Christmas Markets Along the Danube
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Christmas Markets Along the Danube

Starting at $5,795


Destinations & Sightseeing
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Embark on a festive Danube River cruise, staying in
handpicked boutique hotels in the heart of Vienna and
Munich, and visiting Christkindlesmarkts, historic Melk
Abbey and the Imperial Treasury in Vienna.

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Map for Christmas Markets Along the Danube


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

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 on board.

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 homemade gingerbread.

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.

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