Festive Season In The Heart Of Germany With 2 Nights In Prague
This Festive Christmastime river cruise begins in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Set on the banks of the Vltava River, you will be immersed in holiday spirit as you explore the famous Christmas markets with rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Stand in front of the medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate art piece and visualization of time unlike anything else in the world-and don’t miss the beautifully decorated tree in Old Town. Board your ship in Nuremberg, the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Guided sightseeing shows you its historical treasures, as well as Old Town, illuminated with holiday lights and decorations. There’s plenty of time to visit the Christmas market, one of the most famous in Germany. And be sure to savor some traditional lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread), a specialty of Nuremberg. Next stop is delightful Bamberg, where nativity scenes built by local citizens are exhibited throughout town. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to charming Würzburg, known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residence-home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses and narrow streets that are dotted along the Main River. Take a guided walk of one of these picturesque Bavarian villages-sure to be even more appealing lit up with festive lights and decorations. As this unforgettable Europe river cruise ends in Frankfurt, you will never forget the historical treasures of Germany and magnificent Prague perfectly paired with the views, sounds, and tastes of the joyous holiday season.
Day 1 Prague: Arrival day at leisureDay 2 Prague: Guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to Hradcany Castle; Christmas marketDay 3 Prague-Nuremberg (Embarkation): Onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Nuremberg: Choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas marketDay 5 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard Christmas Traditions lecture Day 6 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residence; Christmas marketDay 7 Main River Village: Cookie-baking demonstration on board; guided tourDay 8 Frankfurt (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague – Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)
Main River Village