Kathie Snyders

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

Magic of Advent on the Danube with Amadeus River Cruises

Dec 4, 2025 to Dec 10, 2025
Nuremberg to Vienna

Magic of advent on the danube 2025

Celebrate Christmas in Europe

with handcrafted treasures and hot-mulled wine. 

Brought to you by Beyond the Crowds  - Call Kathie for more info. 720-320-4943


For Christmas 2025, take the chance to enter a real winter fairytale! Explore sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of Christmas on the Danube.

Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Danube: Starting in Nuremberg with famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread), through the Bavarian town of Regensburg, which boasts one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Germany, then to Passau,  the romantic “City of Three Rivers”, enjoy a glühwein (mulled wine) party on board, and finally to Vienna which hosts a minimum of 12 Christmas markets.   

Itinerary Detail is here.

 

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1 - Nuremberg
 
Welcome to a wintery Nuremberg, home to the famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread)! Your magical Advent journey to the most beautiful Christmas markets along the Danube starts here. After embarking, you have the opportunity to meet the cruise director at a Welcome Cocktail, and thereafter a generous Welcome Dinner awaits you in the Panorama Restaurant. Your ship remains anchored in Nuremberg overnight.
DAY 2 - Nuremberg
 

A morning sightseeing tour through a festively decorated Nuremberg takes you past all its main attractions. Don’t miss the trip to the famous Nuremberg Christmas market, where culinary specialities, artisan crafts and regional products are on offer.

At lunch time, you return to your ship, which heads towards Regensburg.

DAY 3 - Regensburg
 
At breakfast time, you reach the Bavarian town of Regensburg, which boasts one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Germany. A guided city walking tour will show you the city’s most beautiful side, and in the afternoon a visit to the Thurn and Taxis Castle is guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. This is the site of one of the most beautiful Christmas markets of the region, which you should on no account miss. Alternatively, you can visit Weltenburg Abbey. 
DAY 4 - Passau
 

In the morning you arrive in Passau, the romantic “City of Three Rivers”. After breakfast, we offer you a guided walking tour through this picturesque town where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers meet.

After lunch, you can visit the festively decorated Christmas market in Passau, and thereafter your ship weighs anchor and sets sail for Austria.

DAY 5 - Melk > Vienna
 
When you awake, you can enjoy a wonderful view of one of the most beautiful landscape regions in Austria – the Wachau. Emmersdorf is the starting point for a trip through this wintery region, which will include a visit to Melk Abbey. Or visit the wine-growers village of Dürnstein as alternative. At the end of both tours, we invite you to a glühwein (mulled wine) party on board, while your vessel continue its journey to Vienna, which you will reach in the early evening. You can attend the concert “Sound of Vienna”, where the “Alt Wien” Salon Orchestra will entertain you with Viennese classics.
DAY 6 - Vienna
 

Today will be devoted entirely to the magical, wintery Danube city of Vienna. Enjoy a city sightseeing trip from the comfort of a tour coach, which will take you to the most beautiful sights and elegant buildings in Vienna. After lunch, we recommend a visit to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, where an atmospheric Christmas market awaits you. Here, the pervasive pre-Christmas atmosphere and the aromas of lebkuchen (gingerbread) and roasted almonds combine in an unforgettable, authentic Advent experience. 

In the evening, an elegant captain’s Gala Dinner takes place on board, during which you can enjoy a wonderful Advent ambience.

DAY 7 - Vienna
 
After breakfast on board, you disembark and begin your homeward journey. We wish you a pleasant and safe journey, and a happy festive season! We hope to welcome you again soon!
 

Single Pricing available on request.

What's not included:

  1. Flights
  2. Transfers
  3. Any additional hotel nights before or after the cruise
 
 

 

Cancellation policy:

The following cancellation conditions apply to all bookings, whether under deposit, partially paid, or paid in full. The cancellation fees for services booked are calculated according to the number of days remaining until the date of departure.

DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE

121 days or more 10%

120 - 90 days 50%

89 - 60 days 80%

Less than 60 days prior 100%


Available Packages

AMADEUS Suite
Available until November 30, 2024

$3,101.00
Deposit: $325.10 per person

AMADEUS Suite (284.2ft²) with walk-out exterior balcony.
 
Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes $150 Early Booking Discount.
 
Regular Price $3,251

A-1 Cabin
Available until November 30, 2024

$2,559.00
Deposit: $270.90 per person

A-1 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window.
 
Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes $150 Early Booking Discount.
 
Regular Price $2,709

B-1 Cabin
Available until November 30, 2024

$2,254.00
Deposit: $240.40 per person

B-1 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window.
 
Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes $150 Early Booking Discount.
 
Regular Price $2,404

B-4 Cabin
Available until November 30, 2024

$2,084.00
Deposit: $223.40 per person

B-4 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window.
 
Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes $150 Early Booking Discount.
 
Regular Price $2,234

C-1 Cabin
Available until November 30, 2024

$1,711.00
Deposit: $186.10 per person

C-1 Cabin (172.2ft²) with panoramic window.
 
Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes $150 Early Booking Discount.
 
Regular Price $1,861

C-4 Cabin
Available until November 30, 2024

$1,372.00
Deposit: $152.20 per person

C-4 Cabin (172.2ft²) with panoramic window.
 
Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes $150 Early Booking Discount.
 
Regular Price $1,522

Extra Options

Excursion Package A
Available until July 30, 2025

$215.00

  • Nuremberg with Christmas Market
  • Regensburg walking tour 
  • Passau walking tour and organ concert in the Cathedral
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna Imperial discovery tour
 
Price is 15% discount off of booking each excursion individually.

Excursion Package B
Available until July 30, 2025

$423.00

Everything in Package A
  • Nuremberg with Christmas Market
  • Regensburg walking tour 
  • Passau walking tour and organ concert in the Cathedral
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna Imperial discovery tour
Plus
  • Thurn and Taxis Palace and Christmas Market
  • "Sound of Vienna" classical concert
  • Visit to Schon Palace
 
Price is 15% discount off of booking each excursion individually.

Transfer in Nuremberg
Available until July 30, 2025

$88.00

From the Nuremberg Airport, train station or city center to the Amadeus Riva.
 
Price is per person.

Airport Transfer in Vienna
Available until July 30, 2025

$51.00

From the Amadeus Riva to the Vienna Airport
 
Price is per person.

Rail Transfer in Vienna
Available until July 30, 2025

$45.00

From the Amadeus Riva to the Vienna Train Station
 
Price is per person.