Celebrate the holiday season on this magnificent cruise from Vienna to Frankfurt. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna, Nuremberg, Munich, Bamberg, and Würzburg as well as guided walks in the small town of Krems, medieval Regensburg, and charming Miltenberg. Other highlights: visit the Bishop’s Residence in Würzburg and the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, enjoy a beer tasting in Bamberg, and a wine tasting in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Marvel at the traditional Christmas decorations and delight in the festive atmosphere of this special time of year. Wander through the many Christmas markets while you listen to local Christmas music, sample tasty Christmas treats, smell the aromas of the season, and shop for local Christmas ornaments and crafts. What a wonderful way to celebrate the season. You ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.
Cruise: deluxe 11-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDays 1–2 Vienna: onboard welcome reception on Day 1; guided sightseeing; culinary tour at Christmas marketDay 3 Krems–Melk: guided walk; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting, St. Nicholas LegendDay 4 Passau: guided walk; Christmas marketDay 5 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting; Christmas market Day 6 Nuremberg: onboard lecture, choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 7 Nuremberg (Disembarkation). Excursion to Munich (Embarkation): guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 8 Nuremberg: day at leisure to visit Christmas MarketsDay 9 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lectureDay 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz; Christmas marketsDay 11 Miltenberg: onboard culinary demonstration, guided walkDay 12 Frankfurt: 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.