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Old Viennese Christmas Market © WienTourismus Christian Stemper
Caption: Old Viennese Christmas Market © WienTourismus Christian Stemper
Caption: Nuremberg Former Wine Depot during Winter - Weinstadel © Nutzungsbedingungen Stadt Nürnberg / Christine Dierenbach
Caption: Passau skyline during twilight blue hour
Caption: Alte Brücke bridge and the old town, Regensberg © GNTB / Francesco Carovillano
Caption: Old Viennese Christmas Market © WienTourismus Christian Stemper
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    Single supplements and cabin upgrades on request.
    28 Nov - 04 Dec 2021 from £959 Book Now
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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: MAGIC OF ADVENT RIVER CRUISE ON THE DANUBE
Duration: 7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS
Flight information: Please arrange your flights to arrive into Nuremberg Airport [NUE] on Day 1 and from Vienna Airport [VIE] on Day 7
Pickup location: Nuremberg Port

Overview

28 Nov - 04 Dec, 2021

This year come with us and enter a real winter fairytale along the River Danube! Explore sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine on board and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period.

Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Danube as we sail from Nuremberg in Germany down to Vienna in Austria. The Palais Thurn und Taxis and its outbuildings form one of the impressive backdrops, and the quality of the wares is exceptional, too.<br>

Furthermore, discover the elegant Christmas market in the forecourt of Vienna's sumptuous Schönbrunn Palace, and enjoy a mulled wine party in Austria's famous winegrowing region of Wachau!<br>

All of this on your luxury floating hotel as we sail from town to town on this magical 7 day Christmas markets adventure.

Itinerary

Itinerary summary: DAY 1 - Embark Nuremburg
DAY 2 - Nuremberg Sightseeing and Christmas Market
DAY 3 - Regensburg & Thurn and Taxis Castle
DAY 4 - Passau: The City of Three Rivers
DAY 5 - Wachau, Wine and to Vienna
DAY 6 - Vienna - Sightseeing & Schönbrunn Palace
DAY 7 - Disembark Vienna
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DAY 1 - Embark Nuremburg

Your magical Advent journey starts here! After embarking in Nuremberg, you will have the opportunity to meet the Cruise Director and your fellow guests for a cocktail followed by a delicious Welcome Dinner in the Panorama Restaurant. Your ship remains anchored in Nuremberg overnight.

Included meals: Dinner 
Accommodation: MS Amadeus Star 

DAY 2 - Nuremberg Sightseeing and Christmas Market

After breakfast you may want to spend the morning on a sightseeing tour through a festively decorated Nuremberg, which takes you past all its main attractions. Don’t miss the trip to the famous Nuremberg Christmas Market, where you can be tempted by culinary specialities, artisan crafts and regional products on offer.

At lunch time, you return to your ship and get to know your fellow guests and further explore the ship as we set sail along the Danube towards Regensburg.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Accommodation: MS Amadeus Star 

DAY 3 - Regensburg & Thurn and Taxis Castle

At breakfast, you will reach the Bavarian town of Regensburg, which is famous for one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Germany. A guided city walking tour will show you the city’s most beautiful side, and in the afternoon a visit to the Thurn and Taxis Castle which will, without doubt, put you in a festive mood. This is the site of one of the most beautiful Christmas markets of the region – something not to be missed!
Return to your ship late afternoon in time for a pre-dinner cocktail and another delicious dinner before we leave Regensburg heading towards Vienna.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Accommodation: MS Amadeus Star 

DAY 4 - Passau: The City of Three Rivers

In the morning you will arrive in Passau, the romantic “City of Three Rivers” close to the border with Austria. After breakfast, you will be invited on a guided walking tour through the picturesque town where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers meet.
After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit the festively decorated Christmas Market in Passau before returning to your ship to chat with your new friends about your wonderful Christmas finds purchased in the market and for a lovely dinner as you depart for Austria.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Accommodation: MS Amadeus Star 

DAY 5 - Wachau, Wine and to Vienna

You will awake to the wonderful view of one of the most beautiful landscape regions in Austria – the Wachau Valley.

Emmersdorf is the starting point for your trip through this wintery region which will include a visit to Melk Abbey and the wine-growers village of Durnstein. At the end of this tour you are invited to partake in a gluhwein (mulled wine) party before returning to your ship in Weissenkirchen.

The journey continues through to Vienna, arriving in early evening in Austria's capital. You will have the opportunity to attend the “Sound of Vienna” concert and listen to some of the Viennese classics.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Accommodation: MS Amadeus Star 

DAY 6 - Vienna - Sightseeing & Schönbrunn Palace

Today will be spent in the magical, wintery city of Vienna. Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing trip from the comfort of a coach which will take you to the most beautiful sights and the elegant buildings in Vienna.

After lunch, we recommend a visit to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, where you will find a Christmas Market. Here the pre-Christmas atmosphere provides an unforgettable, authentic Advent experience.

In the evening an elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner takes place onboard where you can again enjoy a wonderful Advent ambience.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Accommodation: MS Amadeus Star 

DAY 7 - Disembark Vienna

After breakfast onboard, it is time to bid farewell as you disembark and begin your homeward journey.

Or if you would like to maybe stay a few more days in Vienna to explore the magic of the city, please contact us for details.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: None 

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What's included

  • 7 Day river cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna on board MS Amadeus Star in a large, outside river-view stateroom
    • French balconies or walk-out balcony rooms available at a supplement - please contact us for details
  • Red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gourmet dining onboard from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 7
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • 24 hour coffee station
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

What's not included

  • International return flights to Nuremberg Airport [NUE] on day 1 and from Vienna Airport [VIE] on Day 7
  • Transfers on arrival from Nuremberg Airport to the ship and from the ship to Vienna Airport at the end of the tour. Can be booked if required at additional cost
  • Optional excursions mentioned in the itinerary. These can be pre-booked in advance at a discounted rate or booked onboard.
  • Additional food/beverage unless otherwise included in the programme.
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel/medical insurance
  • Visas (if required)
  • Gratuities
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included in the section above.
  • Any COVID tests or related entry & exit requirements

Important information

  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant journey.
  • Check in is after 2-3pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Journey Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.
  • Please consult your doctor letting them know your travel plans so that they can advise you about any vaccinations/medications you may need to take.
  • Prices are based on two people sharing and do not include increases in government taxes, fuel surcharges.
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Available journeys:

  • 28 Nov, 2021 - Magic of Advent Danube River Cruise
    Price based on two people sharing.
    Single supplements and cabin upgrades on request.
    28 Nov - 04 Dec 2021 from £959 Book Now
Book online or call 0844 3350 197

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