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7 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna 2020

7 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremburg to Vienna

Christmastime on the Danube (Eastbound) River Cruise (WNV)

Starting from $2,870
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Passion

River Cruise Description

Welcome to historic Nuremberg, Germany where you’ll board your luxurious Avalon Suite Ship® and enjoy a wonderful 7 day Avalon river cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna 2020 along the legendary Danube River. This Europe river cruise vacation adventure will take you into the world of revered Christmas traditions.

Your tour begins in bustling Nuremberg with its ancient medieval fortifications, stunning gothic churches, and majestic palaces. Old Town is festively illuminated with holiday lights and fantastic decorations. The bustling Christmas market, known throughout the world, has dozens of stalls with venders offering traditional Christmas wares, such as delicious Lebkuchen (spiced gingerbread), Glühwein (hot mulled wine), not to mention the many unique ornaments and decorations. You’ll learn about local Christmas holiday’s traditions, as you peacefully cruise to beautiful Regensburg, the only German city not bombed by allied planes during horrific WWII. Following an expertly guided tour, you can enjoy a wonderful tasting of German beers. You’ll discover Passau’s captivating Christmas market in a set against the astonishing backdrop of stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral – known as a masterpiece of ornate architecture. You’ll arrive in beautiful village of Melk, Austria, and tour the elegant 11th century Benedictine Abbey – considered one of Europe’s biggest monasteries. As you enjoy a peaceful cruise through the wintertime landscape of the sensational Wachau Valley, you’ll marvel at the view with a wonderful tasting of traditional Austrian cookies. This fabulous Christmas river cruise concludes in Austria’s enchanting capital city of Vienna, known as the home to the sounds of world famous composers Mozart, Strauss, and the renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir.

You’ll tour the famous sights with a knowledgeable Local Guide, or you might choose to go on a popular culinary tour through the festive Christmas markets to enjoy a taste of all the very best flavors Austria has to offer during this time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus on this marvelous Danube River cruise. This 7 day Avalon river cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna 2020 is quite a unique way to celebrate the Christmas season.

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Departure DateShipPriced From
(per person)
Dec 2, 2020Avalon EnvisionWaitlistCall Us!
Dec 9, 2020Avalon Passion$2,870Call Us!
Dec 14, 2020Avalon Envision$2,870Call Us!
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

Welcome to Germany! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

You’ll embark in historic Nuremberg, where your fascinating river cruise ship is docked. Before a great dinner, meet your crew for a casual welcome reception. Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.


Day 2 Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons
Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:
Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

Browse and shop the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. You might want to  sample favorite Bavarian fare—from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Regensburg

Christmas Magic in Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board while sailing this morning.
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.

You’ll enjoy shopping in Regensburg’s sparkling Christmas markets. Relax and enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst.

Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board while sailing this morning.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Passau

Saint Stephens, Salzburg, and the Story of “Silent Night”
Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful City of Three Rivers.

You might consider joining a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria, where you’ll visit the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night.  Or, you can explore Passau’s charming Christkindlmarkt at your leisure near magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral.  Your cruise ship will take you on a brief evening cruise to Linz, where you may want to  go out for music and dancing or late-night dessert before sailing to Melk.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Melk, Austria–Vienna

Striking Frescoes and the Breathtaking Wachau Valley
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings.
Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting while sailing through the splendid Wachau Valley to Vienna.
Vienna’s Winter Wonderland

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

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Vienna

Royal Collections, and Culinary Confections
Take a Guided Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial family, OR:
Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna’s magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.

Consider joining a Guided Optional Tour of Schönbrunn Palace—the summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years. Or spend time shopping on your own in the Christkindlesmarkt, or even just relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Vienna (Disembarkation)

Although your vacation ends this morning with a wonderful breakfast, we hope this experience leaves you with a wealth of great memories and some amazing photos of your Danube River Cruise journey to share with loved ones back home.


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