VIENNA & CHRISTMAS MARKETS OF THE DANUBE | DEC 2 – 10, 2020
Picture This Travel presents
Vienna & Christmas Markets of the Danube
Featuring Rothenburg, Nuremberg & 6 Nights Aboard the Amadeus Queen
Enjoy this magical time of year as Europe’s countries hold steadfastly onto old world holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. enjoy a breathtaking cruise along Danube in comfort and luxury aboard the ms Amadeus Queen.
Board your overnight flight to Europe.
Meet your PWD Tour/Cruise Manager – Hotel Transfer/Check In. Frankfurt Christmas Market Experience – Welcome Drink at the hotel
Morning Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market Experience. Afternoon Cruising – Passage of the Continental Divide
Morning visit to Melk Abbey & Gluehwein Tasting. Afternoon Cruising to Vienna. Evening arrival in Vienna – Vienna Christmas Market at Night Optional
Morning Vienna City Tour – Optional Tour to Schoenbrunn Palace. Gala Farewell Dinner Onboard.
Transfer to the Vienna Airport for your flight home
Pre stays Germany and post stays in Vienna, Austria are available.
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.
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. Maybe visit Kathe Wohlfahrt, a famous family run Christmas shop brimming with gifts for you to take or send home.
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 has survived in its original state with specialty stalls and booths. Nuremberg’s street lamp posts are decorated with Christmas symbols, garlands of natural fir and colored lights. Of course the Nuremberger Lebkuchen (gingerbread), as well as the original Nuremberger Wuerstle (small grilled pork sausages), are known worldwide.
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.
Passau is one of Germany’s oldest cities situated at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Passau is a beautiful and fascinating fairy-tale town with cobblestone streets and the famous baroque Cathedral of St. Stephen.
Enjoy an included 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. At the traditional Vienna Christmas Market, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairy-tale land with 150 stands offering Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks. 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: locals and guests savor the tastes of chocolate covered Lebkuchen (gingerbread), sizzling grilled sausages and spiced hot “Gluehwein” (mulled wine). Delight in the festively decorated markets and shopping 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. Later head to the picturesque village of Mondsee, another film location of “The Sound of Music”. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you return to the ship.
- 1 Night Hotel – Frankfurt
- 6 Night Cruise – Outside Cabin
- 18 Meals (7-B, 5-L & 6-D)
- PWD Tour/Cruise Manager
- Local Wine with Dinners Onboard • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
- Ship Staff
- Baggage Handling at Hotel & Ship • Hotel & Ship Transfers
Excursions & Tours
- 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 • Passau Visit
- Extended Vienna Port Docking
|Land Only Rates Stateroom||Price Per Person|
|Category E – Haydn Deck||$2,495*|
|Category D – Haydn Deck||$2,695*|
|Category C – Strauss Deck||$3,095*|
|Category B – Strauss Deck||$3,295*|
|Category A – Mozart Deck||$3,495*|
|Suite – Mozart Deck||$3,995*|
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
$50 per person
*Pricing includes port fees and taxes on $185 pp. Pricing and current discount are reflective as of date of publication and subject to change without notice. Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. Rates for solo travel are available on request
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