Christmas Along the Danube

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Christmas Along the Danube

Tour Description:

Cruise the romantic Danube in celebration of the holidays, waking in festive Vienna on Christmas morning and experiencing local traditions. Visit holiday markets and revel in an organ concert at the superb Abbey of St. Florian.

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Dates & Pricing

Saturday 21 Dec 24 — Sunday 29 Dec 24Starting at $7,795 Get a Quote


Day 1 - Munich, Germany
Arrive in Munich, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

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 settling 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, the 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 picturesque village.

Day 5 - Vienna
Arrive in Vienna this morning to visit Schönbrunn Palace with your small group. Enjoy a strudel-baking demonstration, privately explore the magnicent building with a guide and stroll the Christmas Market. After lunch aboard, drive along the Ringstrasse. See the State Opera and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace, and stroll through Vienna’s Christmas market. Tonight, mark Christmas with a special AK-exclusive dinner and concert ashore at the famous Kursalon./p

Day 6 - Bratislava, Slovakia
pSee 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./p

Day 7 - Linz, Austria
pIn Linz, indulge in a special tasting of the famous Linzer torte. Then, take a privately guided tour of the Abbey of St. Florian, where you pause for a moving organ concert./p

Day 8 - Munich, Germany
pDisembark 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./p

Day 9 - MUNICH
pAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart. /p