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Christmas Markets Cruise through Germany

From
  • $2599
     
  • 8
    Days

NUREMBERG, BAMBERG, WURZBURG, MILTENBERG, AND FRANKFURT

Discover where Christmas markets originated with this journey to Germany. Cruise down the Main River and visit colorfully lit markets filled with holiday treats from the most popular markets in Germany like Nuremberg’s market famous for its gingerbread and sausages to Frankfurt’s market, which dates back to 1393 and is the country’s largest market. We’ll also visit Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its manger displays, and Wurzburg where we can sample Christmas cookies, roasted almonds, and traditional “Gluehwein”, a famous hot spiced red wine. We’ll also explore the highlights of these Bavarian towns during our walking tours, savor the local cuisine, and enjoy scenic cruising sprinkled with onboard musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and so much more!

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • Overnight international flight
  • 6-night cruise through Germany:
  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Miltenberg
  • Frankfurt

Tour
Highlights

  • Christmas Markets in each town
  • City tour of Nuremberg
  • Local Nuremberg sausage lunch
  • Walking Tour of Bamberg
  • Cooking class on ship
  • Walking tour of Wurzburg
  • Walking tour of Miltenberg
  • City tour of Frankfurt

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • 6-night cruise aboard the MS Crucevita
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • 17 meals: 6 buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • 2 glasses of wine, beer, or soda with dinner onboard
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager and local English-speaking guides throughout

Tour Itinerary A - Nuremberg to Frankfurt

Depart USA

Depart the USA today on your overnight flight to Nuremberg.

Arrive in Nuremberg

Arrive in Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second largest city known for its history, medieval architecture, and popular Christmas Market. You’ll be met at the airport and will travel to your cruise for embarkation with a welcome buffet. This evening enjoy dinner with a musical evening in the lounge.

MS Crucevita | Dinner

Nuremberg

After breakfast today, enjoy a city tour of Nuremberg! We’ll visit the ruins of Zeppelin field, and stop by the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. See the historic Gothic churches and illuminated Old Town. After a special Franconian lunch featuring the famous Nuremberg sausages enjoy some free time to explore. Perhaps peruse the city’s famous Christmas Market with its delicious treats. Consider trying holiday specialty, Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or the famous Bratwurst and see the centuries old traditional toymaking and metal work traditions. Return to the…

Bamberg

This morning we’ll take a walking tour of medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 902 and located in northern Bavaria where the Regnitz and Main Rivers meet, this picturesque town’s architecture was strongly influenced by both northern Germany and Hungary and has retained its medieval aesthetic. On our tour, we’ll visit Bamberg’s medieval city center, followed by a visit to the magnificent 11th-century cathedral which was reworked in the late Romanesque style in the 13th century. Afterwards, take some time to enjoy the charming and decorated…

Wurzburg

We arrive in Wurzburg this morning, also known as “the Pearl of the Romantic Road”. Enjoy a walking city tour with a stop to admire the Wurzburg Bishops’ Palace, one of Germany’s largest and ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on the ship, we’ll enjoy some free time in the early afternoon at one of Germany’s most picturesque and enchanting Christmas markets consisting of more than one-hundred decorated wooden booths. Don’t forget to try a cup of Wurzburg’s famous ‘Gluehwein’, a famous hot spiced red…

Miltenberg

This morning, consider participating in a towel folding demonstration in the lounge where we’ll learn how to fold towels and create animals and/or objects. After we arrive in Miltenberg, a charming Bavarian village, we’ll have some free time before lunch on board the ship. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of medieval Miltenberg. During the tour, we’ll marvel at the history embodied in the pristine, half-timbered houses and crooked, cobblestone streets found in this well-preserved city. We’ll find history in the preserved Bronze Age tumuli, Celtic hill forts, and…

Frankfurt

After breakfast this morning, enjoy a guided tour of Frankfurt, a culturally, ethnically, and religiously diverse global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. This metropolitan city showcases a magnificent blend of modernization and historical preservation from the city center’s skyscrapers to Frankfurt’s unique Old Town, which is the largest timber-framed old town in all of Europe. From here, we’ll tour Frankfurt’s famous Christmas markets, which is a massive street market held annually in the town’s square where seasonal drinks,…

Frankfurt/USA

After breakfast this morning we’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for our return flight. Our festive voyage ends as we arrive in New York later today.

| Breakfast

Tour Itinerary B - Frankfurt to Nuremberg

Depart USA

Depart the USA today on your overnight flight to Frankfurt.

