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8 Days
Availability : November 24, 2019
Nuremberg
Budapest
Tour Details

Sail the Danube in support of the Vancouver Singing Lions!

Join Host Fred Lee in support of Chor Leoni Vancouver Men’s choir as we navigate the Danube between Nuremberg and Budapest this Fall!

The Christmas Markets are spectacular and Fred will certainly bring these to light as your amiable host

Cabins start at $4,108 $3,225 CAD per person & Suites start at $6,231 $4,738 CAD per person, including Taxes and Prepaid Gratuities.

Book before May 15th and receive VIP Tickets to  Lions Share as well as tickets to Chor Leoni’s Christmas concert at the Orpheum!

Departs November 24, 2019

Departure Location

Nuremberg

End Location

Budapest

Price Includes

  • 7 Nights luxury accommodation
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Sun deck, pool, fitness room & daily entertainment
  • Main lounge with panoramic views
  • On board dining at a variety of venues
  • Immersive tours in every destination

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Visa's, if required

Tour Specialist

  • Bob Young
What to Expect

Experience timeless holiday traditions and elegant pageantry in four countries—Hungary, Austria and Germany. Let iconic capital cities — Budapest and Vienna — decked in holiday finery with glittering Christmas trees illuminated by thousands of lights, bells pealing from cathedral towers and children dressed as angels singing Christmas carols, dazzle you. Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets, including Nuremberg, Regensburg and Salzburg, shopping for handcrafted toys and gifts, sipping hot mulled wine and inhaling the fragrance of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Cherish all the glory and magic of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Danube during this festive time of the year.

On AmaWaterways cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

  • Visit Vörösmarty Square, the oldest, richest and the most spectacular of all the Christmas markets in Budapest
  • See Vienna's majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs
  • Join a guided bike tour from Weissenkirchen to Melk
  • Discover beautiful Passau and it's Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Square—also home to its magnificent cathedral
For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact Bob at 604-531-8388
Itinerary

Day 1Nuremberg, Germany

Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship and meet your fellow passengers.. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)

Day 2Nuremberg

Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Later, you can visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market), one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Stroll along as the aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread fill the air and browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. En route to Regensburg, you’ll cruise through the manmade marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 3Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria before visiting one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis Castle, where you can watch artisans make their unique arts and crafts. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to Walhalla where you will see the neo- Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

Day 4Passau

Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s. Go in search of Bavarian-style crafts at the Christmas Market. Alternatively, you can travel through the serene Austrian Alps to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Your full-day excursion in Salzburg includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. For the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 5Melk, Austria - Vienna

Cruise to Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries. Visit this magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride along the Danube and through the scenic the Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 6Vienna

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Maria Theresa markets. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, visit Schönbrunn Palace with its Christmas market and giant Christmas tree. (B,L,D)

Day 7Budapest, Hungary

Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill and Heroes’ Square, Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves and caverns under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. Afterwards, you’ll visit Vörösmarty Square, the oldest, richest and the most spectacular of all the Christmas markets in Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 8Budapest, Hungary

Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your flight home. (B)

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