Christmastime From Budapest To Basel – Cruise Only 2019
Countries:
Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Switzerland
Embark:
Disembark:
Your Danube River cruise embarks from Budapest—Hungary’s “Pearl of the Danube”—with an overnight cruise to Vienna. You’ll also see the historic Vienna Opera House and stunningly beautiful St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Continue to Nuremberg, and Bamberg with its glowing Christkindlesmarkt—complete with dozens of nativity scenes of every size.

Würzburg is the next stop on your Christmas river cruise through Germany. Savor the sights, sounds, and confections of Würzburg’s warm Christmas markets before sailing to visit a picturesque Main River village. You’ll continue your scenic river cruise on the Rhine River to see the shining Christmas markets of Germany, France, and Switzerland. Enjoy eidelberg’s sparkling Christmas markets during your stay, before sailing for Strasbourg, France.
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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. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

Day 14 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; time at leisure for Christmas markets in Speyer

Day 15 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 16 Breisach: excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 17 Basel (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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