Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Frankfurt to Budapest. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Munich, Vienna and Budapest. Other highlights: a tasting of some of Germany’s famous beers, and a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the many Christmas markets, where you can sample some tasty holiday treats, smell the festive aromas, shop for locally crafted Christmas ornaments, and delight in the holiday cheer. This year, celebrate the holiday season in style on this memorable and joyous cruise.

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 12 night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1: Frankfurt: (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2: Miltenberg: guided walk; Christmas marketDay 3: Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketDay 4: Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas marketDay 5: Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 6: Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz; Christmas marketDay 7: Nuremberg: day at leisureDay 8: Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting; Christmas marketDay 9: Passau: guided walkDay 10: Melk – Vienna: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk.Day 11: Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 12: Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermens Bastion and Heroes’ SquareDay 13: Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends today


Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel


NOTES:Christmas markets operate from late November until the third week of December, depending on the location.In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.