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Avalon Waterways Christmastime on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague

Experience the magic of the holiday season on the Danube River with Avalon Waterways' Christmastime cruise, featuring two luxurious nights in the enchanting city of Prague. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Europe's charming Christmas markets and indulge in the delectable local cuisine, all while enjoying Avalon's top-notch service and luxury accommodations.

Avalon Waterways Christmastime on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague

DEPARTURE DATE: December 2, 2025
Countries Visited: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Departure Port:Nuremburg, Germany

OVERVIEW

This festive European river cruise vacation begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town’s Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, but also get the unique chance to stroll through the Christmas markets. It’s a treat to see the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart’s content with a warm cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine). Board your river cruise vessel 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, as you cruise to historical Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Experience Passau’s charming Christmas market set against the breathtaking backdrop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Arrive in 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 and enjoy a tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
December 2, 2025from $5,152 CADPer Person
December 2, 2025from $7,888 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • 2 night accommodation in Prague
  • 6 night Avalon Waterways river cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna
  • 8 breakfast, 5 lunch, 6 dinner
  • Included tours and free time to visit Christmas markets
  • Transfers
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Tue Dec 2Prague
2Wed Dec 3Prague
3Thu Dec 4Prague to Nuremberg (Embarkation)
4Fri Dec 5Nuremberg
5Sat Dec 6Regensburg
6Sun Dec 7Passau
7Mon Dec 8Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna
8Tue Dec 9Vienna: City sightseeing
9Wed Dec 10Vienna (Disembarkation)

Day 1 – Prague

Welcome to Prague

Day 2 – Prague

Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds; Christmas market

Day 3 – Prague to Nuremberg (Embarkation)

Onboard welcome reception

Day 4 – Nuremberg

Choice of guided tour or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 5 – Regensburg

Guided tour; Christmas market; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 6 – Passau

Guided tour; Christmas market

Day 7 – Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna

Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; onboard Austrian cookies tasting; free time in Vienna

Day 8 – Vienna: City sightseeing

Christmas market

Day 9 – Vienna (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends this morning

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