Vienna & Christmas Markets of the Danube

From: $2845

per person dbl*

RIVER CRUISES

• 6 Night Cruise  – Outside Cabin
• Vienna City Tour
• Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market
• Frankfurt Christmas Market
• Rothenburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market
• Regensburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market
• Melk Abbey & Gluehwein Tasting
• Extended Vienna Port Docking

18 Meals (7-B, 5-L & 6-D)z, PWD Tour Manager, Hand Selected Wines & Beer w/ Dinners, Welcome & Farewell Dinners, Wifi Onboard, English Speaking Ship Staff, Baggage Handling, Port Charges, Hotel & Ship Transfers

1 Night(s) – Frankfurt
6 Night(s) – Cruise – Outside Cabin

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $400 PER COUPLE/$200 PER PERSON

Vienna & Christmas Markets of the Danube

9-DAYS

DAY 1:  DEPART US – OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO EUROPE    

DAY 2: ARRIVE FRANKFURT
Meet your PWD Tour Director  – Hotel Transfer/Check In. Frankfurt Christmas Market Experience – PWD Hospitality Desk at the hotel
Overnight: Frankfurt

DAY 3: FRANKFURT – ROTHENBURG – NUREMBERG 
Travel via motorcoach to Rothenburg. Rothenburg City Walking Tour & Christmas Market Experience. Travel to Nuremberg & board the MS Amadeus Cara for 6 Night Cruise Welcome Dinner Onboard  – Ship docked overnight in Nuremberg
(B,D) Overnight: Amadeus Cara

DAY 4:NUREMBERG  
Morning Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market Experience. Afternoon Cruising  – Passage of the Continental Divide    
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Cara

DAY 5: REGENSBURG
Morning Regensburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market Experience. Ship docked into the evening in Regensburg  
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Cara

DAY 6: PASSAU OR SALZBURG OPTIONAL
Morning Passau  – Passau at Leisure or Salzburg Optional Tour (full day)
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Cara

DAY 7: MELK – VIENNA
Morning visit to Melk Abbey & Gluehwein Tasting. Afternoon Cruising to Vienna. Evening arrival in Vienna  – “Sound of Vienna” Concert Optional
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Cara

DAY 8: VIENNA
Morning Vienna City Tour – Optional Tour to Schoenbrunn Palace. Gala Farewell Dinner Onboard
(B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Cara

DAY 9: VIENNA – FLIGHT HOME
Transfer to the Vienna Airport for your flight home  
(B)

B-Breakfast Hotel/Onboard     S-Snacks Onboard afternoon and/or evening.  L-Lunch Onboard.  D-Dinner Onboard with Beer & Regional Wines

CITIES & PORTS

FRANKFURT
Located on the River Main, Frankfurt is the transportation center of Germany and home of the European Central Bank & the German Stock Exchange.  Every year, the scent of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and grilled sausages fill the air above the Roemerberg during the holiday season. Frankfurt’s Christmas Market is famous for a number of traditional Christmas delicacies.

ROTHENBURG
To the west of the Franconian countryside is the medieval city of Rothenburg,  Germany’s best-preserved medieval town. As you stroll the cobblestone streets, you are spellbound by the city’s 700-year-old charm. The quaint buildings with the original half-timbered walls and the town hall square are lined with festively decorated booths. 

NUREMBERG
After your Nuremberg City Tour experience the world’s best known Christmas Market visited by more than 2 million people every year. Located inside this medieval city’s walls on the Market Square around the St. Lorenz Church, the Christmas Market if filled with specialty stalls and booths. Nuremberg’s street lamp posts are decorated with Christmas symbols, garlands of natural fir and colored lights.  Try the famous Nuremberger Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and the original Nuremberger Wuerstle (small grilled pork sausages). 

PASSAU
Passau is one of Germany’s oldest cities situated at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz & Danube Rivers. Passau is a beautiful and fascinating fairy-tale town with cobblestone streets and the famous baroque Cathedral of St. Stephen.

