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A private chartered river cruise featuring a festive exploration of German and Austrian Christmas Markets!
Day 1: Overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany (meals included in flight)
Day 2: Marktheidenfeld
Travel to the village of Marktheidenfeld and settle into our hotel for the next two evenings, the Hotel Zur schönen Aussicht. This inn was built in 1848, overlooks the Main River, and is located at an ideal spot near the romantic Old Town, Franconian vineyards and romantic forests. D
Day 3: Würzburg
Once the seat of power for the prince-bishops of Germany, the lavish Würzberg Residence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch at Juliusspital including a stroll through the storied wine cellar, followed by free time to explore the famous Wurzburg Christmas Market. B, L, D
Day 4: Rothenburg/MS Amadeus Queen
Shop the 500-year old Christmas Market, the Reiterlesmarkt, including coffee and Schneeballen pastry, a favorite of this region, before continuing to Nuremburg to embark on the MS Amadeus Queen. Christened in 2018, the Queen is our luxurious home for six nights. B, D
Day 5: Nuremburg
Home to the famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread)! Our magical Advent journey to the most beautiful Christmas markets along the Danube commences with an introductory sightseeing tour through a festively decorated Nuremberg. The highlight follows—the famous Nuremberg Christmas Market, where culinary specialties, artisan crafts and regional products fill the air. This afternoon, we set sail on the Danube for Regensburg. B, L, D
Day 6: Regensburg
Enjoy a guided tour of Regensburg, one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Germany followed by a visit to the Thurn and Taxis Castle and its renowned Christmas Market. A special evening of Bavarian entertainment on board the Queen caps a festive day. B, L, D
Day 7: Passau
Arrive in Passau, the “City of Three Rivers”, and enjoy a guided stroll in the charming city where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers meet.
Day 8: Melk Abbey-Vienna, Austria
One of the highlights of your holiday in Europe will be a visit to the historic Melk Abbey, set upon a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River and the spectacular Wachau Valley. Relax with a cup of hot cider or cocoa as we cruise through the Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Austria. Take a ride into the heart of Vienna’s City Centre to experience its colorful kaleidoscope of lights and decorations and illuminated display of parliament and museums. A perfect atmosphere for the Yuletide Season! B, L, D
Day 9: Vienna
Enjoy a magical day in Vienna, one of the most beautiful in all of Europe, including a visit to famous Christmas Village on Maria- Theresien-Platz, set between the Museums of Natural History and Art. Enjoy a sumptuous Captain’s Gala Dinner followed by an exclusive on-board performance by members of Vienna’s Philharmonic Orchestra. B, L, D
Day 10: Auf Wiedersehen fly home B, meals in flight
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