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Magical Christmas Markets Cruise Land Forward

Magical Christmas Markets Cruise Land Forward

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Prague, Czech Republic on Wed, Dec 15, 2021
Ends: Vienna, Austria on Mon, Dec 27, 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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River Cruise Itinerary

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

  1. Day 1
    Wed, Dec 15, 2021
    ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Thu, Dec 16, 2021
    PRAGUE. The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holiday season. See all the key highlights on a walking tour, including the National Museum and 1,000-year-old Prague Castle. Or get more active with a hike to the castle. You will then have free time to explore Prague'''s renowned Christmas market in the Old Town Square. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Fri, Dec 17, 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 Czech beer some of the very best in the world. (B)
  4. Day 4
    Sat, Dec 18, 2021
    PRAGUE ''' NUREMBERG, GERMANY ''' EMBARKATION. Drive through the pastoral countryside to Pilzen where you'''ll have free time for lunch along with a visit to one of the town'''s Christmas markets before boarding your cruise ship in Nuremberg. (B,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sun, Dec 19, 2021
    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. Visit Nuremberg'''s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world'''s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Later in the day, cruise through the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    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 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 you will see the 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 craftsmen make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Tue, Dec 21, 2021
    PASSAU. Picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000 years ago, is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. During the season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen'''s Square'''also home 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 or choose instead to climb to the Mariahilf pilgrimage church and monastery that offers magnificent views across the old town and surrounding countryside. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Wed, Dec 22, 2021
    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 her holiday best. Enjoy a walking tour of its UNESCO-designated Old Town, its grand cathedral, inspired by St. Peter'''s Cathedral at the Vatican, and its Christmas Market at Hellbrunn Palace. Alternatively, you can choose a morning walking tour through Linz'''s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz'''s Christmas 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 visit the charming mountain town, ''esky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Thu, Dec 23, 2021
    MELK ''' D''RNSTEIN ''' KREMS. The awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on full display for your enjoyment on your tour. Later in the day, set sail through the breathtaking Wachau Valley. Or for those seeking a more active adventure, bike through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein. Once in Durnstein, join a walking tour and wine tasting. As an alternative to the walking tour of D''rnstein, the more active guest may choose to venture high above the town for a visit to the majestic ruins of Kuenringer Castle, or '''D''rnstein''' ('''dry stone''') castle from which D''rnstein derives its name. Alternatively, enjoy 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)
  10. Day 10
    Fri, Dec 24, 2021
    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 enjoy the festivities of the Christmas Markets. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, visit the Sch''nbrunn Palace Christmas Market with its giant Christmas tree. In the evening, spend some free time at the beautifully decorated Rathaus Platz Christmas Market before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    Sat, Dec 25, 2021
    VIENNA ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship and board a motorcoach to your hotel. En route, uncover '''Vienna'''s Royal Treasures''' at the Hofburg Palace, the former residence of the Habsburgs. You'''ll visit the lavishly decorated Imperial Apartments and Imperial Treasury, home to many of the Habsburgs''' treasures, including the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Imperial Crown. (B)
  12. Day 12
    Sun, Dec 26, 2021
    VIENNA. Enjoy a day at leisure and then 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)
  13. Day 13
    Mon, Dec 27, 2021
    DEPART VIENNA. Bid farewell to Vienna as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany

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
  • 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

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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

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Ratings based off 24 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

We booked the cruise and extensions which was 24 days. Evidentially, this trip could have been booked in segments which we were not aware of as the coming and going of various groups was very strange throughout. We started in Prague, always a great adventure. We were to go to Nuremberg, but due to low water were bused to the ship departure, Vilshofen, with options to hit the first two ports we missed by bus as excursions. Other folks joined from Vienna, a large group came onboard, and we were nearly at max going down the river. All but 18 people left at Budapest, including the Cruise Director. At that point we found out the second portion was a Wine Cruise with a different name, new director, and new passengers came aboard bringing us to capacity once again. So this became two cruises, actually, with totally different passengers on each except the original 18. As we continued for the extension, there were 40 of us until the end in Bucharest. One can see how this was rather disfunctional and more like a train ride with customers joining and departing continuously. Never knew who would be at dinner the next night. This may work from a business point, but very confusing to those that just purchased a single cruise with extensions and enjoyed meeting folks as we sailed down the river. Had I known there would be such a revolving door would have researched better and re-evaluated my choice. AMA, as always did a superb job, but the logistics of this whole adventure must have been a nightmare and stressful for the staff. Vacations need continuity.

All the arrangements were made through Affordable Tours and everything went as planned.

The trip was outstanding. Very professional staff and excellent accommodations.

River cruise with AmaWaterways was great. No problems. It was a great cruise.

Everything was included in the price of this tour including the off shore excursions. There were so many excursions that the week went by very quick.

It was freezing cold and yet still a fantastic vacation!


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