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Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise Land Forward

Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise Land Forward

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaSonata
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Thu, Dec 02, 2021
Ends: Prague, Czech Republic on Tue, Dec 14, 2021

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Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a BB category stateroom (AB category for AmaMagna) unless stated otherwise. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. Promotional rates are valid on select departure for new bookings only. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. Complimentary upgrades applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna), applies to one category upgrade, based on availability. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


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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 (Thu, Dec 02, 2021):

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

Day 2 (Fri, Dec 03, 2021):

BUDAPEST. Often described as the '''Queen of the Danube,''' Budapest is well-known for Fisherman'''s Bastion, Buda Hill and its magnificent Hungarian Parliament building. However, this sprawling city is full of rich history and culture and offers many '''hidden''' treasures as you venture further past its river banks. During this excursion, your guide will take you deeper into the city to discover fascinating sites lesser-known to the average traveler. (B)

Day 3 (Sat, Dec 04, 2021):

BUDAPEST ''' EMBARKATION. Board the ship for your Iconic Christmas Markets cruise. (B,D)

Day 4 (Sun, Dec 05, 2021):

BUDAPEST. Often described as the '''Queen of the Danube,''' Budapest is well-known for Fisherman'''s Bastion, Buda Hill and its magnificent Hungarian Parliament building. However, this sprawling city is full of rich history and culture and offers many '''hidden''' treasures as you venture further past its river banks. During this excursion, your guide will take you deeper into the city to discover fascinating sites lesser-known to the average traveler. (B)

Day 5 (Mon, Dec 06, 2021):

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 of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. Afterwards, you'''ll visit the Christmas Markets. 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 presents a glittering and stellar Christmas experience. Or cap the day off with '''Vienna by Night''' Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Town Hall (Rathaus), Vienna'''s largest Christmas Market. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Tue, Dec 07, 2021):

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 library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride around Melk. During the evening, enjoy a scenic cruise through the Strudengau Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Wed, Dec 08, 2021):

PASSAU, GERMANY. 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. Or, for the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. 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 its Christmas Markets, including the Hellbrunn Palace, where its inner courtyard is turned into a romantic backdrop for one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Austria. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Thu, Dec 09, 2021):

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 Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, before visiting the Old Town Christmas market. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria'''s specialties'''beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to the base of Walhalla where there is a neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you'''ll be treated to one of Bavaria'''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 (Fri, Dec 10, 2021):

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 cobblestone streets to the Imperial Castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Alternatively, you can taste your way through the city with 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 famous Christmas markets. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Sat, Dec 11, 2021):

NUREMBERG ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Disembark the ship and enjoy the wonder of Nuremberg'''s other Christmas Markets before departing for Prague, where you will check into your hotel. (B)

Day 11 (Sun, Dec 12, 2021):

PRAGUE. Discover Prague on a city tour or a castle hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe'''s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that'''s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later in the day, visit Prague'''s festive Christmas markets. (B)

Day 12 (Mon, Dec 13, 2021):

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 yourself what makes the Czech'''s beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

Day 13 (Tue, Dec 14, 2021):

DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and 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 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

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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.7
Itinerary
3.9
Professional Staff
3.9
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
3.7

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