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9 Days • 18 Meals VIENNA & DANUBE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
VIENNA & DANUBE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
9 Days • 18 Meals
December 10 - 18, 2025 - Guaranteed Departure
December 10 - 18, 2025 Guaranteed Departure
Activity Level
Activity Level 3: Moderately Active Pace - Active walking daily, some hiking, uneven terrain, hills, and steps. Less rest options available. Active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, and significant travel times possible.
Activity Level
Activity Level 3: Moderately Active Pace - Active walking daily, some hiking, uneven terrain, hills, and steps. Less rest options available. Active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, and significant travel times possible.
Tour Highlights & Inclusions
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up* 
  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • 18 Meals: 7-Breakfasts, 5-Lunches, 6-Dinners
  • 1 Night in Frankfurt Hotel
  • 6 Nights in Outside Cabin onboard the Amadeus Nova
  • Frankfurt Christmas Market
  • Rothenberg Walking Tour & Christmas Market
  • Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market
  • Regensburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market
  • Melk Abbey & Gluehwein Tasting
  • Vienna City Tour & Christmas Market
  • Optional Salzburg Full Day Excursion
  • Hand Selected Wines & Beer with Dinners Onboard
  • Included WiFi / English Speaking Ship Staff
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Ship Transfers & Baggage at Ship
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED
Accommodations
  • Frankfurt (1 night) - Leonardo Royal
  • River Cruise (6) - Amadeus Nova
Alternate hotel may be used

*Please see Terms & Conditions
Departures & Prices
From $4399 per person, double occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $200pp - First 1-20 Clients
SAVE $150 - 21-40 Clients
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Single Supplement Discount
The first two Singles to book Cabin C or B, get 50% off the Single Supplement
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One Cabin Category Upgrade Offer
Book by Aug 31, 2024 - Excludes Suites

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy (or Single, as noted)
Round Trip Air included from LAX / SAN / SFO / DFW / IAH / DEN / SLC / IND / CVG

Cat E   Haydn     $4,399 pp Dbl
Cat D   Haydn     $4,699 pp Dbl
Cat C   Strauss   $5,099 pp Dbl
Cat B   Strauss   $5,299 pp Dbl
Cat A   Mozart     $5,499 pp Dbl
Suite    Mozart     $5,999 pp Dbl

Single Cabins:
E & D + $1,200  C & B + $1,600 
A + $2,000    Suite + $2,500

+ $100 pp Air Add-On: SAT / AUS / ABQ / PHX / LAS / SEA / PDX 
+ $200 pp Air Add-On: SNA / SJC / OAK / SMF
+ $300 pp Air Add-On: ONT / PSP

Contact us for prices from other airports.

Daily Itinerary
Day 1 - Wednesday, 12/10/2025 - European Christmas Markets
Enjoy this magical time of year as Europe’s countries hold steadfastly to Old World holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. The sights and sensations of the holiday season are everywhere: locals and guests savor the tastes of chocolate covered Lebkuchen (gingerbread), sizzling grilled sausages, and spiced hot “Gluehwein” (mulled wine).  Delight in the festively decorated markets and shopping for ornaments, crafts, candles, nutcrackers, winter hats, roasted nuts, and other traditional items.

To Germany
Transfer by Home Pick-up to your airport.  Depart today on your overnight flight for Frankfurt, Germany.
Day 2 - Thursday, 12/11/2025 - Welcome to Frankfurt
Meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Drink. Every year, the scent of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, and grilled sausages fill the air during the holiday season. Visit Frankfurt’s Christmas Market, famous for a number of traditional Christmas delicacies.
Day 3 - Friday, 12/12/2025 - Rothenburg / Board Ship
Travel to Rothenburg via motorcoach for a Walking Tour of Germany’s best-preserved medieval town. Quaint buildings with their original half-timbered walls and town hall square are lined with festively decorated booths. Maybe visit Kathe Wohlfahrt, a famous Christmas shop brimming with gifts. Then, travel to Nuremberg and board the Amadeus Queen for a 6 night cruise. Enjoy your Welcome Dinner tonight.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 4 - Saturday, 12/13/2025 - Nuremberg / Christmas Markets
Experience the world’s best known Christmas Market visited by more than 2 million people every year. Located inside this medieval city’s walls on the Market Square around the St. Lorenz Church, the Christmas Market has survived in its original state with specialty stalls and booths. Of course the Nuremberger Lebkuchen (gingerbread), as well as the original Nuremberger Wuerstle (small grilled pork sausages), are known worldwide.
- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5 - Sunday, 12/14/2025 - Regensburg / Christmas Markets
Situated in Eastern Bavaria, Regensburg is one of Germany’s oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 A.D. Enjoy a Regensburg Walking Tour through one of the most visited cities in Germany and its Medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and spend time at the colorful Christmas Market.
- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6 - Monday, 12/15/2025 - Passau / Optional Salzburg
Visit Passau this morning, then leisurely cruise the Danube, or choose the full day optional to Salzburg. Travel to Salzburg for a Walking Tour and see Mozart’s Birthplace. Enjoy time to shop, visit a cafe, stroll the wonderful Getreidegasse, and experience the famous Christmas Markets throughout this walkable city.
- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7 - Tuesday, 12/16/2025 - Melk Abbey / To Vienna
Visit & tour the Melk Abbey, an Austrian Benedictine abbey and one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. The impressive Baroque abbey was built between 1702 and 1736. Later enjoy a mug of hot mulled wine onboard the ship. Cruise to Vienna and consider attending the optional Sound of Vienna concert in Austria’s capital, the “City of Music,” and historic home to famous composers Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Johann Strauss.
- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8 - Wednesday, 12/17/2025 - Vienna
Enjoy an included Vienna City Tour.  See the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House and the majestic Ringstrasse. At the traditional Vienna Christmas Market, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairy-tale land with 150 stands offering Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets, and warming drinks. You’ll have the option to visit to the Schoenbrunn Palace, dressed for the season. Enjoy your Gala Farewell Dinner onboard tonight. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 9 - Thursday, 12/18/2025 - Vienna / Fly Home
Transfer to the airport and fly home to the USA.

The Ship - Amadeus Nova
The innovative and custom designed 158 passenger Amadeus Nova, launched in 2024, offers all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel. This premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes. The attentive English-speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality. The cabin design plans are forward-thinking, bright & modern, all part of a premium focus with 67 large Staterooms & 12 Suites. The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you. This Nova charter features English-only onboard commentary with inclusive shore excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.
 
Staterooms
After boarding, unpack once.  All staterooms are larger than traditional river cruise cabins & offer excellent river views.  The Mozart Deck features 12 Suites with Walk Out Balconies.  The other 16 Staterooms on the Mozart Deck & 35 Staterooms on the Strauss Deck feature innovative  panoramic Drop-Down Windows.  The 16 Staterooms on the Haydn Deck have a fixed window.  All staterooms are fully equipped with comfortable & modern furnishings including flat screen TV & large private bathrooms with shower.

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