Avalon Waterways
Avalon Passion

Open a gift wrapped in glowing lights and sights of the inviting beauty of Christmas markets on the Danube River. Embark on special departures for the festive season in Europe’s most beautiful Christmas markets and festivities. Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on our decorated Suite Ships® as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local Christmas traditions along your Danube River cruise. Enjoy stunning winter views on the Danube with the warm glow of Christmas markets, beautifully adorned with ageless traditions.

Savor the special views of the season by embarking in Vienna with culinary tour in the Christmas markets of the City of Music.

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Christmastime From Vienna To Basel 2020
Countries: Austria, France, Germany
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Vienna (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna: choice of sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas market

Day 3 Wachau Valley—Melk—Grein: scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; onboard cookie tasting

Day 4 Passau: guided tour; Christmas market

Day 5 Regensburg: guided tour; Christmas market; beer tasting on board

Day 6 Nuremberg: Christmas Traditions lecture; choice of guided tour or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 7 Nuremberg (Disembarkation). Excursion to Munich (Embarkation): guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz

Day 8 Nuremberg: day at leisure to visit Christmas market

Day 9 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 10 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 11 Main river village: cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tour

Day 12 Mainz. Excursion to Rüdesheim: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

Day 13 Heidelberg—Speyer: guided visit of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, Christmas markets; Christmas markets in Speyer

Day 14 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; Christmas market

Day 15 Breisach: choice of visit to Badische Winzerkeller, or excursion the Black Forest; Christmas market

Day 16 Basel (Disembarkation): your cruise 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.
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