Magical Christmas Markets : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise with 2-Nights Pre-Cruise, 2 Nights Post Cruise : Prague to Vienna : ms AmaSerena

Overview

CRUISE FROM : Nuremberg to Vienna

Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe's Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Nuremberg and Regensburg's Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village-the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in Vienna, visit four Christmas Markets. Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany and Austria where many Christmas traditions began on this magical journey through time.

COUNTRIES: Austria, Germany

RIVERS: Danube

Magical Christmas Markets

At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 Nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

    AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

    AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

    Land Program

  • 2 Nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to the ship in Nuremberg with Nuremberg Christmas Market visit en route
  • Transfer from the ship to hotel in Vienna
  • 2 Nights hotel in Vienna at the InterContinental Vienna (or similar), inlcuding city tour and daily breakfast

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel.

    Day 2 : PRAGUE
    The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holiday season. See all the key highlights on a walking tour, including the National Museum and 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Or get more active with a hike to the castle. You will then have free time to explore Prague's renowned Christmas Market in the Old Town Square. (B)

    Day 3 : PRAGUE - NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION
    Drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg where you'll have free time for lunch along with a visit to one of the town's Christmas Markets before boarding your cruise ship. (B)

    Day 4 : NUREMBERG
    Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg's cobblestone streets to the Imperial Castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Visit Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world's largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. Later in the day, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : REGENSBURG
    Regensburg is one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, before visiting the Old Town Christmas Market. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria's specialties-beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you'll be treated to one of Bavaria's most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis Castle, where you can watch craftsmen make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : PASSAU
    Picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000 years ago is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. During the season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen's Square- also home to its magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike ride along the Danube. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : LINZ, AUSTRIA
    Linz is known for being the city of Christmas crèches and its ever popular Linzer Torte. While here, you have a choice of three excursions. The first is a full-day visit to magnificent Salzburg dressed in her holiday best. Enjoy a walking tour of UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral, inspired by St. Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican and its Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. Alternatively, you can choose a morning walking tour through Linz's old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz's Christmas Markets. Or you can go on a guided bike tour through Linz and along the city's famed "Culture Mile" and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountain town, Ceský Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : MELK - DÜRNSTEIN - KREMS
    The magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is on full display for your enjoyment. On your tour, you will see jewel-encrusted crosses containing religious relics, frescoes and richly embroidered vestments, as well as the abbey's priceless collection of medieval manuscripts in its famous library. Later in the day, set sail through the breathtaking Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : VIENNA
    The "City of Waltzes" offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna's historic city center. Afterwards, you'll visit the Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, visit the Karlsplatz (Artisans) Christmas Market, a local favorite, and the market at Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : VIENNA - DISEMBARKATION
    Disembark the ship and board a motorcoach to your hotel. (B)

    Day 11 : VIENNA
    Uncover "Vienna's Royal Treasures" at the Hofburg Palace, the former residence of the Habsburgs. You'll visit the lavishly decorated Imperial Apartments and Imperial Treasury, home to many of the Habsburg's treasures, including the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Imperial Crown. Cap the day off with "Vienna by Night" Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna's majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated Rathaus, Vienna's largest Christmas Market. (B)

    Day 12 : DEPART VIENNA
    Bid farewell to Vienna as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2018
    Duration
    12 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaSerena

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Prague  
    Day 2Prague  
    Day 3Nuremberg  
    Day 4Nuremberg  
    Day 5Regensburg  
    Day 6Passau  
    Day 7Linz  
    Day 8Krems  
    Day 9Vienna  
    Day 10Vienna  
    Day 11Vienna  
    Day 12Depart Vienna  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    11/21/2018$3,189.00* (USD)Quote
    12/05/2018$3,689.00* (USD)Quote
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    Notes:

    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price$168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

    Single Supplement for Land$480 per person.

    BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

    Itinerary ChangePlease note that due to local closures, we will not visit Bratislava during cruises departing in November or December. Guests will instead spend this time in Vienna and the Wachau Valley.

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    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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