and the most spectacular of all the Christmas Markets in Budapest. (B,L,D)
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 Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, visit the Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. This market presents a glittering and stellar Christmas experience. Cap the day off with “Vienna by Night” Christmas markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna’s majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated 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. (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. 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. For the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. (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 as you prepare for your flight home. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2019 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
November 22 Budapest Nuremberg AmaLea $2,999
November 24 Nuremberg Budapest AmaViola $3,099
November 29 Budapest Nuremberg AmaSonata $3,099
December 1 Budapest Nuremberg AmaViola $3,099
December 6 Budapest Nuremberg AmaLea $3,099
December 8 Nuremberg Budapest AmaViola $3,099
December 13 Nuremberg Budapest AmaLea $3,099
December 20 Nuremberg Budapest AmaSonata $3,099
2020 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
November 22 Nuremberg Budapest AmaPrima $3,099
November 23 Nuremberg Budapest AmaViola $3,099
November 28 Budapest Nuremberg AmaLea $3,199
November 29 Budapest Nuremberg AmaCerto $3,199
November 30 Budapest Nuremberg AmaViola $3,299
December 6 Nuremberg Budapest AmaCerto $3,299
December 7 Nuremberg Budapest AmaViola $3,299
December 13 Budapest Nuremberg AmaCerto $3,299
December 20 Nuremberg Budapest AmaCerto $3,299
December 21 Nuremberg Budapest AmaViola $3,299

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