Magical Christmas Markets Cruise Only (Nuremberg to Vienna) 2019

Magical Christmas Markets Cruise Only (Nuremberg to Vienna) 2019

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaSonata
Starts: Nuremberg, Germany on Fri, Dec 06, 2019
Ends: Vienna, Austria on Fri, Dec 13, 2019

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

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

Day 1 (Fri, Dec 06, 2019):

EMBARKATION ''' NUREMBERG, GERMANY. Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship and meet your fellow passengers. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)

Day 2 (Sat, Dec 07, 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 3 (Sun, Dec 08, 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 4 (Mon, Dec 09, 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 5 (Tue, Dec 10, 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 6 (Wed, Dec 11, 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 7 (Thu, Dec 12, 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 8 (Fri, Dec 13, 2019):

VIENNA ''' DISEMBARKATION. Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 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
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • 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
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • 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
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • 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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Ship Information

AmaSonata


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Questions & Answers

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.


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