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Christmas Markets on the Danube

Vienna 9 nights Prices on request

A seven night cruise on board AmaCerto and two nights in Vienna | 13 December 2019


There is no better way to enter the festive spirit than this atmospheric journey through some of Central Europe’s magical Christmas markets. Fly to Nuremburg, home of one of the world’s oldest and largest Christmas Markets, before boarding the vessel for a journey south to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Regensburg and into Austria. Your will visit Baroque Passau on the Danube, the charming city of Linz from where there are optional excursions to either Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov, and then travel through the dramatic Danube bend and the Wachau wine region before arriving in majestic Vienna, where you will stay two nights in one of our recommended hotels before returning home on Christmas Eve.

Ask for details of alternative Christmas Markets sailings on the Rhine and Danube, departing throughout late November and December.



Prices range from £2,475 per person based on sharing a twin/double state room including flights, cruise, hotel stays and Kirker extras as described.

Single supplements on request.

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What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Return private car transfers
  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Kirker's Guide Notes to restaurants, museums and sightseeing
  • The Vienna Masterticket
  • The services of the Kirker Concierge

The Kirker Difference

Arranged by us exclusively for our customers...

Vienna Masterticket

For all of our clients travelling to Vienna, we are delighted to include a Masterticket which gives you entrance to the Leopold Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts). The Kunsthistorisches was built by Emperor Franz Joseph to house the vast Habsburg collections – amongst its many highlights is one of the foremost collections of Old Masters.

In contrast, the Leopold Museum is the home of Austrian modern art and includes works by the founder of the Vienna Secession movement, Gustav Klimt. The Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum is highly recommended; it reopened in 2013 after a 10 year restoration and is one of the world’s most important chambers of art.


  • Day 1 - Arrive Nuremberg

    Flying in to Nuremberg you will be transfered into the centre of town where you will board AmaCerto in time for dinner this evening.
  • Day 2 - Explore Nuremberg

    Before setting sail on the Danube there will be time this morning to join a city tour of Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial Castle and 900-year-old city ramparts, and visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlmarkt, one of the world’s largest and most famous Christmas Markets.
  • Day 3 - Regensburg

    Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, before visiting the Old Town Christmas Market. 
  • Day 4 - Passau

    Picturesque Passau, the town of three rivers is located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz. Founded more than 2,000 years ago, is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. During the season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Square
  • Day 5 - Linz

    As you sail into Austria the first port of call is Linz, known for its ever-popular Linzer torte. While here, you have a choice of three excursions. The first is a full-day visit to magnificent Salzburg with a walking tour of its UNESCO-designated Old Town, its grand cathedral, inspired by St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican, and its Christmas Market at Hellbrunn Palace.  Alternatively, you can choose a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz’s Christmas Markets. Or you can go on a morning bike tour through Linz and along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” followed by a half-day excursion to Salzburg or the charming mountain town of Česky Krumlov, located just over the Czech border
  • Day 6 - Dürnstein

    As you reach the most spectacular part of the Danube River you will pass through the Wachau Valley wine region and visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey at Melk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Day 7 - Vienna

    Arriving in Vienna this morning, you will have an opportunity to join a panoramic city tour of Imperial Vienna including the treasures of the Hapsburgs, followed by a visit to the Maria Theresia Christmas Market.
  • Day 8 - Arrive Vienna

    Disembarking from the vessel you will be met by a Kirker transfer and taken to the 4* Kaiserhof Hotel for a two night stay.
  • Day 9 - Explore Vienna

    Today you will be free to explore Vienna further, including the elegant Schönbrunn Palace, the magnificent Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School or St. Stephen's Cathedral in the heart of the city. Speak to the Kirker Concierge before you travel for details of performances and tickets for the celebrated Vienna State Opera, or a concert at the Musikverein concert hall, best known for the annual New Year's Day Concert.
  • Day 10 - Return flight

    Your Kirker transfer will meet you for the transfer from your hotel to Vienna airport and flight home.

Included Hotels


Vienna, Austria, Europe

A hotel of excellent quality, located in a small side street just outside the south-western corner of the Ringstrasse, some ten minutes' walk from the Opera House and the heart of the historic city centre.

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