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 crafts 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 visit the Christmas market in Domplatz (Cathedral Square). Pay a visit to the church of Mondsee, and attend an exclusive Chef's Highlights dinner aboard.
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.