Christmas Markets Cruise Nuremberg, Regensburg, Vienna 

 November and December 2018

     

Cruises at Advent Time, Pre-Christmas Celebrations  - 6 nights /7 days 

Advent is the time of celebration all over Europe in expectation of upcoming Christmas starting on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day. In preparation for the holidays this is the period when the romantic old cities of Europe dress up in Christmas decoration and lights. Our 6 night 7 day journey will take us to some of the most popular festive markets along the Danube from Vienna to Regensburg and Nuremberg or in reverse.

Day 1. VIENNA
Embarkation in Vienna start from 4pm in the afternoon. Enjoy  a welcome cocktail party in the Panorama bar before dinner is served, followed by a Christmas concert on board by Viennese musicians. The ship remains moored in Vienna overnight.

Day 2 VIENNA
Join our optional sightseeing tour of Vienna in the morning on which you will see the city’s most important sights, taking you along the Ringstrasse, into Schwarzenbergplatz, passing by the Karlskirche and Vienna’s stunning opera house. The last stop is at the city’s famous St. Stephan’s cathedral, where there will be time to see round inside. In the afternoon you can take an optional excursion to the Schönbrunn castle, one of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings, which includes the visit to the Christmas market in front of it. After dinner on board you can see Vienna by night visiting – among other things – the city’s own Christmas market. The ship leaves Vienna before midnight.

Day 3 MELK - WACHAU
Morning arrival in Melk / Emmersdorf, and take an interesting excursion by coach through the Wachau valley. First we walk through Dürnstein, one of the best-known wine villages in the Wachau, set in a glorious position. Then we drive through this district’s picturesque landscape to the 900-year old Benedictine abbey of Melk. During a guided tour you see the bishop’s rooms, the Emperor’s gallery, the marble hall, the altars and the library. Sometimes there will also be a short organ recital in the abbey church. At the end of the tour we invite you for a glass of Glühwein at a local restaurant. The cruise continues during lunch.

Day 4 PASSAU
Morning arrival at the historical Bavarian city of Passau, which lies at the confluence of three rivers (the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz). See its most important sights during the morning’s city walk. There’ll be enough time to visit Passau’s Christmas market before the cruise continues in the later afternoon.

Day 5  REGENSBURG
Morning arrival in Regensburg, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Germany – with many historical buildings. Among its architectural treasures are cathedrals, churches, monasteries and the town hall. Morning at your leisure. Take an afternoon city walk to admire remnants of the former power and wealth of this city, which once controlled the trade route to the Orient. You also will be able to visit this city’s Christmas market before returning to the ship. The ship leaves the city in the evening. Enjoy the Captain's Gala dinner and after entertainment by the ship’s orchestra.

Day 6 ROTH - NUREMBERG
Arrive in Roth after lunch, where the city tour to Nuremberg begins. This includes the city’s fairytale 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace (where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946). It shows you the major sights of the city, from its medieval origins to the present. You will also be able to visit the world famous Christmas market.
Those who have taken this excursion then rejoin the ship in Nuremberg.

Day 7 NUREMBERG
Disembarkation is after breakfast in Nuremberg. End of the program. Cruise operates in the opposite direction as well.

Included in cruise Program:

  • 6-night cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom most with French balconies.

  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise

  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner (24 hour coffee station)

  • Quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship

  • Welcome cocktail, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner

  • Programs and features which are marked as “included” in the  itinerary.

  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar.

  • Services of an experienced, multilingual cruise director

  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun-Deck)

  • Port taxes and local taxes

  • Wireless audio system

 Not Included features:

  • Optional excursions: Please see our EXCURSION PACKAGES listed below. We kindly ask you to notify us of your excursion packages and single excursion booked in advance up to 14 days prior to departure.

  • Tips

 Ships:  MS Amadeus Silver II and Elegant and Brilliant

2018 Dates and Prices in Euros per person $ Rate varies based on daily exchange rates

Vienna-Nuremberg

 

 

CATEGORY

C-4 *)

C-1 or CEK

B-4

B-1

A-1

SUITE

Deck

Haydn

Haydn

Strauss

Strauss

Mozart

Mozart

Type of bed

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Single

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Suite
Twin/Double

Facilities

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Bath/WC

Vienna to Nuremberg

AMA QUEEN

28 Nov - 4 Dec 2018

879

1149

1399

1549

1729

2259

AMA QUEEN

10-16 Dec 2018

959

1249

1529

1679

1889

2459

AMA SILVER III

10-16 Dec 2018

959

1249

1529

1679

1889

2459

Nuremberg to Vienna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MS. SILVER II

5-11 Dec 2017

930

1212

1476

1626

1824

2274

MS ELEGANT

10-16 Dec 2017

846

1099

1344

1476

1656

2070

 

Single cabin supplement

DECK

HAYDN

B-4
Strauss

B-1
STRAUSS

MOZART

Suite

All dates in 2018

15%

30%

50%

60%

100%

No single cabin possible in the category Suite. 

C-4
AMADEUS Silver II: 116, 117, 118, 119
AMADEUS Brilliant: 107, 108, 109, 110
B-4
AMADEUS Silver II: 233, 234, 235, 236
AMADEUS Brilliant: 229, 231, 232, 234

C-EK = Single cabins available on AMADEUS Brilliant at the same price as C-1 cabins.

Amadeus ship descriptions

EXCURSION PACKAGES

Vienna to Nuremberg

PACKAGE A

PACKAGE B

PACKAGE C

City tour Vienna

32,00

32,00

32,00

Schoenbrunn Castle with Christmas Market

43,00

Sound of Vienna concert

52,00

Excursion Wachau incl. Melk Abbey and Gluehweinparty

 

52,00

52,00

City walk Passau with Christmas Market

15,00

15,00

15,00

City walk Regensburg with Christmas Market

15,00

15,00

15,00

Christmas Markets at the Palais Thurn und Taxis

34,00

City tour Nuremberg

36,00

36,00

36,00

 

RATE PER PERSON

98,00

150,00

279,00

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