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Christmas Wonderland

Breathe in the magic of Christmas on a 16 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Enjoy the Christmas markets, delicacies and decorations of Europe.

16 Day
From (AUD)
$ 9,630
  • 2018 Amsterdam > Budapest

    Breathe in the magic of Christmas

    Europe becomes a completely different world during the festive season, where the aroma of glühwein and roasted chestnuts provide a unique and distinctly fragrant ambience.

    Of course, Christmas has a distinctly European flavour all over the world, so it’s hardly surprising that you’ll experience a little more of that magic when you’re actually in Europe, where festive traditions hark all the way back to pre-Roman times. Santa Claus, Christmas trees, gift-giving – these have all been a part of the seasonal tradition in Europe for centuries. In town after town you’ll have the opportunity to experience these rituals with new eyes. As a special highlight, you may wish to join a Midnight Mass in a European town, and bring in the New Year in Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in the world at any time of year.

    Tour Code:

    CHAA

    Duration:

    16 Days

    Departure City:

    Amsterdam

    Return City:

    Budapest

  • 16 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Amsterdam

      Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Amsterdam
      Freechoice

      Cruise the canals of Amsterdam, or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Cologne
      Freechoice

      Discover Cologne on a guided city tour. Alternatively, stay on board your Scenic Space Ship and enjoy a taste experience lecture.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

      Immerse yourself in historic Rüdesheim, then board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Miltenberg

      Take a guided city tour and discover this Franconian town, established in the 15th century.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Würzburg

      Follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on a guided tour, or explore Würzburg on a guided city tour. Tonight perhaps attend Würzburg’s beautiful Christmas Mass.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Würzburg > Nuremberg

      Merry Christmas. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Nuremberg.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Nuremberg

      Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century

      Freechoice

      Visit moving WWII sites, or choose something lighter – take a gingerbread baking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Regensburg
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, or visit the Thurn and Taxis Palace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Passau > Salzburg
      Enrich

      Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. This exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Melk > Dürnstein

      Be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, or cycle from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Vienna

      Discover this elegant city on an enjoyable guided tour.

      Enrich

      Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Vienna
      Freechoice

      Tour Schönbrunn Palace or discover beautiful Bratislava. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Alternatively, discover Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

      Enjoy your afternoon on board or explore Vienna at your leisure, before celebrating the arrival of the New Year.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Vienna > Budapest

      Happy New Year. Celebrate with newfound friends as you cruise towards Budapest.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Budapest
      Freechoice

      Let an expert guide you through this city of contradictory delights, or unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Budapest

      Depart after breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast