Magical Christmas Market Cruise

A Christmas Cruise You'll Never Forget

Fox Travel is so excited to provide a Christmas cruise visiting the famous German Christmas Markets for our seventh time! Donna Daniels and James Bailey, the owners of Fox Travel, will be on the cruise with you December 8-15, 2019

We are always taken back to my childhood Christmases when we do this itinerary. Why? Well, Nuremberg has the largest Christmas Market in Europe where you'll feel like a kid again.

The Magical Christmas Markets River Cruise on the AMACerto is December 8-15, 2019 to Germany & Austria on the Danube. AMAWaterways has been voted top river cruise line in Europe and AMACerto the # 1 riverboat.

Your voyage includes:

  • your luxury river view cabin
  • all meals on board
  • welcome reception and farewell event
  • wine/beer with meals
  • complimentary daily shore excursions
  • frequent on board events with local entertainment
  • and more... Click on the tabs below to find out more information

Airfare to Europe will be extra and we suggest that you add on extra European sight seeing before or after the cruise to extend your European Magical Experience.

Keep reading to learn more information about this amazing cruise!

A Christmas Cruise

Visit the extraordinary Christmas Markets along the Danube River. Get into the Christmas spirit with festive markets, mulled spiced wine, local cuisine, and sweet treats

Travel with the Pros

Join Fox Travel owners Donna and Jim on a Christmas cruise to remember. Donna and Jim have been to over 100 different countries and counting. When we say "We've Been There" we mean it.

Sail on the AMACerto

A foliage theme is carried throughout the ship in autumn reds and golds, from the spacious and well-appointed staterooms, to the classically elegant Main Lounge with its baby grand piano and bar.

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Magical Christmas Market Itinerary

A Christmas Cruise with Fox Travel

Throughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas Markets come alive. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main Christmas Market, and sample its renowned gingerbread. Stroll through Regensburg’s romantic Christmas Market at the Thurn and Taxis Castle, savoring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. Get caught up in the magic of Salzburg’s Christmas Markets at both Hellbrunn Palace and at Christkindlmarkt, located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and around the venerable cathedral, which is a feast for the senses, from the warm aroma of mulled wine and Austrian pastry delights, to the sights and sounds of holiday performances, to the colors and textures of traditional handcrafts. And while in Vienna, visit
enchanting Christmas Markets at the town hall and Schönbrunn Palace.

DAY                               DESTINATION                               ACTIVITIES

1                                    Nuremberg                                     EMBARKATION

2                                    Nuremberg                                     City tour OR Tastes of Franconia
                                                                                             Nuremberg Christmas Market
                                                                                             Cruise Main-Danube Canal

3                                    Regensburg                                    Scenic cruising
                                                                                             UNESCO city walking tour and Christmas Market
                                                                                             OR Tastes of Bavaria
                                                                                             OR Walhalla bike tour
                                                                                             Royal Palace Christmas Market

4                                    Passau                                            “City of Three Rivers” walking tour and Christmas Market
                                                                                              OR Passau bike tour

5                                    Linz                                                 “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour and Christmas Market
                                                                                              OR Full-day Salzburg excursion with Hellbrunn Palace Christmas Market
                                                                                              OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour
                                                                                              Half-day Salzburg excursion with Christmas Markets
                                                                                              OR Český Krumlov excursion with Christmas Market

6                                    Melk                                                Benedictine Abbey tour, Wachau Valley UNESCO scenic cruising
                                                                                              OR Melk to Dürnstein bike tour, Dürnstein walking tour and wine tasting
                                                                                              OR Apricots and sweets tasting
                                                                                              Krems Wine tasting OR Evening walk

7                                   Vienna                                             “Imperial Vienna” tour with Town Hall Christmas Market
                                                                                              OR Klosterneuberg bike tour
                                                                                              Artisans and Schönbrunn illuminated Christmas Markets

8                                   Vienna                                              DISEMBARKATION

 

