Christmas Markets along the Danube - Westbound

10 December - 17 December 2017

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Austria

Ports

6 Ports

10-11 December

Setting sail from Vienna

Formerly the centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna is as grand a European capital as you can imagine, jam packed full of thrusting, bombastic buildings that stand as a reminder of Austria's glorious imperial heyday. Architectural highlights include the Spanish Riding School, the Schönbrunn Palace and the Hofburg, the sprawling former residence of the Habsburg royals. Vienna is also a city rich in cultural capital, and still reverberates to the sound of the great composers who lived and worked here, including Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Liszt.

Our tip

Opera in Vienna is a must – speak to us about what’s on so we can book your tickets in advance. This is a great New Year destination too.

12 December

Austria: Melk

13 December

Austria: Linz (Salzburg)

14 December

Germany: Passau

15 December

Germany: Regensburg

16-17 December

Arriving in Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Bavaria's second city, first pops up in the history books in 1050 as a stronghold of the Franks, and later became the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Nuremberg was also the centre of the German Renaissance, although in the 20th century it became associated with the Nazis; huge rallies were held here, and Nazi officials were later tried and convicted at the Nuremberg Trials. Happily Nuremberg has bounced back from these dark days, and nowadays the city is a tourist magnet thanks to the beautifully restored old town, Christmas markets and excellent beer.

Don't miss

Schwurgerichtssaal 600 (Court Room 600) of the still-working courthouse is where the Nuremberg Trials took place. It forms part of an extraordinary exhibit detailing the history of the trials.

The Ship

Your home from home

Tauck - ms Inspire
Tauck - Inspiration Class lobby
Tauck - Inspiration Class cabin

Tauck’s most modern design, the Inspiration Class, offers the most space per guest of all European river vessels.

What we love

Rich woods are complimented by muted tones, giving these ships an airy and luxurious feel. The alternative restaurant with outside seating at the rear is an idyllic place for a relaxed lunch as you cruise to your next call and the regional cuisine served in the Dining Room is excellent.

Capacity 130 Guests
Staff 43 International Staff
Style

Active days followed by sophisticated evenings.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Bicycles and fitness center
  • WiFi onboard
  • Gratuities
Length 443 feet
More about ms Joy

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Drei Raben, Nuremberg

Where to stay in Nuremberg

We like the Drei Raben (Three Ravens) in the rebuilt old town.

Salzburg, Austria

See more of Austria

If you’ve got time, go to magical Salzburg too, you will love it.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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