Christmas Market outside the Rathaus, the Town Hall of Vienna
Shop for handmade holiday ornaments and crafts
Nuremberg’s Christkindle Market – one of Germany’s oldest
Shop for treasures at the Christmas Market in Linz
Visit the regal Schönbrunn Palace decorated for the Holidays
2 for 1 Airfare on select departures

Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube River 2017

Six nights accommodations aboard the MS Emerald Destiny

8 DAYS • 17 MEALS Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Danube, Europe’s most popular river. We travel onboard our exclusively chartered ship exploring the wonderful Christmas Markets of Germany and Austria.
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  • 17 Meals (6 dinners, 5 lunches, and 6 breakfasts)
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours
  • International Cruise Director and Mayflower Tours expert staff onboard, plus local English-speaking guides for shore excursions
  • Experience the Danube River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Emerald Destiny river ship on a six-night cruise
  • Once onboard, unpack just once in your tastefully furnished river view stateroom with a window for panoramic viewing
  • Included shore excursions escorted by local, English-speaking guides in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Vienna
  • Visit the festive atmosphere and Christmas Markets in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz and Vienna
  • All meals included onboard featuring local and international specialties served at one leisurely seating
  • All onboard lunches and dinners are four courses and served with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks
  • Afternoon tea and late evening snack served daily in the lounge
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Spacious public areas with large picture windows in the lounge, bar and dining room. Heated swimming pool and mini theatre for movies
  • Evening events and Insights onboard
  • Enhanced touring experience with the use of individual audio headsets
  • Walk-out balcony featured in the suites on Horizon Deck
  • "Inside balcony" featured in the staterooms on the Vista and Horizon Decks
  • $40 in Mayflower Money
Local Insights
  • Insightful presentation on the history of the Danube River
  • Culinary demonstration by the ship’s chef
  • Included guided visit to Schönbrunn Palace
Tour Activity Level
LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.