Vienna & Christmas Markets of the Danube
featuring Rothenburg, Nuremburg & 6 Nights aboard the Amadeus Queen
Booking Discounts Savings* UP TO $200 per couple/$100 per person
2020 Departure Dates
Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details
Cat D&E – Hayden Deck Single Supplement + ($950) • Cat C&B – Strauss Deck Single Supplement + ($1300)
Cat A – Mozart Deck Single Supplement + ($1700) • Suite – Mozart Deck Single Supplement + ($2200)
* Booking Discount Details - Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $100 per couple/$50 per person savings.
• Vienna City Tour • Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market • Frankfurt Christmas Market • Rothenburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market • Regensburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market • Melk Abbey & Gluehwein Tasting • Passau Visit • Extended Vienna Port Docking
Roundtrip Airfare • 6 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin • 18 Meals (7-B, 5-L & 6-D) • PWD Tour/Cruise Manager • Regional Wine with Dinners • Welcome & Farewell Dinners • English Speaking Ship Staff • Baggage Handling • Int’l Air Taxes/Fuel/Fees & Port Charges • Hotel & Ship Transfers • Non-smoking environment (Sun Deck exception) • Onboard Entertainment - Music & Lectures
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY 1 2 3 4 ACTIVE
Day 1 - Depart US - Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2 - Arrive Frankfurt†
Meet your PWD Tour/Cruise Manager - Hotel Transfer/Check In. Frankfurt Christmas Market Experience - Welcome Drink at the hotel (D)
Day 3 - Frankfurt - Rothenburg - Nuremberg
Travel via motorcoach to Rothenburg. Enjoy a Rothenburg City Walking Tour & Christmas Market Experience. Travel to Nuremberg & board the MS Amadeus Queen for 6 Night Cruise. Welcome Dinner Onboard - Ship docked overnight in Nuremberg (B,L,S, &D)
Day 4 - Nuremberg
Morning Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market Experience. Afternoon Cruising - Passage of the Continental Divide
Day 5 - Regensburg
Morning Regensburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market Experience. Ship docked into the evening in Regensburg
Day 6 - Passau
Morning Passau Visit & Danube Cruising or Salzburg Optional Tour (B,L,S, &D)
Day 7 - Melk - Vienna
Morning visit to Melk Abbey & Gluehwein Tasting. Afternoon Cruising to Vienna. Evening arrival in Vienna - Vienna Christmas Market at Night Optional (B,L,S, &D)
Day 8 - Vienna
Morning Vienna City Tour - Optional Tour to Schoenbrunn Palace. Gala Farewell Dinner Onboard (B,L,S, &D)
Day 9 -Paris - Flight Home†
Transfer to the Vienna Airport for your flight home (B)
†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.
CITIES & PORTS
Located on the River Main, Frankfurt is the transportation center of Germany and home of the European Central Bank & the German Stock Exchange. Every year, the scent of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and grilled sausages fill the air above the Roemerberg during the holiday season. Frankfurt’s Christmas Market is famous for a number of traditional Christmas delicacies.
To the west of the Franconian countryside is the medieval city of Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved medieval town. As you stroll the cobblestone streets, you are spellbound by the city’s 700-year-old charm. The quaint buildings with the original half-timbered walls and the town hall square are lined with festively decorated booths. Maybe visit Kathe Wohlfahrt, a famous family run Christmas shop brimming with gifts for you to take or send home.
The world’s best known Christmas Market visited by more than 2 million people every year. Located inside this medieval city’s walls on the Market Square around the St. Lorenz Church, the Christmas Market has survived in its original state with specialty stalls and booths. Nuremberg’s street lamp posts are decorated with Christmas symbols, garlands of natural fir and colored lights. Of course the Nuremberger Lebkuchen (gingerbread), as well as the original Nuremberger Wuerstle (small grilled pork sausages), are known worldwide.
Situated in Eastern Bavaria, Regensburg is one of Germany’s oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 A.D. Today it is a prosperous city with 3 universities and many landmarks dated to the Middle Ages. Enjoy a Regensburg Walking Tour through one of the most visited cities in Germany and its Medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and spend time at the colorful Christmas Market.
Passau is one of Germany’s oldest cities situated at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Passau is a beautiful and fascinating fairy-tale town with cobblestone streets and the famous baroque Cathedral of St. Stephen.
Enjoy an included Vienna City Tour. For over 600 years, the magnificent baroque capital city of Vienna was the seat of the mighty Hapsburg Emperors, a heritage that has bestowed it with many dazzling palaces and monuments: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House and the majestic Ringstrasse. The capital is also known as the “City of Music” for having once been the home of composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Johann Strauss. At the traditional Vienna Christmas Market, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairy-tale land with 150 stands offering Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks. Maybe visit the Schoenbrunn Palace dressed for the season.
eUrOpean ChrIStMaS MarketS
Enjoy this magical time of year as Europe’s countries hold steadfastly onto Old World holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. The sights and sensations of the holiday season are everywhere: locals and guests savor the tastes of chocolate covered Lebkuchen (gingerbread), sizzling grilled sausages and spiced hot “Gluehwein” (mulled wine). Delight in the festively decorated markets and shopping for ornaments, crafts, candles, nutcrackers, winter hats, roasted nuts and other traditional items.
SalzbUrg - OptIOnal FUll Day exCUrSIOn
Travel to Salzburg for a walking tour of the famous Old Town, Mirabel Gardens, Mozart Square, the Dom Cathedral and historic center made famous by the “Sound of Music.” See Mozart’s Birthplace located at No. 9 Getreidegasse, the home where the Mozart family lived from 1747-1773. Enjoy time at leisure to shop, visit a cafe, stroll the wonderful Getreidegasse & experience the famous Christmas Markets throughout this walkable city. Later head to the picturesque village of Mondsee, another film location of “The Sound of Music”. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you return to the ship.