Arrive in Frankfurt

Arrive in Frankfurt, which is believed to have been home to Germanic and Celtic settlements dating back to the 1st century BCE but is today known for its futuristic skyline. You’ll be met at the airport and will travel to your cruise for embarkation with a welcome buffet.

MS Crucevita | Dinner

Frankfurt

After breakfast this morning, enjoy a guided tour of Frankfurt, a culturally, ethnically, and religiously diverse global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. This metropolitan city showcases a magnificent blend of modernization and historical preservation from the city center’s skyscrapers to Frankfurt’s unique Old Town, which is the largest timber-framed old town in all of Europe. From here, we’ll tour Frankfurt’s famous Christmas markets, which is a massive street market held annually in the town’s square where seasonal drinks,…

Miltenberg

After breakfast this morning, enjoy a walking tour of medieval Miltenberg. During the tour, we’ll marvel at the history embodied in the pristine, half-timbered houses and crooked, cobblestone streets found in this well-preserved city. We’ll find history in the preserved Bronze Age tumuli, Celtic hill forts, and Roman ruins and castle. After lunch on the ship, we’ll enjoy a special cooking class in the lounge as we begin sailing towards Wurzburg. Enjoy a musical evening in the lounge after dinner.

| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wurzburg

We arrive in Wurzburg this morning, also known as “the Pearl of the Romantic Road”. Enjoy a walking city tour of the Wurzburg Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll enjoy some free time at one of Germany’s most picturesque and enchanting Christmas markets consisting of more than one-hundred decorated wooden booths. Don’t forget to try a cup of Wurzburg’s famous ‘Gluehwein’, a famous hot spiced red wine! This afternoon we set sail for Bamberg while we enjoy a…

Bamberg

This morning we’ll take a walking tour of medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 902 and located in northern Bavaria where the Regnitz and Main Rivers meet, this picturesque town’s architecture was strongly influenced by both northern Germany and Hungary and has retained its medieval aesthetic. On our tour, we’ll visit Bamberg’s medieval city center, followed by a visit to the magnificent 11th-century cathedral which was reworked in the late Romanesque style in the 13th century. Afterwards, take some time to enjoy the charming and decorated…

Nuremberg

After breakfast today, enjoy a city tour of Nuremberg! We’ll visit the ruins of Zeppelin field, and stop by the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. See the historic Gothic churches and illuminated Old Town. After a special Franconian lunch featuring the famous Nuremberg sausages enjoy some free time to explore. Perhaps peruse the city’s famous Christmas Market with its delicious treats. Consider trying holiday specialty, Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or the famous Bratwurst and see the centuries old traditional toymaking and metal work traditions. This evening,…

Nuremberg/USA

After breakfast this morning we’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for our return flight. Our festive voyage ends as we arrive in New York later today.

| Breakfast

Guided Tour Pricing

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December 9December 16Dec 9 -
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$2,499$2,599$2,899 Sold Out
December 21December 28Dec 21 -
Dec 28
$2,499$2,599$2,899 Sold Out

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement add $729.

Itinerary A (Nuremberg to Frankfurt): Dec. 27
Itinerary B (Frankfurt to Nuremberg): Dec. 9, Dec. 21

MS CRUCEVITA CABIN UPGRADES:
Rates are based on Main Deck (Cat C) cabins located at the rear of the ship with picture windows. Upgrade to higher category cabins:
• CAT. B, Main Deck, Middle/Front of Ship with Picture Window: add $299 double occupancy / $1098 single occupancy
• CAT. A, Promenade Deck, Deluxe Cabin with French Balcony: add $549

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-9:00 EST and Sat-Sun, 10:00-6:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.

Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which must be received at the time of reservation*. A second non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $300 is due 60 days after the date of your reservation. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. *If the reservation date is within 70 days of the final payment due date, both first and second deposits are due at the time of reservation. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.

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  • Bamberg
  • From approx. 36 Euro Per Person

Enjoy a culinary tour in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg, known for its sausages, pretzels, bocksbeutel, and beer culture.