Christmastime Mainz To Budapest 2019
Austria, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand
Begin your European river cruise with incomparable festive cheer in the heart of Germany’s Christmas markets. Warm your heart and memories by embarking on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Wiesbaden, then on to a Bavarian Main river village for Christmas scenes and specialty sweets. Your Christmas cruise continues to Würzburg with classic sightseeing of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” amid the glow of local Christmas markets and the city’s dazzling architecture.

Sail for a guided sightseeing tour of the glowing Christkindlesmarkt of Bamberg—complete with dozens of nativity scenes of every size. Your cruise through the Christmas markets of Germany continues into Nuremberg with its festive tmosphere with Bavarian favorites such as bratwurst, gingerbread, and mulled wine will warm your spirit with traditional cheer.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Wiesbaden (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Main river village:
guided walk, onboard baking demonstration

Day 3 Würzburg:
guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas market

Day 4 Bamberg:
onboard Christmas Traditions lecture; guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas market

Day 5 Nuremberg:
choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 6 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich:
guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz

Day 7 Nuremberg:
day at leisure to visit Christmas market

Day 8 Regensburg:
onboard lecture; guided walk;Christmas Market; beer tasting on board

Day 9 Passau:
guided walk

Day 10 Melk—Wachau Valley—Vienna:
guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; Austrian cookie tasting

Day 11 Vienna:
choice of guided sightseeing or culinary tour at Christmas Market

Day 12 Budapest:
guided sightseeing, see Heroes’ Square

Day 13 Budapest (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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