Day 1 - Arrive Vienna, Austria
Arrive in Vienna, where you are met and transferred to your
hotel. Tonight, join your dedicated Resident Tour Director
for a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Vienna
This morning, visit the Belvedere, seeing the stately palace
complex, tranquil gardens and a Christmas market. View
works by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Then, enjoy lunch
at a Viennese café before a privately guided tour of the Augarten Porcelain Factory. Transfer to your vessel, with
priority embarkation. After settling in to your premium
cabin or suite with an open-air French or walk-out balcony,
enjoy a welcome cocktail, dinner and a festive holiday concert.
Day 3 - Vienna
Your walking tour in Vienna visits St. Stephen's Cathedral
and the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace. Take a private
Viennese waltz lesson. After lunch, visit Schönbrunn Palace
and its Christmas markets. Tonight, visit the main Christmas
market at the Rathausplatz.
Day 4 - Melk
Arrive in Melk, where you visit the Benedictine abbey,
perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube.
Originally constructed as a palace, the abbey boasts soaring
gilded towers, an elaborately frescoed church and a vast
library of medieval manuscripts. Pause for lunch ashore at
a local restaurant in the scenic Wachau Valley. Later, enjoy
a private predinner cocktail party in the Amadeus Club,
hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an
exclusive Chef 's Highlights dinner.
Day 5 - Passau, Germany
Arrive in Passau. Take a guided city walk, visiting the
Christkindlesmarkt and St. Stephen's Cathedral for a private
tour of its famed organ. Linger over an authentic Bavarian
lunch with a glass of wine at a charming restaurant. Then,
explore the historic center at leisure.
Day 6 - Regensburg
Walk through Regensburg and visit one of its oldest
breweries for a tasting. Tour St. Emmeram's Palace and stroll
its Christmas market. Join the captain for a gala dinner back
Day 7 - Nuremberg
Transfer to Nuremberg and see its 900-year-old ramparts,
Imperial Castle and Palace of Justice. Privately visit a
World War II art bunker, an A&K exclusive. Explore the
Christkindlesmarkt in the old city, with time to shop or savor
Day 8 - Munich
Disembark in Nuremberg and drive to Munich, famous for its
beer halls and beer gardens. Take a guided walking tour of its
old town. Visit the Frauenkirche cathedral and Marienplatz
with its bustling Christmas market.
Day 9 - Depart Munich
Transfer to Munich Airport for your departure.