REGENSBURG
Situated in Eastern Bavaria, Regensburg is one of Germany’s oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 A.D. Today it is a prosperous city with 3 universities and many landmarks dated to the Middle Ages.  Enjoy a Regensburg Walking Tour through one of the most visited cities in Germany and its Medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and spend time at the colorful Christmas Market.

MELK ABBEY & GLUEHWEIN TASTING
Visit & tour the Melk Abbey, an Austrian Benedictine abbey and one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. The impressive Baroque abbey was built between 1702 and 1736.  Later enjoy a mug of hot mulled wine before boarding your ship.

VIENNA
Enjoy a Vienna City Tour.  For over 600 years, the magnificent baroque capital city of Vienna was the seat of the mighty Hapsburg Emperors, a heritage that has bestowed it with many dazzling palaces and monuments: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House and the majestic Ringstrasse. The capital is also known as the “City of Music” for having once been the home of composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Johann Strauss.  Maybe visit the Schoenbrunn Palace dressed for the season.

EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Enjoy this magical time of year as Europe’s countries hold steadfastly onto Old World holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. The sights and sensations of the holiday season are everywhere with the tastes of chocolate covered Lebkuchen (gingerbread), sizzling grilled sausages and spiced hot “Gluehwein” (mulled wine).  Shop for ornaments, crafts, candles, nutcrackers, winter hats, roasted nuts and other traditional items.

SALZBURG -OPTIONAL FULL DAY EXCURSION

Travel to Salzburg for a walking tour of the famous Old Town, Mirabel Gardens, Mozart Square, the Dom Cathedral and historic center made famous by the “Sound of Music.”  See Mozart’s Birthplace located at No. 9 Getreidegasse, the home where the Mozart family lived from 1747-1773.  Enjoy time at leisure to shop, visit a cafe, stroll the wonderful Getreidegasse & experience the famous Christmas Markets throughout this walkable city.

Vienna & Christmas Markets of the Danube

Category E

Haydn Deck

$2845

Category D

Haydn Deck

$3045

Category C

Strauss Deck

$3445

Category B

Strauss Deck

$3645

Category A

Mozart Deck

$3845

Suite

Mozart Deck

$4345

Single Room Supplement + Cat D & E – Haydn Deck single supplement +$950 • Cat C & B – Strauss Deck single supplement +$1500 • Cat A – Mozart Deck single supplement +$1900 • Suite – Mozart Deck single supplement +$2400 • No Triple **Rates are Land only, per person double

MS AMADEUS CARA

THE SHIP – MS AMADEUS CARA  
The innovative and custom designed 162 passenger Amadeus Cara, launched in 2022, offers all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel.  This Premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open air. The attentive English speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality.  The cabin design plans are forward-thinking, bright & modern, all part of a premium focus with 71 large Staterooms & 10 Suites. The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you.  This Cara charter features English-only onboard commentary with inclusive shore excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.  

ALL MEALS INCLUDED ONBOARD
Three meals daily are served graciously in the exquisite restaurant and feature local & international specialties.  All dinners are four courses and are served with included Hand Selected Wines, Beer & Soft drinks. While dining, you have splendid views of the passing scenic landscapes through the large picture windows.  Enjoy afternoon and/or late evening snacks in the lounge based on the daily schedule.

COMFORTABLE & INNOVATIVE STATEROOMS
After boarding, unpack once.  All staterooms are larger than traditional river cruise cabins & offer excellent river views.  The Mozart Deck features 10 Suites with Walk Out Balconies.  The other 20 Staterooms on the Mozart Deck & 35 Staterooms on the Strauss Deck feature innovative  panoramic Drop-Down Windows.  The 16 Staterooms on the Haydn Deck have a fixed window.  All staterooms are fully equipped with comfortable & modern furnishings including flat screen TV & large private bathrooms with shower.

STATEROOM Haydn Deck (172 sf)

STATEROOM Strauss & Mozart Decks (188 sf)

SUITE Mozart Deck (284 sf)

MS AMADEUS CARA

Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details

Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers. On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $400 per couple/$200 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings.