Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Frankfurt to Vienna. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Munich, Regensburg and finally Vienna. There’s a fun tasting of German beers, and a guided visit of the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. You’ll have opportunities galore to explore the many Christmas markets, try some festive Glühwein, sample 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 11-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Frankfurt (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Miltenberg: guided walkDay 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 (Disembarkation). Excursion to Munich (Embarkation): guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 7 Nuremberg: day at leisureDay 8 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting; Christmas market Day 9 Passau: guided walk; Christmas marketDay 10 Melk: guided visit of the Benedictine AbbeyDay 11 Vienna: guided sightseeing; Christmas marketDay 12 Vienna: your vacation ends this morning

Meals

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

NOTES:Christmas markets operate from late November until the third week of December, depending on the locationIn 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.

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