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9 Days | Christmas Along the Danube
Westbound Only


Day 1 | Vienna, Austria. Embark. Arrive in Vienna, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your dedicated Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2 | Vienna. Handcrafted Porcelain. This morning, visit the Belvedere, seeing the stately palace complex, tranquil gardens and a Christmas market. View works by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Then, enjoy lunch at a Viennese café before a privately guided tour of the Augarten Porcelain Factory. Transfer to your vessel, with priority embarkation. After settling in to your premium cabin or suite with an open-air French or walk-out balcony, enjoy a welcome cocktail, dinner and a festive holiday concert. (B,L,D)

Day 3 | Vienna. A City's Christmas Best. Your walking tour in Vienna visits St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Treasury at Hofburg Palace. Take a private Viennese waltz lesson. After lunch, visit Schönbrunn Palace and its Christmas markets. Tonight, visit the main Christmas market at the Rathausplatz. (B,L,D)

Day 4 | Melk. Palatial Abbey. Arrive in Melk, where you visit the Benedictine abbey, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. Originally constructed as a palace, the abbey boasts soaring gilded towers, an elaborately frescoed church and a vast library of medieval manuscripts. Pause for lunch ashore at a local restaurant in the scenic Wachau Valley. Later, enjoy a private predinner cocktail party in the Amadeus Club, hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an exclusive Chef 's Highlights dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5 | Passau, Germany. Historic Christkindlesmarkt. Arrive in Passau. Take a guided city walk, visiting the Christkindlesmarkt and St. Stephen's Cathedral to hear its organ. Linger over an authentic Bavarian lunch with a glass of wine at a charming restaurant. Then, explore the old historic center at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 6 | Regensburg. City Walking Tour. Christmas Market. Walk through Regensburg and visit one of its oldest breweries for a tasting. Tour St. Emmeram's Palace and stroll its Christmas market. Join the captain for a gala dinner back on board. (B,L,D)

Day 7 | Nuremberg. Heart of the Old City. Transfer to Nuremberg and see its 900-year-old ramparts, Imperial Castle and Palace of Justice. Privately visit a World War II art bunker, an A&K exclusive. Explore the Christkindlesmarkt in the old city, with time to shop or savor homemade gingerbread. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | Nuremberg. Disembark. Munich, Bavarian Capital. Disembark in Nuremberg and drive to Munich, famous for its beer halls and beer gardens. Take a guided walking tour of its old town. Visit the Frauenkirche cathedral and Marienplatz with its bustling Christmas market. (B,D)

Day 9 | Munich. After breakfast, transfer to Munich Airport for your homeward flight. (B)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. Accommodations vary by departure date. High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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