Christmastime on the Danube

9 Day River Cruise from Prague to Vienna with Avalon

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 9 Day Christmastime on the Danube. This festive European river cruise holiday begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town's Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge,...read more

     
Our Price From:
$ 3,248
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 620
Per Person ($AU)
River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Prague
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Vienna
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Winter
Trip Style
Winter
Festive
Trip Style
Festive
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Czech Republic, Germany, Austria
Trip Operated By:
Avalon
Avalon
423 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
2 Reviews
Trip Code:
WNV

Itinerary

2019 Season (To Dec 2019)2020 Season (From Dec 2020)

Expand All
1 Prague, Czech Republic
Welcome to the Golden City of Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires. Enjoy free time to explore Prague and its surrounding countryside. Sample delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
2 Prague
Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Czech Christmas Spirits. Classic - Take a Guided City Walk to see the grounds of Hradeany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town's Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon on your own to browse the exquisite Christmas Markets of Prague (departure 7 Dec only). Stroll through the brightly coloured wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys and handicrafts. In the evening, you might like to attend an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting. (B)
3 Prague - Nuremberg, Germany (Embark)
The Perfect Christmas Wish Come True. Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul before your transfer to Nuremberg and board your Avalon Suite Ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG (B/D)
4 Nuremberg
Living Heritage and History Lessons. Classic - Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: Classic - Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich. Spend free time on your own to browse the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg (7 Dec departure only). Sample favourite Bavarian fare-from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B/L/D)
5 Regensburg
Christmas Magic in Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. Discovery - Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board while sailing this morning. Classic - Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-entrance to the Castra Regina fortress built in 179AD. Take time to browse Regensburg's sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst. Discovery - Later, indulge in an onboard Beer Tasting to sample regional German brews. Enjoy live entertainment as you sail. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B/L/D)
6 Passau
Saint Stephens, Salzburg, and the Story of Silent Night. Classic - Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers." You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night (included for departure 25 Nov only). Spend free time in Passau's charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen's Cathedral. Take a brief evening cruise to Linz, and go out for music and dancing or late-night dessert before sailing to Melk. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK (B/L/D)
7 Melk, Austria
Striking Frescoes and the Breathtaking Wachau Valley. Classic - Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings. Discovery - Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting while sailing through the splendid Wachau Valley to Vienna. VIENNA: Vienna's Winter Wonderland. This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B/L/D)
8 Vienna
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections. Classic - Take a Guided Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial family, OR: Discovery - Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna's magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel. You may join a Guided Optional Tour of Schonbrunn Palace- summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years. Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlmarkt, or relax by the fire's glow in a Viennese cafe this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA. (B/L/D)
9 Vienna (Disembark)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
1 Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)
Welcome to Germany! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be onboard the ship by 5 pm. Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG (D)
2 Nuremberg
Living Heritage and History Lessons Classic - Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: Classic - Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich. Spend free time on your own to browse the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample Favourite Bavarian fare-from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B/L/D)
3 Regensburg
Christmas Magic in Bavaria's Medieval Miracle Discovery - Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board while sailing this morning. Classic - Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-entrance to the Castra Regina fortress built in 179 AD. Take time to browse Regensburg's sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst. Discovery - Later, indulge in an onboard Beer Tasting to sample regional German brews. Enjoy live entertainment as you sail. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B/L/D)
4 Passau
Saint Stephens, Salzburg, and the Story of Silent Night Classic - Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers." You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night. Spend free time in Passau's charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen's Cathedral. Take a brief evening cruise to Linz, and go out for music and dancing or late-night dessert before sailing to Melk. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK (B/L/D)
5 Melk, Austria
Striking Frescoes and the Breathtaking Wachau Valley Classic - Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings. Discovery - Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting while sailing through the splendid Wachau Valley to Vienna. VIENNA Vienna's Winter Wonderland This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B/L/D)
6 Vienna
Royal Collections, and Culinary Confections Classic - Take a Guided Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial family, OR: Discovery - Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna's magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel. You may join a Guided Optional Tour of Schonbrunn Palace-summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years. Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt, or relax by the fire's glow in a Viennese cafe this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B/L/D)
7 Vienna (Disembarkation)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Avalon Inclusions

