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Join us on a trip to Melk, Austria, in December 2024 and delve into the enchanting world of European river cruising with Adventure Life's 17 immersive tours. The Danube River, framed by the Austrian Alps, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, offers an irresistible allure of romance that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Whether you choose to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, taste local wines and delicacies, or opt for biking and hiking in picturesque locales, each day promises a blend of cultural exploration and relaxation. From Vienna to Budapest, pass through historical sites, old-world architecture, and charming Christmas markets, immersing yourself in the festive traditions of the region. With activities ranging from wine tasting to archaeological site visits, these tours cater to every travel style. Begin your adventure in the heart of Europe and uncover the magic of the Danube River on one of our curated tours. To embark on a journey that will create lasting memories, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Visit charming Passau
$4,099
Plus OBC
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Experience Melk Abbey
  • Explore Passau
  • Discover Salzburg
  • Visit Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Budapest to Vilshofenaboard the MS AmaMagna. Immerse yourself in captivating architecture, classical music, stunning scenery, and delectable cuisine. From apricot brandy tastings in Dürnstein to an exclusive wine festival in Spitz, indulge in epicurean …
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Bratislava
$3,699
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • See UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Taste local wines & specialities
  • Choose from optional excursions
  • Explore Linz
  • Take a tour of Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Framed by Austrian Alps, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River casts the lure of romance that has caught many artists, musicians, and poets throughout the centuries. Your European river cruise of 8 days voyages the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a …
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Panoramic view of Vilshofen
$4,099
Plus OBC
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Magna on the Danube - Cruise only

Vilshofen to Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Explore Passau
  • Discover Salzburg
  • Experience Melk Abbey
  • Visit Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Vilshofen / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS AmaMagna. Immerse yourself in captivating architecture, classical music, stunning scenery, and delectable cuisine. From apricot brandy tastings in Dürnstein to an exclusive wine festival in Spitz, indulge in epicurean …
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Enjoy a beautiful river view at sunset.
$4,639
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The Romantic Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Tour historical sites in Prague
  • See old-world architecture
  • Bike along the Inn River
  • Choose from optional excursions
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Travel through captivating cities, beginning with a 3-night stay in fairytale Prague followed with an 8-day river cruise on the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000-year-old city and visit Europe’s largest pipe organ, savor local wines throughout the Wachau …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$3,199
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)

Vienna to Nuremberg - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • Be amazed with art
  • Get a taste for pastries
  • See Nuremberg
  • Enjoy visiting markets
Starts / Ends:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on this7-Day Christmastime on the Danube cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg aboard the Avalon Impression. Start your European river cruise in Vienna. Set sail on the Danube and take pictures of the Imperial Palace, the Opera House, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Witness a guided tour of the …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$5,199
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Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market
  • Experience a Slovakian Christmas
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover Vienna Art History Museum
  • Step into Benedictine Monastery
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions on this 8-day cruise through the Danube. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity. In Bratislava, where a …
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Saint Stephens Cathedral in Vienna
$3,699
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Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Visit the historic Buda Castle
  • Walk through Bratislava
  • Enjoy a wine & music evening
  • Sample food & beer in Vilshofen
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Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries on an exciting European river cruise. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. …
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Vienna
$3,699
Plus OBC
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

Nuremberg - Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
  • Join a walking tour of Passau
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises
Activity Level:
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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: …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market in Cologne
$17,990
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Christmas & New Year

Amsterdam - Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Experience Rhine Gorge
  • Visit Würzburg
  • Discover Cologne
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day cruise aboard the Scenic Opal. Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and gift-giving have been cherished traditions in Europe for centuries. Explore these customs afresh in various towns. Experience a special Christmas celebration between Rüdesheim and Würzburg. Then, feel the …
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Golden sunset lights the famous Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest
$3,699
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The Legendary Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Explore medieval architecture
  • Discover Altes Rathaus
  • Enjoy the tour of Roth
  • See the city of Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube river cruise takes you to three countries, and the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or atop the sky deck of your ship. In Nuremberg, Germany, board your river …
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Passau at sunset, Germany
$3,099
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Christmastime on the Danube

Eastbound - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • Explore the city of Nuremberg
  • Have fun exploring Christmas market
  • Roam around the city of Passau
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Board Avalon Impression in Nuremberg with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world, has dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen, …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
$3,099
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Christmastime on the Danube (Eastbound)

7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Admire Imperial Palace complex
  • Explore Altes Rathaus
  • Enjoy Regensburg’s Christmas market
  • Uncover medieval architectures
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Enter a stunning world of cherished Christmas traditions along the Danube River. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, Germany, with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of …
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Christmas Market in Prague
$4,599
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Iconic Christmas Markets

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit The Great Synagogue
  • Explore Rathaus
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Sample Bavaria’s specialties
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
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: …
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Christmas Market Square at night
$6,299
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Enchanting Christmas & New Year's

Passau to Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Fancy a Artstetten Castle reception
  • Spend Christmas Day in Salzburg
  • Discover the delicacies of Slovakia
  • Enjoy a Mozart and Strauss concert
  • Warm up with mulled wine tasting
Starts / Ends:
Passau / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An 11-day festive extravaganza celebrating two holidays in grand and unforgettable style. Ring out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine and song as you cruise through four nations aboard S.S Maria Theresa during this enchanting season. Cruise the mighty Danube, visiting classic capitals …
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Visit castle ruins in the German countryside
$4,799
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Grand European Tour

Amsterdam to Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Discove the Dom,Germany’s cathedral
  • Explore Marksburg Castle
  • Visit the Bishops’ Residenz
  • View Germany’s oldest restaurant
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your ship in Budapest and discover the Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best …
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Christmas Market in Prague
$5,159
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Visit Shoes on the Danube
  • Tour the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Nuremberg and Regensburg’s Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; …
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A quiet autumn morning in Bratislava
$9,398
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Grand Danube Cruise with Prague

22 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore Prague's historic sites
  • Visit Vienna's city center
  • See Hungarian horsemanship
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Bucharest
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Begin your European river journey with three nights in Prague before embarking on MS. Voyage through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley before visiting the spectacular Melk Abbey. Expertly guided tours show you the highlights of Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, the birthplace of …
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