Christmas markets Danube river cruise

Danube cruise from Vienna : Christmas markets of Austria and Germany 

Join  special Christmas markets Danube cruise in December and discover the season of Advent in a completely new way. Enjoy an atmospheric Danube cruise and visit the very best Christmas markets in Germany and Austria.

For a whole week in Advent you can store up pleasurable anticipation for the most beautiful festival of the year, and  think back to your own childhood when you became more and more excited as the day for the giving of presents drew closer.

Celebrate the holiday season with centuries-old traditions and new style.

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  • Enjoy 7 days Danube river cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg and visit the best Christmas markets in Germany and Austria.

    Your luxury river cruise ship, adorned with Christmas decorations, will set off on a winter Danube cruise from the Vienna.

    Experience your own winter fairytale on the romantic Danube Advent cruise, visit some of the most romantic Christmas Markets in Austria and Germany and enjoy festive atmosphere on board.
    During Christmas market cruise along Danube we will visit Vienna, Wachau Valley, Passau, Regensburg and finish the cruise in Nuremberg.
    On the last evening on board the captain invites you to an elegant gala dinner followed by a festive Advent concert on board.

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    Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany – Luxury Danube River Cruise

    Danube cruise From Vienna to Nuremberg

    28 November – 04 December 2017

    10 December – 16 December 2017

    Day 1: VIENNA embarkation

    Embark your river cruise luxury ship in Vienna in the afternoon. Enjoy Captain’s welcome cocktail and dinner on board followed by a concert. The ship remains moored in Vienna for overnight and evening is at leisure to begin exploring Imperial city and immerse in the Christmas spirit strolling through famous Vienna’s Christmas Market.

    Day 2: Vienna city tour and Christmas Markets

    Today we have a full day ahead of us to enjoy Vienna. You may choose from variety of optional excursion or admire Vienna elegance on your own and explore Vienna Christmas Markets. Consider an optional Vienna city tour and join a local guide for morning sightseeing of Vienna. Enjoy Vienna’s Imperial architecture including the Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In the afternoon you may join an optional excursion to the opulent Schoenbrunn Palace. Explore Schonbrunn’s rooms  on our guided visit . Visit Vienna’s most scenic Christmas Market in front of the Schonbrunn Palace. With concerts, the scent of mulled wine, gingerbread and beautiful Christmas tree , you can’t help being in a festive mood.

    Day 3: Cruise Wachau Valley and Melk

    Arrival in the morning to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery before joining an optional excursion to the nearby town of Durnstein and the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. Enjoy a Mulled wine Party before returning to the ship. This afternoon you continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns.

    Day 4: Passau and Bavarian Christmas markets

    Morning arrival at the historical Bavarian city of Passau, which lies at the confluence of three rivers. Enjoy optional walking tour of Passau with local guide, exploring the ornate Baroque architecture, St. Stephen’s Cathedral – home to Europe’s largest church organ and a picturesque river promenade. After the tour there is free time to visit local Christmas Market. Handmade ornaments and Christmas tree decorations, toys, marionettes,and other traditional handicraft items are awaiting our selection to take home and put under the Christmas tree.

    Day 5: Regensburg  Christmas markets

    After a leisurely morning cruising along  Danube River, we arrive in Regensburg. You may choose optional Regensburg guided city tour and stroll through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with your local guide. At the end of the excursion time at your leisure to explore the magnificent Regensburg Christmas Markets. Wander through the narrow streets and hidden courtyards, all a twinkle with sparkling Christmas lights. This evening enjoy Captain’s Gala dinner and entertainment by the ship’s orchestra on board.

    Day 6:  Nuremberg and Germany’s oldest Christmas markets

    You can begin your day with optional city tour of Nuremberg . The guide leads you through the Old Town and provides insights about the castle, fountains, churches and art as well as the city’s past and present. After the tour, time at leisure for visiting Nuremberg’s Christmas Market, the oldest and most famous Christmas market in Germany.

    Day 7: Nuremberg disembarkation

    Your Cruise comes to the end this morning as you disembark in Nuremberg with wonderful memories of the German and Austrian Christmas Markets. After breakfast on board optional transfer to Nuremberg or Munich Airport for your flight back home.


    Enjoy additional days to explore your Danube river cruise embarkation or disembarkation city, or to visit a new destinations around Europe and enjoy festive Advent atmosphere and Christmas preparation . With our extension land packages you have opportunity to explore more fascinating cities like Budapest, Munich, Prague, Berlin, before or after your cruise.

  • Christmas Market Danube cruise includes memorable Advent celebration on board your festively decorated cruise ship and visit of the most famous Christmas Markets in Austria and Germany.

    Danube Christmas markets cruise includes:

    • 6 nights accommodation in an outside stateroom on board luxury ship
    • All meals included: buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee and tea, dinner and midnight snack
    • Quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner on board
    • 24-hour coffee station
    • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
    • Daily music performances by on-board musicians
    • English language on board
    • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise
    • All port taxes included


    Optional extra services during your Danube Christmas Market cruise:

    • Transfer from the airport to the ship port and back
    • Shore excursions escorted by local guides
    • Land tour packages
  • Because of the great choice of shore excursions during your Christmas market cruise on Danube we have put together for you tailor-made excursions packages. Choose one of our excursion packages or Ă  la carte excursion that suits you the best:

    Danube River Cruise Excursion Package 1:

    • City tour Vienna
    • City walking tour of  Passau
    • City walking tour of  Regensburg with Christmas Market
    • City tour Nuremberg with Christmas Market


    Danube River Cruise Excursion Package 2:

    • City tour Vienna
    • Excursion Wachau including Melk Abbey and mulled wine party
    • City walk Passau
    • City walk Regensburg with Christmas Market
    • City tour Nuremberg with Christmas Market


    Danube River Cruise Excursion Package 3:

    • City tour of Vienna
    • Schoenbrunn Castle tour with Christmas Market
    • Tour of Vienna at night with Christmas Market
    • Excursion Wachau including Melk Abbey and mulled wine party
    • City walking tour of Passau
    • City walking tour of  Regensburg with Christmas Market
    • City tour Nuremberg with Christmas Market

    Our shore excursions are led by professional guides and experienced local tour managers who will accompany you on inspiring voyage of discovery to some of Europe’s most beautiful places.

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    Deluxe river cruise vessels provide a stylish, spacious and unique on board facilities to enjoy your river cruise to the fullest. Like a floating luxury boutique hotel, this modern river cruise ship is designed for comfort, enjoyment, and excellence panoramas.You can look forward to comfortable, elegantly equipped cabins, top class cuisine and service that makes you feel special in every way and ensures no wish remains unfulfilled.

    Danube River cruise ship accommodation

    All cabins on board are spacious have unrestricted view of the scenery through wide glass panoramas. Most of them have large panoramic glass front with French balconies, giving you incomparable view of the wonderful riverscape floating by. Spacious and elegant cabins are equipped with:

    top quality bedsdanube river cruise luxury cabincomfortable seating area
    flat screen TV
    spacious wardrobe

    Each cabin has individually adjustable air-conditioning and comfortable bathroom with spa-quality toiletries supplied.

    Public Areas and Ship Amenities:

    Dining Roomdanube river 7 days cruise budapest,vienna,
    Panorama Lounge with bar and dance floor
    Lido Bar Sun
    Deck featuring deck chairs
    Fitness Room, Massage Therapy Room
    Lobby Hospitality Desk
    Gift Shop
    Internet Station
    Voltage: 220V

Enjoy special Christmas markets Danube cruise in December and discover Advent festive season in Europe in a completely new way.

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