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An Experience of a Lifetime!

  • Experience the charm of the world-famous Christmas markets in Regensburg and Vienna

  • Tour the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture

  • Stop in Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube

  • Enjoy a city tour of Vienna and view Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner

  • Wine and beer with dinners

  • Locally inspired recipes

  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast

  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas

  • Self-serve coffee and tea station

  • Lounge serving premium spirits

  • Fitness center

  • Non-smoking ship interior

  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides


DAY 1, Depart for Austria

DAY 2,  Cruise Embarkation in Vienna
Arrive in Vienna, Austria and transfer to the port. Embarkation will begin at 2 pm. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy a gala welcome dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Dinner

Day 3, Vienna City Tour & Christmas Market
Your morning tour of romantic Vienna introduces you to this Imperial city with its legendary opulence and elegance. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. View the lavish Hofburg Palace, and the impressive Vienna Opera House. Continue to majestic St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament building. After lunch on board, return to the city and enjoy the afternoon at leisure, an excellent chance to visit the local Christmas markets. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens

Optional Add On ($65): Classical Viennese Concert (PM) Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz. The chamber orchestra is accompanied by a professional dance performance, recalling the golden age of the 19th-century Viennese ballrooms.
Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4,  Melk Abbey
This morning, arrive in the village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning and relax on board as the boat cruises through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk, and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as you dine on board this evening
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5, Full Day in Passau & Christmas Market
Today presents a wonderful opportunity to join the optional full day tour to beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg's most historic sites including the Mirabell Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter's Cemetery. After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. . Before your day in Salzburg ends, be sure to visit the city's wonderful Christmas Markets. If you choose to remain on board, the day is free to explore the 2500-year-old Passau. Well known for its pastel patrician houses, cafes, cobblestone lanes and riverfront promenade, Passau is a town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. If you choose to explore Passau, Christmas Markets will be open for shopping. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and set sail for Regensburg

Optional Add On ( $108): Full Day Tour of Salzburg: Enjoy a full-day excursion to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and inspiration for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including Mirabell Gardens and a stop outside the house where Mozart lived. Lunch is included at a local restaurant, and then there will be time to explore the streets of Salzburg on your own before returning to the boat.

Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6,  Regensburg City Tour & Christmas Market
Arrive in Regensburg this morning, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city's stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, the Dom St. Peter, and the Porta Praetoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube. Return to the boat or spend the afternoon at leisure discovering the delights of Regensburg on your own. Today presents another great opportunity to enjoy shopping at a world famous Christmas market. The ship will remain docked in port this evening as you enjoy your final night on board
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7,  Depart Germany
This morning transfer to the airport in Munich for your departure flight. The Munich airport is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the port. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 am
Meals: Breakfast

Package includes:

Roundtrip flights from New York

Airport Transfers

Outside Cabin with French Balcony

$3320 per person (double occupancy)

$1600 single supplement

Deposit $300 per person

Full payment due August 28, 2023

Optional Travel Protection Insurance can be added for $328 extra per passenger


Flights cannot be confirmed more than 11 months prior to the date of departure. The air & land price is based on departing from New York. Once flights are available, we will contact you to review itinerary options from your preferred gateway.

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. When the option exists, the operator will "swap ships" with another vessel sailing in the opposite direction, retaining the sailing experience. Crew, ship and cabin configuration may differ. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. 

But what about COVID you ask? Travel restrictions are changing constantly. We are working closely with our destination, hotel and tour partners to ensure we provide you with the most updated information. Click here to stay up to date with Covid Travel Requirements. To ease customers who want to book now but are concerned their travel may be impacted by COVID-19, we encourage you to protect your investment with a travel protection plan. A Visa is required for entry.

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