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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Step aboard your Avalon Suite Ship® festively decorated and beautifully dressed in Christmas colors of the season. Embark on this festive Christmastime river cruise in Frankfurt, Germany, and join us behind medieval walls and towered gates to enjoy a guided walking tour in a picturesque village along the Main River. Celebrate the season in charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping vineyard-covered hills. Visit the ornate Bishop’s Residence—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the many nativity scenes exhibited throughout the town are sure to delight. Take a guided tour in Nuremberg, with free time to visit the Christmas market—one of the most famous in the world. Wander through Old Town illuminated with holiday lights and decorations, and be sure to sample some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a Nuremberg specialty. Visit Munich, the Bavarian capital, where a local expert shows you the sights. The traditional Christmas market is located on the Marienplatz, with aromas of toasted almonds, roasted chestnuts, and gingerbread filling the air. Enjoy a guided tour in Regensburg, then continue to Melk and experience the splendor of its Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s most architecturally-breathtaking monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of traditional Austrian cookies. See the fa-mous sights with a Local Guide and enjoy a tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this sparkling time of year on the Danube River. A perfect ending to a festive river cruise showing you some of the best that Germany and Austria have to offer this time of year!

Countries Visited

Austria , Germany

  1. Day 1
    FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
    Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

    Flights into Frankfurt must arrive by 3 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
    Hidden Gifts and Holiday Delights

    CLASSSIC Take a Guided Tour of a picturesque village along the Main River.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    WÜRZBURG
    Old Saint Nick and Nutcrackers Sweet

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residence.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt German Christmas museum—the world’s most extensive collection of traditional German Christmas decorations. Spend free time enjoying the festive, warm glow of Wurzburg’s Christmas markets.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    BAMBERG
    Christmas Customs and Cradle Scenes

    DISCOVERY Enjoy an onboard Christmas Traditions Lecture while sailing.

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bamberg—medieval home of Germany’s Roman Empire dynasties. Stroll through dozens of Bamberg’s nativity scenes—from miniature to life-size.

    Take free time to enjoy the quaint Christmas markets, and warm up with traditional German dumplings, sausage, and a glass of hearty Bavarian ale. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

    (B,L,D)


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    NUREMBERG
    Legends and History Lessons

    CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

    Spend free time browsing the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare—bratwurst, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other Christkindlmarkt culinary delights.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG

    (B,L,D)


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION). EXCURSION TO MUNICH (EMBARKATION)
    This morning disembark the vessel which has brought you to Nuremberg and drive to Munich

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Tour which will show you the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of Bavarian monarchs, along with the Old and New Town Halls of Marienplatz.

    Return to Nuremberg in the late afternoon and embark on the ship which will take you to Vienna

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    NUREMBERG
    Living Heritage and History Lessons

    A day to relax and enjoy Nuremberg at your own pace. Stroll through the festively lit streets, buy those last-minute Christmas gifts, or ask your Cruise Director for suggestions of things to do.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    REGENSBURG
    Christmas Magic in Bavaria

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—entrance to the Castra Regina fortress built in 179 AD.

    Take time to browse Regensburg’s sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    PASSAU
    Saint Stephen’s, Salzburg, and the Story of Silent Night

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

    You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night. Spend free time in Passau’s charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Take a brief evening cruise to Linz and go out for music and dancing or late-night dessert before sailing to Melk.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    MELK, AUSTRIA
    Frescoes Above the Wachau Valley

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting while sailing through the splendid Wachau Valley to Vienna.

    VIENNA

    Vienna’s Winter Wonderland

    This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    VIENNA
    Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions

    DISCOVERY Explore the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

    Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt or relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café this evening. You may join a Guided Optional Tour of Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Christmas markets generally operate from late November until the third week of December.
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Accommodations

Port charges:
$330

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 10456 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

Globus Escapes are an economical way to travel during the off season. For me, I often prefer the off-season because there are fewer crowds. I especially appreciate the local tour guides in each area.

Great company. Makes traveling so enjoyable.

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