Christmastime Wiesbaden to Budapest (13 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Wiesbaden, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Dates: 06 Dec 2019 - 18 Dec 2019

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06 Dec 2019
Wiesbaden, Germany

Welcome to Germany! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Frankfurt must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. (Dinner)

07 Dec 2019

Hidden Gifts and Holiday Delights in Beautiful Bavaria. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

08 Dec 2019
Würzburg, Germany

Ornaments, Old Saint Nicholas, and Nutcrackers Sweet. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. Visit the Käthe Wohlfahrt's German Christmas Museum—the world's most extensive collection of traditional German Christmas decorations. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

09 Dec 2019
Bamberg, Germany

Cherished Christmas Customs and Cradle Scenes. Take free time to enjoy the quaint Christmas markets, and warm up with traditional German dumplings, sausage, and a glass of hearty Bavarian ale. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

10 Dec 2019
Nürnberg, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. Spend free time browsing the spruce stalls of the Christmas markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare—bratwurst, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other Christkindlmarkt culinary delights. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

11 Dec 2019
Nürnberg, Germany
Munich, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany

Excursion to Munich. (Breakfast, Dinner)

12 Dec 2019
Nürnberg, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. A day to relax and enjoy Nuremberg at your own pace. Stroll through the festively lit streets, buy those last-minute Christmas gifts, or ask your cruise director for suggestions of things to do. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

13 Dec 2019
Regensburg, Germany

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

14 Dec 2019
Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
15 Dec 2019
Melk, Austria
Vienna, Austria

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley. During lunchtime sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
16 Dec 2019
Vienna, Austria

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
17 Dec 2019
Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe. Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city's cafés and pubs, and don't miss the unique Christmas markets that Budapest hosts every year during the festive season. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
18 Dec 2019
Budapest, Hungary

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Christmastime Wiesbaden to Budapest map

What's Included


  • Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements

Not Included

  • Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

Insider Tip

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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Budapest, Hungary - 18 Dec 2019

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