Iconic Christmas Markets (Nuremberg to Budapest) Cruise Only 2019

Iconic Christmas Markets (Nuremberg to Budapest) Cruise Only 2019

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaLea
Starts: Nuremberg, Germany on Fri, Dec 13, 2019
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Fri, Dec 20, 2019

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

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

Day 1 (Fri, Dec 13, 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 14, 2019):

NUREMBERG. Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg'''s cobblestone streets to the Imperial castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Later, you can visit Nuremberg'''s Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market), one of the world'''s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Stroll along as the aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread fill the air and browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. En route to Regensburg, you'''ll cruise through the manmade marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Sun, Dec 15, 2019):

REGENSBURG. Regensburg is one of Germany'''s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city'''s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria before visiting one of Bavaria'''s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis Castle, where you can watch artisans make their unique arts and crafts. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria'''s specialties'''beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to Walhalla where you will see the neo- Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Mon, Dec 16, 2019):

PASSAU. Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen'''s. Go in search of Bavarian-style crafts at the Christmas Market. Alternatively, you can travel through the serene Austrian Alps to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Your full-day excursion in Salzburg includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. For the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Tue, Dec 17, 2019):

MELK, AUSTRIA ''' VIENNA. Cruise to Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe'''s largest and most revered monasteries. Visit this magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride along the Danube and through the scenic the Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Wed, Dec 18, 2019):

VIENNA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. Afterwards, you'll visit the Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, visit the Karlsplatz (Artisans) Christmas Market, a local favorite, and the market at Sch''nbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. Cap the day off with "Vienna by Night" Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna's majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated Rathaus, Vienna'''s largest Christmas Market. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Thu, Dec 19, 2019):

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill and Heroes''' Square, Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves and caverns under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. Afterwards, you'''ll visit V''r''smarty Square, the oldest, richest and the most spectacular of all the Christmas markets in Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Fri, Dec 20, 2019):

BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your flight home. (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
  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel BudapestChain Bridge (or similar), including tour and dailybreakfast
  • Transfer from ship in Nuremberg to Pilzen withhighlights tour and then to Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton(or similar), including city tour, Christmas Markets,Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton(or similar), including city tour, Christmas Markets,Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaLea


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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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