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Magical Christmas Markets

2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Prague, 7-Night Cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Vienna (or reverse direction)

Magical Christmas Markets Cruise

Amawaterways Christmas Time Cruise

Prague to Vienna (or reverse) - 12 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Amacerto, Amasonata, Amaserena

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Detailed Itinerary: Prague to Vienna

Skip to Vienna to Prague itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this beautiful city.

Day 2: Prague

The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holiday season. See all the key highlights on a walking tour, including the National Museum and 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Or get more active with a hike to the castle. You will then have free time to explore Prague’s renowned Christmas Market in the Old Town Square. (B)

Day 3: Prague - transfer to Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation Day)

Drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg where you’ll have free time for lunch along with a visit to one of the town’s Christmas Markets before boarding your cruise ship. (B)

Day 4: Nuremberg

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. Visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. Later in the day, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Regensburg

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 the Old Town Christmas Market. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you’ll be treated to one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis Castle, where you can watch craftsmen make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Passau

Picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000 years ago is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. During the season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Square— also home to its magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike ride along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Linz, Austria

Linz is known for being the city of Christmas crèches and its ever popular Linzer Torte. While here, you have a choice of three excursions. The first is a full-day visit to magnificent Salzburg dressed in her holiday best. Enjoy a walking tour of UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral, inspired by St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican and its Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. Alternatively, you can choose a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz's Christmas Markets. Or you can go on a guided bike tour through Linz and along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Melk - Wachau Valley - Dürnstein - Krems

The magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is on full display for your enjoyment. On your tour, you will see jewel-encrusted crosses containing religious relics, frescoes and richly embroidered vestments, as well as the abbey’s priceless collection of medieval manuscripts in its famous library. Later in the day, set sail through the breathtaking Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Vienna

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 Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, visit the Karlsplatz (Artisans) Christmas Market, a local favorite, and the market at Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Vienna (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and board a motorcoach to your hotel. (B)

Day 11: Vienna

Uncover “Vienna’s Royal Treasures” at the Hofburg Palace, the former residence of the Habsburgs. You’ll visit the lavishly decorated Imperial Apartments and Imperial Treasury, home to many of the Habsburg's treasures, including the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Imperial Crown. Cap the day off with "Vienna by Night" Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna's majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated Rathaus, Vienna’s largest Christmas Market. (B)

Day 12: Vienna

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

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Vienna to Prague

Skip to Prague to Vienna itinerary

Day 1: Vienna

Arrive in Vienna and check-in to your hotel.

Day 2: Vienna

Uncover “Vienna’s Royal Treasures” at the Hofburg Palace, the former residence of the Habsburgs. You’ll visit the lavishly decorated Imperial Apartments and Imperial Treasury, home to many of the Habsburg's treasures, including the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Imperial Crown. Cap the day off with "Vienna by Night" Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna's majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated Rathaus, Vienna’s largest Christmas Market. (B)

Day 3: Vienna (Embarkation Day)

Check out of your hotel and transfer to your luxury ship. (B,D)

Day 4: Vienna

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 Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, visit the Karlsplatz (Artisans) Christmas Market, a local favorite, and the market at Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Dürnstein - Wachau Valley - Melk

After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you’ll have a choice of three excursions in Dürnstein. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you’ll be treated to the region’s finest apricot products. After your morning excursions, you have a choice to cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk or join a bike tour along the Danube. Upon reaching Melk, take a tour of the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Linz

Linz is known for being the city of Christmas crèches and its ever popular Linzer Torte. While here, you have a choice of three excursions. The first is a full-day visit to magnificent Salzburg dressed in her holiday best. Enjoy a walking tour of UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral, inspired by St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican and its Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. Alternatively, you can choose a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz's Christmas Markets. Or you can go on a guided bike tour through Linz and along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Passau

Picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000 years ago is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. During the season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Square— also home to its magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike ride along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Regensburg

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 the Old Town Christmas Market. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you’ll be treated to one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis Castle, where you can watch craftsmen make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Nuremberg

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. Visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Nuremberg (Disembarkation Day)

