VIENNA & DANUBE CHRISTMAS MARKETS - NEW!
Special Event! • 1 Night Frankfurt • 6 Nights onboard the Amadeus Queen • Shop the famed European Christmas Markets

9 Days - Tour Dates: November 28 - December 6, 2022
18 Meals Included

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Activity Level:

Activity Level 3: Moderately Active Pace - Active walking daily, some hiking, uneven terrain, hills, and steps. Less rest options available. Active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, and significant travel times possible.

Price Per Person:

From $3799.00 per person, double occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $200 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $150 - 11-20 Clients
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Single Supplement Discount
The first TWO Singles to book a C or D cabin, get 50% off the Single Supplement
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Cabin Upgrade Offer
One Cabin Gategory
Book by February 28, 2022

Prices include airfare from SAN/LAX. Please call or refer to our catalog for prices from your home city.

Tour Highlights:

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up* 
  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • 18 Meals: 7-Breakfasts, 5-Lunches, 6-Dinners
  • 1 Night in Frankfurt Hotel
  • 6 Nights in Outside Cabin onboard the Amadeus Queen
  • Frankfurt Christmas Market
  • Rothenberg Walking Tour & Christmas Market
  • Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market
  • Regensburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market
  • Melk Abbey & Gluehwein Tasting
  • Vienna City Tour & Christmas Market
  • Optional Salzburg Full Day Excursion
  • Wine/Beer included with Dinners Onboard
  • Included WiFi / English Speaking Ship Staff
  • AFC Tour Manager Chris McCool
  • Ship Transfers & Baggage at Ship
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Monday, 11/28/2022 - European Christmas Markets
Enjoy this magical time of year as Europe’s countries hold steadfastly to Old World holiday tradition and transform into fairy-tale Christmas settings. The sights and sensations of the holiday season are everywhere: locals and guests savor the tastes of chocolate covered Lebkuchen (gingerbread), sizzling grilled sausages, and spiced hot “Gluehwein” (mulled wine).  Delight in the festively decorated markets and shopping for ornaments, crafts, candles, nutcrackers, winter hats, roasted nuts, and other traditional items.

To Germany
Transfer by Home Pick-up to your airport.  Depart today on your overnight flight for Frankfurt, Germany.
Day 2 - Tuesday, 11/29/2022 - Welcome to Frankfurt
Meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Drink. Every year, the scent of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, and grilled sausages fill the air during the holiday season. Visit Frankfurt’s Christmas Market, famous for a number of traditional Christmas delicacies.
Day 3 - Wednesday, 11/30/2022 - Rothenburg / Board Ship
Travel to Rothenburg via motorcoach for a Walking Tour of Germany’s best-preserved medieval town. Quaint buildings with their original half-timbered walls and town hall square are lined with festively decorated booths. Maybe visit Kathe Wohlfahrt, a famous Christmas shop brimming with gifts. Then, travel to Nuremberg and board the Amadeus Queen for a 6 night cruise. Enjoy your Welcome Dinner tonight.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 4 - Thursday, 12/1/2022 - Nuremberg / Christmas Markets
Experience the world’s best known Christmas Market visited by more than 2 million people every year. Located inside this medieval city’s walls on the Market Square around the St. Lorenz Church, the Christmas Market has survived in its original state with specialty stalls and booths. Of course the Nuremberger Lebkuchen (gingerbread), as well as the original Nuremberger Wuerstle (small grilled pork sausages), are known worldwide.
- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5 - Friday, 12/2/2022 - Regensburg / Christmas Markets
Situated in Eastern Bavaria, Regensburg is one of Germany’s oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 A.D. Enjoy a Regensburg Walking Tour through one of the most visited cities in Germany and its Medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and spend time at the colorful Christmas Market.
- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6 - Saturday, 12/3/2022 - Passau / Optional Salzburg
Visit Passau this morning, then leisurely cruise the Danube, or choose the full day optional to Salzburg. Travel to Salzburg for a Walking Tour and see Mozart’s Birthplace. Enjoy time to shop, visit a cafe, stroll the wonderful Getreidegasse and experience the famous Christmas Markets.  Later head to the picturesque village of Mondsee, another film location of The Sound of Music. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you return to the ship. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7 - Sunday, 12/4/2022 - Melk / To Vienna
Visit Melk Abbey, an Austrian Benedictine abbey and one of the world’s most famous monastic sites, built between 1702 and 1736.  Continue by coach to the charming town of Dürnstein, one of the best-known wine villages in the Wachau. Later enjoy a mug of hot mulled wine. Cruise to Vienna and consider attending the optional Sound of Vienna concert. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8 - Monday, 12/5/2022 - Vienna
Enjoy an included Vienna City Tour.  See the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House and the majestic Ringstrasse. At the traditional Vienna Christmas Market, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairy-tale land with 150 stands offering Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets, and warming drinks. You’ll have the option to visit to the Schoenbrunn Palace, dressed for the season. Enjoy your Gala Farewell Dinner onboard tonight. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - In-Flight Meal
Day 9 - Tuesday, 12/6/2022 - Vienna / Fly Home
Transfer to the airport and fly home to the USA. - Breakfast - In-Flight Meal

Additional Tour Information:

FEATURED  ACCOMMODATIONS
  • Frankfurt (1 night) - Leonardo Royal
  • River Cruise (6) - MS Amadeus Queen
Alternate hotel may be used

*Please see Terms & Conditions


Round Trip Air & Home Pick up* included from LAX / SAN / SFO / DFW / IAH / DEN / SLC / SEA / PDX
Cat E   Haydn     $3,799 pp Double
Cat D   Haydn     $3,999 pp Double
Cat C   Strauss   $4,399 pp Double
Cat B   Strauss   $4,599 pp Double
Cat A   Mozart     $4,799 pp Double
Suite    Mozart     $5,199 pp Double

Single Cabins:  E & D - ADD $950
C & B - ADD $1,400 
 (First TWO to Book, Save 50% off the Single Supplement)
A - ADD $1,800
Suite - ADD $2,200

+ $100 pp Air Add-On: SAT / AUS / ABQ / PHX / LAS
+ $200 pp Air Add-On: SNA / SJC / OAK / SMF
+ $300 pp Air Add-On: ONT / PSP

Int’l Air Taxes/Fuel & Port Charges Included
Deposit of $500 p.p. due with booking

The Ship - MS Amadeus Queen

The innovative 162 passenger MS Amadeus Queen, launched in 2018, offers all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel including an indoor pool, fitness center, a hair salon, and massage facilities. Its 69 large Staterooms & 12 Suites all have deluxe ammenities and private bath & shower. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes.  
 
Staterooms - 172 or 188 sq ft

Staterooms feature 2 twin beds that can be separated or put together, flat screen TV, private bath with shower, hair dryer, closet, phone, desk, chair, & safe. Mozart & Strauss Decks feature Drop Down Panoramic Window with 188 sq. ft. of floor space. Haydn Deck Staterooms have a fixed window with 172 sq ft floor space.

Suite - 284 sq ft with Balcony
Suites are on the Mozart Deck and have panoramic windows with exterior Walk Out Balcony, two twin beds that can be separated or put together, private sitting area, flat screen TV, mini-bar, private bath with shower, hair dryer, phone, closet, desk, chair, safe & offer 284 square feet of floor space.