Revel in the festive atmosphere of European towns and elegant cities this Christmastime, including Vienna, Passau and Nuremberg, sampling local delicacies as you go

Take a magical cruise this December and visit some of Europe's best Christmas Markets along the Danube. Explore charming riverside towns and warm up with a steaming glass of mulled wine or cider as you feel immersed in the spirit of the season. You'll cruise aboard the an elegant Amadeus ship, where you'll enjoy superior facilities as you sail.

The trip begins in Vienna (with an optional bus tour) before a visit to the Christmas market, or perhaps the impressive Schönbrunn Palace. Optional excursions come at a supplement. You'll then cruise along the Danube to the Wachau, a region famous for its rolling vineyards and historic fortresses.

The next market you visit will be Passau, where you can sample some delicious treats and browse the market stalls. Bringing this Christmas cruise to a merry conclusion are two more markets: in Regensburg, a city with a historic mediaeval old town, and Nuremberg, where you can taste the famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread).

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  • Six nights' luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice
  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfasts, multi-course lunches and dinners, afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Personalised 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 centre open 24 hours a day
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

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From
Tue, Tue, Nov 28, 2023
To
Mon, Mon, Dec 4, 2023
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£1,008*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a C4 cabin, subject to availability and based on 28 November 2023 departure date. Other departure dates are available, please call to enquire. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement from £151. Full payment required at time of booking. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. TS Tours Ltd acts as agent for Fred. Olsen Cruises. Bookings conditions of both companies apply,

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Price (per person) £1008.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £151.00

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrival
    Vienna, Austria

    Your wintery Advent cruise begins in Vienna, where, after embarking, you can explore your Amadeus ship and join the cruise director for a Welcome Cocktail in the Panorama Bar. This is followed by a Welcome Dinner.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Vienna
    Vienna, Austria

    Enjoy exploring wintery Vienna today. A morning city sightseeing tour, at an additional cost, in a comfortable bus takes you past the most beautiful sights of the Austrian capital. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to view the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, as well as to visit the traditional, romantic Christmas market in front of the palace. Or, visit one of the most famous museums in the world, the Art History Museum in Vienna.

    In the evening, music lovers can attend the atmospheric 'Sound of Vienna' concert, which will present a kaleidoscope of Viennese classical music.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Melk and Emmersdorf
    Melk, Austria

    In the morning you'll reach the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau, where the ship will dock in Melk and Emmersdorf. Here you can join an excursion to Melk Abbey or to Dürnstein, a small town with colourful architecture. At the end of the excursion, warm up with a mug of glühwein on board.

    The rest of the day is spent on board, where you will have a wonderful view of the passing winter landscapes as your cruise ship travels towards Passau.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Passau
    Passau, Germany

    As you eat your breakfast you'll arrive in Passau, also known as the 'City of Three Rivers', due to its location at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers. In the morning, enjoy the romantic old town with its historic buildings during the course of an optional guided walk.

    The afternoon is a perfect time to visit the traditional Passau Christmas market. Early this evening your ship will depart this lovely city and head towards Regensburg.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Regensburg
    Regensburg, Germany

    Today you'll spend the full day in festively adorned, historic Regensburg. This magical destination where time seems to stand still, is best explored during a morning optional guided sightseeing walk.

    After lunch, explore on your own or opt to join an excursion to the Christmas market in the royal Thurn and Taxis Castle. Revel in the festive pre-Christmas atmosphere - the air filled with the aroma of lebkuchen (gingerbread) and roasted almonds, and stalls filled with local handicrafts.

    This evening you'll be invited to join the captain at an elegant Gala Dinner on board, while your ship continues its journey.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Roth and Nuremberg
    Roth, Germany

    After lunch, you'll arrive in the Bavarian town of Roth, where the city tour of Nuremberg starts. The tour will take you to the most significant monuments and sights in picturesque Nuremberg. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the romantic Christmas market and taste the world-famous Nuremberg lebkuchen before returning to your ship, which will be waiting for you in the Nuremberg harbour.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Nuremberg
    Nuremberg, Germany

    After a final breakfast on board before you'll disembark your ship and being your homeward journey as your Christmas cruise draws to an end.

    Meals - Breakfast

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From
Tue, Tue, Nov 28, 2023
To
Mon, Mon, Dec 4, 2023
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£1,008*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a C4 cabin, subject to availability and based on 28 November 2023 departure date. Other departure dates are available, please call to enquire. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement from £151. Full payment required at time of booking. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. TS Tours Ltd acts as agent for Fred. Olsen Cruises. Bookings conditions of both companies apply,

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