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

Itinerary

Day 1

Prague

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Welcome to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, a fascinating city straddling the Vltava River.

Day 2

Prague

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A 1,200-year-old city preserved in time, Prague’s best-known treasures include the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 and once the envy of Europe; Hradčany Castle Grounds; St. Vitus Cathedral; and the Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague, which is guarded on both ends by a tower. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books and stroll through the Christmas markets. Rows of brightly decorated wooden huts sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Get a little inner warmth with a cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine) and a traditional hot sausage from one of the stalls. The beautifully decorated tree in the Old Town is an impressive sight.

Day 3

Prague - Nuremberg (Embarkation)

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your river cruise vessel is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew for a welcome reception.

Prices & cabin details

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Staterooms available

Price per person

Hotels

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

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