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Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise Only (Budapest to Nuremberg) 2020

Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise Only (Budapest to Nuremberg) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaViola
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Mon, Dec 14, 2020
Ends: Nuremberg, Germany on Mon, Dec 21, 2020

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River Cruise Itinerary

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

  1. Day 1
    Mon, Dec 14, 2020
    EMBARKATION ''' BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Board the ship in Budapest for your Iconic Christmas Markets cruise. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Tue, Dec 15, 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)
  3. Day 3
    Wed, Dec 16, 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 ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, visit the Sch''nbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. This market presents a 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)
  4. Day 4
    Thu, Dec 17, 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)
  5. Day 5
    Fri, Dec 18, 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)
  6. Day 6
    Sat, Dec 19, 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)
  7. Day 7
    Sun, Dec 20, 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)
  8. Day 8
    Mon, Dec 21, 2020
    NUREMBERG ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship and bid farewell to Nuremberg as youprepare for your flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary

Rivers Visited

Danube

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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 Activities 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

AmaViola


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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
Accommodations
4.7
Itinerary
4.7
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.7
Value for Money
4.6

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Ratings based off 14 reviews - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Richard is GREAT! We have worked with him several times in the past and we are about to do another river cruise with Richard's excellent assistance. He has always gone out of his way to help and provides service far above our expectations! In addition, he is a very nice person.

Reka the Tour Manager was outstanding. The staff were courteous although travelling solo I was overlooked by the wine waiter quite often.

AMA Waterways was definitely luxury, the balcony rooms were nice, the amenities were wonderful. They really go above and beyond on the meals and providing a variety. Wine and beer were included with all meals. Almost all of the excursions were included and there was a great variety in each port.

AMA Waterways river cruise was fantastic, looking forward to the next one.


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