Christmastime on the Danube - Vienna to Prague

Enjoy the festive atmosphere from Vienna to Prague and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting winter cruise. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg and Prague. Be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen and other traditional holiday specialties. Other highlights include a guided visit of the amazing Benedictine Abbey in Melk, a wine tasting, and a visit of the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colours.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Vienna
    • Discover the city’s opera house, palace and cathedral, then join a culinary tour of its markets.
  • Regensburg
    • Guided sightseeing and time to explore the stalls lining the winding cobbled streets.
  • Prague
    • Join a sightseeing tour of the city and castle, then explore the seasonal stalls in the Old Town.

Christmas market

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Vienna, Austria (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

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

Welcome to Vienna

Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship®

Day 2 Vienna

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

Classic

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 tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial family, OR:

Discovery

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.

Join a guided culinary tour of Vienna’s magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.

You may join a guided optional tour of Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years.

Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt, or relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café this evening.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

Day 3 Melk

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Striking Frescoes and the Breathtaking Wachau Valley

Classic

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 tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings.

This afternoon cruise to Grein, where this evening you will enjoy live entertainment on board

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

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Notes

Note: Christmas markets usually operate from late November until the third week in December, depending on location.

CHOICE

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:

Classic

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.

Discovery

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.

Active

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

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Date

Staterooms available

Price per person

Reviews

"Excellent cruise from start to finish, attention to detail, well organised, food and trips were..."

27th December 2017 - Mr Peter Gillespie

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