Christmas Markets in Europe Cruise

  • Discover the fairytale Christmas markets of Austria and Germany on an all-inclusive, six-night cruise along the Danube River with Inspirato
  • Highlights include historic walking tours and visits to world-famous Christmas markets in towns like Nuremberg, Vienna, and Regensburg
  • Sail aboard the Amadeus Star, a luxurious boutique ship with panoramic windows and upscale restaurant

Itinerary at a glance

Arrival
December 3, 2021 | Vienna, Austria

• Arrive in Vienna, Austria

• Join fellow Inspirato members for a welcome cocktail party at Palais Coburg

Meals included: Canapés and cocktails

 

Day 1
December 4, 2021 | Embark in Vienna, Austria

• Embark in Vienna beginning at 4 p.m

• Join fellow Inspirato members for a welcome cocktail in the Panorama Bar, followed by a welcome dinner.

• Depart late evening

Meals included: Dinner included aboard the Amadeus Star

Day 2
December 5, 2021 | Melk/Emmersdorf, Austria

• Arrive early morning

• Sail through the Wachau Valley, docking in Melk/Emmersdorf. The Wachau Valley is widely known as one of the most picturesque portions of the Danube River, dotted with castles, medieval monasteries, and Stone Age ruins.

• Choose from a variety of shore excursions, such as a visit to Melk Abbey and Dürnstein where you’ll enjoy a mug of warming glühwein (mulled wine).

• Depart mid-afternoon

Meals included: All meals are included aboard the Amadeus Star

Day 3
December 6, 2021 | Linz, Austria

• Arrive early morning

• Arrive in Linz, Austria’s third-largest city and once a thriving trade hub along the Danube, by midday. Today, it’s an important cultural hub for the country and still the biggest port on the river.

• Choose from a variety of shore excursions, including a guided walking tour through the medieval town square and a visit to a historic cathedral

• Depart late evening

Meals included:All meals are included aboard the Amadeus Star

Day 4
December 7, 2021 | Passau, Germany

• Arrive early morning

• Arrive in Passau in the morning; known as the “City of Three Rivers,” the quaint German town is situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers. It’s known for its romantic riverside ambiance and elegant streets.

• Choose from a variety of shore excursions, including a guided walking tour of charming old town Passau and a visit to the traditional Passau Christmas market.

• Depart late afternoon

Meals included: All meals are included aboard the Amadeus Star

Day 5
December 8, 2021 | Regensburg, Germany

• Arrive early morning

• Spend the full day in Regensburg, a festive and historic town that’s one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in the country. Stroll the Old Town amid 1,400 medieval buildings clustered together beneath red-tile roofs.

• Choose from a variety of shore excursions, including a guided walking tour of Regensburg and a stroll through the Christmas market in the courtyard of Thurn und Taxis Palace in Regensburg.

• Depart late afternoon

Meals included: All meals are included aboard the Amadeus Star

Day 6
December 9, 2021 | Roth, Germany and Nuremberg, Germany

• Arrive early afternoon

• Arrive in the Bavarian town of Roth, where the city tour of Nuremberg starts. Nuremberg, widely hailed as the epicenter of the German Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries, is a bastion of traditional German architecture, including half-timbered houses, gabled rooftops, and cobblestone lanes. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this romantic city before returning to the ship, which will be waiting for you in the Nuremberg harbor.

• Choose from a variety of shore excursions, including a guided walking tour of picturesque Nuremburg and a visit to the city’s romantic Christmas market, the Hauptmarkt—believed to be Germany’s largest.

• Your ship remains in the Nuremberg harbor overnight.

Meals included: All meals are included aboard the Amadeus Star

Day 7
December 10, 2021 | Disembark in Nuremberg, Germany

• Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking between 8-10 a.m.

Meals included: Breakfast

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