ICONIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS

ICONIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS

7-NIGHT CRUISE
Or 7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE

CRUISE YEAR
2018

CRUISE FROM : NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST
Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where all products sold in the market are guaranteed as traditionally handmade; Vienna with its impressive Christmas Markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany; and Regensburg’s Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic—along with many others throughout your journey—are yours to explore. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.


COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
RIVERS: DANUBE

Iconic Christmas Markets

AT A GLANCE

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Limited Edition tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

EMBARK

November 23

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Nuremberg Budapest

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaViola

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN November 21
$520

EMBARK

November 25

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Nuremberg Budapest

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaLea

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN November 23
$520

EMBARK

November 30

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Nuremberg

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaViola

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
$520

EMBARK

December 2

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Nuremberg

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaLea

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
$520

EMBARK

December 7

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Nuremberg Budapest

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaViola

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 5
$520

EMBARK

December 9

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Nuremberg Budapest

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaLea

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 7
$520

EMBARK

December 14

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Nuremberg Budapest

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaSerena

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 7
$520

EMBARK

December 14

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Nuremberg

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaViola

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
$520

EMBARK

December 16

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaLea

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
$520

EMBARK

December 21

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Nuremberg Budapest

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaViola

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 19
$520

EMBARK

December 21

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Nuremberg Budapest

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,799 $2,049

Ship AmaSerena

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 19
$520

EMBARK

December 28

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaViola

ADD 2 NIGHTS PRAGUE PRE-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320
NOTES:

Christmas Markets Notice Note: Most Christmas Markets open during the last week of November and remain open until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information.

Modified Daily Itinerary AmaViola embarking December 8 sails from Budapest to Vilshofen.

Important Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges not included in cruise price $168 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise 50% of twin price; AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

Single Supplement for Land$320 per person.

Bedding Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

DAY 1
EMBARKATION – NUREMBERG, GERMANY

Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship and meet your fellow passengers.. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)

DAY 2
NUREMBERG

Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial castle and 900-year-old city ramparts. Later, you can visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market), one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Stroll along as the aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread fill the air and browse through over 100 red and white canvas-topped booths offering an assortment of unique treasures, toys and seasonal goodies. En route to Regensburg, you’ll cruise through the manmade marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
REGENSBURG

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria before visiting one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis Castle, where you can watch artisans make their unique arts and crafts. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to Walhalla where you will see the neo- Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
PASSAU

Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s. Go in search of Bavarian-style crafts at the Christmas Market. Alternatively, you can travel through the serene Austrian Alps to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Your full-day excursion in Salzburg includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and Christmas Market, which is a feast for the senses. For the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
MELK, AUSTRIA – VIENNA

Cruise to Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries. Visit this magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride along the Danube and through the scenic the Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
VIENNA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, visit the Karlsplatz (Artisans) Christmas Market, a local favorite, and the market at Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. Cap the day off with “Vienna by Night” Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the world-renowned sights of Vienna’s majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated Rathaus, Vienna’s largest Christmas Market. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest on opposite sides of the Danube with a city tour that showcases many highlights, including Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. In the center of it all is the Christmas Market, where you can shop for traditional Hungarian wares and delightful holiday treats. ( (B,L,D)

DAY 8
BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION

Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your flight home. (B)

AmaLea

This 158-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

The AmaLea – set to debut in 2018 – is a sister ship to the AmaKristina and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

AmaLea

This 164-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

The AmaSerena is a sister ship to the AmaPrima and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 300 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with unlimited fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

AmaViola

This 158-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

The AmaViola is a sister ship to the AmaStella and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

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