Christmas Markets Along the Danube

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Christmas Markets Along the Danube

Tour Description:

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.

Map for Christmas Markets Along the Danube
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Dates & Pricing

Monday 05 Dec 22 — Tuesday 13 Dec 22Starting at $5,795 Get a Quote
Friday 09 Dec 22 — Saturday 17 Dec 22Starting at $5,795 Get a Quote
Tuesday 05 Dec 23 — Wednesday 13 Dec 23Starting at $6,895 Get a Quote


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.