Christmas markets Danube river cruise

Christmas Markets Danube river cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg : Christmas markets of Austria and Germany 

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 Vienna to Nuremberg.

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.

During Christmas market cruise along Danube we will visit Vienna, Wachau Valley, Passau, Regensburg and finish the cruise in Nuremberg.

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Luxury Danube River Cruises –  Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany

Luxury Danube cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg

Departures 2019:

28 November 2019 – 04 December 2019

10 December 2019 – 16 December 2019

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 your leisure. Explore Vienna 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  tour 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

In the morning, your floating premium hotel reaches the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau. Your ship docks in Melk/Emmersdorf, where you can join an excursion to Melk Abbey and Durnstein. At the end of the excursion, defy the weather and join us for a mug of warming mulled wine, after which you will return to your ship.

The rest of the day is spent on board, cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns. You will have a wonderful view of the passing winter landscapes as your cruise ship travels towards Passau.


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.

Early this evening your ship will depart this lovely city and head towards Regensburg.


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 explore historic center of Regensburg  with your local guide.

After lunch, explore Regensburg Christmas Markets on your own. Revel in the festive pre-Christmas atmosphere filled with the aroma of gingerbread, and stalls filled with local handicrafts.  The captain invites you to join him at an elegant Gala Dinner on board, while your ship continues its journey later this evening.


Day 6:  Nuremberg and Germany’s oldest Christmas markets

After lunch, you arrive in the Bavarian town of Roth, where the city tour of Nuremberg starts. The tour will take you to the most significant monuments and sights in picturesque Nuremberg. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Nuremberg’s Christmas Market, the oldest and most famous Christmas market in Germany. Taste the world-famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread) before returning to your ship, which will be waiting for you in the Nuremberg harbor. Your ship remains in Nuremberg for the overnight.


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.


With our tailor made land packages you have opportunity to explore more fascinating cities like Budapest, ViennaPrague,  before or after your Christmas market Danube cruise.

Start your journey with a three night stay at one of  luxurious hotels in Prague before your Christmas market cruise on Danube. Join your local guide on a private city tour of Prague Old Town, Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle. Explore Prague Christmas markets before your private transfer to Nuremberg to start your Danube cruise.


Danube Christmas markets cruise includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation  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
  • 24-hour coffee station
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • All on board entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges 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 package before or after the cruise

Danube River Cruise Excursion Basic Package:

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

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LUXURY RIVER CRUISE SHIPS – Privileged comfort and first-class service

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. 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:

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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  Danube cruise and festive season in Europe in a completely new way.

Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Danube, explore some sleepy little towns and riverscapes, and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period in Europe.

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