Christmastime From Vienna To Mainz 202013 DAYS FROM ONLY $4,048
In Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities, see the sights with a Local Guide and savor local sausages and beer at one of Ger-many’s oldest restaurants, Historiche Wurstküche (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 lo-cated on the Marienplatz, with aromas of toasted almonds, roasted chestnuts, and gingerbread filling the air! Con-tinue 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 Resi-denz—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 Mainz.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Vienna (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception Day 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 Melk; onboard cookie tastingDay 4 Passau: guided tour; Christmas marketDay 5 Regensburg: guided tour; Christmas market; beer tasting on boardDay 6 Nuremberg: Christmas Traditions lecture; choice of guided tour, 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 tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 11 Main river village: cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tourDay 12 Mainz (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.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.