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2024 Season

Christmastime from Frankfurt to Vienna


cruise: WFV
12 Days Frankfurt to Vienna
Step aboard your Avalon Suite Ship® festively decorated and beautifully dressed in Christmas colors of the season. Embark on this festive Christmastime river cruise in Frankfurt, Germany, and join us behind medieval walls and towered gates to enjoy a guided walking tour in a picturesque village along the Main River. Celebrate the season in charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping vineyard-covered hills. Visit the ornate Bishop’s Residence—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the many nativity scenes exhibited throughout the town are sure to delight. Take a guided tour in Nuremberg, with free time to visit the Christmas market—one of the most famous in the world. Wander through Old Town illuminated with holiday lights and decorations, and be sure to sample some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a Nuremberg specialty. Visit Munich, the Bavarian capital, where a local expert shows you the sights. The traditional Christmas market is located on the Marienplatz, with aromas of toasted almonds, roasted chestnuts, and gingerbread filling the air. Enjoy a guided tour in Regensburg, then continue to Melk and experience the splendor of its Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s most architecturally-breathtaking monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of traditional Austrian cookies. See the fa-mous sights with a Local Guide and enjoy a tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this sparkling time of year on the Danube River. A perfect ending to a festive river cruise showing you some of the best that Germany and Austria have to offer this time of year!

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Day 1 Frankfurt (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Main river village: Guided tour

Day 3 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residence; Christmas market

Day 4 Bamberg: Onboard Christmas Traditions lecture; guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; Christmas market

Day 5 Nuremberg: Choice of guided tour or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 6 Nuremberg (Disembarkation). Excursion to Munich (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing, see the Ma-rienplatz

Day 7 Nuremberg: Day at leisure to visit Christmas market

Day 8 Regensburg: Guided tour; Christmas markets; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture

Day 9 Passau: Guided tour; Christmas market

Day 10 Melk: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; onboard Austrian cookies tasting

Day 11 Vienna: City sightseeing; Christmas market

Day 12 Vienna (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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