Magic of Advent on the Danube
7 Days
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Magic of Advent on the Danube




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. 


Your wintery Advent cruise begins in Vienna, where, after embarking, you can explore your AMADEUS ship and join the cruise director for a Welcome Cocktail in the Panorama Bar. This is followed by a Welcome Dinner. Your ship remains in Vienna overnight.

Stay Vienna

Over Night

Enjoy exploring wintery Vienna today! A morning city sightseeing tour in a comfortable bus takes you past the most beautiful sights of the Austrian capital. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to view the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, as well as to visit the traditional, romantic Christmas market in front of the palace. Here, the pervasive pre-Christmas atmosphere and the aromas of lebkuchen (gingerbread) and roasted almonds combine in an unforgettable, authentic Advent experience. 

In the evening, we recommend that music lovers attend the atmospheric “Sound of Vienna” concert, which will present a kaleidoscope of Viennese classical music. .

Stay Vienna

Departure at 10:30pm


In the morning, your floating premium hotel reaches the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau. Your ship docks in Melk/Emmersdorf, where you can join an excursion to Melk Abbey or to  Dürnstein. At the end of the excursion, defy the weather and join us for a mug of warming glühwein (mulled wine) on board.

The rest of the day is spent on board, where you will have a wonderful view of the passing winter landscapes as your cruise ship travels towards Passau.

Stay Melk / Emmersdorf

8:30am - 2:00pm


During breakfast, arrive in Passau, also known as the “City of Three Rivers”, situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers. In the morning, enjoy the romantic old town with its historic buildings during the course of an optional guided walk. The afternoon is a perfect time to visit the traditional Passau Christmas market. Early this evening your ship will depart this lovely city and head towards Regensburg.

Stay Passau

8:30am - 4:00pm


A full day is spent in festively adorned, historic Regensburg. This magical destination where time seems to stand still, is best explored during a morning optional guided sightseeing walk.

After lunch, explore on your own or opt to join an excursion to the Christmas market in the royal Thurn and Taxis Castle. Revel in the festive pre-Christmas atmosphere filled with the aroma of lebkuchen (gingerbread) and roasted almonds, and stalls filled with local handicrafts. The captain invites you to join him at an elegant Gala Dinner onboard, while your ship continues its journey later this evening.

Stay Regensburg

9:00am - 9:00pm


After lunch, you arrive in the Bavarian town of Roth, where the city tour of Nuremberg starts. The tour will take you to the most significant monuments and sights in picturesque Nuremberg. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the romantic Christmas market and taste the world-famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread) before returning to your ship, which will be waiting for you in the Nuremberg harbor. Your ship remains here overnight.

Stay Roth

1:00pm - 1:30pm


Stay Nuremberg

Arrival at 5:00pm

Enjoy another generous breakfast on board before starting your homeward journey. The entire AMADEUS crew wishes you a pleasant journey and a happy festive season. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Stay Nuremberg

Over Night

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

Reverse direction itinerary

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Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard  
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

An Array of Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Package A | for only $ 205 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Passau walking tour and organ concert in the Cathedral
  • Regensburg walking tour
  • Nuremberg with visit to the Christmas Market

Package B | for only $ 412 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Visit to Schönbrunn Palace and Christmas Market
  • "Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Passau walking tour and organ concert in the Cathedral
  • Regensburg walking tour
  • Thurn & Taxis Palace and Christmas market
  • Nuremberg with visit to the Christmas Market

Vienna – Nuremberg

Unit Price

Vienna - Imperial discovery tour

$ 52

Visit to Schönbrunn Palace and Christmas Market

$ 76

"Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)

$ 82

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

$ 69

Mulled Wine Party on board


Passau walking tour and organ concert in the Cathedral

$ 34

Visit Christmas Market in Passau


Regensburg walking tour

$ 27

Thurn & Taxis Palace and Christmas market

$ 86

Nuremberg with visit to the Christmas Market

$ 59

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services


You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Vienna (Austria)

Train Station - Port $ 38

Airport - Port $ 45

Vienna City Centre - Port $ 38

Nuremberg (Germany)

Port - Train Station $ 85

Port - Airport $ 85

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