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Christmastime on the Danube

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

Avalon Christmastime on the Danube

2024 & 2025 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, Illumination, Imagery 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

    Category E - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows

    Category D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows

    Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
    Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony
    Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
    Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
    Dec 2, 2024
    Illumination
    $3,099
    $3,270
    $4,256
    $4,299
    $4,384
    $5,327
    Dec 9, 2024
    Impression
    $3,099
    $3,270
    $4,256
    $4,299
    $4,384
    $5,327
    Dec 11, 2024
    Envision
    $3,099
    $3,270
    $4,256
    $4,299
    $4,384
    $5,327
    Dec 4, 2025
    Imagery II
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Dec 10, 2025
    Envision
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Dec 16, 2025
    Imagery II
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Dec 17, 2025
    Expression
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    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

     

    Dec 3, 2024
    Impression
    $3,099
    $3,270
    $4,256
    $4,299
    $4,384
    $5,327
    Dec 7, 2024
    Illumination
    $3,099
    $3,270
    $4,256
    $4,299
    $4,384
    $5,327
    Dec 9, 2024
    View
    $3,099
    $3,270
    $4,256
    $4,299
    $4,384
    $5,327
    Dec 15, 2024
    Impression
    $2,999
    $3,170
    $4,156
    $4,199
    $4,284
    $5,227
    Dec 17, 2024
    Envision
    $2,999
    $3,170
    $4,156
    $4,199
    $4,284
    $5,227
    Nov 28,2025
    Imagery II
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Nov 29,2025
    Expression
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Dec 4,2025
    Expression
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Dec 10,2025
    Imagery II
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Dec 11,2025
    Expression
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Dec 16,2025
    Envision
    $3,199
    $3,370
    $4,441
    $4,527
    $4,570
    $5,513
    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
    Port Charges: Additional $180 USD per person.
    For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
    Transfers from Start/End of Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.

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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