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Revel in the spirit of Christmas on an 8-day magical Danube river cruise. Board your luxurious ship in Nuremberg, after exploring the markets of this charming Bavarian city. Cruise to historic Regensburg and explore the picturesque Palais Thurn und Taxis. Wander the sparkling streets of Vienna, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings all decorated for the holiday season, or Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with its ornate architecture. Relax and enjoy the cozy holiday traditions of Europe from aboard your comfortable ship. 
Sunset over PassauEvening lights in beautiful RegensburgAdmire beautiful evening lights of ViennaExplore stunning SalzburgBudapest CityscapeVisit historic NurembergEnjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
Highlights
  • Experience the wonder of Christmas at the markets of Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Take an excursion to the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th-century Benedictine Abbey
  • Discover Jewish history on a guided tour with an expert local guide
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Nuremberg | Embark

Welcome to the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Your cruise begins here, and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 2: Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice:
Choose to visit moving WWII sites or take a guided walking tour of the city. Alternatively, you may choose to try a gingerbread baking class.

Day 3: Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice:
Experience the true wonder of Christmas at the romantic and picturesque markets of Thurn und Taxis Palace. This magical setting will make you feel like you have entered a fairytale with the gently lit lanterns and candles providing a charming atmosphere. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg.

Day 4: Passau | Linz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice:
Take an excursion to the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed Old Town filled with magical Christmas cheer, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

You will also have free time to visit Salzburg’s Christmas markets which date back to the 15th century. Alternatively, stay on board your ship for a cooking demonstration.

Day 5: Melk | Dürnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice:
Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Or, if you’re feeling more active, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Alternatively, visit a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavors on offer, or taste your way through the Wachau Valley, delighting in many of the regional delicacies.

Later, spend the afternoon soaking up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

Day 6: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice:
Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire and delight in the festive ambiance at the market stalls that grace the palace courtyard. Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side
of Vienna on a guided bicycle tour.

Later, explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets at your leisure. An age-old tradition, the forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or ‘Krippenmarkt’. Nowadays, over 20 official advent markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats

Enrich:
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart, with a special dedication to Beethoven: celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth as we pay tribute to his talent and world-renowned compositions.

Day 7: Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

Freechoice:
Make the most of a guided tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish history on a guided tour with an expert local guide. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, hike to Buda Hill or choose to travel to nearby Szentendre. Known for its museums, galleries, and artists, you’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

Day 8: Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Depart after breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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Book a trip for your group and enjoy free or reduced air, along with an additional group savings of up to $200 per guest.

For 2023 sailings, Travel with your group, and 1 in every 10 guests will travel for free. On Douro cruises, 1 in every 12 guests in your group will travel for free.

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Extra 10% savings when you pay in full at the time of booking for departures within 6-11 months or pay in full within 12 months prior to sailing for departures 12 months or more. 

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205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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225ft2. Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of the private Balcony Suites with the ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
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250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite A
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Deluxe Balcony Suite PD
225ft2. Located in prime locations at the front of the ship on both the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, they offer all the features of the private Balcony Suites with the ingenious Scenic Sun Lounge, but with even more space to relax.
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250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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360ft2. These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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475ft2. These Suites located on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Owner's Suite RO
520ft2. including outdoor balcony. These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Port Fees
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
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  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees

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