Collette Tour of the
Christmas on the Danube
featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise
with Optional 2-Night Magical Christmas
Markets of Prague Post Tour Extension
Christmas on the Danube
November 27 - December 5, 2017
Book Now & Save $500 Per Person:
$3,649 3,149* Per Person, Lower Outside Double Rate
$4,049 $3,549* Per Person, Middle Outside Double Rate
$4,449 $3,949* Per Person, Upper Outside Double Rate
$5,449 $4,949* Per Person, Suite Double Rate
For bookings made after Dec 28, 2016 call for rates.
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Not Included in price: * All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EWI.

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Join us for the trip of a lifetime starting in Vienna, Austria's beautiful capital City. Unpack once for a relaxing 6 night Danube River cruise aboard your beautiful vessel with panoramic deck terrace café and excellent cuisine. Highlights of your trip will be the Vienna Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Wachau Valley, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Christmas Markets and Rothenburg. Ask for a detailed Brochure of this amazing tour!

"River Cruise" tours feature small, intimate vessels for a more personal experience as you travel through a variety of beautiful waterways.
Deposit of $250 per person is required to book your reservation
Balance is due by July 30, 2017

Sample Itinerary

Must-See Inclusions: Culinary Inclusions: Collette Experiences: Highlights:Vienna, Vienna Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Wachau Valley, Gluhwein Party, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Christmas Markets Rothenburg, Wurzburg.

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 Overnight Flight

Day 2, 7 Lueftner Cruises, Innsbruck

Day 8 Maritim Hotel Wurzburg, Wurzburg

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Day 1: Monday, November 27, 2017
Overnight Flight
Welcome the winter season with a timeless trip on your Danube River. Your holiday tour begins with an orvernight flight to Europe.

Day 2: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Vienna, Austria - Tour Begins - Board Cruise Ship
Your tour opens in Vienna, Austria's beautiful capital city. Unpack once for a relaxing 6-night Danube River cruise aboard your lovely ship. This beautiful vessel offers the newest technology; a panoramic deck terrace cafe' panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine including unlimited wine, beer, and soda with all dinners; and outstanding service. This evening, enjoy a special welcome dinner onbard. Afterwards, the orchestra aboard provides a musical Christmas concert for your enjoyment. (D)

Day 3: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Vienna
Join a local expert exploring Vienna's Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna's Baroque elegence, stroll along the Karntner Strassse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. If you wish, you may join an optional excursion to the opulent Schonbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty, and visit Vienna's most famous Christmas market, located in front of the "Rathaus" (City Hall) (B, L, D)

Day 4: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Vienna - Emmersdorf - Wachau Valley
This morning cruise through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns. View the picturesque landscapes as you cruise to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery before joining an excursion to the nearby town of Durnstein and the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque monasteries. Next, enjoy a Gluhwein Party before returning to the ship. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Friday, December 1, 2017
Passau
Amid the early morning light, cruise past scenic valleys and charming riverside towns to Passau, situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city, explorig the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, St. Stephen's Cathedral - home to Europe's largest church organ - and the charming Christmas market. Then, enjoy free time to explore the town on your own. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Regensburg A guided walking tour of magnivicent Regensburg reveals one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities with nearly 1,400 historic buildings. Some of the architectural highlights you may view include the first stone bridge built over the Danube, a 1,400-foot-long span built in the 12th century; the old Town Hall; and the Porta Praetoria, one of only two remaining Roman gates in Germany, built in A.D. 179. This afternoon, take a stroll through Old Town to Regensburg's charming Christms market and marvel at the festive lights and decorations. Browse and shop at the brightly lit wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys and local handicrafts. A wonderful evening of food, music and entertainment awaits you at the Captain's Gala Dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Nurembert Your cruise continues across the continental divide to Roth, where a short transfer will bring you into picturesque Nuremberg. A local expert provides an interesting city tour of historic Nuremberg featuring Old Town, the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, and the Imperial Castle. Your city tour concludes with a visit to Nuremberg's Christmas market, Germany's most famous and oldest, dating back to 1628. Nuremberg is a toy-making center and you will have the opportunity to shop for traditional handcrafted nutcrackers and sample its famous Lebkuchen (gingerbread). (B, L, D)

Day 8: Monday, December 4, 2017
Nuremberg - Disembark Ship - Rothenburg - Wurzburg
Disembark your ship in Nuremberg. Proceed to lovely Rothenburg, one of the most well-preserved medieval walled towns in all of Germany. Enjoy free time to explore the town's hidden treasures and its charming Christmas market, plus the chance to meet the locals during a Christmas ornament-making demonstration. Late afternoon you arrive in Wurzburg where you will join a local guide on a leisurely paced walking tour of the city and surrounding sights. Wurzburg is an ancient Franconian wine town rich in historic sites, including the magnificent 18th-century residence of the Prince-Bishops which boasts the largest ceiling fresco in the world, and the ornate Alte Mainbrucke, the oldest bridge on the River Main. Celebrate the end of your trip at dinner with your fellow travelers. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Monday, December 5, 2017
Wurzburg - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Wurzburg this morning. (B)