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Magical Christmas Markets Cruise Land Reverse

Magical Christmas Markets Cruise Land Reverse

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Vienna, Austria on Thu, Dec 09, 2021
Ends: Prague, Czech Republic on Tue, Dec 21, 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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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

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

Day 1 (Thu, Dec 09, 2021):

ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Arrive in Vienna and check-in to your hotel.

Day 2 (Fri, Dec 10, 2021):

VIENNA. 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 Habsburg's treasures, including the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Imperial Crown. 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)

Day 3 (Sat, Dec 11, 2021):

VIENNA ''' EMBARKATION. Check out of your hotel and transfer to your luxury ship. (B,D)

Day 4 (Sun, Dec 12, 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 visit the Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna'''s majestic Ringstrasse. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride through Vienna. Later in the day, visit the Christmas Markets at Sch''nbrunn Palace. Cap the evening off at the beautifully decorated and illuminated Rathaus Square and the Christkindlmarkt, where you'''ll have the opportunity to explore Vienna'''s largest Christmas Market. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Mon, Dec 13, 2021):

D''RNSTEIN ''' WACHAU VALLEY ''' MELK. After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you'''ll have a choice of three excursions in D''rnstein. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you'''ll be treated to the region'''s finest apricot products. For a more active adventure, hike the storied hill to D''rnstein Fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned, or bike through the charming village, taking in the scenery. Later, enjoy scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley on your way to Melk. During the afternoon, you'''ll have a choice to take a tour of the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Tue, Dec 14, 2021):

LINZ. Linz is known for being the city of Christmas cr''ches 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 UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral, inspired by St. Peter'''s Cathedral at the Vatican and its Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. 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 '''Culture Mile''' and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can visit the charming mountain town, ''esk'' Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Wed, Dec 15, 2021):

PASSAU, GERMANY. 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 magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike ride along the Inn River 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)

Day 8 (Thu, Dec 16, 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 Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Fri, Dec 17, 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. Browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. If you prefer to experience the world through your taste buds, join our Tastes of Franconia Special Interest Tour to sample Nuremberg specialties including bratwurst, rotbier and lebkuchen gingerbread. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Sat, Dec 18, 2021):

NUREMBERG ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' PILZEN ''' PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Depart the ship to transfer to Prague. En route, stop at another one of Nuremberg'''s Christmas Markets before driving through the countryside to Pilzen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer. While here, enjoy a highlights tour before continuing on to Prague, where you'''ll check into your hotel. (B)

Day 11 (Sun, Dec 19, 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 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Afterward, you will have free time to explore Prague'''s renowned Christmas Market in the Old Town Square. Alternatively, get more active with a hike to the castle. (B)

Day 12 (Mon, Dec 20, 2021):

PRAGUE. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made, whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis. Beer is a core part of the country'''s national identity, so much so the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro establishments offering a huge range of styles, 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 21, 2021):

DEPART PRAGUE. Prepare for your return flight home.

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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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