Christmastime Budapest To Mainz – Cruise Only 2019
Austria, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand
Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest, called the “Pearl of the Danube.” Sail on your European river cruise to visit Vienna, picturesque Krems, and the rich wine-growing region of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Your Danube River cruise continues to Melk, where you’ll see its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, with fantastic frescoes, statures, library, and ornate pipe organ.

Your Germany river cruise continues with an excursion to Nuremberg. While sailing, you’ll hear an onboard lecture about Christmas traditions in Europe, and choose from two guided excursions—a classic sightseeing tour of Nuremberg, or a tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII notoriety.

Contine your Festive European vacation to enjoy Christmas in the Heart of Germany with a guided sightseeing tour of the glowing Christkindlesmarkt of Bamberg—complete with dozens of nativity scenes of every size.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): welcome to Budapest; onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest—Vienna:
cruising; Austrian cookie tasting on board

Day 3 Vienna:
choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas market

Day 4 Krems—Wachau Valley—Melk:
guided walk in Krems; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 5 Passau:
guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg:
guided walk; Christmas markets; onboard lecture, beer tasting

Day 7 Nuremberg:
choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich:
full-day guided tour in Munich

Day 9 Nuremberg:
day at leisure to visit Christmas markets

Day 10 Bamberg:
guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 11 Würzburg:
guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 12 Main river village:
baking demonstration on board, guided walk

Day 13 Wiesbaden (Disembarkation):
your vacation ends this morning

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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