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$2,890
Journey Type
River Cruising
Time of Year
Cities & Landmarks
Nürnberg, Vienna, Regensburg, Salzburg, Melk, Passau
Danube River European Christmas Market Cruise
Christmas Market, Salzburg, Austria

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

Visits to Christmas Markets in Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Passau, Regensburg & Nürnberg

 

Tauck Value Includes

 

Gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors & Tauck Cruise Director

 

All private Tauck shore excursions – $1,274 Value

 

Locally guided walking tours of market cities and towns

 

Visit to Baroque Melk Abbey in Austria

 

Tour of Thurn und Taxis Palace and visit to its private Christmas Market

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Celebrate the holiday season on a European Christmas Market cruise throuugh river towns from Vienna to Nümberg.

Exclusively inclusive river cruising

This Danube river cruise from Nürnberg to Vienna aboard ms Savor or ms Joy 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 festive European Christmas dinner with all the fixings… and a performance by alumni of the Regensburger Domspatzen choir! Explore the Baroque architecture of 900-year-old Melk Abbey... have lunch at the Palais Pallavicini in Vienna, and take a tour of the Thurn und Taxis family's Palace of St. Emmeram in Regensburg, with a visit to its private Christmas Market – and more! Read Less

Take a look at Tauck River Cruising along the Danube, the "River of Kings"

The Holiday Markets of Nürnberg

The festive holiday markets of Nürnberg

The most celebrated Christmas Market in Germany occupies Nürnberg’s main market square opposite the Church of Our Lady; over the years, touches like its golden-haired Christmas Angel and the Bavarian “Plum People” you'll see in its stalls have made it one of the most famous in Europe. And by the time the holiday season is over, more than two million people will have stopped by to shop for hand-made toys and ornaments, Christmas candles, gingerbread, and – of course – glühwein.

A special lunch in Salzburg

Lunch at a 1,200-year-old restaurant in Salzburg

Way back in the year 803 AD, an English scholar in the service of Charlemagne wrote of an inn within the walls of St. Peter's Abbey in Salzburg... one of the earliest mentions of a restaurant or inn in history. Today, some 1,200 years later, you'll have lunch at the Abbey's restaurant – the Stiftskeller St. Peter – that has carried on this rich culinary tradition throughout the centuries, reportedly serving diners including Mozart, Johan Faust, and even Christopher Columbus!

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Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie, traveling with like-minded travelers who share similar interests. Solo Travelers enjoy special savings on all departures – no single supplement in Category 1; and on select departures in select cabins, savings of $1000 per cabin. See details on Pricing & Availability.

Shore Excursion Choice

The choice is yours... We’re pleased to present an opportunity to customize and personalize your cruise by choosing your shore excursions on select days; choices have been carefully designed to appeal to different interests and preferences, with more active choices available on many days. 90 days prior to your departure date we'll contact you with the information you need to make your selections!

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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