Magical Christmas Markets (Prague to Vienna) 2019

Magical Christmas Markets (Prague to Vienna) 2019

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Prague, Czech Republic on Thu, Dec 05, 2019
Ends: Vienna, Austria on Tue, Dec 17, 2019


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Countries Visited

Austria, Czech, Germany

Rivers Visited


River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Prague, 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna & 2 nights in Vienna

Day 1 (Thu, Dec 05, 2019):

ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel.

Day 2 (Fri, Dec 06, 2019):

PRAGUE. The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holidayseason. See all the key highlights on a walking tour, including the National Museum and 1,000-year-old PragueCastle. Or get more active with a hike to the castle. You will then have free time to explore Prague'''s renownedChristmas Market in the Old Town Square. (B)

Day 3 (Sat, Dec 07, 2019):

PRAGUE. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery established in993. Beer is a core part of the country'''s national identity, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself whatmakes Czech beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

Day 4 (Sun, Dec 08, 2019):

PRAGUE ''' NUREMBERG, GERMANY ''' EMBARKATION. Drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg where you'''ll have free time for lunch along with a visit to one of the town'''s Christmas Markets before boarding your cruise ship. (B)

Day 5 (Mon, Dec 09, 2019):

NUREMBERG. Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg'''s cobblestone streetsto the Imperial Castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Visit Nuremberg'''s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world'''slargest and most famous Christmas Markets. Later in the day, cruise through the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Tue, Dec 10, 2019):

REGENSBURG. Regensburg is one of Germany'''s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city'''s architectural highlights, including the OldTown Hall and the Porta Praetoria, before visiting the Old Town Christmas Market. As an alternate option, samplesome of Bavaria'''s specialties'''beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to the base of Walhalla where you will see theneoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you'''ll be treated to one ofBavaria'''s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis, where you can watch craftsmen maketheir unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Wed, Dec 11, 2019):

PASSAU. Picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000 years ago, is noted for its Gothic andItalian Baroque architecture. During the season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, whichyou will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen'''s Square'''alsohome to its stunning cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments.If you prefer a more active adventure, join aguided bike ride along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Thu, Dec 12, 2019):

LINZ, AUSTRIA. Linz is known for being the city of Christmas creches and its ever-popular Linzer torte.While here, you have a choice of three excursions. The first is a full-day visit to magnificent Salzburg dressed in herholiday best. Enjoy a walking tour of its UNESCO-designated Old Town, its grand cathedral, inspired by St. Peter'''sCathedral at the Vatican, and its Christmas Market at Hellbrunn Palace. Alternatively, you can choose a morningwalking tour through Linz'''s old city centerand by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz'''sChristmas Markets. Or you can go on a guided bike tour through Linz and along the city'''s famed '''Cultural Mile'''and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountaintown, ''esky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Fri, Dec 13, 2019):

MELK ''' D''RNSTEIN ''' KREMS. The awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World HeritageSite, is on full display for your enjoyment on your tour. Later in the day, set sail through the breathtaking WachauValley. Or for those seeking a more active adventure, bike through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein. Once inDurnstein, join a walking tour and wine tasting, or an apricots and sweets tasting. Later in the day, set sail to Krems,where you can enjoy a wine tasting or walking tour. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Sat, Dec 14, 2019):

VIENNA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tourshowcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgsbefore concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. Afterwards, you'''ll visit the Rathaus (Town Hall) ChristmasMarket. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Abbey. During theafternoon, visit the Schonbrunn Palace Christmas Market with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. (B,L,D)

Day 11 (Sun, Dec 15, 2019):

VIENNA ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the shipand board a motorcoach to your hotel. En route, uncover'''Vienna'''s Royal Treasures''' at the Hofburg Palace, theformer residence of the Habsburgs. You'''ll visit the lavishlydecorated Imperial Apartments and Imperial Treasury,home to many of the Habsburgs''' treasures, includingthe Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the AustrianImperial Crown. (B)

Day 12 (Mon, Dec 16, 2019):

VIENNA. Enjoy a day at leisure and then cap theday off with '''Vienna by Night''' Christmas Markets atthe beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz ChristmasMarket, set amongst the world-renowned sights ofVienna'''s majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminatedRathaus, Vienna'''s largest Christmas Market. (B)

Day 13 (Tue, Dec 17, 2019):

DEPART VIENNA. Bid farewell to Vienna as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

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  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour, Christmas Markets, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to the ship in Nurembergwith Nuremberg Christmas Market visit en route
  • Transfer from the ship to hotel in Vienna
  • 2 nights hotel in Vienna at the InterContinentalVienna (or similar), including '''Vienna'''s RoyalTreasures''' tour, '''Vienna by Night''' ChristmasMarkets and daily breakfast

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Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only. is a travel agent for AmaWaterways. Brochure Price is based on the itinerary's highest brochure price. Our price reflects our base price for the same departure as Brochure Price. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. All prices change frequently and our website prices are not guaranteed until a deposit has been received by us. The prices on our website are intended to serve as a guide only and may not accurately reflect current prices. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Please call us toll free at 1-800-342-0019 to confirm current prices and availability. Prices listed are per person, cruise only, and based on double occupancy.

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