Christmas On The Danube

Würzburg, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Wachau Valley, Emmersdorf, Durnstein, Vienna

Begin your holiday season with a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River, stopping at traditional Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Passau, Rothenburg and Nuremberg.

Our prices start from

$ 2,699 LAND ONLY

9 Days • GUIDED • 19 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners


Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Welcome the winter season with a timeless trip down the Danube River. Your holiday tour begins with an overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2 - Würzburg, Germany - Tour Begins

Maritim Hotel, Wurzburg

Dinner Included

Your tour opens in historic Bavaria, in a town along the banks of the Main River. Enjoy the remainder of the day to relax and soak in the charms of Franconia. Meet your fellow travelers at tonight's welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3 - Würzburg - Rothenburg - Nuremberg - Board Cruise Ship

Join a local guide as you explore Würzburg. Enjoy unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard your cruise ship.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Join a local guide on a leisurely paced walking tour of Würzburg, an ancient wine town. Your journey takes you to Rothenburg, a town of medieval walls, fairytale houses, and Christmas markets. Continue on to Nuremberg to board your ship. Your home for the next six nights, this vessel has modern amenities such as the newest technology, panoramic deck café, panorama salon and bar, exceptional service, and delicious cuisine and wine with every dinner. This evening, enjoy a special dinner onboard.

Day 4 - Nuremberg

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Stroll through historic Nuremberg with an expert guide and see Old Town, the 900-year-old ramparts, and the Imperial Castle. Your city tour concludes at Nuremberg's 17th-century Christmas market, which is Germany's oldest. Wander along the local goods and perhaps you'll shop for handcrafted nutcrackers or treat your taste buds to Nuremberg's famous Lebkuchen (gingerbread). Cruise across the continental divide and through the Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg.

Day 5 - Regensburg

Explore Regensburg, home of the first stone bridge built over the Danube.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

With an expert guide, discover Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. See the first stone bridge built over the Danube and the Porta Praetoria – a Roman gate built in A.D. 179. Stroll through Old Town to Regensburg's charming Christmas market and marvel at the festive lights and decorations. Browse and shop at the brightly lit wooden huts holding seasonal ornaments, wooden toys, and local handicrafts

Day 6 - Passau

Enjoy a walking tour of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Amid the early morning light, cruise past scenic valleys and charming riverside towns to Passau, situated at the meeting point of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city and take in the ornate Baroque architecture, the cobblestone streets, and St. Stephen's Cathedral, home to Europe's largest church organ. Take advantage of free time to discover the town and Christmas market more on your own.

Day 7 - Wachau Valley, Austria - Emmersdorf - Durnstein - Vienna

Experience the picturesque region of the Wachau Valley.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Cruise to the quaint town of Emmersdorf. Relax and take in the scenery before visiting Dürnstein and the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey. Take a sip of local traditions at a Glühwein Party and then continue through the Wachau Valley, dotted with castles and hillside houses. As the day draws to a close, say hello to Vienna, Austria's capital city. Perhaps you'll join an optional excursion to experience Vienna by night and visit its famous Christmas market.

Day 8 - Vienna

Attend the Captain's Gala Dinner.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Join a local expert and explore Vienna's architecture, including Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is yours. Perhaps you'll join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburgs' summer retreat. Celebrate the end of your trip at the Captain's Gala Dinner, followed by a special Christmas concert performed by the ship's orchestra.

Day 9 - Vienna- Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

This morning, after breakfast, disembark and say goodbye to the iconic Danube.

2021 Tour Dates

2, 9

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and cruise only, based on November 1, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,000. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2020 – April 2021 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..

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