Avalon Waterways
Avalon Passion

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year. Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, you’ll tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey—one of Europe’s largest monasteries—where monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls.

Arive in Passau, Germany, and visit the city’s charming Christmas market set against the breathtaking backdrop of St.

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Christmastime On The Danube – Cruise Only Westbound 2019
River: Danube River Cruises
Countries: Austria, Czech Republic, 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): 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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