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Magic of Advent on the Danube

Nuremberg →  Vienna

7 Days

At this most contemplative time of year, you can enter a real winter fairytale. Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Danube, explore some sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine on board and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period.

15% Early Booking Bonus

for all 2018 sailings booked by November 30 2017!


Welcome to a wintery Nuremberg, home to the famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread)! Your magical Advent journey to the most beautiful Christmas markets along the Danube starts here. After embarking, you have the opportunity to meet the cruise director at a Welcome Cocktail, and thereafter a generous Welcome Dinner awaits you in the Panorama Restaurant. Your ship remains anchored in Nuremberg overnight.

Stay Nuremberg
Over Night

A morning sightseeing tour through a festively decorated Nuremberg takes you past all its main attractions. Don’t miss the trip to the famous Nuremberg Christmas market, where culinary specialities, artisan crafts and regional products are on offer.

At lunch time, you return to your ship, which heads towards Regensburg.

Stay Nuremberg
Departure at 1pm

At breakfast time, you reach the Bavarian town of Regensburg, which boasts one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Germany. A guided city walking tour will show you the city’s most beautiful side, and in the afternoon a visit to the Thurn and Taxis Castle is guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. This is the site of one of the most beautiful Christmas markets of the region, which you should on no account miss. Thereafter you will return to your AMADEUS ship, which leaves Regensburg after dinner.

Stay Regensburg
9am - 9pm

In the morning you arrive in Passau, the romantic “City of Three Rivers”. After breakfast, we offer you a guided walking tour through this picturesque town where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers meet.

After lunch, you can visit the festively decorated Christmas market in Passau, and thereafter your ship weighs anchor and sets sail for Austria.

Stay Passau
9am - 3.30pm

When you awake, you can enjoy a wonderful view of one of the most beautiful landscape regions in Austria – the Wachau. Emmersdorf is the starting point for a trip through this wintery region, which will include a visit to Melk Abbey and the wine-growers village of Dürnstein. At the end of this tour, we invite you to partake in a glühwein (mulled wine) party, after which you will return to your ship in Weissenkirchen. At midday, your journey continues to Vienna, which you will reach in the early evening. You can attend the concert “Sound of Vienna”, where the “Alt Wien” Salon Orchestra will entertain you with Viennese classics. In the evening, an elegant captain’s Gala Dinner takes place on board, during which you can enjoy a wonderful Advent ambience. 

Aufenthalt Melk/Emmersdorf
8am - 10.30am
Aufenthalt Weißenkirchen
11.30am - 13.00pm
Stay Vienna
Arrival 6.00pm

Today will be devoted entirely to the magical, wintery Danube city of Vienna. Enjoy a city sightseeing trip from the comfort of a tour coach, which will take you to the most beautiful sights and elegant buildings in Vienna. After lunch, we recommend a visit to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, where an atmospheric Christmas market awaits you. Here, the pervasive pre-Christmas atmosphere and the aromas of lebkuchen (gingerbread) and roasted almonds combine in an unforgettable, authentic Advent experience.

Stay Vienna
Over Night

After breakfast on board, you disembark and begin your homeward journey. We wish you a pleasant and safe journey, and a happy festive season! We hope to welcome you again soon!

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  • Fascinating river cruise with large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies. Walk-out balconies in suites on Amadeus Silver II and Amadeus Queen
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
  • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck)
  • All port taxes and local taxes

    Excursion Packages

    Owing to the variety of available excursions it‘s often difficult to choose between them - so on this cruise we offer you tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance with 15% discount. All excursions can of course also be booked individually at regular rates on board.

    Cruise Highlights Unit Price A B C
    City Tour of Nuremberg with Christmas Market $ 42.00
    Regensburg walking tour $ 18.00
    Passau walking tour $ 18.00
    Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey & Mulled Wine Party $ 61.00
    Concert "Sound of Vienna" $ 61.00
    City tour of Vienna $ 37.00
    Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas market $ 50.00
    Onboard Booking Price $ 115.00 $ 176.00 $ 287.00
    Prices for packages booked in advance $ 97.00 $ 149.00 $ 242.00

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