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Premier Tours & Travel is proud to host its own small group on this 2021 Christmastime on the Danube river cruise with Avalon, which will be led by our own resident expert on Germany, Austria, and their Christmas markets ... Dieter Brown!
Enter a stunning world of cherished Christmas traditions along the Danube River. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Nuremberg, Germany, with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world, has dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen (spiced gingerbread), Glühwein (hot mulled wine), and unique decorations and ornaments. Learn about local Christmas traditions, and cruise to historical Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. After a guided tour, enjoy a tasting of German beers. Experience Passau’s charming Christmas market set against the breathtaking backdrop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of ba-roque architecture.
Arrive in lovely Melk, Austria, and tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey—one of Europe’s largest monasteries. As you cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley, enjoy the view with a tasting of traditional Austrian cookies. This Christmas river cruise ends in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart, Strauss, and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary 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.
November 29 - December 5, 2021
From $3,090 Based on Double Occupancy
Avalon Impression -- Only 67 Suites and 16 State Rooms
*Includes a $500 group discount; Category B French Balcony; wine, beer, and soft drinks with meals; a Welcome Happy Hour; and all gratuities and port charges
$250 deposit upon booking**
River Cruise Itinerary
Welcome to Germany! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Living Heritage and History Lessons
Christmas Magic in Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
Saint Stephens, Salzburg, and the Story of Silent Night
Striking Frescoes and the Breathtaking Wachau Valley
Royal Collections, and Culinary Confections
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
onboard welcome reception
choice of guided tour or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market
onboard Christmas Traditions lecture; guided tour; Christmas market; beer tasting on board
guided tour; Christmas market
Day 5 Melk: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; onboard cookie tasting
your cruise ends this morningchoice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas market
Premier Tours & Travel would be happy to create a custom pre- and/or post-cruise extension upon request.
PREMIER TOURS & TRAVEL NOTE: Itinerary subject to change. Premier Tours & Travel reserves the right to modify programs and itineraries (including arranged sightseeing, accommodations, dining experiences, aircraft, trains, vessels, and so forth) at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Premier Tours & Travel’s control. Every effort is made to operate our itineraries as planned but alterations may need to be made after the final itinerary has been issued. Christmas markets generally operate from late November until the third week of December. Airfare is not included.
AVALON WATERWAYS NOTE: 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. See Avalon Waterways for full terms and conditions: https://www.avalonwaterways.com/terms/. ** Deposit is nonrefundable.
Premier Experiences, Premier Advantages
English-speaking director and local Premier representatives
Airport meet and greet
7-Night Avalon River Cruise, 19 meals, including seven breakfasts, six lunches, six dinners, with wine, beer and soft drinks
Internet (where available)
All gratuities and port charges
24/7 Premier support
Senior Travel Consultant, Dieter Brown