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Christmastime on the Danube

6-Night Cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna (or reverse)

Avalon Christmastime on the Danube

2022 & 2023 Departure Dates & Pricing

Nuremberg to Vienna - Eastbound: 6 nights/ 7 days (Cruise code: WNV)

-or-

Vienna to Nuremberg - Westbound: 6 nights/- 7 days (Cruise code: WVN)

Ship - Impression, Passion, View, Envision, Tranquillity II

 

Detailed Itinerary: Nuremberg to Vienna - Eastbound (WNV)

Skip to Vienna to Nuremberg itinerary

Day 1: Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

Welcome to Germany! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG.

Day 2: Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons

CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

Spend free time on your own 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.

Enjoy live entertainment as you sail.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

Day 3: Regensburg

Christmas Magic in Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

DISCOVERY Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board while sailing this morning.

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—entrance to the Castra Regina fortress built in 179 AD.

Take time to browse Regensburg’s sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst.

DISCOVERY Later, indulge in an onboard Beer Tasting to sample regional German brews.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

Day 4: Passau

Saint Stephens, Salzburg, and the Story of Silent Night

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night.

Spend free time in Passau’s charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Take a brief evening cruise to Linz, and go out for music and dancing or late-night dessert before sailing to Melk.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

Day 5: Melk, Austria

Striking Frescoes and the Breathtaking Wachau Valley

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings.

DISCOVERY Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting while sailing through the splendid Wachau Valley to Vienna.

VIENNA

Vienna’s Winter Wonderland

This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 6: Vienna

Royal Collections, and Culinary Confections

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial family, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna’s magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.

You may join a Guided Optional Tour of Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years.

Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt, or relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 7: Vienna (Disembarkation)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. End of our services.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Vienna to Nuremberg - Westbound (WVN)

Skip to Nuremberg to Vienna itinerary

Day 1: Vienna, Austria (Embarkation)

Flights into Vienna must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5:00 pm.

Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul before boarding.

Day 2: Vienna

Royal Collections, and Culinary Confections

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial family, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna’s magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.

You may join a Guided Optional Tour of Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years.

Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt, or relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café this evening.

Alternatively, this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

Day 3: Melk

Striking Frescoes and the Breathtaking Wachau Valley

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings.

DISCOVERY Enjoy an Austrian cookie Tasting on board while sailing to Grein.

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.

Enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

Day 4: Passau, Germany

Saint Stephens, Salzburg, and the Story of Silent Night

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

Day 5: Regensburg

Christmas Magic in Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—entrance to the Castra Regina fortress built in 179 AD.

Take time to browse Regensburg’s sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst.

DISCOVERY Later, indulge in an onboard Beer Tasting to sample regional German brews.

Enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

Day 6: Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons

DISCOVERY Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board while sailing this morning.

CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

Spend free time on your own 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.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG

Day 7: Nuremberg (Disembarkation)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. End of our services.

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.
  • 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.
  • Christmas markets operate from late November until the third week of December, depending on the location (Prague markets are open from early December until the first days of January).
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • 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 cruise.
  • Travel Protection is recommended. Click here TG_logo for more information.

Departure Dates & Per Person USD Rates

Cruise Embarkation Date from Nuremberg (WNV)

Ship

Cat. E - Lower Deck fwd w/ fixed windows

Cat. D - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows

Cat. B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony

Cat. A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Cat. P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/ open air balcony

 

Nov 30, 2022
Impression
$2,870
$3,041
$3,984
$4,027
$4,112
$5,012
Dec 2, 2022
Passion
$2,799
$2,970
$3,913
$3,956
$4,041
$4,941
Dec 14, 2022
Passion
$2,870
$3,041
$3,984
$4,027
$4,112
$5,012
Dec 18, 2022
View
$2,699
$2,870
$3,813
$3,856
$3,941
$4,841
Dec 3, 2023
Envision
$2,899
$3,070
$4,013
$4,056
$4,141
$5,041
Dec 9, 2023
View
$2,899
$3,070
$4,013
$4,056
$4,141
$5,041
Dec 15, 2023
Envision
$2,799
$2,970
$3,913
$3,956
$4,041
$4,941
Cruise Embarkation Date from Vienna (WVN)
Ship

Cat. E - Lower Deck fwd w/ fixed windows

Cat. D - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows

Cat. B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony

Cat. A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Cat. P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/

open air balcony

 

Nov 28, 2022
View
$2,699
$2,870
$3,813
$3,856
$3,941
$4,841
Nov 29, 2022
Tranquility II
$2,870
$3,041
$3,984
$4,027
$4,112
$5,012
Dec 4, 2022
Impression
$2,799
$2,970
$3,913
$3,956
$4,041
$4,941
Dec 6, 2022
Passion
$2,799
$2,970
$3,913
$3,956
$4,041
$4,941
Dec 10, 2022
View
$2,870
$3,041
$3,984
$4,027
$4,112
$5,012
Nov 27, 2023
Envision
$2,699
$2,870
$3,813
$3,856
$3,941
$4,841
Dec 3, 2023
View
$2,899
$3,070
$4,013
$4,056
$4,141
$5,041
Dec 5, 2023
Impression
$2,899
$3,070
$4,013
$4,056
$4,141
$5,041
Dec 9, 2023
Envision
$2,899
$3,070
$4,013
$4,056
$4,141
$5,041
Dec 17, 2023
View
$2,799
$2,970
$3,913
$3,956
$4,041
$4,941
Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice
Port charges: Additional $168 USD per passenger.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.
Transfers at the Start/End of the program are available for purchase. Please inquire.

Prices Include:

• 6-night Cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna (or reverse) in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including Captain's Welcome and Farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell dinners
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; regional wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Daily guided sightseeing program with Certified Local Guides
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port Charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew and Cruise Director
• Personal expenses

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