Christmas Markets with Prague

Soak up the Christmas atmosphere of Europe on an 18 day river cruise from Prague to Amsterdam. Discover the cities of Europe and delight in their charm.

18 Days
Prague to Amsterdam
From (AUD)
$ 10,595
Dates & Pricing

2023 Prague > Amsterdam

A festive tradition

Europe at Christmas transforms into a happy hive of activity as markets spring to life in every town and market square.
From charming villages to great cultural centres, you can look forward to the hum and buzz of Christmas as treats, toys, charms and trinkets of every description come out in a joyful display. In many places, the delicacies and decorations still honour age-old traditions.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
CMPR
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Amsterdam

Selected Itinerary

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Prague

    Start your journey in Prague with a three night stay at our luxurious city central hotels.

  2. Day 2 - Prague

    Join your expert local guide to explore Prague in all its Gothic glory including the Old Town, the famous Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge, commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of Prague, tasting locally produced beer along the way. Alternatively, learn about the 900 year history of Strahov Monastery and delight in its many wonders including the Treasury and art gallery.

    Tonight, relish a delicious Czech dinner. Lobkowicz Palace is located in the heart of the castle district and is the location for your highlight dinner, accompanied by live music.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Prague

    Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague is rich in history and home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Prague > Budapest

    Journey by coach to Budapest where you'll board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour of Budapest, or relax at the city’s Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take an active hike to Buda Hill, or visit the Hospital in the Rock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Vienna

    Enjoy the many splendid vistas as you cruise the beautiful Danube river towards the festive city of Vienna.

    Enrich

    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical concert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of Vienna, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, learn about Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour, or cycle to the Danube Island.

    Later, explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets at your leisure. An age-old tradition, the forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or ‘Krippenmarkt’. Nowadays, over 20 official advent markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Dürnstein > Melk

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, meet a Schnapps producer and sample some of the many flavours on offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Salzburg

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Baroque Old Town of Salzburg, or join a walking tour dedicated to the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

    Enrich

    Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Regensburg

    Tour this fabulous city including its well-preserved medieval centre, then enjoy some free time to soak up the festive spirit at one of four Christmas markets in the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Nuremberg

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of this fascinating city, or visit moving WWII sites. Alternatively, join a gingerbread baking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Bamberg

    Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg and walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Würzburg

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of Rothenburg with time to wander the famed Reiterlesmarkt that has a history dating back to the 15th century, or stay in Würzburg and visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace where you will enjoy wine tasting in the underground cellars before some free time to explore the wonderful markets of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Miltenberg

    Freechoice

    Visit a local monastery and learn about beer production, or meet a winemaker and join him for a taste of his fine wines. Alternatively, be introduced to a Baron and Baroness and discover how they celebrate Christmas, or opt to visit a Schnapps producer or a local farming family, and toast the festive season as you sample some of their produce.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Rhine Gorge > Rüdesheim

    Explore charming Rüdesheim, including a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Enjoy free time and perhaps try delicious glühwein or hot chestnuts amid the stalls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Cologne

    Take a guided walking tour through Cologne before time at leisure to explore the city’s iconic Cathedral and the delights of the magical Christmas markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Explore the city by bicycle, or on foot during a walking tour with a tasting of delicious Dutch treats. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise, or visit the villages of Schermerhorn and Alkmaar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Amsterdam

    Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of wonderful memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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