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Cruise Description

6 Night Cruise sailing from Nuremberg to Vienna aboard Avalon Illumination.

DAY 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 on board ship by 5 pm. Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG (D)

DAY 2: NUREMBERG
Legends 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 favorite Bavarian fare-from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt. Enjoy live entertainment as you sail EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B,L,D)

DAY 3: REGENSBURG
Christmas Magic in Bavaria 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 - Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B,L,D)

DAY 4: PASSAU
Saint Stephen's, 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)

DAY 5: MELK, AUSTRIA
Frescoes Above the 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)

DAY 6: VIENNA
Royal Collections and Culinary Confections DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of Vienna ending at magical Christmas Advent Markets! Along the way, discover the history of Austrian foods and traditions as you sample local specialties. 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)

DAY 7: VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B) Note: Christmas markets generally operate from late Nov until the third week of Dec.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
13/12/22 Nuremberg, Germany
14/12/22 Nuremberg, Germany
15/12/22 Regensburg, Germany
16/12/22 Passau, Germany
17/12/22 Melk , Austria
18/12/22 Vienna, Austria
18/12/22 Vienna, Austria
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