Grand Christmastime Cruise - Vienna to Basel

Celebrate the holiday season on this magnificent cruise from Vienna to Basel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna, Nuremberg, Munich, Bamberg, Würzburg, Munich and Strasbourg as well as guided walks in the small town of Dürnstein, medieval Regensburg, and charming Miltenberg. Other highlights: visit the Bishop's Residence in Würzburg and the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, enjoy a beer tasting in Bamberg, and a wine tasting in Austria's Wachau Valley. Visit Heidelberg with its famed red-stoned castle, and quaint Rüdesheim on the Rhine. Marvel at the traditional Christmas decorations and delight in the festive atmosphere of this special time of year. Wander through the many Christmas markets while you listen to local Christmas music, sample tasty Christmas treats, smell the aromas of the season, and shop for local Christmas ornaments and crafts. What a wonderful way to celebrate the season.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Melk
    • Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey, Austrian cookie-baking demonstration.
  • Miltenberg
    • Walking tour, time to browse the market, on-board culinary demonstration, introduction to the legend of St Nicholas.
  • Strasbourg
    • Guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district, the Gothic cathedral and the Christmas market.

Christmas markets

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Vienna, Austria (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

Welcome to Vienna!

Travel to Vienna where you will be met and transferred to your ship.

Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding. 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 DOCKING IN MELK

Day 3 Melk, Austria

  • 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 DOCKING IN PASSAU 

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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

3rd December 2019

Please call to book

£4,466 - £6,096

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