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Christmastime from Budapest to Basel with 2 Nights in Budapest

Summary:

Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest, after enjoying two nights in the “Pearl of the Danube.” Sail on your European river cruise to visit Vienna, picturesque Krems, and through beautiful views of the rich wine-growing region of Austria’s Wachau Valle...

Duration
19 Days
Countries
5
Next Departure
29-Nov-2025
Starting at
USD 9,696.00
USD 9,446.00
Price per day
USD 497.00

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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Panorama
Tour
Christmastime from Budapest to Basel with 2 Nights in Budapest

Summary

Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest, after enjoying two nights in the “Pearl of the Danube.” Sail on your European river cruise to visit Vienna, picturesque Krems, and through beautiful views of the rich wine-growing region of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Your Danube River cruise continues to Melk, where you’ll see its magnificent Benedic-tine Abbey, with fantastic frescoes, statures, library, and ornate pipe organ. Your Germany river cruise continues with an excursion to Nuremberg. While sailing, you’ll hear an onboard lecture about Christmas traditions in Europe, and choose from two guided excursions—a classic sightseeing tour of Nuremberg, or a tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII notoriety. Board your second Avalon Suite Ship in Nuremberg to continue your festive European vacation to enjoy Christmas in the Heart of Germany with a guided sightseeing tour of the glowing Christkindlesmarkt of Bamberg—complete with dozens of nativity scenes of every size. Würzburg is the next stop on your Christmas cruise through Germany. Savor the sights, sounds, and confections of Würzburg’s warm Christmas markets before sailing to visit a picturesque Main River Village. You’ll continue your scenic river cruise on the Rhine River to see the shining Christmas markets of Germany, France, and Switzerland. Enjoy Heidelberg’s sparkling Christmas markets during your stay, before sailing for Strasbourg, France. City sightseeing includes Strasbourg’s stained-glass, gothic cathedral, astronomical clock, and La Petite France district. On to Breisach and the Black Forest of Bavaria to experience generations of warm and festive Christmas traditions. Your Christmastime river cruise will conclude in Basel, Switzerland. With Christmas celebration and special traditions large and small, and panoramic views, you’ll keep the visions of your scenic European river cruise in your memory for many Christmases to come.

Map: Christmastime from Budapest to Basel with 2 Nights in Budapest (Avalon)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1.
Budapest, Hungary
Day 2.
Budapest
Day 3.
Budapest (Embarkation)
Day 4.
Vienna, Austria
Day 5.
Vienna
Day 6.
Krems
Day 7.
Passau, Germany
Day 8.
Regensburg
Day 9.
Nuremberg
Day 10.
Nuremberg (Disembarkation). Excursion To Munich. N...
Day 11.
Nuremberg
Day 12.
Bamberg
Day 13.
Würzburg
Day 14.
Miltenberg
Day 15.
Frankfurt. Excursion To Rudesheim
Day 16.
Speyer. Excursion To Heidelberg
Day 17.
Strasbourg, France
Day 18.
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
Day 19.
Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)

Travel Countries (5): Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland

Ports of call (17): Bamberg, Basel, Breisach, Budapest, Colmar, Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Regensburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, Vienna, Würzburg, Zurich

Ship Information

Ship Name
Panorama
Ship Type
River Cruise Ship

Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Cruise...

Budapest

Arrow Going To

Zurich

River CruisesThis is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions and activities can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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