Christmas Danube River Cruise | AmaWaterways

Christmas river cruise exploring the markets along the Danube River



Christmas Markets on the Danube River Cruise

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Christmas Markets on the Danube River Cruise

10 Days – Travel to Prague & return from Budapest or reverse - Enjoy 2 nights in Prague, then visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Nuremberg to Budapest.

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season, starting with two nights in Prague. Then embark upon your Danube river cruise in Nuremberg, stopping to visit some of the charming towns where many beloved Christmas traditions originated. Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets, shopping for handcrafted toys and gifts, sipping hot mulled wine and inhaling the fragrance of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Experience colorful local traditions in such picturesque locales as Regensburg, Salzburg and Vienna before concluding your Danube river cruise in Budapest, which offers its own festive take on the holiday. Come away with us and spend spend the Christmas season on an extravagant holiday river cruise that is sure to delight the senses and put you in the holiday spirit.



Included features:

  • 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to the ship in Nuremberg
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most with French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
  • All local taxes


Daily Program

1 Prague Hotel check-in
2 Prague City tour and Christmas Market visit
Optional tours available


Transfer to Nuremberg
Visit Christmas Market
Cruise Main-Danube Canal
4 Nuremberg

City tour, visit Christmas Market
Cruise Main-Danube Canal
Cross Continental Divide
5 Regensburg Walking tour
Visit Christmas Market
6 Passau Walking tour and Christmas Market visit
OR optional Salzburg excursion and
Christmas Market visit



Benedictine Abbey tour
Wachau Valley cruise
Optional evening concert
8 Vienna Morning city tour
Visit Christmas Market
Optional Schönbrunn Palace tour
9 Budapest City tour
Visit Christmas Market
“Illuminations Cruise”

** Embark 7-Night Cruise (can also be booked as cruise only)

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