Christmas Markets Along the Danube – Eastbound

2014 Prices From $2,590 for 8 Days - Tauck Cruising

Christmas Markets Germany style – Tauck's river cruise along the Danube from Nürnberg to Vienna aboard ms Savor or ms Treasures offers a new approach to discovering the magic of the Christmas Markets in Germany and Austria… a 700-year holiday tradition! Enjoy Tauck's signature sightseeing and exclusive events... gain insights from the personal experiences of your local guides as they recall the Christmas Markets of their childhoods... and celebrate the holidays with special yuletide events on the ship and off!  Aboard your riverboat, decorated in holiday style, you can sample glühwein and other seasonal goodies. Attend a holiday baking demonstration... a festive European Christmas dinner with all the fixings… and a performance by alumni of the Regensburger Domspatzen choir! Watch delectable gingerbread being made at Café Simon in Passau... explore the Baroque architecture of 900-year-old Melk Abbey... have lunch at Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg and at the Palais Pallavicini in Vienna, and take an exclusive tour of the Thurn und Taxis family's Palace of St. Emmeram in Regensburg, with a visit to its private Christmas Market – one of the Christmas Markets Germany is famous for – and more!


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  1. Eastbound

    Day 1

    Arrive Nürnberg / Embark your riverboat



    Day 2

    Holiday time in Nürnberg


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    Day 3

    Medieval Regensburg and a Christmas market at a palace


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    Day 4

    It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas... in Passau


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    Day 5

    'Tis the season in Salzburg & Linz


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    Day 6

    Melk Abbey on the Mighty Danube


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    Day 7

    Making very merry in Vienna


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    Day 8

    Homeward bound



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