This year’s Advent, take the chance to enter a real winter fairytale! Explore sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine on board and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period.
Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Danube: The Palais Thurn und Taxis and its outbuildings form one of the impressive backdrops, and the quality of the wares is exceptional, too.
Furthermore, discover the elegant Christmas market in the forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy a mulled wine party in the famous winegrowing region of Wachau!
(We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.)
Welcome to a wintery Nuremberg, home to the famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread)! Your magical Advent journey to the most beautiful Christmas markets along the Danube starts here. After embarking, you have the opportunity to meet the cruise director at a Welcome Cocktail, and thereafter a generous Welcome Dinner awaits you in the Panorama Restaurant. Your ship remains anchored in Nuremberg overnight.
A morning sightseeing tour through a festively decorated Nuremberg takes you past all its main attractions. Don’t miss the trip to the famous Nuremberg Christmas market, where culinary specialities, artisan crafts and regional products are on offer.
At lunch time, you return to your ship, which heads towards Regensburg.
At breakfast time, you reach the Bavarian town of Regensburg, which boasts one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Germany. A guided city walking tour will show you the city’s most beautiful side, and in the afternoon a visit to the Thurn and Taxis Castle is guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. This is the site of one of the most beautiful Christmas markets of the region, which you should on no account miss. Alternatively, you can visit Weltenburg Abbey. Thereafter you will return to your AMADEUS ship, which leaves Regensburg after dinner.
In the morning you arrive in Passau, the romantic “City of Three Rivers”. After breakfast, we offer you a guided walking tour through this picturesque town where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers meet.
After lunch, you can visit the festively decorated Christmas market in Passau, and thereafter your ship weighs anchor and sets sail for Austria.
When you awake, you can enjoy a wonderful view of one of the most beautiful landscape regions in Austria – the Wachau. Emmersdorf is the starting point for a trip through this wintery region, which will include a visit to Melk Abbey. Or visit the wine-growers village of Dürnstein as alternative. At the end of both tours, we invite you to a glühwein (mulled wine) party on board, while your vessel continue its journey to Vienna, which you will reach in the early evening. You can attend the concert “Sound of Vienna”, where the “Alt Wien” Salon Orchestra will entertain you with Viennese classics.
Today will be devoted entirely to the magical, wintery Danube city of Vienna. Enjoy a city sightseeing trip from the comfort of a tour coach, which will take you to the most beautiful sights and elegant buildings in Vienna. After lunch, we recommend a visit to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, where an atmospheric Christmas market awaits you. Here, the pervasive pre-Christmas atmosphere and the aromas of lebkuchen (gingerbread) and roasted almonds combine in an unforgettable, authentic Advent experience. Alternatively, you can visit the famous Art History Museum of Vienna.
In the evening, an elegant captain’s Gala Dinner takes place on board, during which you can enjoy a wonderful Advent ambience.
After breakfast on board, you disembark and begin your homeward journey. We wish you a pleasant and safe journey, and a happy festive season! We hope to welcome you again soon!
Would you like to start your journey from the current disembarkation port? Then follow the link to the itinerary in reversed direction:Vienna → Nuremberg
Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.
Enjoy the flexibility to choose any shore excursion of the ones listed below for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
When booking our new ALL-IN excursion package prior to departure we offer you maximum flexibility at a great value. Create your personalized shore excursion program by choosing your favorite tours from our list of exciting options in each port.
Enjoy a package of 4 pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance:
Additional shore excursions can be purchased onboard at the below rate.
|Cruise Nuremberg - Vienna||Unit Price|
|Nuremberg with Christmas Market||C$ 67.00|
|OR Visit to the World of Gingerbread||C$ 61.00|
|Regensburg walking tour||C$ 30.00|
|Thurn & Taxis Palace with brewery and tasting||C$ 97.00|
|OR Visit to Weltenburg abbey||C$ 58.00|
|Passau walking tour and organ concert in St. Stephans cathedral||C$ 40.00|
|Visit to Melk Abbey||C$ 79.00|
|OR Dürnstein walking tour with visit to the Dürnstein abbey||C$ 49.00|
|"Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)||C$ 96.00|
|Vienna – Imperial discovery tour||C$ 59.00|
|Visit to Schönbrunn Palace||C$ 82.00|
|OR Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts||C$ 93.00|
|Torch light stroll through the vineyards with Gluewein and roasted chestnuts||C$ 87.00|
Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.