A Christmas Cruise

Day 1, NUREMBERG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION. Board the ship in 
Nuremberg for your Magical Christmas Markets cruise. (D)

Day 2, NUREMBERG 
Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk
through Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial Castle and 900-yearold city ramparts. Visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world’s
largest and most famous Christmas Markets. Later in the day, cruise through the
Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 3, REGENSBURG 
Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval
cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour
showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and
the Porta Praetoria, before visiting the Old Town Christmas Market. As an
alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and
A Christmas Cruisepretzels. Or bike to the base of Walhalla where you will see the neoclassical
white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you’ll
be treated to one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets
at Thurn and Taxis, where you can watch craftsmen make their unique arts and
crafts. (B,L,D)

Day 4, PASSAU 
Picturesque Passau, a fairytale city founded more than 2,000
years ago, is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. During the
season of Advent, the city dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you
will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market
at St. Stephen’s Square—also home to its stunning cathedral. Go in search of
unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. If you
prefer a more active adventure, join a bike ride along the Danube. (B,L,D)

 

Day 5, LINZ, AUSTRIA
A Christmas CruiseLinz is known for being the city of Christmas creches
and its ever-popular Linzer torte. While here, you have a choice of three
excursions. The first is a full-day visit to magnificent Salzburg dressed in her
holiday best. Enjoy a walking tour of its UNESCO-designated Old Town, its
grand cathedral, inspired by St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican, and its
Christmas Market at Hellbrunn Palace. Alternatively, you can choose a morning walking
tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the
Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz’s Christmas Markets. Or you can
go on a guided bike tour through Linz and along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the
Danube. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the
charming mountain town, Česky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.
(B,L,D)

Day 6, MELK – DÜRNSTEIN – KREMS
The awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on full display for your enjoyment on your
tour. Later in the day, set sail through the breathtaking Wachau Valley. Or for
those seeking a more active adventure, bike through the Wachau Valley to
Durnstein. Once in Durnstein, join a walking tour and wine tasting, or an apricots
and sweets tasting. Later in the day, set sail to Krems, where you can enjoy a
A Christmas Cruisewine tasting or walking tour. (B,L,D)

Day 7, VIENNA
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems just
waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the
majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before
concluding in Vienna’s historic city center. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Rathaus
(Town Hall) Christmas Market. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join
a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Abbey. During the afternoon, visit the
Schonbrunn Palace Christmas Market with a giant sparkling Christmas tree.
(B,L,D)

Day 8, VIENNA DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship and bid farewell
to Vienna as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

The AMAWaterways Luxury Cruise Experience

A Christmas Cruise

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Director
  • Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and WiFi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD WINNING DINING

  • Main Dining Restaurant & Continental Breakfast in the Main Lounge
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides & personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
Luxury Cabins and Pricing

Below is a list of some of the 20 cabins available for this group.

Suite – 304
AA+ – 302
AB – 211, 212, 213, 215, 216
BB – 219, 220, 223
C – 231, 330, 331, 332
D – 107, 108, 109
E – 116

Lock in your reservation with a deposit by January 25th, 2019.

Just $500 will hold your luxurious cabin.

Category                      Brief Description                    Square Footage                          Cost per person*
SS                                  Suite                                        300                                                $5748*
AA+                               Fr & Open Balcony                  290                                               $5098*
AB                                  Fr & Open Balcony                  235                                               $4398*
BB                                  Fr & Open Balcony                  210                                               $3948*
C                                    French Balcony                        170                                               $3548*
D                                    Fixed Window                         160                                               $3148*
E                                     Fixed Window                         160                                               $2948*

*Pricing includes: Taxes. Port & Tips

Payments
DEPOSIT: $500/pp Due at Booking
Balance of cabin divided into 3 payments:
First One Third Due: February 1st, 2019
Second One Third Due: May 1st, 2019
Final One Third Due: August 1st, 2019
The Cruise is NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER AUGUST 1st, 2019

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A Christmas Cruise

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AMAWaterways Christmas Cruise by Fox Travel Texas

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