Christmas Markets River Cruise with Prague

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$3399 per person
Duration
10 days
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TOP VALUE Christmas Markets River Cruise with Prague

Discover the magic of Europe on this extraordinary river cruise and experience the festive lead up to Christmas. Begin with a luxe stay in Prague, then cruise from Regensburg to Frankfurt. Enjoy all your included meals, drinks with dinner and shore excursions to explore the world-famous Christmas markets!
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Have the merriest lead up to the festive season with all the traditional trimmings on this special European Christmas Markets River Cruise. Enjoy a luxe stay in Prague, then embark in Regensburg for a stunning cruise to the world-famous Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Wertheim and Frankfurt.

What's included

Destination
Czech Republic , Germany Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Return Location
Frankfurt, Germany
Tour Start Date & Time
November 30, 2024 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Booking Code: CMRCPG10M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise transfers
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: Please contact us for the single supplement to have a private cabin Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote.

Christmas Markets River Cruise Overview

Discover the magic of Europe in this extraordinary river cruise at a festive time of the year!

River cruising offers the unique opportunity to visit Europe’s historic cities and charming villages as you sail the world’s most beautiful waterways. Cruise aboard a sleek, modern floating hotel, equipped with features and amenities to make your voyage comfortable and enjoy celebratory entertainment on board.

Experience the exciting lead up to a European Christmas, beginning Prague with a 2-night stay in a 5-star hotel. Then board the purpose-built ship in Regensburg for a 7-night cruise to Nuremberg’s renowned Christmas markets, the medieval city of Bamberg and Wurzburg, dubbed the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”. Continue through the German town of Wertheim, before ending the journey on a high in Frankfurt and visiting the famous market that has been a highlight of the Christmas season for over 600 years.

 

River Cruise Deal

Hurry, book by 12 January 2024 to save up to $750 per person on a special Christmas Markets river cruise!

  • Departs in 2024: 30 November & 09 December
  • From $3399 per person – based on an outside Cabin E with upgrades available

Note: All prices are subject to confirmation and currency fluctuations or change at time of booking. Prices are per person, based on twin share and single supplement applies for solo occupancy. Contact us for current rates and cabin availability. Booking conditions apply. Booking Code CMRCPG10M.

Inclusions at a glance

  • 9 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Prague in a 5-star hotel
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard Monarch Queen or Monarch Baroness
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Want to see more of Europe and add flights? Email [email protected] or phone 1300 168 910 for information on other travel options!

Special features

  • City tour of Prague “The City of a Thousand Spires”
  • Visit Pilsen’s medieval Republic Square and the onion domes of the Great Synagogue
  • Experience the charm of the world-famous Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg and Wertheim
  • Enjoy Christmas-themed entertainment aboard the ship
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • In Nuremberg, view the historic Palace of Justice where the Nuremberg Trials were held
  • Walk in Bamberg’s medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • Discover Wurzburg, know as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”
  • Visit Wertheim, famous for its glasswork and Franconian wine
  • Explore Frankfurt, a city of contrasts with both modern and historical influences

River cruise features & amenities

  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits (charges apply)
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Do you have another trip to Europe in mind? We can help find you the perfect travel package. Call 1300 168 910 or email [email protected] for a personal travel quote!

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DAY 1

Arrive in Prague

Arrive in the "Golden" city of Prague and make your own way to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in Prague, considered one of Europe's most attractive cities; its city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, gather for a drink and orientation meeting with your local host at the hotel at approximately 6 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Prague

DAY 2

Prague City Tour

Arrive in the "Golden" city of Prague and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in Prague, considered one of Europe's most attractive cities; its city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, gather for a drink and orientation meeting with your local host at the hotel at approximately 6 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Prague

DAY 3

Pilsen & Cruise Embarkation in Regensburg

This morning, bid farewell to Prague and begin the drive to port in Regensburg. On your way, stop in the city of Pilsen for a city tour of where you will visit Republic Square, one of the largest medieval squares in the Czech Republic, and gaze upon the gothic style of St. Bartholomew's Cathedral and Old Town Hall. View the onion domes of the Great Synagogue before having time to explore Pilsen on your own. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy a dinner
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4

