Kathie Snyders

A Happy Place Travel (dba It's Celtic Time!)

Iconic Christmas Market Cruise

Dec 16, 2024 to Dec 23, 2024
Germany, Austria, Hungary

Iconic Christmas Market Cruise 2024

Celebrate Christmas in Europe

with handcrafted treasures and hot-mulled wine. 

Brought to you by A Happy Place Travel  - Call Kathie for more info. 720-320-4943

Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure. Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas market in Germany; Regensburg’s Christmas market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic; Vienna with its impressive Christmas markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; and Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where products sold in the market are traditionally handmade are yours to explore. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.
What is AmaWaterways?  Here is a great video introduction.


High-Level Itinerary:






  1. Nuremberg

EMBARKATION (Prague Pre-Cruise option)

  1. Nuremberg 

City Tour with Christmas Markets
     OR Franconian Specialties Tasting
Nuremberg Christmas market
Cruise Main-Danube Canal

  1. Regensburg

UNESCO City tour and Christmas Market
     OR Tastes of Bavaria
     OR Walhalla bike tour
Thurn & Taxis Christmas markets

  1. Passau
“City of Three Rivers” walking tour and Christmas Market
     OR River Inn Bike Tour
     OR Full-day Salzburg excursion with Christmas Markets, including Hellbrunn Palace
  1. Melk
  1. Wachau Valley
  2. Vienna

Benedictine Abbey tour
OR Danube bike tour

UNESCO scenic cruising
Town Hall Christmas Markets

  1. Vienna

“Imperial Vienna” tour with Maria-Theresien-Platz Christmas Markets
     OR Vienna City Tour by Bike
Schönbrunn illuminated Christmas markets

  1. Budapest
“Queen of the Danube” tour and Vörösmarty Square Christmas market
     OR Castle hike
  1. Budapest

  1. Disembarkation
  2. (You can return to Germany and see more Christmas Markets, or go to Slovakia or Poland.)


For more detail, see this AmaWaterways Iconic Christmas Markets page.


Passport and Visas

A valid passport is required for each participant . For travel to Europe, at time of publication US Passport holders do not require a visa to travel. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after the scheduled return date to your home country, unless stated otherwise.



Available Packages

Category BA French & Outside Balcony
Available until August 10, 2024

Deposit: $400.00 per person

French & Outside Balcony,  210 sq. ft.   Price is per person based on double occupancy.  (Includes port charges of $224 per person.)

The French & Outside Balcony has an area to sit inside plus an area to sit outside.  

Category BB French & Outside Balcony
Available until August 10, 2024

Deposit: $400.00 per person

French & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft. Price is per person based on double occupancy.   (Includes port charges of $224 per person.)
More category cabins available.  Please check with Kathie via email at info@ahptravel.com