Christmas Markets Along the Danube
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Christmas Markets Along the Danube

Starting at $5,595

Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals

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Embark on a festive Danube River cruise, staying in
handpicked boutique hotels in the heart of Munich and
Vienna and experiencing the magical Christmas markets of
Germany and Austria, aglow with warm holiday spirit.

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Map for Christmas Markets Along the Danube

Destination & Sightseeing


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

Day 2 - Munich
Take a guided walking tour of Munich's Old Town, visiting the Frauenkirche cathedral and Marienplatz. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to your ship in Nuremberg for priority embarkation. Settle into your premium cabin or suite, enjoying a welcome cocktail and dinner this evening.

Day 3 - Nuremberg
See Nuremberg's 900-year-old ramparts, Imperial Castle and Palace of Justice with time to explore the Christkindlesmarkt in the old city. Privately visit a World War II art bunker, an A&K exclusive, returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon cruise.

Day 4 - Regensburg
Walk through Regensburg, and visit one of its oldest breweries for a tasting. After lunch ashore at a historic tavern, tour St. Emmeram's Palace and stroll the Christmas market.

Day 5 - Passau
Take a guided city walk in Passau, visiting the Christkindlesmarkt and St. Stephen's Cathedral to hear its organ. Linger over an authentic Bavarian lunch with a glass of wine at a charming restaurant. Then, explore the old historic center at leisure. This evening, enjoy a private predinner cocktail party aboard ship hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an exclusive Chef 's Highlights dinner.

Day 6 - Melk
Arrive in Melk, where you visit the Benedictine abbey, perched on an 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. Reboard the ship for lunch and an afternoon cruise. Join your captain this evening for a special gala dinner.

Day 7 - Vienna
Your walking tour in Vienna visits St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace. Enjoy lunch at a typical café before taking a private lesson in the Viennese waltz. Visit the Belvedere to see its stately palace complex. This evening, browse the Christkindlesmarkt in Vienna.

Day 8 - Vienna
Disembark this morning to visit Schönbrunn Palace for a private guided tour and strudel-making demonstration. Continue to the Augarten Porcelain Factory to learn about production of its famous products, with time to explore Vienna on your own. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 9 - Depart Vienna
Transfer to Vienna Airport for your departure flight.

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