Regensburg City Tour

This morning, explore Regensburg, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city's stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, Dom St. Peter, and the Porta Praetoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at the beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market

Continue cruising this morning and marvel at the stunning scenery along the way. After lunch, arrive in Nuremberg, Bavaria's energetic city, which is almost one thousand years old. View the Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946, known as the Nuremberg Trials. Explore the renowned Christmas market in the Old Town, which attracts visitors from all over the world. The air is scented with a Yuletide aroma of roasted almonds, fresh gingerbread and hot chestnuts. Look up and see the golden angel in her white dress and jeweled crown, symbol of this magical market
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

Bamberg City Tour & Christmas Market

Today, dock in Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany's most powerful imperial dynasties and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your tour in the medieval city center with its impressive 11th century Romanesque cathedral and rose garden. After, view the unusual City Hall built on a tiny island in the middle of the Regnitz River and Little Venice. Bamberg's famous Trail of Nativity Scenes comprises more than 38 churches, chapels and public places with creches and nativity scenes. The afternoon is yours to discover the various festive markets
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

Wurzburg City Tour & Christmas Market

Discover Wurzburg, named the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," with its Marienberg fortress, 15th century bridge, and lush vineyards. Your walk takes you to the ornate Bishops' Residenz Palace, an example of Baroque architecture, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, visit the Christmas markets and browse the wooden stalls. Look out for handmade knitwear, jewelry, pewter and wooden toys. Sample Franconian Christmas specialties along with traditional gluhwein, a popular hot red wine infused with spices and orange peel
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

Wertheim City Tour

This morning, stroll through Wertheim on your guided tour, a German town well-known for its glassworks and Franconian wine. View half-timbered houses and the medieval town center and Market Square. In the afternoon, your time at the markets can be spent enjoying a classic German pretzel
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9

Frankfurt City Tour & Christmas Market

After breakfast, take a walking tour of the city with your local guide. Frankfurt is home of the European Central Bank and financial heart of Germany. Situated on the banks of the River Main, Frankfurt is a city of contrasts. Its modern skyline is a striking backdrop of the Frankfurt Old Town and Römerberg. Spend the afternoon at the Frankfurt Christmas market. Held for over 600 years, this traditional market is the highlight of the holiday season. A variety of stalls feature unique decorations and holiday gifts. A visit to the market is not complete without a glass of mulled wine and local delicacies
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10

Depart Frankfurt, Germany

This morning, make your own way to the airport in Frankfurt if you have a departure flight. The airport is approximately a 30 minute drive from the port. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 AM
Meals: Breakfast

More about Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is located right in the middle of Europe. Traditionally it was segmented into three lands,Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia in the south, and since 2016 it adopted the shortened name of Czechia. It ranks amongst the top ten safest countries in the world to live and happens to have the most castles in Europe. In fact, in the capital city of Prague you'll find the largest ancient castle in the world. Once the seat of power for kings and emperors, today Prague Castle is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic.

More about Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated counties in the world, but it doesn't feel that way thanks to its forested mountains, magnificent rivers and well-planned cities. Berlin is a vibrant capital with a lively art scene and cafe culture. Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival and Frankfurt is a fascinating blend of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Cruising the mighty Danube River you'll experience the charm of regional villages and rich culture of cities like Cologne and Nuremberg. There's so much to discover about this country that has its own strong personality as well as influences from its nine neighbouring countries.
Have the merriest lead up to the festive season with all the traditional trimmings on this special European Christmas Markets River Cruise. Enjoy a luxe stay in Prague, then embark in Regensburg for a stunning cruise to the world-famous Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Wertheim and Frankfurt.

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Know before you go...

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise.

While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels.

When the option exists, the operator will "swap ships" with another vessel sailing in the opposite direction, retaining the sailing experience. Crew, ship and cabin configuration may differ. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, the tour operator will endeavour to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge and refunds are not applicable in the event of itinerary amendments.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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This special deal is valid until 12 January 2024 and may change without notice.

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      $3399 per person
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