Christmas Markets along the Danube - Westbound

3 December - 10 December 2017

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Austria

Ports

6 Ports

3-4 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.

Don't miss

Schloss Schonbrunn, the Habsburgs' summer palace, with great gardens too. Just a few of the huge number of rooms are open – the Imperial Tour takes you into 26.

5 December

Austria: Melk

6 December

Austria: Linz (Salzburg)

7 December

Germany: Passau

8 December

Germany: Regensburg

9-10 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.

Our tip

Nuremberg is completely rebuilt so has a bit of a Disneyesque feel to it. But this was a key centre for Hitler, so turn your back on toytown and visit the Documentation Centre (excellent exhibit) and Zeppelinfeld, where most of the big Nazi rallies took place.

The Ship

Your home from home

Tauck - Swiss Emerald docked in Bernkastel
Tauck - Service in the Lido on ms Jewel
Tauck - Biking near Durnstein

Tauck’s Jewel-class vessels offer spacious suites, a choice of restaurants and comfortable public areas including an expansive sundeck.

What we love

Rich woods and plush fabrics give these ships a luxurious feel. The alternative restaurant with outside seating at the back 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 118 Guests
Staff 36 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 361 feet
Breadth 37 feet
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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.

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