Christmastime From Budapest To Basel With 2 Nights In Budapest 2020
Countries:
Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland
Embark:
Disembark:
Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube”—after enjoying two nights in the “Pearl of the Danube.” Your Danube River trip embarks with an overnight cruise to Vienna to see the historic Vienna Opera House and stunningly beautiful St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail through the amazing views of the Wachau Valley, and stop in the beautiful villages along the way. Continue your Christmas cruise sailing to Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided city sightseeing of Munich and go on with a guided sightseeing tour of the glowing Christkindlesmarkt of Bamberg—complete with dozens of nativity scenes of every size. Savor the sights, sounds, and confections of Würzburg’s warm Christmas markets befre sailing to visit a picturesque Main River Village.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest!

Day 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Heroes’ Square; Christmas market

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Budapest—Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava; Austrian cookies tasting on board

Day 5 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas market

Day 6 Krems—Wachau Valley—Melk: guided city walk in Krems; scenic sailing through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk

Day 7 Passau: guided walk

Day 8 Regensburg: guided city walk; free time for Christmas markets; onboard Christmas lecture; beer tasting on board

Day 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour, or Roth sightseeing; Christmas market

Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full-day guided tour in Munich

Day 11 Nuremberg: day at leisure to visit Christmas markets

Day 12 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 13 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 14 Main river village: cookie-baking demonstration on board, guided tour

Day 15 Mainz. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

Day 16 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in Speyer

Day 17 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 18 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 19 Basel (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • 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.
  • Christmas markets generally operate from late November until the third week of December.
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