Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise (Budapest to Prague) 2020

Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise (Budapest to Prague) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Fri, Nov 27, 2020
Ends: Prague, Czech Republic on Wed, Dec 09, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Czech, 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, Nov 27, 2020):

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 (Sat, Nov 28, 2020):

BUDAPEST. Budapest is one of Europe'''s most regal and storied cities'''and many of its most iconic sightscan be seen right off the banks of the Danube. Today'''s tour takes you to another side of Budapest to the JewishQuarter, where there are some real treasures. The Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and thesecond largest in the world, located on Doh''ny Street, represents the beating heart of this quarter. Other prominent attractions include the Holocaust Memorial, a weeping willow tree with the names of Hungarian victims during the Holocaust inscribed on each leaf; and the Shoes on the Danube, a memorial to the Budapest Jewish community. (B)

Day 3 (Sun, Nov 29, 2020):

BUDAPEST ''' EMBARKATION. Check out of your hotel to board your ship. During the evening, be treated to an illuminations cruise around Budapest'''s famed Parliament building as the city virtually glitters at night. (B,D)

Day 4 (Mon, Nov 30, 2020):

BUDAPEST. Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in CastleHill and Heroes''' Square, Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Your city tour beginswith a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall. 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 and the most spectacular of all the Christmas Markets in Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Tue, Dec 01, 2020):

VIENNA, AUSTRIA. 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 ofthe 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 along the Danube River.During the afternoon, visit the Sch''nbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. This market presentsa glittering and stellar Christmas experience. 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 6 (Wed, Dec 02, 2020):

MELK. High on a rocky outcrop lies the Melk Abbey, one of Europe'''s most revered Baroque monasteries.Visit this magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous librarywith countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride around Melk. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Thu, Dec 03, 2020):

PASSAU, GERMANY. Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and ItalianBaroque 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 inSalzburg includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and its ChristmasMarkets, including the Hellbrunn Palace, where its inner courtyard is turned into a romantic backdrop for one of themost beautiful Christmas Markets in Austria. For the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube.(B,L,D)

Day 8 (Fri, Dec 04, 2020):

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 there is aneoclassical 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 artisansmake their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Sat, Dec 05, 2020):

NUREMBERG. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg'''s cobblestonestreets to the Imperial Castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Alternatively, you can taste your way through the citywith a Franconian specialties tour, which introduces you to bratwurst, rotbier (red beer) and lebkuchen(gingerbread). Later, you can visit Nuremberg'''s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world'''s largest and most famousChristmas Markets. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Sun, Dec 06, 2020):

NUREMBERG ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Disembark the ship and board a motorcoach to Prague. En route, you'''ll enjoy some more time exploring another one of Nuremberg'''s colorful Christmas Markets. Later you will take a scenic drive through the Bohemian countryside as you transfer to Prague, and check into your hotel. (B)

Day 11 (Mon, Dec 07, 2020):

PRAGUE. The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during theholiday season. Prague offers a collection of Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture, whichyou'''ll get to see on your tour. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum and Wenceslas Square, as well asvisit 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the OldMarket Square, where you will find the capital'''s famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and the statue of JanHusek. You will then have free time to explore Prague'''s renowned Christmas Markets in the Old Town Square. (B)

Day 12 (Tue, Dec 08, 2020):

PRAGUE. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, with the first brewery established in 993. Beer is a core part of the country'''s national identity, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourselfwhat makes Czech beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

Day 13 (Wed, Dec 09, 2020):

DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and 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 Prague
  • 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

AmaCerto


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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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