Christmastime From Vienna To Mainz 201913 DAYS FROM ONLY $3998
sburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities, see the sights with a Local Guide and savor local sausages and beer at one of Germany’s oldest restaurants, Historiche Wurstkuche (Old Sausage Kitchen). On to Nuremberg where, after your guided tour, you are free to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world. A full-day excursion to Munich shows you the Bavarian capital. The traditional Christmas market is located on the Marienplatz, with aromas of toasted almonds, roasted chestnuts, and gingerbread filling the air! Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the many nativity scenes exhibited throughout the town are sure to delight. In Würzburg, on the River Main, visit the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine).Your last stop is at one of the charming small towns dotted along the river—sure to be even more appealing illuminated with Christmas lights and decorations. Your delightful festive cruise ends in Wiesbaden.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Vienna (Embarkation): welcome reception on boardDay 2 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas marketDay 3 Wachau Valley—Melk—Grein: scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in MelkDay 4 Passau: guided walk; Christmas marketDay 5 Regensburg: guided walk; Christmas market; Christmas Traditions lecture; beer tasting on boardDay 6 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 7 Nuremberg (Disembarkation). Excursion to Munich (Embarkation): guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz Day 8 Nuremberg: day at leisure to visit Christmas marketDay 9 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture Day 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 11 Main river village: baking demonstration on board, guided walkDay 12 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.