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Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise Land Forward

From Prague, Czech Republic to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 11 Days - Departs: Thu, Nov 23, 2023
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Departure
Nov 23, 2023
Arrival
Dec 03, 2023

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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply.


River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

  1. Day 1
    Thu, Nov 23, 2023
    PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Check into your hotel in Prague for the beginning of your hotel/land extension.
  2. Day 2
    Fri, Nov 24, 2023
    PRAGUE. The fairytale city of Prague always enchants, but it really sparkles even more during the holiday season. Prague offers a collection of Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture, which you'''ll get to see on your tour. You will visit 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital'''s famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and the statue of Jan Husek. You may also hike to Prague Castle. Later in the day, you will have free time to explore Prague'''s renowned Christmas markets in the Old Town Square. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Sat, Nov 25, 2023
    PRAGUE. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery established in 993. Beer is a core part of the country'''s national identity, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech'''s beer some of the very best in the world. (B)
  4. Day 4
    Sun, Nov 26, 2023
    PRAGUE ''' PILZEN ''' NUREMBERG, GERMANY ''' EMBARKATION. Check out of your hotel in Prague and drive through the pastoral countryside to head to Nuremberg where you will board the ship for your Iconic Christmas Markets cruise. (B,D)
  5. Day 5
    Mon, Nov 27, 2023
    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, followed by a visit to Nuremberg'''s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world'''s largest and most famous Christmas Markets. You will also cross the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal as the day ends. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Tue, Nov 28, 2023
    REGENSBURG, GERMANY. 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 the Old Town Christmas Market. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria'''s specialties'''beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to the base of Walhalla where there is a neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you'''ll be treated to one of Bavaria'''s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets at Thurn and Taxis, where you can watch artisansmake their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Wed, Nov 29, 2023
    PASSAU, GERMANY. Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and ItalianBaroque architecture and St. Stephen'''s. Go in search of Bavarian-style crafts at the Christmas Market. Or, for the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. 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 its Christmas Markets, including the Hellbrunn Palace, where its inner courtyard is turned into a romantic backdrop for one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Austria. (B,L,D). . *Not combinable with other tours on this day.
  8. Day 8
    Thu, Nov 30, 2023
    MELK, AUSTRIA ''' VIENNA. High on a rocky outcrop lies the Melk Abbey, one of Europe'''s most revered Baroque monasteries. Visit this magnificent and storied abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride around Melk. Afterward, enjoy a scenic cruise of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley before arriving in Vienna and exploring the Illuminated Christmas Markets. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Fri, Dec 01, 2023
    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 ofthe Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. Afterwards, you'''ll visit the Illuminated Christmas Markets where you can purchase delightful delicacies and hand-made gifts. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike along the Danube River. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Sat, Dec 02, 2023
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Budapest is one of Europe'''s most regal and storied cities'''and many of its most iconic sights can be seen right off the banks of the Danube. Your tour through this sprawling World Heritage city offers splendid views from historic Buda Castle of the twin cities on both banks of the river. You'''ll also visit Fisherman'''s Bastion and see the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen'''s Basilica, Heroes''' Square and much more. Later, explore the V''r''smarty Square Christmas Markets, the largest and most popular Christmas Market in Budapest. As an alternative, you can hike to Castle Hill, walking along Fishermen'''s Bastion and take in all the iconic sites of Budapest with an active exploration. (B, L, D)
  11. Day 11
    Sun, Dec 03, 2023
    BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship in Budapest and bid farewell to the city before preparing for your return flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Germany

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • 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
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • 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
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour, Christmas Markets, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to the ship in Nuremberg with Christmas Market visit en route

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
4.5

Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Everything was first class with lots of attention to detail and the pleasure of the passengers.

This was a vacation of a lifetime! Staff members were courteous, friendly and very helpful with every aspect of the trip. The sites were fabulous! Made many wonderful friends along the way! Would recommend this trip to anyone! Many beautiful memories were made!

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