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Christmas Markets December 2021

Dec 4, 2021 to Dec 11, 2021
Nuremberg to Vienna

A little bit of history and a whole lot of holiday! 



Join us and experience timeless holiday traditions and elegant pageantry. During this journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas markets come alive. A winter wonderland awaits at Prague’s markets brightly decorated with wooden huts stocked with handicrafts and delicious scents flavoring the air. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main 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 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 from the regal Schönbrunn Palace to Vienna’s charming Maria Theresa markets.

Here's a great video of what to expect: 


Throughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas Markets come alive. A winter wonderland awaits at Prague’s Markets brightly decorated with wooden huts stocked with handicrafts and delicious scents flavoring the air. Be spellbound by the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main Market, and sample its renowned gingerbread. Stroll through Regensburg’s romantic Market at the Thurn and Taxis Castle, savoring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. Get caught up in the magic of Salzburg’s 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 four of the city’s most enchanting Christmas Markets from the regal Schönbrunn Palace to Vienna’s largest, Rathaus Markets, with its carousel rides and light-bedecked trees and pavilions.

Please note that we currently have 3 different promotions available on this sailing.  Promotions cannot be combined with the or any other offers. Promotions are valid until September 30, 2020, and valid for new bookings only-priceslisted below do NOT reflect promotions.  Once promotions expire, any new bookings made thereafter will receive a $250 pp discount.  

 

OPTION 1 - HOLIDAY GIFT Promotion (Applicable to categories BB and above only)

  • $1,000.00 pp discount Twin balcony cabins only;  cat. C, D, and E will receive $250 pp group discount (not the $1,000 pp)  {Discount is applicable on cruise only portion.}
  • Complimentary one cabin category upgrade (like-to-like category only)
  • $50 pp OBC

OPTION 2 – FREE ROUNDTRIP ECONOMY AIR  (Must mention promo code – FLYFREE) OR

OPTION 3 – $2,999 PP BUSINESS AIR (Must mention promo code – FLYBUS)

 

Air Promotion is only eligible on the following gateways:

US: ATL, BNA, BOS, CLE, CLT, CVG, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK,  LAX, MCI, MCO, MIA, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL
**$199 add-on available on additional select gateways**



Read on to learn more about this amazing adventure.

What's included in this trip:

Elegantly appointed river-view staterooms and suites – most with signature twin balconies, French balconies or full balconies
In-room Internet access and Entertainment-On-Demand, plus unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise, including The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
Complimentary fine wines, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
Small guided group excursions with a variety of choices, including immersive Special Interest Tours, hiking and biking adventures and visits to Christmas Markets
Here's a LINK to learn more about the tour options from AMA.

In addition to the wonderful experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both onboard and ashore, our holiday cruise traditions help make memories you will savor forever.
Shoes for St. Nick
On one special night during each cruise, guests are encouraged to leave slippers we provide outside their stateroom door, just as children do throughout Europe on St. Nicholas Day. Upon waking up the next morning, they’ll find their shoes filled with treats by our AmaWaterways elves!
Tree-Trimming Party
Tinsel and garland and baubles, oh my! Guests are invited to help adorn onboard trees with festive décor. The first to find the glass pickle ornament within the tree wins a prize!

Click here to view the AMACerto, the ship we will be on, and the location of staterooms available (prices and categories available below in Packages).

If you book by September 30, 2020, you have the choice of $1,000 discount per person, or free economy roundtrip airfare or the business class airfare option (see details above).


What's not included:

  1. Travel insurance, it's always highly recommended and you are required to sign a waiver should you decline coverage.
  2. Airfare, unless quoted in the package.
  3. Transfers to/from the airport, unless specified in the package.

Here are links to our Terms & Conditions and also our COVID-19 policy.

Itinerary:

DAY 1Nuremberg
EMBARKATION
Board the ship in Nuremberg for your Magical Christmas Markets cruise. (D)
DAY 2Nuremberg
City tour
OR Tastes of Franconia
Nuremberg Christmas Market
Scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal
Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg’s cobblestone streets to the Imperial Castle and 900-year-old 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 3Regensburg
UNESCO city walking tour and Christmas Market
OR Tastes of Bavaria
OR Walhalla bike tour
Thurn and Taxis Christmas Markets
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 pretzels. 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 4Passau
“City of Three Rivers” walking tour and Christmas Market
OR Passau hike
Passau
OR Passau bike tour
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 guided bike ride along the Danube or choose instead to climb to the Mariahilf pilgrimage church and monastery that offers magnificent views across the old town and surrounding countryside. (B,L,D)
DAY 5Linz
Full-day Salzburg excursion with Hellbrunn Palace Christmas market
“UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour and Christmas Market
OR "Culture Mile" bike tour
OR Český Krumlov excursion with Christmas Market
Linz 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 visit the charming mountain town, Česky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)
DAY 6Melk
Benedictine Abbey tour
Wachau Valley
OR Danube Bike tour
Melk to Dürnstein bike tour
Dürnstein
OR Dürnstein Walking tour and wine tasting
OR Apricots and Sweets tasting
OR Dürnstein Fortress Hike
Spitz
OR Evening walk
Krems
Wine tasting
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. As an alternative to the walking tour of Dürnstein, the more active guest may choose to venture high above the town for a visit to the majestic ruins of Kuenringer Castle, or “Dürnstein” (‘dry stone’) castle from which Dürnstein derives its name. Alternatively, enjoy an apricots and sweets tasting. Later in the day, set sail to Krems, where you can enjoy a wine tasting or walking tour. (B,L,D)
DAY 7Vienna
“Imperial Vienna” tour with Christmas markets
OR Vienna By Bike
Schönbrunn Christmas market
Rathaus Christmas Markets
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 enjoy the festivities of the Christmas Markets. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, visit the Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market with its giant Christmas tree. In the evening, spend some free time at the beautifully decorated Rathaus Platz Christmas Market before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)
DAY 8Vienna
DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship and bid farewell to Vienna as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)



































Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a BB category stateroom (AB category for AmaMagna) unless stated otherwise. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. Promotional rates are valid on select departure for new bookings only. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. Complimentary upgrades applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna), applies to one category upgrade, based on availability. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity-controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

Deposit:
Each person traveling requires a deposit of $400 at the time of booking. Deposit is refundable within 6 days of booking, after 7 days you will receive half the deposit back. 
**When you accept or decline travel insurance, we will review the terms of cancellation with you, as each policy is different we can't make a blanket statement on refunds.** See below Terms & Conditions
There is a $75 per booking planning fee charge, this will be invoiced separately from your deposit and must be paid prior to moving forward with any travel plans. This is a fee charged by Dream Planning Pros, you can read more about our services here.



Terms & Conditions:
Prices are per-person, U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy of a cabin, or standard hotel room unless indicated otherwise. | Single rates are available for the cruise-only, at a supplement of plus-50% for standard rooms, plus-100% for other rooms, such as deluxe rooms and suites. | Single rates for land are available at a supplement. | Please see individual itineraries for the amount of the supplement. | Pricing accuracy is assured only at the time of printing. | If any of the cost factors increases, such as airfare, port or dock charges, fuel, insurance, taxes, surcharges, or other, we reserve the right to increase cruise or cruise tour prices without notice.

Cancellation Policy: For any cruise/land booking, whether under deposit, partially paid, or paid in full, including air packages, the following travel agent or guest-requested situations are considered cancellations and penalties will apply as noted below: changes to departure date; substitutions of itinerary; substitution of another person for original booked guest(s); or changing to a promotional fare. All cancellations must be in writing. For all air-inclusive packages canceled after issuance of an airline ticket, the air portion of the refund, if any, will be processed only after the return of airline ticket. The following cancellation charges will be assessed for all written cancellations received prior to departure up to the scheduled time of departure.

Cancellation received | Following charges will apply: (Broken out by days before departure) 121 days or more is $200 per person | 120-90 days is $400 per person | 89-60 days is 35% of full fare | 59-30 days is 50% of full fare | 29-7 days is 80% of full fare | 6 days prior to sailing is 100% cancellation. Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise, land, or air component purchased from AmaWaterways. All air purchased through AmaWaterways has a cancellation penalty of $350 per person for Economy and $600 per person for Business class. In the event you purchase a non-refundable ticket, the full fare is under penalty.

*Certain airline tickets, including all intra-Asia Flights within 90 days of departure and published price tickets, are 100% non-refundable. Penalty rates shown are for flight arrangements deposited/booked from July 1, 2014, onward. Except as otherwise provided in your Passenger Ticket Contract, after travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise, cruise/tour or airfare.



Also available:
New Travel Waiver Plus Travel With Peace of Mind

In light of the recent global events and uncertainties around travel, we wish to offer our guests additional flexibility and peace of mind so they may continue to safeguard the wonderful plans they have made for their much-anticipated river cruise with AmaWaterways. As a result, we will offer for a limited time, special provisions which allow guests with new or existing reservations to purchase AmaWaterways Travel Waiver Plus*. AmaWaterways Travel Waiver Plus provides cancellation for any reason, up to 24 hours prior to the start of their AmaWaterways booked services (cruise, pre-cruise land extensions, air etc.)
Should guests decide to cancel their cruise for any reason, they will have the following options based on date of cancellation:
    Cancellation received up to 7 days prior to start of AmaWaterways services:
    Future Cruise Credit** covering cancellation penalties, and the balance will be refunded based on our standard cancellation policy for services purchased through AmaWaterways.
    Cancellation received between 6 days to 24 hours prior to start of AmaWaterways services:
    Future Cruise Credit** issued for 100% of AmaWaterways services to be used towards any sailings within 24 months of cancellation date
For all new or existing reservations for Europe and Southeast Asia (deposited or paid in full), Travel Waiver Pluscan be added up to 48 hours prior to the start of AmaWaterways purchased services. For Africa Safaris & Wildlife Cruises, Travel Waiver Plus must be purchased within 90 days prior to sailing and once full payment has been received.
Travel Waiver Plus price:
    $80 per person – for those who purchase AmaWaterways Cruise Protection Plan*
    $175 per person – if purchased without AmaWaterways Cruise Protection Plan* or if you have purchased travel protection independently


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Available Packages

Category SS
Available until September 5, 2021

$7,194.00
Deposit: $400.00

Suite-French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 350 sq. ft.

