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Countries

Austria, Germany ...more Austria, Germany

Locations

Nuremberg, Regensburg, Deggendorf, Linz, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau ...more Nuremberg, Regensburg, Deggendorf, Linz, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau

European Holiday Markets

2022
8
Days
From
$3,499
2 reviews
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises

Countries

Austria, Germany ...more Austria, Germany

Locations

Nuremberg, Regensburg, Deggendorf, Linz, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau ...more Nuremberg, Regensburg, Deggendorf, Linz, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Meals Dinner

For a truly over-the-top holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany—and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. Two hundred stalls filled with holiday wares—ornaments, nutcrackers, seasonal treats and hand-carved toys—await you, and the irresistible aromas of roasting nuts, cinnamon and grilled sausages waft through the air.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms. Check out the brightest cultural sights, then head to what may very well be the most romantic Christmas Market in all of Germany, nestled within the courtyard of a beautiful baroque castle—as you take in the delights of the markets.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Regensburg walk with Thurn & Taxis Castle visit and Christmas market

Regensburg walk with Thurn & Taxis Castle visit and Christmas market

Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in Europe, there’s plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant wildlife and idyllic atmosphere.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Bavarian Forest adventure

Bavarian Forest adventure

Passau walking tour with Christmas market

Passau walking tour with Christmas market

There’s more to Linz than its famous Linzer torte, although that alone makes it well worth a visit. The city has a thriving contemporary art scene, and its two Christmas Markets are over-the-top enchanting. In keeping with the Austrian traditions of good food and good music, Linz gave rise to both the Linzer torte and the Linz Symphony. The symphony is one of Mozart’s most celebrated works. The story goes that the composer was so inspired by the beauty of the city that he finished his Symphony No. 36 in less than a week here in 1783.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Linz walking tour with Christmas market

Linz walking tour with Christmas market

or Linz town stroll and cider farm visit

Linz town stroll and cider farm visit

After a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley, we’ll reach the tiny village of Dürnstein. Walk along its cobbled streets, browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, and perhaps take a quick jaunt up to the ruins of a castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Later, you can taste mulled wine and attend an organ concert at an Augustine church.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery

Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery

Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. He found Vienna a very inspiring place, and so will you. You’ll have a full day to savor the Christmas spirit in Vienna with over 140 wooden stalls enticing you with every sort of delicacy. Be sure to try the rum balls and nutmeg-spiced macarons, which are local favorites, and amble through the adjacent park to admire the elaborately decorated trees.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: "Taste of Christmas" Vienna walking tour

"Taste of Christmas" Vienna walking tour

or Vienna city tour with Christmas market

Vienna city tour with Christmas market

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Arrive at Vienna International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Meals Dinner

Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. He found Vienna a very inspiring place, and so will you. You’ll have a full day to savor the Christmas spirit in Vienna with over 140 wooden stalls enticing you with every sort of delicacy. Be sure to try the rum balls and nutmeg-spiced macarons, which are local favorites, and amble through the adjacent park to admire the elaborately decorated trees.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: "Taste of Christmas" Vienna walking tour

"Taste of Christmas" Vienna walking tour

or Vienna city tour with Christmas market

Vienna city tour with Christmas market

After a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley, we’ll reach the tiny village of Dürnstein. Walk along its cobbled streets, browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, and perhaps take a quick jaunt up to the ruins of a castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Later, you can taste mulled wine and attend an organ concert at an Augustine church.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery

Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery

There’s more to Linz than its famous Linzer torte, although that alone makes it well worth a visit. The city has a thriving contemporary art scene, and its two Christmas Markets are over-the-top enchanting. In keeping with the Austrian traditions of good food and good music, Linz gave rise to both the Linzer torte and the Linz Symphony. The symphony is one of Mozart’s most celebrated works. The story goes that the composer was so inspired by the beauty of the city that he finished his Symphony No. 36 in less than a week here in 1783.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Linz walking tour with Christmas market

Linz walking tour with Christmas market

or Linz town stroll and cider farm visit

Linz town stroll and cider farm visit

Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in Europe, there’s plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant wildlife and idyllic atmosphere.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour with Christmas market

Passau walking tour with Christmas market

Bavarian Forest adventure

Bavarian Forest adventure

The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms. Check out the brightest cultural sights, then head to what may very well be the most romantic Christmas Market in all of Germany, nestled within the courtyard of a beautiful baroque castle—as you take in the delights of the markets.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Regensburg walk with Thurn & Taxis Castle visit and Christmas market

Regensburg walk with Thurn & Taxis Castle visit and Christmas market

For a truly over-the-top holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany—and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. Two hundred stalls filled with holiday wares—ornaments, nutcrackers, seasonal treats and hand-carved toys—await you, and the irresistible aromas of roasting nuts, cinnamon and grilled sausages waft through the air.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

Nuremberg city tour with Christmas market

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Nuremberg Airport for your flight home.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Excursions
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Taste of Christmas” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic S.S. Beatrice
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Experiences
  • 2 countries: Austria, Germany
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
Ship Information
Royal Suite
  • Luxurious riverview royal suite (390 sq ft - 36.2 sq m) with spacious living room
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat and flat-screen TV with infotainment center 
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers, separate rain shower and tub, plush towels, special towel warmers and a secluded toilet area
Grand Suite
  • Luxurious riverview grand suite (310 sq ft - 28.8 sq m)
  • Grand suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers, a rain shower and tub, plush towels and a secluded toilet area
Suite
  • Luxurious riverview suite (225 sq ft - 20.9 sq m)
  • Suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual thermostat and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe French Balcony
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, mineral water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center 
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
French Balcony
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, mineral water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center 
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, mineral water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center 
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
S.S. Beatrice Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

December 2022
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Current Offers

Suite
  $7,399
Royal Suite
  $10,999
Cruise Itinerary: Vienna to Nuremberg Ship(s): S.S. Beatrice Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
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Dec 15 Thu
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Classic
  $3,999
French Balcony
  $4,799
Suite
  $7,399
Royal Suite
  $10,999
Cruise Itinerary: Nuremberg to Vienna Ship(s): S.S. Beatrice Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
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AARP members save $100
Dec 15 Thu
Dec 22 Thu
Current Deals
  • 2022 Friends and Family Sale
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Current Offers

Classic
$6,999 $3,499
French Balcony
$7,799 $3,899
Suite
  $10,399
Cruise Itinerary: Vienna to Nuremberg Ship(s): S.S. Beatrice Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
Financing from $/month
Request Quote
Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Service
Very responsive to all requests and inquiries.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your feedback! Dee-Grand European Travel
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Vacation
Trusted Customer
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Service
The service was good and pleasant. Very helpful.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm happy that you enjoyed the Holiday Market Cruise. What a great time of year to visit Germany and Austria! I can't blame you for wanting to go back. Just let us know when you're ready to book! Dee-Grand European Travel
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Vacation
I was very impressed with our cruise director Bart. When the cruise was delayed because of one of the locks on the Danube river breaking, Bart went above and beyond to make sure that we were still able to go on our day trips and to make sure we got where we needed to go to make it home. All the staff was courteous and helpful. I want to take this particular cruise again I had that much fun.
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