Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere from Prague to Vienna and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the special winter atmosphere of this time of year. Highlights include a visit to the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague, a fun beer tasting, and a guided visit of the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Visit the Christmas markets and be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen, and other traditional holiday specialties along the way!

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 6-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDays 1-2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds; Christmas market Days 3-4 Nuremberg: onboard welcome reception; choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 5 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting; Christmas market Day 6 Passau: guided walk; Christmas marketDay 7 Melk: guided visit of the Benedictine AbbeyDay 8 Vienna: guided sightseeing; Christmas marketDay 9 Vienna: your vacation ends this morning


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 (Prague markets are open from early December until the first days of January).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.