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7 Day Avalon River Cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg 2020

7 Day Avalon River Cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg

Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound) River Cruise (WVN)

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

River Cruise Description

This fabulous Christmastime 7 day Avalon river cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg 2020 on the Danube begins in Austria’s enchanting capital city of Vienna. This beautiful city is well known as the home to the sounds of world-famous composers Mozart, Strauss, and the popular Vienna Boys’ Choir. You’ll marvel at the world-renowned sights you see with a knowledgeable and friendly Local Guide, or you may choose to go on a fantastic culinary tour through the festive Christmas markets to enjoy the taste of all the best flavors fascinating Austria offers during this busy holiday time of year.

You’ll enjoy cruising through the picturesque wintery landscape of the sensational Wachau Valley to the charming village of Melk. It’s here you’ll tour the elegant 11th century Benedictine Abbey – one of Europe’s biggest monasteries – where monks still walk among the hallowed walls. Your river cruise will arrive in beautiful Passau, Germany, where you’ll tour the city’s alluring Christmas market, which is set against the astonishing backdrop of stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, considered a masterpiece of ornate architecture. Upon arriving in Regensburg, you’ll enjoy an expertly guided tour of the city, and you’ll have opportunity to savor traditional sausages at Historiche Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), which is one of Germany’s oldest and most popular restaurants and you’ll enjoy a tasting of Germany’s world-renowned beers.

This cruise will enlighten you concerning the many wonderful Christmas traditions as you cruise to historic Nuremberg, the thousand-year-old city with its ancient medieval fortifications and stunning gothic churches. The festive Old Town is illuminated with thousands of holiday lights and many colorful decorations. You’ll enjoy shopping at the popular Christmas market that offers dozens of stalls where vendors sell traditional wares, including Lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), Glühwein (mulled wine), and exclusive ornaments and colorful decorations. This magnificent river cruise adventure offers the chance to enjoy the picturesque views, wonderful smells, and delicious tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets. Throughout your 7 day Avalon river cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg 2020, you’ll discover numerous historic medieval sites; a great way to celebrate the season that honors the birth of Jesus!

River Cruise Promos

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*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
 Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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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 Vienna, Austria (Embarkation)

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

Vienna, once considered the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, is Austria’s magnificent capital city – a showcase of gilded architecture. Known as the “City of Music,” Vienna has inspired the creative genius of world-renowned composers Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. This afternoon, board your river cruise ship and meet your friendly crew at a casual evening welcome reception. Flights into Vienna must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.


Day 2 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—summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years. Shop on your own at the Christkindlesmarkt, or just relax by the fire’s glow in a delightful Viennese café this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Melk

Striking Frescoes and the Breathtaking Wachau Valley
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Passau, Germany

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 will have the option to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria for the day, where you’ll visit the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night.

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Day 5 Regensburg

Christmas Magic in Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

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.

Enjoy shopping in Regensburg’s sparkling Christmas markets, then ennjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst.

Later, indulge in an onboard Beer Tasting to sample regional German brews.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons

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

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 quaint spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg, and be sure 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 7 Nuremberg (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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