Magic of Advent on the Danube
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Magic of Advent on the Danube

2024

2023


NurembergVienna

7 Days

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!

Itinerary

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.

Stay Nuremberg

Over Night

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.

Stay Nuremberg

Departure at 1:00pm

Excursions

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.

Stay Regensburg

9:00am - 9:00pm

Excursions

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.

Stay Passau

9:00am - 3:30pm

Excursions

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.

Stay Melk / Emmersdorf

8:00am - 12:30pm

Excursions

Stay Vienna

Arrival at 6:30pm

Excursions

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. 

In the evening, an elegant captain’s Gala Dinner takes place on board, during which you can enjoy a wonderful Advent ambience.

Stay Vienna

Over Night

Excursions

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!

Stay Vienna

Over Night

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

Reverse direction itinerary

Would you like to start your journey from the current disembarkation port? Then follow the link to the itinerary in reversed direction:

$150 per person Early Booking Discount

Book now and save $150per person for all bookings made until 30 November 2023.

Dates & Prices

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Inclusions

Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in cabin

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
    WiFi is avaliable throughout the vessel including staterooms
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

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.

Package A | for only CA$ 274 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Nuremberg with visit to the Christmas Market
  • Regensburg walking tour
  • Passau walking tour and organ concert in the Cathedral
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour

Package B | for only CA$ 553 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Nuremberg with visit to the Christmas Market
  • Regensburg walking tour
  • Thurn & Taxis Palace and Christmas market
  • Passau walking tour and organ concert in the Cathedral
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • "Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Visit to Schönbrunn Palace and Christmas Market

Nuremberg – Vienna

Unit Price

Nuremberg with visit to the Christmas Market

CA$ 79

Regensburg walking tour

CA$ 36

Thurn & Taxis Palace and Christmas market

CA$ 115

Passau walking tour and organ concert in the Cathedral

CA$ 45

Visit Christmas Market in Passau

Included

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

CA$ 92

Mulled Wine Party on board

Included

"Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)

CA$ 111

Vienna - Imperial discovery tour

CA$ 70

Visit to Schönbrunn Palace and Christmas Market

CA$ 102

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services

Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Nuremberg (Germany)

Train Station - Port CA$ 114

Airport - Port CA$ 114

Nuremberg Centre - Port CA$ 114

Vienna (Austria)

Port - Train Station CA$ 52

Port - Airport CA$ 61

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