Director’s Cristmas Markets Cruise with Prague

11 Days
Prague to Budapest
From (GBP)
£ 4,140
£ 3,140
Dates & Pricing

2020 Prague > Budapest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
XPNB
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Budapest

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Prague

    Start your journey into wonder with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

  2. Day 2 - Prague

    This morning join your knowledgeable local guide on a fascinating walk through the city and view the famous Astronomical Clock. Afterwards, venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge. This incredibly beautiful structure was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV after the Judith Bridge was destroyed by floods.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Prague

    Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, the beautiful city of Prague is rich in history and home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders. There’s no need to plan ahead – your Tour Director is on hand to take care of everything.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Prague > Nuremberg

    Journey by coach to the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century.
    Your cruise begins here, and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Nuremberg

    Freechoice

    Choose to visit moving WWII sites or take a guided walking tour of the city. Alternatively, you may choose to try a gingerbread baking class.

    Sail towards the medieval city of Regensburg and enjoy the smooth and distinctive voice of Robert Powell as he recites a selection of his favourite Christmas readings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Regensburg

    Freechoice

    Experience the true wonder of Christmas at the romantic and picturesque markets of Thurn and Taxis Palace, joined by Robert Powell and Managing Director UK, Colin Downing. This magical setting will make you feel like you have entered a fairy tale with the gently lit lanterns and candles providing a charming atmosphere. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Passau > Linz

    Freechoice

    Take an excursion to the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed Old Town filled with magical Christmas cheer, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the movie ‘The Sound of Music’.

    You will also have free time to visit Salzburg’s Christmas markets which date back to the 15th century. Alternatively, stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship for a cooking demonstration.

    Exclusive festive highlight: Join the Captain, Colin Downing and Robert Powell for a cocktail reception followed by a traditional festive gala dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Melk > Dürnstein

    Freechoice

    Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Or, if you’re feeling more active, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Alternatively, enjoy a Schnapps tasting on board and sample some of the many flavours on offer, or taste your way through the Wachau Valley delighting in many of the regional delicacies.

    Exclusive festive highlight: Later, spend the afternoon soaking up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere with the option to join an on board mulled wine workshop where you can learn techniques for creating the perfect batch of mulled wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire and delight in the festive ambience at the market stalls that grace the palace courtyard.Or, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Alternatively, journey outside of Vienna’s city centre to its acclaimed wine region, hearing tales of Vienna’s’ long tradition in wine production along the way.

    Exclusive festive highlight: Alternatively, take a guided tour of the SchokoMuseum and discover the historic background of cocoa beans and hear stories about how chocolates and sweets used to be produced many years ago. Take part in a chocolate workshop which offers a culinary trip to the world of nougat, marzipan and chocolate and are also a great gift idea for all chocolate gourmets.

    Later, explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets at your leisure. An age-old tradition, the forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or ‘Krippenmarkt’. Nowadays, over 20 official advent markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.

    Enrich

    Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. With a special dedication to Beethoven. Celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth as we pay tribute to his talent and world renowned compositions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Budapest

    Exclusive festive highlight: Before you arrive in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities, join Robert Powell for a Q & A session where he will answer any burning questions about his life, TV career and favourite Christmas traditions.

    Freechoice

    Make the most of a guided tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage on a guided tour with an expert local guide. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, hike to Buda Hill or choose to travel to nearby Szentendre. Known for its museums, galleries and artists, you’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Budapest > UK

    After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK regional airports.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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