Day 1 - ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY
Arrive in Munich, where you are met and transferred to your
hotel. This evening, join your Resident Tour Director for a
Day 2 - MUNICH
Tour Munich’s Old Town and visit the Frauenkirche with
your small group. Shop for craft in the Christmas market. Then, transfer to your riverboat in Passau for priority
embarkation. After time to settle into your premium cabin
or suite with an open-air French or walk-out balcony, enjoy a
welcome cocktail, followed by dinner.
Day 3 - SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
Join your Resident Tour Director for a full-day excursion
to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Stroll the city’s historic
center, enjoy lunch and explore the Christmas market in
Domplatz (Cathedral Square). Also, visit the church of
Mondsee, and later attend an exclusive Chef 's Highlights
dinner on board your vessel.
Day 4 - MELK & DÜRNSTEIN
Disembark by small group to visit the Wachau Valley, with a
guided visit to the Benedictine abbey of Melk and a tasting
of glühwein (mulled wine) in Dürnstein. A special holiday
celebration aboard your ship ends this festive day. Later, you
may choose to attend mass in the village.
Day 5 - VIENNA
Arrive in Vienna this morning to visit Schönbrunn
Palace with your small group. Enjoy a strudel-baking
demonstration, explore the magnificent building and stroll
the Palace Market. After lunch aboard, drive along the
Ringstrasse. See the State Opera and Hundertwasser House.
Visit the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace and stroll
through Vienna’s Christmas market. This evening, mark
Christmas with a special A&K-exclusive dinner and concert
ashore at the famous Kursalon.
Day 6 - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
See Bratislava's castle district and Old Town. Visit the
Church of St. Elizabeth, known as the Blue Church, and
view the historic fortress of the city's Castle District. Enjoy
a private cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club, hosted
by your Resident Tour Director, followed by a gala dinner.
Day 7 - LINZ, AUSTRIA
In Linz, take a privately guided tour of the Abbey of
St. Florian, with an organ concert. A sweet treat awaits this
afternoon as you indulge in an exclusive Linzer torte baking
class at a top local patisserie.
Day 8 - MUNICH, GERMANY
Disembark and drive to Munich, visiting the historic town of
Landshut en route. Check in to your boutique hotel, with time
to unwind. Gather for a farewell dinner.
Day 9 - DEPART MUNICH
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.