Christmas Wonderland

Breathe in the magic of Christmas on this 16 day 5-star luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Visit traditional markets in Cologne & Regensburg.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

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Map for Christmas Wonderland


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Amsterdam
Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

Amsterdam
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or visit Zaanse Schans. Alternatively, explore Amsterdam on foot or by bike.

Cologne
Discover Cologne on a guided city tour. Later, you may wish to make the most of your free time and take a stroll through the city’s Christmas Markets.

Koblenz
Freechoice: Take a guided tour and be enchanted by the history and beauty of Koblenz or explore the Moselle Valley to Cochem.

Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim
Immerse yourself in historic Rüdesheim, then board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

Miltenberg
Take a guided city tour and explore this Franconian town.

Würzburg
Freechoice: Follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on a guided tour, or take a city tour of Würzburg.Tonight perhaps attend Würzburg’s beautiful Christmas Mass.

Würzburg > Nuremberg
Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Nuremberg.

Nuremberg
Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites, take a baking class, or join a walking tour of the city.

Regensburg
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit Thurn und Taxis Palace.

Passau > Salzburg
Enrich Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place.

Melk > Dürnstein
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, visit a local winery.

Vienna
Freechoice: Tour Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see Lipizzaner Stallions perfectingtheir skills during their morning exercise program. Or discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour.Enrich Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein and be enthralled by a private concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Vienna > Budapest
This afternoon arrive in the beautiful city of Budapest before celebrating the arrival of the New Year.

Budapest
Happy New Year.Freechoice: Let an expert guide you through this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

Budapest
Depart after breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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