The Experience

Cruise on the peaceful Danube, making an exclusive visit to Bratislava’s “Blue Church.” Visit Christmas markets, spend Christmas Eve in charming Dürnstein and awaken Christmas morning in magical Vienna. Day 1: ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY
Arrive in Munich, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your A&K Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

Hotel Torbräu | Meals: D
Day 2: MUNICH / Christmas Craftwork
Tour Munich,™s old town today and visit the Frauenkirche, Munich,™s cathedral. After lunch, shop for traditional crafts in the Christmas market before transferring to ,˜Amadeus Silver,,™ moored in Passau, for priority embarkation. A welcome cocktail is followed by dinner.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 3: SALZBURG / Into Austria
Perhaps embark on an optional walking tour of Passau before your excursion to enchanting Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and a setting for The Sound of Music. Stroll the city,™s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy lunch and visit the traditional Christmas market in Domplatz (Cathedral Square) amid a cheerful holiday atmosphere.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 4: MELK / DÃœRNSTEIN / Charming Christmas Eve
From Melk today, consider an optional excursion to the lovely Wachau District, including a visit to the Benedictine abbey of Melk. After lunch, cruise to Dürnstein, a charming small town. After a special holiday celebration aboard ship, you may choose to attend evening Mass in town.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 5: VIENNA / Enchanted Christmas Morning
Awaken Christmas morning in Vienna one of the most enchanting places in the world to experience the holiday season. Drive along the Ringstrasse, lined with lavish mansions and public buildings decorated in Christmas finery. Pass the stunning State Opera and see the unique architecture of Hundertwasser House and visit St. Stephen,™s Cathedral. After lunch aboard ship, explore at leisure or join an optional visit to Schönbrunn Palace, seat of the Habsburg dynasty. After dinner, gather for a joyful Christmas concert aboard ship.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 6: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA / Historic Old Town
In Bratislava today, your tour includes A&K exclusives. Visit the castle, a massive fortress high above the city that offers sweeping panoramic views. Continue to the old town to visit the captivating Church of St. Elizabeth (the Blue Church,), a fairytale landmark tucked away on a quiet street. Enjoy a wine tasting before returning to the ship for an afternoon cruise to Grein. Enjoy a private pre-dinner cocktail party in the Amadeus Club, hosted by your A&K Tour Director. Later, join the captain for a gala dinner on board.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 7: GREIN & LINZ, AUSTRIA / Half-Timbered Houses
Moor in Grein for an optional guided city walk. The town,™s Stadttheater is Austria,™s oldest theater. Later, in Linz, consider an optional walking tour to view the town,™s colorful, half-timbered houses.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 8: MUNICH, GERMANY / Bavarian Panorama
Disembark and drive to Munich, where you visit breathtaking Nymphenburg Palace, once a summer residence of the Bavarian Wittelsbachs. After lunch, visit Olympic Park, built for the 1972 summer games. From atop the 600-foot tower, view all of Munich and the surrounding countryside. Gather for a farewell dinner this evening.

Hotel Torbräu | Meals: B L D
Day 9: DEPART MUNICH
After breakfast, transfer to Munich airport for your flight home.

Meals: B

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