Depart the ship to transfer to Prague. En route, stop at another one of Nuremberg’s Christmas Markets before driving through the countryside to Pilzen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer. While here, enjoy a highlights tour before continuing on to Prague, where you’ll check into your hotel. (B)

Day 11: Prague

The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holiday season. See all the key highlights on a walking tour, including the National Museum and 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Or get more active with a hike to the castle. You will then have free time to explore Prague’s renowned Christmas Market in the Old Town Square. (B)

Day 12: Prague

Prepare for your homeward flight.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Most Christmas Markets begin opening as early as Nov. 25 and remain open until approximately Dec. 21. Check with each country's tourist office for more information.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the Christmas market cruise.
2018 and 2019 Departures
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.
From Vienna
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Vienna)
Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w fixed windows
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/fixed windows
Cat. C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. BB - Middle Deck w/twin balconies
Cat. BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA+ Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w /twin balconies
Nov 21, 2018
Nov 23, 2018
Amaserena
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Nov 22, 2018
Nov 24, 2018
Amacerto
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Nov 23, 2018
Nov 25, 2018
Amasonata
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Dec 7, 2018
Dec 9, 2018
Amalea
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 22, 2018
Amacerto
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Dec 21, 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Amaviola
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Nov 29, 2019
Dec 1,2019
Amacerto
$4,459
$4,758
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$7,058
$7,758
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 13, 2019
Amasonata
$4,459
$4,758
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$7,058
$7,758
Dec 13, 2019
Dec 15, 2019
Amacerto
$4,459
$4,758
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$7,058
$7,758
Dec 27, 2019
Dec 29,2019
Amacerto
$4,459
$4,758
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$7,058
$7,758
From Prague
Program Start Date

Cruise Embarkation Date (in Nuremberg)

Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w fixed windows
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/fixed windows
Cat. C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. BB - Middle Deck w/twin balconies
Cat. BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA+ Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w /twin balconies
Nov 28, 2018
Nov 30, 2018
Amaserena
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Nov 29, 2018
Dec 1, 2018
Amacerto
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Nov 30, 2018
Dec 2, 2018
Amasonata
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Dec 13, 2018
Dec 15, 2018
Amacerto
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Dec 14, 2018
Dec 16,2018
Amasonata
$3,939
$4,238
$4,838
$5,338
$5,538
$5,738
$5,938
$6,538
$7,238
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 24, 2019
Amacerto
$4,459
$4,758
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$7,058
$7,758
Dec 3, 2019
Dec 6, 2019
Amasonata
$4,459
$4,758
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$7,058
$7,758
Dec 5, 2019
Dec 8, 2019
Amacerto
$4,459
$4,758
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$7,058
$7,758
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 22, 2019
Amacerto
$4,459
$4,758
$5,358
$5,858
$6,058
$6,258
$6,458
$7,058
$7,758
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Christmas Markets Notice:  Note: Most Christmas Markets open during the last week of November and remain open until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for updated information.
Port Charges: Additional $168 per person (2018 departures); Additional $182 per person (2019 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: +50% of twin, for Suite +100% of twin; Single Supplement for Land: additional $640 per person/per night.
For Cruise-Only (no Prague and Vienna land program): Subtract $1,040 from above per person rates (2018 departures); Subtract $1,360 USD from above per person rates (2018 departures).
Please select bedding choice at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A -Two twin beds; Choice B - One large bed (larger than queen size)
Transfers at Start/End of Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.
Fine din
Prices Include:
▪ 2 nights hotel in Prague at the Cosmopolitan Prague (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Transfer from hotel in Prague to the ship in Nuremberg
▪ 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom; most with French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
▪ Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selectd wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
▪ "Sip & Sail" Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
▪ Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala dinner
▪ Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
▪ Guided shore excursions in every port including Limited Edition Tours
▪ Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
▪ Complimentary bicycles
▪ Services of a professional trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
▪ In 2019: 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour, Christmas Markets, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast; transfer from Prague to the ship in Nuremberg with Nuremberg Christmas Market visit en route
▪ 2 nights hotel in Vienna at the InterContinental Vienna (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Services of Professional Cruise Manager
▪ All English Language onboard in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
▪ All local Taxes 
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal expenses

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