Avalon Waterways
Avalon Passion

This festive European river cruise vacation begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town’s Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, but also get the unique chance to stroll through the Christmas markets. It’s a treat to see the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart’s content with a warm cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine).

Board your river cruise vessel in Nuremberg, Germany, with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces.The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world, has dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen (spiced gingerbread), Glühwein (hot mulled wine), and unique decorations and ornaments.

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Christmastime On The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound 2019
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises
Countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Nuremberg:
choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market; lecture on board

Day 3 Regensburg:
onboard Christmas Traditions lecture; guided walk; Christmas market; beer tasting on board

Day 4 Passau:
guided walk; Christmas market

Day 5 Melk:
guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; onboard cookie tasting

Day 6 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas market

Day 7 Vienna (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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