Beatrice, European Holiday Markets ex Vienna to Nuremberg

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Vienna to Nuremberg aboard Beatrice.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Vienna to Nuremberg aboard Beatrice.

Day 1: Vienna (Embark)
Make your way to the ship.

Day 2: Vienna
Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. He found Vienna a very inspiring place, and so will you. You’ll have a full day to savor the Christmas spirit in Vienna with over 140 wooden stalls enticing you with every sort of delicacy. Be sure to try the rum balls and nutmeg-spiced macarons, which are local favorites, and amble through the adjacent park to admire the elaborately decorated trees.

Choice of "Taste of Christmas" Vienna walking tour or Vienna city tour with Christmas market

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 3: Dürnstein, Cruising the Wachau Valley
After a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley, we’ll reach the tiny village of Dürnstein. Walk along its cobbled streets, browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, and perhaps take a quick jaunt up to the ruins of a castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Later, you can taste mulled wine and attend an organ concert at an Augustine church.

Featured Excursion:
Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery

Day 4: Linz, Cruising the Danube River
There’s more to Linz than its famous Linzer torte, although that alone makes it well worth a visit. The city has a thriving contemporary art scene, and its two Christmas Markets are over-the-top enchanting. In keeping with the Austrian traditions of good food and good music, Linz gave rise to both the Linzer torte and the Linz Symphony. The symphony is one of Mozart’s most celebrated works. The story goes that the composer was so inspired by the beauty of the city that he finished his Symphony No. 36 in less than a week here in 1783.

Choice of Linz walking tour with Christmas market or Linz town stroll and cider farm visit

Day 5: Passau (Theresienthal)
Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in Europe, there’s plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant wildlife and idyllic atmosphere.

Featured Excursions:
Passau walking tour with Christmas market
Bavarian Forest adventure

Day 6: Regensburg
The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms. Check out the brightest cultural sights, then head to what may very well be the most romantic Christmas Market in all of Germany, nestled within the courtyard of a beautiful baroque castle—as you take in the delights of the markets.

Featured Excursion:
Regensburg walk with Thurn & Taxis Castle visit and Christmas market

Day 7: Roth, Nuremberg
For a truly over-the-top holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany—and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. Two hundred stalls filled with holiday wares—ornaments, nutcrackers, seasonal treats and hand-carved toys—await you, and the irresistible aromas of roasting nuts, cinnamon and grilled sausages waft through the air.

Featured Excursion:
Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 8: Nuremberg (Disembark)
Disembark the ship.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (6)
Quad Triple Twin Single

Classic - Outside

Request Request AU$ 5,499 AU$ 9,398

French Balcony - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 6,699 AU$ 11,498

Deluxe French Ba - Balcony

Request Request AU$ 7,399 AU$ 12,723

Suite - Suite

Request Request AU$ 10,599 AU$ 20,898

Grand Suite - Suite

Request Request AU$ 13,499 AU$ 26,698

Royal Suite - Suite

Request Request AU$ 15,999 AU$ 31,698

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.