Embark on the Avalon Imagery II in Budapest and sail up the Danube River to Vienna where Christmas markets are scattered around the city. Glide through the winter wonderland of the Wachau Valley and visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Enjoy a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful patrician houses and the Christkindlmarkt set against the stunning backdrop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail further up the Danube River and come to the medieval walls of Regensburg. The last stop along the Danube River is Nuremberg, famous for one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany. After guided city sightseeing, be sure to explore the many stalls and try some spicy gingerbread and Glühwein! The perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation.
Join the the tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks such as the Imperial Palace
Explore the small valley town of Krems
Visit the Altes Rathaus and Porta Pretoria in Regensburg
Browse spruce stalls of the Christmas markets of Nuremberg
Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. With a free day to explore before the cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Enjoy the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition before boarding the Suite Ship.
strong>Classic: Choose a guided sightseeing of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral and Kaiserburg Castle.
Classic: Take a guided tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds used by the Third Reich.
Spend free time at leisure to browse the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt.
Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes, and vegetarian options.
Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
Fresh fruit available throughout the day
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences.
Initial deposit is $450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card.
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.