Christmastime In The Heart Of Germany – Westbound 20199 DAYS FROM ONLY $2229
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises
Czech Republic, Germany
There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany. And be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a specialty of Nuremberg. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, where nativity scenes built by local citizens are exhibited throughout town. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses and narrow streets that are dotted along the Main River. Take a guided walk of one of these picturesque Bavarian villages—sure to be even more appealing lit up with festive lights and decorations.As this unforgettable Europe river cruise ends in Wiesbaden, you will never forget the historical treasures of Germany and magnificent Prague perfectly paired with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the joyous holiday season..
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Prague: arrival day at leisureDay 2 Prague: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to Hradcany Castle; Christmas marketDay 3 Prague—Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 5 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture Day 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 7 Main River Village: baking demonstration on board, guided walkDay 8 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.