7 to 12 night Iconic Christmas Markets (Europe) 

Overview

CRUISE FROM : BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG

Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure. Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where all products sold in the market are guaranteed as traditionally handmade; Vienna with its impressive Christmas Markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany; Regensburg’s Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic; and Prague with its renowned Christmas Markets in the Old Town square; —along with many others throughout your journey—are yours to explore. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.

 

COUNTRIES:

AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY

 

RIVERS:

DANUBE

Sample Itinerary

2-NIGHTS BUDAPEST PRE-CRUISE, 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
DAY 1 - Budapest

Hotel check-in

DAY 3 - Budapest

EMBARKATION

DAY 5 - Vienna

“Imperial Vienna” tour with Town Hall Christmas Market

   or Vienna bike tour

Schönbrunn and illuminated Christmas Markets

DAY 7 - Passau

“City of Three Rivers” walking tour and Christmas Market

   or Danube bike tour

   or Salzburg excursion including Hellbrunn Palace Christmas Market

DAY 9 - Nuremberg

Cruise Main-Danube Canal

Nuremberg city tour

   or Tastes of Franconia

Nuremberg Christmas Market

DAY 11 - Prague

“Golden City of a Hundred Spires” tour

   or Prague Castle hike

Christmas Markets

DAY 13 - Prague

Return flight home

DAY 2 - Budapest

“Hidden Budapest” tour

DAY 4 - Budapest

“Queen of the Danube” tour and Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market

DAY 6 - Melk

Benedictine Abbey visit

    or Melk bike tour

DAY 8 - Regensburg

UNESCO city tour, Thurn and Taxis Christmas Market

   or Tastes of Bavaria

   or Walhalla bike tour

DAY 10 - Nuremberg, Pilzen, Prague

DISEMBARKATION

Nuremberg Christmas Market
Hotel check-in

DAY 12 - Prague

Free time

christmas markets

Pricing

Begins at $3,099 per person cruise only

Solo travelers welcome, single supplement waived on selected sailings

*Airfare not Included