Port charges of $196.00 included in cost

Category AA+
Available until September 5, 2021

$6,394.00
Deposit: $400.00

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 290 sq. ft.

Port charges of $196.00 included in cost

Category AA
Available until September 5, 2021

$5,794.00
Deposit: $400.00

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.

Port charges of $196.00 included in cost

Category AB
Available until September 5, 2021

$5,594.00
Deposit: $400.00

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.

Port charges of $196.00 included in cost

Category BA- SOLD OUT
Available until September 5, 2021

$0.00
Deposit: $400.00

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.

Port charges of $196.00 included in cost

Category BB
Available until September 5, 2021

$5,194.00
Deposit: $400.00

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.

Category C
Available until September 5, 2021

$4,594.00
Deposit: $400.00

French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.

Port charges of $196.00 included in cost

Category D
Available until September 5, 2021

$3,894.00
Deposit: $400.00

Fixed Windows, 170 sq. ft.

Port charges of $196.00 included in cost

Extra Options

3 Night Pre Stay Extension in Prague
Available until September 5, 2021

$900.00

This included hotel, breakfast, city tours, a cruise manager with you and transfers to and from the ship.

2 Night Post Stay Exention in Vienna
Available until September 5, 2021

$600.00

Includes hotel, breakfast, city tours, a cruise manager with you and transfers to and from the ship.

Upgraded private excursion
Available until September 5, 2021

$0.00

Because you are booking with Dream Planning Pros, we are offering an upgrade to the Schonbrunn Palace as a thank you. This is normally an additional charge, but free to you.

AIR PROMO (FLYFREE)
Available until September 30, 2020

$0.00
Deposit: $350.00

Free roundtrip ECONOMY airfare-deposits must be made by September 30, 2020 to be eligible. Gateways for promtion:

US: ATL, BNA, BOS, CLE, CLT, CVG, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK,  LAX, MCI, MCO, MIA, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL
CAN: YEG, YHZ, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYC, YYZ

$199 add-on available on additional select gateways

**Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. FREE AIR and BUSINESS AIR are valid on select sailings for new FIT and Group double occupancy reservations booked and deposited by September 30, 2020. FREE AIR promotions are based on economy, round-trip, trans-Atlantic airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability). BUSINESS AIR promotion is $2,999 per person based on double occupancy. Offers includes base ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. Promotions not applicable to triple/child fares. The deposit requirement for air economy airfare promotions is $750 per person, $550 of which is non-refundable. The deposit requirement for BUSINESS AIRFARE promotion is $1,000 per person, $800 of which is non-refundable. Guest(s) must pay full brochure (published) fare for all itinerary components in order qualify. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of AmaWaterways and are published approximately 75 days prior to departure or sooner. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. Air carrier and flight schedule will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule. Air promotions are not combinable with Solo Traveler promotions or any other promotions/discounts. Must mention promo code FLYFREE in order to receive FREE AIRFARE and FLYBUS in order to receive BUSINESS AIR. Offers are capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice. Stateroom upgrades, land programs, port charges, visas, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20

AIR PROMO (FLYBUS)
Available until September 30, 2020

$2,999.00
Deposit: $600.00

Buisness Class airfare for trip-deposits must be made by September 30, 2020 to be eligible. Gateways for promtion:

US: ATL, BNA, BOS, CLE, CLT, CVG, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK,  LAX, MCI, MCO, MIA, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL
CAN: YEG, YHZ, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYC, YYZ

$199 add-on available on additional select gateways

**Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. FREE AIR and BUSINESS AIR are valid on select sailings for new FIT and Group double occupancy reservations booked and deposited by September 30, 2020. FREE AIR promotions are based on economy, round-trip, trans-Atlantic airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability). BUSINESS AIR promotion is $2,999 per person based on double occupancy. Offers includes base ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. Promotions not applicable to triple/child fares. The deposit requirement for air economy airfare promotions is $750 per person, $550 of which is non-refundable. The deposit requirement for BUSINESS AIRFARE promotion is $1,000 per person, $800 of which is non-refundable. Guest(s) must pay full brochure (published) fare for all itinerary components in order qualify. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of AmaWaterways and are published approximately 75 days prior to departure or sooner. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. Air carrier and flight schedule will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule. Air promotions are not combinable with Solo Traveler promotions or any other promotions/discounts. Must mention promo code FLYFREE in order to receive FREE AIRFARE and FLYBUS in order to receive BUSINESS AIR. Offers are capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice. Stateroom upgrades, land programs, port charges, visas, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20

Gratuities per person
Available until September 5, 2021

$144.00

Gratuities for your cruise staff, this is a per person charge