Avalon Waterways
Avalon Passion

This holiday river cruise takes you to many beautiful and historical cities of Germany and Austria. And the views along the way can’t be outdone—towns and villages decorated for the holidays as you cruise along the Danube and Main Rivers, and the Main Danube Canal.

Your Christmastime river cruise begins in Vienna, the capital and treasure of Austria, and ends in Wiesbaden, Germany. In Vienna, see the sights with a Local Guide, or opt for a culinary walk through the Christmas markets to taste some of the traditional fare. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk, and visit he Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s most architecturally-breathtaking monasteries—sure to be truly magnificent during the holiday season.

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Christmastime From Vienna To Mainz 2019
River: Danube River Cruises
Countries: Austria, Germany
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Vienna (Embarkation): welcome reception on board

Day 2 Vienna:
choice of guided 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

Day 4 Passau:
guided walk; Christmas market

Day 5 Regensburg:
guided walk; Christmas market; Christmas Traditions lecture; beer tasting on board

Day 6 Nuremberg:
choice of guided sightseeing 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 sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 11 Main river village:
baking demonstration on board, guided walk

Day 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.
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