Avalon Suite Ships
Avalon Suite Ships
Float along Europe's most famous waterways in relaxed luxury aboard one of Avalon's award-winning Suite Ships. Read more
Our Vision. Your View
Our Vision. Your View
With the only Open-Air Balconies in river cruising, experience Europe with a view like no other in a Panorama Suite. Read more
Exclusive Meets Inclusive with Avalon
Exclusive Meets Inclusive
Avalon features all the right inclusions which compliment your luxurious rivercruise experience. Read more
You First with Avalon Waterways
You First
Avalon's attentive staff aboard each vessel will make you feel right at home. You'll be taken care of every step of the way. Read more
Avalon Choice
Avalon Choice
Personalise your cruise to make it your own with Avalon Choice. Select whichever included excursions interest you the most. Read more
From View to Table
From View to Table
Savour regional cuisine and familiar favourites using the freshest local ingredients throughout your river cruise. Read more

Reviews (2)

9 Day Christmastime on the Danube reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 5.0 out of 5
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
“9 Day Christmas on the Danube”
- WA, Australia Nov 2016

We had an absolute ball on this river cruise. The boat was amazing, cabin excellent, meals wonderful, staff amazing, cruise director was excellent and very approachable and the we met some wonderful people. Will definitely be doing another cruise with Avalon!

Was this review helpful?

“Christmas on the Danube”
- WA, Australia Dec 2015

This was the best holiday we have ever had. The Cruise Guide was amazing and made everything hassle free from Day 1. Accommodation & service was excellent and the meals on board were outstanding. Great tour guides were organized at the key tourist stops & we loved walking through the villages exploring in our free time. Our fellow travelers were a good mix & we developed some good friendships. We would recommend Avalon to anyone who wishes to holiday on the rivers. Global Journeys were so easy...read more

Was this review helpful?

Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Category E & D Stateroom
Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom Layout  
  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water

Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Category E & D Stateroom
Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom Layout  
  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water

Prices & Dates

Travelling Solo? No single supplement on all staterooms!
Welcome Back Credit Past Avalon clients!
Past Client? Save an additional $100 per booking!
Trip Starts Trip Ends Retail Offer Save Now Our Price  
Monday 25 Nov 2019 Tuesday 03 Dec 2019 3,868 per person 620 per person 3,248 per person Enquire
Saturday 07 Dec 2019 Sunday 15 Dec 2019 3,868 per person 380 per person 3,488 per person Enquire
Monday 25 Nov 2019 Tuesday 03 Dec 2019 5,795 per person 697 solo traveller 5,098 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 07 Dec 2019 Sunday 15 Dec 2019 5,795 per person 457 solo traveller 5,338 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 02 Dec 2020 Tuesday 08 Dec 2020 3,832 per person 955 per person 2,877 per person Enquire
Wednesday 09 Dec 2020 Tuesday 15 Dec 2020 3,832 per person 1,243 per person 2,589 per person Enquire
Monday 14 Dec 2020 Sunday 20 Dec 2020 3,832 per person 1,243 per person 2,589 per person Enquire
Wednesday 02 Dec 2020 Tuesday 08 Dec 2020 5,738 per person 1,031 solo traveller 4,707 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 09 Dec 2020 Tuesday 15 Dec 2020 5,738 per person 1,319 solo traveller 4,419 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 14 Dec 2020 Sunday 20 Dec 2020 5,738 per person 1,319 solo traveller 4,419 solo traveller Enquire
Show next seasons prices...
Key
Limited Time Sale - Save from $300 - $4600 per couple on select Europe cruise departures, and combinable with all discounts. Solo traveller savings available. Book by 16 August 2019.
Limited Time Sale - Save from $350 - $4600 per couple on select Europe cruise departures, and combinable with all discounts. Solo traveller savings available. Book by 16 Aug 2019.
Note: Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.

Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

Collapse All
Collapse All
Deluxe Stateroom E $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 213
Panorama Suite B $ 1,199
Panorama Suite A $ 1,251
Panorama Suite P $ 1,353
Royal Suite S $ 2,279

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
Deluxe Stateroom E $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 214
Panorama Suite B $ 1,242
Panorama Suite A $ 1,285
Panorama Suite P $ 1,371
Royal Suite S $ 2,485

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

Similar River Cruises

Europe River Cruises   Avalon Europe River Cruises   Winter Tours & River Cruises   Festive Tours   

10 Days Budapest to Prague
Operated By: Avalon
10 Days Paris to Port St Louis
Operated By: Avalon
10 Days Prague to Budapest
Operated By: Avalon
Trip Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by Avalon. Full terms & conditions are available here.