Christmastime on the Danube - Prague to Vienna

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere from Prague to Vienna and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting winter cruise. Visit the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague, then shop for Czech handicrafts in its sprawling Christmas market. Warm up with a Bratwurst at Germany’s oldest restaurant in medieval Regensburg and watch local craftspeople in wooden huts creating nativity scenes, dolls, toys, puppets, pottery and paintings. See the ‘Sound of Music’ sites in Salzburg and join a guided visit of the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk, before marvelling at Vienna’s Neo-Renaissance Opera House and perusing the exquisite glass baubles in its street market over a spicy mulled wine.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Prague
    • Join a sightseeing tour of the city with a visit to Hradcany Castle grounds, then free time to explore the seasonal stalls in the Old Town.
  • Nuremberg
    • Choose to explore the medieval city on a guided sightseeing tour or opt for a tour of the Nuremberg Rally grounds.
  • Melk
    • Guided visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey before departing for Vienna.

Christmas market


Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 UK - Prague, Czech Republic

Travel to Prague where you will be met by our Avalon Representative.

Welcome to the Golden City of Prague!

Explore the City of 100 Spires Enjoy free time to explore the Prague and its surrounding countryside. Sample delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Day 2 Prague

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Czech Christmas Spirits.


Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Take a guided city walk to see the grounds of Hradčany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

Spend the afternoon on your own to browse the exquisite Christmas Markets of Prague (departure 7 December only). Stroll through the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys and handicrafts. In the evening, you might like to attend an optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting

Day 3 Prague - Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

The Perfect Christmas wish come true Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul before your transfer to Nuremberg and board your Avalon Suite Ship®.


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Note: Christmas markets usually operate from late November until the third week in December, depending on location. Prague markets are open from early December until the first days of January.


Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:


Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.


We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.


Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Prices & cabin details

Choose departure airport and date for prices


Staterooms available

Price per person


Hilton Prague

This centrally-located hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy the attractions of the spectacular city of Prague. Three restaurants, two bars and a health club await you after a day's sightseeing. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • A 15 minute walk from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square and close to major attractions. The airport is 25 minutes away.

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Sky Bar & Lounge
    • Café Bistro
    • Swimming pool
    • Sauna
Hilton Prague

InterContinental Prague

This first class hotel overlooking the Vltava river, is the ideal base to explore Prague’s historic sites. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Located on the banks of the Vltava River, the hotel is an easy walk from Old Town, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle. 

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Café
    • Health Centre and Fitness Centre
    • Salt water indoor swimming pool
InterContinental Prague

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.

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