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5th December 2024

It really is the most magical time of the year, and no one quite does Christmas like Europe.


Join us in December 2024 as we spend 17 fabulous days exploring some of Europe’s “must-see” Christmas Markets enjoyed at a leisurely pace, onboard our 14-day Avalon Water Way River Cruise from Vienna to Frankfurt.


Our fully hosted Christmas Market Cruise will see us gliding along the Danube and Main Rivers and Main Danube Canal, between Austria and Germany, with views that can’t be surpassed as we float past towns and villages delightfully decorated for the holidays.


As we journey to each of the Christmas markets where cities and towns are transformed into vibrant displays of dazzling lights and cheerful decorations you will get to experience the regional variations, traditions and cuisines whilst sampling warm mulled wine and local delicacies.


We start our adventure in the heart of Vienna, with two days exploring this beautiful city, before joining our river cruise.  Vienna is sure to charm, and its Christmas Markets are as ornamental as the city’s architecture.  All of this before sailing on towards Germany including stops Nuremberg the “Gingerbread Capital of the World” and Würzburg to visit the town’s renown market.


Expect to see iconic historical sights and unbelievable views as you experience the food and festivities of the season.


Take time to relax onboard your ship and allow the friendly and professional crew to pamper you.


Get ready for a winter wonderland full of holiday cheer.

from $19,995 per person twin share (single supplement available)

Departs 5th December 2024


  • Explore the city of Vienna.

  • Discover the wonderfully festive Christmas Markets in Vienna, Rothenberg, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Salzburg, and Frankfurt.

  • Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey

  • Guided walk of the historical theatre town of Grein

  • Guided excursion to Salzberg - the city of Mozart

  • Regensberg - Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

  • Sightseeing tour of Nuremberg

  • Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremberg

  • Guided City Tour of Munich

  • Nymphenburg Palace, Munich

  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bamberg-medieval home of Germany’s Roman Empire dynasties

  • Guided Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg.

  • Visit the Kathe Wohlfahrt German Christmas Museum - Rothenberg

  • Take a Guided Tour of a Bavarian village along the Main River


  • YOURTours home pick up        *Terms & Conditions Apply

  • Fully hosted by a YOURTours host

  • All flights from NZ

  • Panoramic Suite/Royal Deck  onboard Avalon Waterways River Ship on the Royal Deck & Boutique accommodation 

  • Services of local guides throughout

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • Gratuities

  • Entrance fees & excursions highlighted in our itinerary

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